ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Course

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

Join us for the ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Course to receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based review of interventional cardiology! Engage in-person with the course faculty and your peers, where didactic lectures are combined with question-and-answer sessions to enable you to quickly identify and address your learning gaps. This signature course includes:

  • 3 days of educational sessions!
  • In-person access to expert faculty in Washington, DC.
  • Comprehensive didactic lectures and interactive question-and-answer sessions
  • Networking opportunities with the faculty and your peers.

Anchoring on the ABIM Board Certification 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 maintenance of certification assessment or seeking a comprehensive review of interventional cardiology.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, attendees 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 format

Target Audience
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.

Course Directors

Sahil Parikh, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Columbia University Medical Center

Jennifer Tremmel, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI
Stanford University Medical Center

Planning Committee

Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI
Mayo Clinic

Kathleen Kearney, MD, FSCAI
University of Washington

Michelle O'Donoghue, MD, MPH, FACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mitul P. Patel, MD, FACC, FSCAI
UC San Diego Health System

Pinak B. Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Nadia Sutton, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Michigan Medicine


Christine Chung, MD, FACC
University of Washington

Darshan Doshi, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Doug E. Drachman, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Massachusetts General Hospital

Navin K. Kapur, MD, FSCAI
Tufts Medical Center

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

Morton J. Kern, MD, FACC, MSCAI
VA Long Beach Health Care System

James M. McCabe, MD, FACC, FSCAI
University of Washington

Peter Monteleone, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The University of Texas at Austin

Puja B. Parikh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Stony Brook University

Megha Prasad, MD, MS
Columbia University

Sunil V. Rao, MD, FACC
Duke University Medical Center

Jacqueline Saw, MD, FACC
Vancouver General Hospital

Arnold H. Seto, MD, MPA, FACC, FSCAI
Long Beach VA Medical Center

Binita Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI
NYU Langone Health

Rahul P. Sharma, MBBS, FSCAI
Stanford University

Nathaniel R. Smilowitz, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI
NYU Langone Health

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

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.

  • 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 the ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Course includes access to the educational sessions at the in-person course, including breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and course materials.

Interested in combining your course experience with CathSAP (ACC/SCAI's flagship self-assessment program)? Click here to purchase the Gold Package.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early
Until 7/27
7/28 until 8/31
9/1 through Onsite
(Includes International Associate)
MD, DO, PhD $1,530 $1,671 $1,811
(Includes Industry Professional)
MD, DO, PhD $2,147 $2,287 $2,428
ACC/SCAI Member Reduced
(Includes CVT Member)
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Resident, Student, and Emeritus $920 $1,059 $1,200
Non-Member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1,222 $1,368 $1,509
*If you are a SCAI member, and not also an ACC member, please call 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 or 202-375-6000, ext. 5603 to register at the discounted member rate.

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.

The course will be held at Heart House at the American College of Cardiology, 2400 N St. NW, Washington, DC.

A block of rooms has been established at The Westin Georgetown. The room rate is $179 plus state and local taxes per night. The room block is scheduled to be held until Friday, September 9, 2022, but may sell out prior to this date. Any reservations made after September 9, 2022 shall be at the hotel's current available rate.

How to make a reservation:
Phone: 1-888-627-8406; reference ACC/SCAI Interventional Board Room Block
Online: Book here

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.

We are committed to health and safety at the ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Course. There is a COVID-19 vaccination requirement in place at Heart House, and disposable face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are available for course attendees. To verify your vaccination status, please follow the instructions below:

Already a CLEAR Member? Note: If you attended ACC.22 in Washington, DC in April, you should already be a CLEAR Member

  • Open the CLEAR mobile app, tap 'Profile' and Sign In using the email address for your existing membership
  • Tap 'Home' and the 'Create Health Pass' button in the Health Pass tile
  • Select 'Have a code' and enter the code ACC
  • Snap a selfie to verify your identity

New to CLEAR? Note: You will need your photo ID (driver's license or passport) and COVID-19 vaccination record card

  • Download the CLEAR mobile app and tap the 'Create Health Pass' button in the Health Pass tile
  • Select 'Have a code' and enter the code ACC
  • Enroll by entering your email address and following the prompts

Jointly Accredited Provider 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 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 22.75 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 activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.