Care of the Athletic Heart — On Demand

Care of the Athletic Heart — On Demand

Launch Course
Access until September 6, 2022

Purchase the Care of the Athletic Heart On Demand today and learn fundamental cardiovascular diagnostic and management strategies from sports cardiology experts through cases, research and treatment options, as well as the impacts of COVID-19 on athletes. Topics include ECG interpretations in athletes, imaging athletes' hearts, allowing survivors of sudden cardiac arrest to play, disparities in sports cardiology – and more.

Highlights for the course include:

  • Access on-demand content from the "Best of" prior Care of the Athletic Heart conferences
  • Review relevant abstracts from ACC.22 and top sports cardiology papers from the past year

Whether you are treating an athlete at the high school, collegiate, professional or master's level, or an exercise enthusiast, don't miss this unique educational experience. Access the On Demand sessions plus additional content through September 6, 2022.

Statement of Need:
There are an estimated 5 million active athletes at the high school, collegiate, professional, and master's levels in the United States. As the athletic population continues to expand in all major demographic groups, a larger contingent of practice-ready clinicians who understand the contemporary care and practice management strategies for athletes is needed.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to identify and implement guideline-driven, practical, cardiovascular care strategies for the professional, recreational, occupational, or tactical athlete.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of an athletic patient's ECG, including use of the International Recommendations for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes
  • Describe the nuances of interpreting functional imaging of the athletic heart
  • Summarize the strengths and pitfalls of cardiac MRI in the evaluation of athletes, particularly as it pertains to identification of fibrosis/scar
  • Select appropriate diagnostic studies, including cardiopulmonary testing and basic cardiac imaging, for cardiovascular care of a broad spectrum of athletic patients
  • Explain the cardiovascular effects of extreme conditions and how they impact evaluation and management of all athletes, including tactical/vocational athletes
  • Evaluate cardiovascular care strategies that address athletes with various cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, ventricular arrhythmias, and aortic enlargement
  • Debate the current and continuing controversies in sports cardiology, including pre-participation screening, the use of wearables, and racial disparities in sports cardiology
  • Apply best practices in shared decision-making for difficult cardiovascular care situations
  • Implement best practices associated with COVID-19 in the care and management of athletes

Target Audience
The primary target audience is the clinician who provides cardiovascular care, including cardiologists, sports medicine physicians, and advanced practice providers (NP, CNS, and PA) for the professional, occupational, tactical, or recreational athlete. The secondary target audience is other clinicians caring for athletes, including first responders and athletic trainers.

Course Chair

Dermot Phelan, BAO, MB BCh, PhD, FACC
Atrium Health

Course Vice Chair

Meagan Wasfy, MD, FACC
Partners HealthCare

Planning Committee

Jeff Hsu, MD, PhD, FACC
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Jonathan Kim, MD, MSc, FACC
Emory University

Katie Morganti Stewart, CNP, MS
Massachusetts General Hospital


Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD, FACC
Mayo Clinic

Aaron Baggish, MD, FACC
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston

Robyn Bryde, MD
Mayo Clinic

Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC
Michigan Medicine

Alfred Danielian, MD, FACC
Las Vegas Heart Associates

Peter Dean, MD, FACC
University of Virginia

Michael S. Emery, MD, MS, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

Antonio B. Fernandez, MD, FACC, FAHA
Hartford Hospital

Aubrey J. Grant, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Mark Haigney, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Sheela Krishnan, MD, FACC
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Andre La Gerche, MD
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Rachel Lampert, MD, FACC
Yale School of Medicine

Brad Lander, MD
Columbia University

Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Barry Maron, MD, MACC
Tufts University School of Medicine

Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC
Atlantic Health System

Michail Papadakis, MBBS, MD(Res), MRCP, FESC
St. George's, University of London

Katie Passaretti, MD
Atrium Health

Manesh Patel, MD, FACC
Duke University

Prashant Rao, MBBS, MRCP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ankit Shah, MD, MPH, FACC
Medstar Health

Tamanna K. Singh, MD, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

John Symanski, MD, FACC, FASE
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Faculty are subject to change without notice.

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement
As a provider jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors, in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 24 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether financial interests or relationships may influence the education activity.

ACCF assesses conflicts of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of certified activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by course directors, ACCF education staff, and members of the Accreditation Compliance Workgroup (ACWG) through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.

ACCF has taken the necessary steps to ensure that all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Please note ACCF staff and the ACWG members involved with this activity have nothing to disclose.

  • Online: Click the Register button at the top of the page
  • Phone: 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 or 202-375-6000, ext. 5603

Registration for Care of the Athletic Heart includes access to ALL educational sessions On Demand and additional content through September 6, 2022. Registration is open until August 22, 2022.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early Until April 28 Regular After April 29
Member Physician (includes International Associate) MD, DO $249 $299
Emeritus Member   $149 $199
Non-member Physician MD, DO $349 $399
AACC/CCA Member (includes CVT Member) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $149 $199
CCA Non-member PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $249 $299
FIT, Resident, Student Member FIT, Resident, and Student $149 $199
FIT, Resident, Student Non-member FIT, Resident, and Student $249 $299
Industry Professional   $349 $399

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 $50 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.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration fee in full.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

The ACCF designates this other activity (live virtual and on demand) for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11 Medical Knowledge MOC 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 CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Athletic Trainers
ACCF (BOC AP#: P4008225) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of 11 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

This year's Care of the Athletic Heart course starts early with our second annual Virtual 5K Run Challenge. Join us at the starting line for this unique opportunity to come together with your learner community for some heart healthy competition and a chance to win one of several great prizes. Registration is included in your Care of the Athletic Heart registration fee.

May the fastest racers win!

Clinical Topics: Sports and Exercise Cardiology