Cardiovascular Summit 2023

CV Summit 2023

ACC's Cardiovascular Summit: The Practice of the Business…for the Business of the Practice

Bring Your Team — Groups of Two or More Qualify for Significant Discounts on Registration!

Join us in Washington, DC to acquire the latest information on:

  • Physician Compensation
  • Emergence of Private Equity in CV Practice
  • Subspecialty Clinic Formation
  • Cardiovascular (CV) Service Line Trends
  • Embedding Team-based Care in Your Practice

Network with your colleagues and expert faculty while discussing CV management and leadership strategies; learn how to align strong leadership with effective business strategies to improve CV care and patient outcomes and assess the best methods for delivery of care while aligning well-being for the entire care team. The Summit features:

  • 4 Pathways
    • Managing Rapid Change
    • Transforming Cardiovascular Care
    • Optimizing the Cardiovascular Team Experience
    • Navigating Health Care Economics
  • 1 Pre-conference Session
  • 8 Plenaries
  • 7 Mini-intensives
  • 30 + Workshops

Employed, Academic, Independent, Fellow-in-Training, and Early Career physicians; and Care Team Members – the Summit is the ONE place to put it all together!

Abstracts at academic meetings typically relate to basic science and clinical research. Yet effecting and sustaining improvement in care delivery (i.e., implementation, QI ) is equally important in advancing outcomes that matter.
Learning "WHAT"→ Learning "HOW"
But as care delivery is so dependent on its local context (e.g., access to resources, regional demographics, etc.), rarely can we identify a single "best practice". We seek to gain valuable insights from the real-world experiences of others. Data-driven approaches proven successful elsewhere may be applicable at home. At its core, ACC CV Summit aims to support a learning community — so that we all are positioned to provide better care for our patients.

25 abstracts were selected for presentation at the 2023 ACC CV Summit including best abstract for each of the following three categories:

Best Abstract – FIT/Early Career
Benjamin L. Magod, MD
Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Best Abstract - Physician
Sherry J. Saxonhouse, MD, FACC
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Charlotte, NC

Best Abstract – Cardiac Care Team
Barbara L. Novais, NP
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

The goal of this dynamic course is to provide all members of the cardiovascular (CV) team with the latest information and necessary skills to advance CV care by coupling up-to-date content with real-world strategies and tools that will advance the concepts of the quadruple aim—improved patient experience, care team well-being, smarter spending, and better health outcomes.

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

  • Employ leadership strategies that foster collaboration, teamwork, diversity, and inclusivity
  • Describe core elements of the CV service line operational best practices necessary for sustainability and growth
  • Operationalize the elements of a financially viable team-based care model
  • Distinguish essential fundamentals of sustainable compensation models for physicians, care team clinicians, and administrators
  • Outline regulatory and legal requirements that impact the CV service line
  • Practice innovative approaches that align with a rapidly changing health care environment
  • Implement best practices that will sustain workforce well-being

Target Audience
This multi-disciplinary course is intended for the entire CV team, including physicians, trainees, advanced practice professionals, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, administrators, and executives, inclusive of all practice settings (private, integrated hospital, or academic).

Course Director

Howard T. Walpole, Jr., MD, MBA, FACC
Northside Cardiovascular Institute
Gainesville, GA

Course Co-Directors

Cathleen Biga, MSN, FACC
Cardiovascular Management of Illinois
Woodridge, IL

Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FACC
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Planning Committee

Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC
Centennial Heart at Parkridge
Chattanooga, TN

Karen L. Forsman, MHA
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC
Northwell Health
New York, NY

Michael Montgomery, MS
Lee Health System
Fort Myers, FL

Marc Newell, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN


Katie Berlacher, MD, MS, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Heart & Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Ami B. Bhatt, MD, FACC
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH, FACC
Allina Health
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Minneapolis, MN

David Brody, MPA
Northwell Health
New York, NY

Bob Brown, MBA, MPH
Sebring, FL

Denise K. Busman, MSN, RN
MedAxiom an ACC Company
Rockford, MI

Carrie B. Chapman, MD
Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin
Appleton, WI

Richard A. Chazal, MD, MACC
Lee Health System
Fort Myers, FL

James M. Daniel, Jr., JD, MBA
Hancock, Daniel, & Johnson, PC
Richmond, VA

Kristen Doermann
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Joyce Donnellan, MSN
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

William E. Downey, MD, FACC
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Thomas A. Draper, MBA, MAACVPR, FACC
Wellstar Center for Cardiovascular Care
Marietta, GA

Karen Engelhardt LeBlanc
Louisiana Cardiology Associates, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA

Kate Fontana, PA-C, MMS, AACC
Ascension IL Heart & Vascular
Arlington Heights, IL

Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC
President, American College of Cardiology
St. Vincent Medical Group
Ascension Health
Indianapolis, IN

