The ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course for Certification and Recertification


Sharpen your knowledge; test your skills!
Whether you are preparing for the ABIM Board Exams to certify or re-certify or just want a comprehensive review in general cardiology, the ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review for Certification and Recertification course is designed to meet all your needs. This course offers you the optimum opportunity to review the full spectrum of your knowledge in general cardiology while identifying and filling any gaps or weaknesses.

For four-and-a-half days, expert faculty will guide you and your colleagues through intense, interactive study covering:

  • General cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Risk factors
  • Arrhythmias
  • Basic cardiovascular pharmacology
  • Cardiac testing
  • Valvular heart disease
  • ECHO and ECG interpretation with optional focused review sessions

Plus Optional Features to Include –

  • Online access to over 300 exam related questions for practice review
  • Heart Songs and ECG Drill and Practice Learning Lab
  • Simulation Exam Lab


This course is intended for physicians preparing for initial Board certification or recertification. Cardiovascular specialists, physicians, Fellows in Training and cardiovascular care associates seeking an in-depth review of general cardiology will also find this course of value.

Course Directors

Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC
Director, Cardiovascular Center
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, MACC
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Course Co-directors

James C. Fang, MD, FACC
Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Executive Director, Cardiovascular Services Line
University of Utah
Salt Lake City

W. Gregory Hundley, MD, FACC
Professor, Internal Medicine
(Cardiology) and Radiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston Salem, NC

Joseph E. Marine, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Eric S. Williams, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean
Executive VP and Cardiovascular Service Line Leader
Indiana University School of Medicine

Syed Wamique Yusuf, MBBS, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with manufacturers of commercial products/services. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

To Register On Line for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

If you have any special Dietary requirements, please note that this is now captured through your online profile. To enable us to accommodate your request, please ensure that your profile is up to date. If you select the (other) option, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your needs. If you require assistance, please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603. 

To Register by Fax, Email or Phone for the Course click here.

The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch and course materials. 

Register me as: Designation   Early Until 7/2/18
Advanced 7/3/18
Until 8/17/18
 Late 8/18/18 through Onsite
Member Physician (includes International Associate)
MD, DO, PhD $1670
Non-member Physician (includes Industry Professional)
MD, DO, PhD $2340
Member Reduced (includes CVT, FIT, Resident, Student and Emeritus
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Emeritus, Resident, Student
$1000 $1130
Non-member Reduced
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, Resident, Student
FIT Reduced Rate (Discount has been applied to pricing in this row)
(Must call Resource Center at 800-253-4636 ext. 5603 to receive discount)
2 or more FITs registering at same time receive a discount off of each registration rate. Pricing in this row reflects the discount.
REDUCED Rate for 2 or more registering together
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REDUCED Rate for 2 or more registering together

Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for FIT


Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $250 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration tuition in full but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

This course has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion data to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCP) recognizes attendance at CE offerings which provide AMA Category 1 credits for the purpose of recertification.


Learner Bill of Rights


All sessions will be held at The Swissotel Chicago, located at 323 East Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL. The meeting site telephone number is 312-565-0565.

To reserve a room at The Swissotel Chicago, please call 888-737-9477. Identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology course – 2018 Cardiovascular Board Review Course.

Room Rates
The room rate is $219 plus 17.4 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until Monday, August 6, 2018, but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about early departure fees or cancellation penalties.


Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Valvular Heart Disease, Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD/PAD), Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Keywords: Coronary Artery Disease, Risk Factors, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Heart Valve Diseases