ACC/SCAI’s Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience

ACC/SCAI's Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience

"Great education and great faculty!"
ACC's Interventional Cardiology Overview & Board Prep 2020 Participant

"Very comprehensive, board style questions and material."
ACC's Interventional Cardiology Overview & Board Prep 2020 Participant

"Virtual Experience was excellent as we went over each section and then discussed the material related to the question. Very good speakers!"
ACC's Interventional Cardiology Overview & Board Prep 2020 Participant

Join Course Directors David A. Cox, MD, FACC, MSCAI and Frederick G.P. Welt, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI, along with Co-Directors Parikh Sahil, MD, FACC and Jennifer A. Tremmel, MD, MS, FACC, for ACC/SCAI's Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience!

This virtual experience will guide you through the content categories covered in the ABIM Interventional Cardiology Initial Certification and Maintenance of Certification Exams and is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of interventional cardiology.

Enroll and gain access to:

  • A Study Roadmap that breaks the board exam content down by content category and provides guidance on what to study over time.
  • Customized Study Guides provide guidance on specific CathSAP educational material in both text and video formats, allowing you to learn by reading, watching, or listening to presentations.
  • Over 500+ case-based questions, each linked to its related text so you can quickly and easily learn more on that subject and create custom quizzes to simulate Board exams and personalize your learning.

All the CME credit and MOC points in Medical Knowledge you need to stay licensed and certified for a 5-year period. Plus, ECME is available for users outside the U.S.

The ACC/SCAI's Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience provides unlimited access to all materials through October 31, 2021 and is available for an incredible price of $299 for members and $399 for non-members!


During the course, our expert faculty will guide you through the main content areas tested on the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exams:

  • Case Selection and Management
  • Procedural Techniques
  • Pharmacology
  • Catheter-based Management of Non-coronary disease
  • Cardiac Imaging and Assessment
  • Complications of Coronary Intervention
  • Basic Science
  • Anatomy, Anatomic Variants, Anatomic Pathology

Engage in stimulating and interactive discussions with faculty during live webinars. Topics include:

  • Constructing and Deconstructing Board-Style Questions
  • Lessons in Leadership with Dr. Itchhaporia and Opportunities for ACC Involvement
  • Question of the Day Review and Discussion

This course is intended for interventional cardiology Fellows in Training preparing for initial board certification and practicing interventional cardiologists preparing for a maintenance of certification assessment or seeking an in-depth review of interventional cardiology. The secondary target audience is interventional cardiology team professionals, particularly physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.

Anchoring on the ABIM Certification Examination Blueprint, the overall goal of this course is to review and update knowledge and competency for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of interventional cardiology for physicians preparing for the initial certification exam or a maintenance of certification assessment or seeking a comprehensive review of interventional cardiology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to —

  • Recognize key concepts of vascular biology and atherosclerosis and the fundamental concepts of cardiovascular physiology
  • Identify thrombosis and the use of antithrombotic therapeutics, including antiplatelet, anticoagulant, and thrombolytic agents
  • Incorporate adult congenital heart disease and the application of interventional therapies including imaging fundamentals and pharmacologic adjuncts useful in PCI
  • Interpret and critique the findings of major clinical trials and existing interventional devices and techniques in interventional cardiology
  • Summarize ACC/AHA/SCAI guidelines regarding the practice of interventional cardiology, particularly with respect to indications for catheterization and intervention
  • Apply recent advances in mechanical support and cardiogenic shock to their practice
  • Improve confidence with taking the interventional board examinations including increased familiarity with multiple choice question formats

Course Directors

David A. Cox, MD, FACC, MSCAI
Brookwood Baptist Health

Frederick G.P. Welt, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI
University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Course Co-Directors

Sahil Parikh, MD, FACC
Columbia University Medical Center

Jennifer A. Tremmel, MD, MS, FACC
Stanford University Medical Center

Planning Committee

Usman Baber, MD, FACC
The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc, FACC
St. Francis Hospital

Arnold Seto, MD, MPA, FACC
Long Beach VA Medical Center


Mirvat A. Alasnag, MBBS, FACC, FSCAI
King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah-KSA

Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil
St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center

Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
Centennial Heart at Parkridge/HCA Healthcare

Stephen Balter, PhD
Columbia University

Anna Bortnick, MD, PhD, MS, FAHA, FACC
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute

Creighton W. Don, MD, FACC
University of Washington, Puget Sound Health Care System

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, FACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Doug Drachman, MD, FACC
Massachusetts General Hospital

William F. Fearon, MD, FACC
Stanford University School of Medicine

Tyler J. Gluckman, MD, FACC
Providence Heart Institute

William A. Gray, MD, FACC
Main Line Health

Prashant Kaul, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Piedmont Heart Institute

Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FACC
Rush University Medical Center

Kate E. Kearney, MD
University of Washington
Morton J. Kern, MD, FACC, MSCAI
University of California Irvine

Ajay Kirtane, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Columbia University Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Michael J. Lim, MD, FACC

Anbukarasi Maran, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical University of South Carolina

James M. McCabe, MD, FACC
University of Washington

John Messenger, MD, FACC, FSCAI
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Samir B. Pancholy, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Manish A. Parikh, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Weill Cornell Medicine-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Jacqueline W. L. Saw, MD, FACC
University of British Columbia

Eric Secemsky, MD, MSc, FACC
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Binita Shah, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI
NYU School of Medicine
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Robert J. Sommer, MD
Columbia University Medical Center

Paul Sorajja, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute

Alex G. Truesdell, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Virginia Heart/Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Mladen I. Vidovich, MD, FACC, FSCAI
University of Illinois at Chicago


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 12 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.

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

Credit for the ACC/SCAI's Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience may be claimed through CathSAP.

CathSAP offers the following credit:

  • 130 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 130 ABIM MOC Points
  • 130 Canadian MOC Points
  • 130 hours of External CME Credits

Continuing Medical Education

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 130 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 130 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.

Canadian MOC

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society on 22/01/2019 and expires 01/22. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 130 hours (credits are automatically calculated).



CathSAP will be accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 130 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) have recognized each other's accreditation systems as substantially equivalent. Apply for credit through the post-course evaluation.