Linda Gates-Striby, CCS-P, ACS-CA
Ascension Medical Group, Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

Neil M. Gheewala, MD, MPH, FACC
Pima Heart and Vascular and US Heart and
Tucson, AZ

Tyler J. Gluckman, MD, FACC
Providence Heart Institute
Providence, OR

Joseph A. Goeke, IV, MD, FACC
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
Kansas City, MO

Linda Lee Hart, DNP, RNB, ACNP-BC, FACC
Eden Prairie, MN

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, MACC
Immediate Past President
American College of Cardiology
Hoag Hospital
University of California
Newport Beach, CA

Vijay Jaligam MD, FACC
Chen Med
Miami Gardens, FL

Samuel O. Jones, IV, MD, MPH, FACC
Chattanooga Heart Institute
Chattanooga, TN

William T. Katsiyiannis, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Nicole Knight, LPN, CPC, CCS-P
MedAxiom an ACC Company
Neptune Beach, FL

James J. Kovacs
Constantine Cannon LLP
Washington, DC

Richard J. Kovacs, MD, MACC
Indiana University School of Medicine
American College of Cardiology
Indianapolis, IN

Joon S. Lee, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Warren S. Levy, MD, FACC
Inova/Virginia Heart
Arlington, VA

Nicole L. Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Barry D. Mangel, MD, FACC
Wellstar Health System
Marietta, GA

Joseph E. Marine, MD, MBA, FACC
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

James L. McKenna, MBA, PCC
Leadership Coach for Physicians
Bethesda, MD

Andrew P. Miller, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Associates of the SouthEast
Birmingham, AL

Nick Morse
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Akhil Narang, MD, FACC
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Rosanne Nelson
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP, LCPC, LMFT, CCMHC
Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Joel Porter, JD, MBA
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

James B. Powers, MD, FACC
Tufts University
Medford, MA

Bart Reeves, MHA
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Joel Sauer, MBA
MedAxiom, an ACC Company
Ft. Wayne, IN

Janice Sibley, MS, MA
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Frederic R. Simmons, CPA
Clearwater Cardiovascular and Interventional
Clearwater, FL

Toniya Singh, MD, FACC
St. Louis Heart & Vascular
St. Louis, MO

William T. Smith, IV, MD, FACC
Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute
Wilmington, NC

C. Michael Valentine, MD, MACC
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC
Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center
Indianapolis, IN 

B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
St. Vincent Medical Group/Ascension Health
Charlotte, NC

Joint Society Faculty

Jordan B. Strom, MD, MSc, FACC, FASE
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, MSc, FASNC, FACC
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Lawrence M. Phillips, MD, FACC, FASNC
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FACC, FHRS
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI, FACC
NYU Langone Health System
New York, NY

Mark Rabbat, MD, FACC, FSCCT
Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Amit R. Patel, MD, FACC, FSCMR
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

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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.

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 educational activity for a maximum of up to 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Physician Associates

AAPA Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Cardiology Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 19.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
By attending the Cardiovascular Summit offered by American College of Cardiology participants may earn up to 19.5 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (ICPE) Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 15.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

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

  • 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 Cardiovascular Summit includes access to the pre-conference, plenary sessions, mini-intensives, and workshops, including breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and course materials.

Members of ASE, ASNC, HRS, MedAxiom, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR enjoy the same discounted registration rates of ACC members.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early until
Dec. 21, 2022
Regular after
Dec. 22, 2022
ACC Member Physician (includes International Associate, ASE, ASNC, HRS, MedAxiom, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR) MD, DO $1,460 $1,570
Non-Member Physician (includes Industry Professional) MD, DO $1,870 $1,980
ACC Member Executive (includes ASE, ASNC, HRS, MedAxiom, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR)
CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1,350 $1,460
Non-Member Executive CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1,705 $1,815
ACC Member CV Administrator (includes ASE, ASNC, HRS, MedAxiom, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR)
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $990 $1,100
Non-Member CV Administrator PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1,320 $1,430
ACC Member Reduced (includes CVT Member, FIT, Resident, Student, Emeritus, ASE, ASNC, HRS, MedAxiom, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Emeritus, Resident, Student $990 $1,100
Non-Member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1,210 $1,320

Group Registration
Groups of 2 or more are eligible for discounted registration rates – the larger the group, the bigger the discount! Give everyone on your team the opportunity to learn proven business practices for improving cardiovascular (CV) care and patient outcomes that create more efficient spending, while also improving the CV clinician experience.

Click here to download the group registration form. For questions, please contact Brenda Hindle at

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.

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.

All sessions will be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. The hotel's main phone number is 202-824-9200.

The room rate at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is $259 plus tax (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until January 17, 2023, but may sell out prior to this date. Any reservations made after this date shall be at the hotel's current available rate.

How to make a reservation at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC:
Online: Book here
Phone: 855-821-4281; reference ACC CV Summit room block

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.