Cardiovascular Summit 2023

Submit Your Abstracts by Dec. 7!

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!

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for Cardiovascular Summit.

Submission Site: Click here to access the abstract submission site.

Deadline: All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on December 7, 2022. Please note this deadline will not be extended.

Please ensure you have thoroughly read the abstract policies and procedures, submission instructions, and the information listed below before submitting your abstract.

As the move toward value-based health care continues, it is critical that members of the cardiovascular community engage around quality improvement and cost reduction strategies. While substantial efforts are underway at institutions around the country, there exists little opportunity for leaders in cardiovascular medicine to share and obtain feedback on their value-based efforts. As a forum for medical, operational, and finance leaders, Cardiovascular Summit represents an ideal opportunity to fill this unmet need.


  • Engage cardiovascular team members in the process of delivering value-based care
  • Share and celebrate practical quality improvement and/or cost reduction strategies
  • Encourage dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions that can be applied in clinical practice
  • Facilitate networking for those interested in value-based health care

Abstracts Can Be Submitted By:
All Cardiovascular Summit participants, including:

  • Physicians (Fellows in Training, Early Career Professionals, Fellows of the American College of Cardiology)
  • CV Team members (nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists)
  • Cardiovascular administrators/executives
  • External sponsors and exhibitors

Poster Presentation Categories:

  1. Value-Based Care (Delivery of care where reimbursement is based on patient health outcomes)
  2. Quality Improvement (Systematic and continuous actions leading to measurable improvement in health care service and/or health status)
  3. Care Delivery and Cost Reduction (Operational, administrative, and financial processes to improve health care delivery and reduce health care costs)
  4. Implementation Science (Study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices/interventions into health care)

Sample Presentation Topics:

  • Improving delivery and/or adherence to guideline directed care
  • Effective management of population health
  • Effective utilization of advanced practice providers (APPs) or novel physician staffing models
  • Development of compensation models that better accommodate the shift from volume to value or increase provider engagement/satisfaction
  • How best to incorporate the Quality Payment Program (MACRA) into clinical practice
  • Efficient approaches to streamlining coding/billing
  • Development and advancement of specialty centers and outreach clinics
  • Interventions for maintaining provider wellness
  • Integrating virtual care into cardiovascular practice

All posters must adhere to the following overall format: background and objective, methods, results, conclusions. Suggestions for the types of content for each section are below (adapted from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum Storyboard Handbook). These are not inclusive nor must all this information be included in every case:

  1. Background and Objective:
    1. A clearly defined Aim Statement stating the problem and the expected change (including time to expected change)
  2. Methods:
    1. An overview of project design/strategy for change that explains how the aim was achieved
    2. An explanation of the changes made to achieve improvement in the targeted process
    3. An indication of how interventions were tested and/or adapted to the local environment/organization prior to implementation
    4. A description of the measures used to show improvement and how they were applied
    5. A listing of the multi-disciplinary team that was involved in achieving improvement (elements may include: content experts, patients, leadership, etc.)
  3. Results:
    1. Tabular representation of data pre- and post-initiative
    2. Graphical representation of improvement. The use of tools such as annotated run charts or Shewhart control charts is preferred to demonstrate the performance of data over time.
    3. A demonstrated sustainability in improvement
    4. Critical facilitators and barriers to change (required)
  4. Conclusions
    1. A short summary of the lessons learned from the work and/or the message for attendees/readers
  5. Other:
    1. A listing of contact information for the author(s) of the poster
    2. Disclosure of relationships with industry

Best Poster Award:

  • All of the displayed posters will automatically be entered into a competition for the best poster award.


  • Posters will be presented in person at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, during the February 16-18, 2023 Cardiovascular Summit. In addition, PDF versions of all posters will be displayed on the course website.

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
  • Discuss key elements required to prepare academic cardiologists for a value-based practice environment

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 Chair

Howard T. Walpole, Jr., MD, MBA, FACC
American College of Cardiology

Course Co-Chairs

Cathleen Biga, MSN, FACC
Cardiovascular Management of Illinois

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

Planning Committee

Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
Centennial Heart at Parkridge

Karen L. Forsman, MHA
UVA Heart and Vascular Center

Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC
Northwell Health

Michael J. Montgomery, FACHE
Lee Health

Marc Newell, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute, part of Allina Health

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.

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

Physician Assistants
This activity has been approved for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

This activity has been approved for ANCC contact hours.

  • 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.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early until
Dec. 21, 2022
Regular after
Dec. 22, 2022
ACC Member Physician (includes International Associate) MD, DO $1,460 $1,570
Non-Member Physician (includes Industry Professional) MD, DO $1,870 $1,980
ACC Member Executive
CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1,350 $1,460
Non-Member Executive CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1,705 $1,815
ACC Member CV Administrator
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, and Emeritus) 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.

In alignment with ACC's commitment to your health and safety, Cardiovascular Summit registrants will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to participation in the course at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Detailed information on documenting your vaccination status will be shared in advance of the course.