Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience

ACC's Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience

Join Chair Anne Marie Valente, MD, FACC and Chair Emeritus Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC for ACC's Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience!

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

Enroll and gain access to:

  • ACCSAP, ACC's flagship self-assessment program covering the entire field of adult cardiology with educational content in both text and video formats, allowing you to learn by reading, watching, or listening.
  • A Study Roadmap that breaks board exam content down by content category and provides guidance on what to study over time.
  • Customized Study Guides that provide day-by-day guidance on specific ACCSAP educational content to cover based on your learning goals.
  • Real-time ABIM-style question review sessions led by expert faculty, also available On Demand to rewatch anytime, anywhere.
  • ECG Drill & Practice with 150 ECGs using the ABIM scoring template to improve your interpretive skills, including access to a self-assessment ECG test.
  • Heart Songs 5 to master cardiac auscultation by reviewing the auditory characteristics and handheld echo findings of heart sounds.
  • Over 600 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 Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience provides unlimited access to all materials from July 18 – December 19, 2022.

Goal
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 cardiovascular disease for physicians preparing for the initial certification exam or a maintenance of certification assessment or seeking a comprehensive review of cardiovascular disease.

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

  • Formulate strategies for integrating observations from the history and physical examination with the results of non-invasive and invasive testing to inform the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Integrate treatment and/or management decisions into the plan of care for patients with cardiovascular disease, including those with arrhythmias, heart failure, valvular disease, and coronary artery disease.
  • Recognize indicators for accurate interpretation of electrocardiograms (ECG), echocardiography, computed tomography (CT) scans and other diagnostic studies.
  • Choose best practice guideline recommendations in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Improve confidence for taking the initial certification exam or one of the maintenance of certification assessment options.
  • Apply current evidenced based strategies for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, including lifestyle interventions and optimal risk factor management.

Target Audience
This course is intended for cardiovascular medicine fellows in training preparing for initial board certification and practicing cardiologists preparing for a maintenance of certification assessment or seeking an in-depth review of cardiovascular medicine. Additionally, this course is intended for cardiovascular team professionals, particularly physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.

During the course, our expert faculty will guide you through study topics and engage you in stimulating, interactive reviews of ABIM examination guidelines that focus on the main content areas tested on the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exams:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Circulation Disorder
  • Valve Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Systemic Disorders of the Circulatory System

Chair

Anne Marie Valente, MD, FACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital

Chair Emeritus

Patrick O'Gara, MD, MACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Content Advisory Board

Ron Blankstein, MD, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT, FASPC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

James C. Fang, MD, FACC
University of Utah Health

W. Gregory Hundley, MD, FACC
Virginia Commonwealth University

Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FACC
UT Southwestern Medical School

Esther S.H. Kim, MD, MPH, FACC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Eric V. Krieger, MD, FACC
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Children's Hospital

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

Matt Martinez, MD, FACC
Atlantic Health - Morristown Medical Center

Planning Committee

Jorge Antonio Gutierrez, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Eric V. Krieger, MD, FACC
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Children's Hospital

Nidhi Madan, MD, MPH
Rush University Medical Center

Thomas Metkus, MD, FACC
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gail Peterson MD, FACC
UT Southwestern Medical School

CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES

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 is open until November 7, 2022.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Discounted Price
Until 7/17
Full Price
7/18 – 11/7
Member Physician (includes International Associate) MD, DO $699 $799
Reduced (FIT, Resident, Student, CV Team, Emeritus Member)   $599 $699
Non-member Physician MD, DO $899 $999
Industry Professional   $999 $1099

Cancellations
You will have seven (7) days from the date of purchase to cancel your purchase and receive a full refund, provided that You have not claimed any credits from the Product, including ACCSAP, Heart Songs 5, and ECG Drill & Practice, during that seven (7) day period. Following the seven (7) day period, no refunds of subscription or any other fees paid by You in connection with the Product will be granted under any circumstances; all fees are nonrefundable.

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.

Credit for the Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience may be claimed through ACCSAP. Additional credit claim opportunities are available through Heart Songs 5 and ECG Drill & Practice.

ACCSAP offers the following credit:

  • 194 CME Credits
  • 194 AAPA Credits
  • 194 ABIM-MOC Points
  • 194 ECME Credits

Jointly Accredited Provider Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF). 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.

Physicians
The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 194 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 194 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Once your MOC claim is submitted to the ACCME no modifications can be made to your overall credit claim. Participants can claim credit only once.

Physician Assistants
The American College of Cardiology Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated 194 Category 1 CME credits.

EBAC

European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) External CME Credit
The activity "ACCSAP" is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 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.

ACCF designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 194 credits toward the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).