Cardio-Obstetric Essentials: Team-Based Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy

Cardio-Obstetric Essentials

Course Overview
Make plans to attend Cardio-Obstetric Essentials: Team-Based Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy on November 18, 2022. This interprofessional course provides the opportunity for your entire cardiovascular (CV) care team to gain a basic to intermediate level of education on the evolving field of cardio-obstetrics.

Statement of Need
CV disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States. Due to the burden of pre-existing CV disease and risk factors associated with advancing maternal age, maternal morbidity and mortality rates are rising. As treatment paradigms are shifting, there is a need to train members of the CV care team who do not specialize in cardio-obstetrics to ensure better diagnosis and treatment of people of child-bearing age. Cardio-Obstetric Essentials: Team-Based Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy offers the full CV care team necessary education in this field.

The overall goal is to improve both maternal and fetal outcomes by providing the cardiovascular (CV) care team with contemporary recommendations for the evaluation, clinical management, treatment, and risk stratification of people with, or at risk for, CV disease during pregnancy.

Target Audience
Members of the interprofessional CV care team who are seeking a basic to intermediate level of information on cardio-obstetrics.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify physiologic changes in pregnancy and considerations for physical examination of pregnant people
  • Apply the best management of CV diseases prior to conception, and during and after pregnancy
  • Evaluate the indications and safety of multimodality imaging during pregnancy
  • Understand CV medication safety during pregnancy and in lactating individuals, and contraceptive recommendations for people with, or at risk for, CV disease
  • Implement optimal 4th trimester and long-term CV care for individuals who experience an adverse pregnancy outcome
  • Develop competence in creating a multi-disciplinary delivery plan
  • Recognize and eliminate disparities to improve access to high-quality cardio-obstetrics care
  • Review the importance of interprofessional team care in cardio-obstetrics


Kathryn Lindley, MD, FACC
Vanderbilt University

Vice Chair

Natalie Bello, MD, FACC

Planning Committee

Kimberly Bollinger, CRNP, CCA
University of Pittsburgh Medical School

Deirdre Mattina, MD, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

Lee B. Padove, MD, FACC
Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Care

Ki Park, MD, MS, FACC
University of Florida

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.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 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.

  • 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 Cardio-Obstetric Essentials includes access to the livestream and On Demand access to sessions and additional content through February 27, 2023. Registration is open until February 6, 2023.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early (until 10/6/22) Regular (10/7/22 – 2/6/23)
Physician Member (includes International Associate Member) MD, DO $209 $259
Non-Member Physician – Standard MD, DO $319 $369
Reduced Member (includes CV Team, FIT, Resident, Student, Emeritus) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Resident, Student, and Emeritus $109 $159
CCA Non-Member (includes CV Team) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $209 $259
Industry Professional   $319 $369

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 $50 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. In the unlikely event the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration fee in full.