Care of the Athletic Heart: From Elite to Exercise Enthusiasts

Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual

Care of the Athletic Heart has always and will always focus on education and community. Our virtual agenda is focused on core topics, exercise testing and athletic ECG's. In addition, COVID-19 is not going anywhere and will impact the cardiovascular care we provide athletes and exercise enthusiasts. We hope attendees find value in this course, positively impacting the care provided to patients in the sports cardiology clinics. 
— Jonathan Kim, MD, MSc, FACC


There are an estimated 5 million active athletes at the high school, collegiate, professional, and master's levels in the United States. Recently polled cardiologists indicated they see five patient athletes per week on average. 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.

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Jonathan Kim, MD, MSc, FACC

Matt Martinez, MD, FACC

Dermot Phelan, BAO, MB BCh, PhD, FACC

Meagan Wasfy, MD, FACC

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify emerging challenges associated with COVID-19 in the care and management of athletes.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic studies and basic cardiac imaging for cardiovascular care of a broad spectrum of athletic patients.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of an athletic patient's ECG, including use of the International Recommendations for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes.

Target Audience
The primary target audience is the clinician who provides CV Care including cardiologists and sports medicine clinicians, as well as 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 sports medicine physicians, first responders, and athletic trainers.

Course Director

Jonathan Kim, MD, MSc, FACC
Emory University

Planning Committee

Matt Martinez, MD, FACC
Morristown Medical Center

Dermot Phelan, BAO, MB BCh, PhD, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

Meagan Wasfy, MD, FACC
Partners HealthCare


Aaron Baggish, MD, FACC, FACSM
Massachusetts General Hospital

Eugene Chung, MD, MSc, FACC
University of Michigan

Elizabeth Hill Dineen, DO
Scripps Clinic

Jonathan Drezner, MD
University of Washington

Michael Emery, MD, MS, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

Jonathan Finnoff, DO
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Jeff Hsu, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Gurukripa Kowlgi, MBBS, MD
Mayo Clinic

Sheela Krishnan, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Rachel Lampert, MD, FACC
Yale School of Medicine

Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM
University of Texas

Prashant Rao, MBBS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Kathy Sietsema, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Paul Thompson, MD, FACC
Hartford Hospital

Faculty are subject to change without notice.

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 he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner has, occurring within the past twelve months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. 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 through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff and ACWG Reviewers involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

To register for the meeting, please click on the Register button at the top of the page.

Registration Tuition

Registration for Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual includes access to the virtual meeting stream on June 20 and On Demand access to the sessions and additional content through December 31, 2020.

Please register me as: Designation Cost
Member Physician - Includes International Associate MD, DO, PhD $99
Non-member Physician (includes Industry Professional) MD, DO, PhD $149
Member and Non-Member Cardiovascular Care Team Member PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $49
Fellow in Training (FIT) FIT, Resident, and Student Free
Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for Fellow in Training. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACC.

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.

The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4 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 provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Hotel Accommodations
Attendees who booked a room through the official ACC housing block must contact the Westin directly and cancel the reservation to avoid cancellation fees. To avoid cancellation fees, contact the Westin no later than 72 hours before the original arrival date. We recommend using one of the two methods below to cancel your reservation:

  • Call Marriott Central Reservations on 1-888-236-2427. You will need to provide your confirmation number and arrival date
  • Email Ms. Tia Ward at with your confirmation number and arrival date

Attendees who did not book a hotel in the official ACC housing block must contact their hotel/lodging directly to cancel reservations and are responsible for any associated fees from hotels.

The ACC will not refund individual airline ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

Clinical Topics: Sports and Exercise Cardiology

Keywords: Sports, Athletes