Cardiovascular Summit 2024

CV Summit 2024

Register today for the Cardiovascular Summit, taking place Feb. 1 – 3 in Washington, DC! This transformative educational event provides the entire CV Team the tools needed to address the emerging trends surrounding operations, economics and workforce issues. Changing governance models coupled with the inevitable transition to site-neutrality make attendance at this year's Summit a must!

The sessions at The Summit are geared towards attendees from all practice models — private, integrated, academic, private equity, and multi/interstate MSOs — and the entire CV team including physicians, service line leaders, administrators, executives, physician assistants, nurses and pharmacists. The Summit provides the opportunity for you to network with your colleagues and learn from the leading experts while exploring the practice of the business, for the business of the practice.

Whether you are relatively new to practice and need the basics, trying to elevate your group or health system above your local competitors, or wanting your group or system to be an innovator on a regional or national basis, The Summit is for you and your entire team!

Save up to 20% when registering a group — learn more under the registration tab!

Statement of Need
Today's CV health care leaders must be equipped to transform CV care by addressing emerging trends, managing rapid operational changes, navigating health care economics, and optimizing the patient-clinician workforce experience. CV health care clinicians, administrators, and executives need to continually enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to address the demands of the ever-changing health care environment to ensure success and improve outcomes.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to utilize best practices that create a more efficient, effective, and equitable healthcare system that reduces cost, enhances the patient experience, and improves their outcomes, centered on a healthy professional cardiovascular workforce.

Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate innovative approaches and emerging trends in CV care including artificial intelligence, regulatory issues and strategies to address health care equity and access
  2. Evaluate operational efficiencies particularly amplifying the effectiveness of the CV service line
  3. Adopt at least two strategies that foster teamwork, diversity, and well-being for you, your team, and your organization
  4. Identify customizable approaches and tools that support economic sustainability and growth for your CV service line
  5. Outline effective interprofessional team processes including dyad leadership and crucial conversations that lead to cohesive CV care teams

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 models (private, integrated hospital, academic, private equity, and multi/interstate MSOs).

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

Thomas A. Draper, MBA, FACC
Wellstar Health System
Marietta, GA

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

Planning Committee

Steven M. Bradley, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Minneapolis, MN

Amy A. Brownell, MSN, FNP-C, FACC
Ascension Health
Elmhurst, IL

Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Malissa J. Wood, MD, FASE, FACC
Lee Health
Fort Myers, FL

Invited Faculty

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

Ginger K. Biesbrock, PA-C, FACC
MedAxiom, an ACC Company
Neptune Beach, FL

Gerald G. Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC
MedAxiom an ACC Company
Washington, DC

David Brody, MPA
Northwell Health
New York, NY

Charles L. Brown III, MD, FACC
Piedmont Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Jeffrey S. Carstens, MD, MBA, FACC
UnityPoint Health
Unity Point, IA

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

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

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

Paul L. Douglass, MD, FSCAI, MACC
Wellstar Health System
Marietta, GA

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

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

Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FSCAI, MACC
St. Vincent Medical Group
Ascension Health
Indianapolis, IN

Linda Gates-Striby, CCS-P, ACS-CA, MA
Ascension Health
Indianapolis, IN

Ellie A. Huff, MSN, RN
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, TX

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, MACC
Hoag Hospital
University of California
Newport Beach, CA

Jenny Kennedy, MSN, RN, CHFN, NEA-BC
MedAxiom, an ACC Company
Washington, DC

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

Christopher M. Kramer, MD, FACC
University of Virginia Health
Charlottesville, VA

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

Kevin Mair, MBA, CMPE
MedAxiom, an ACC Company
Jacksonville, FL

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

Bradley J. McNabb, CPA
The Care Group
St. Vincent Medical Group
Indianapolis, IN

Ana A. Mercurio-Pinto, MM
MedAxiom, an ACC Company
Boston, MA

Harold D. Miller, MS
Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
Pittsburgh, PA

Nick Morse
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

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

Sheralee D. Petersen, PA-C, MBA, APP
Intermountain Health
Murray, UT

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

Andrea L. Price, MS, RCIS, CPHQ, AACC
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

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

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

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

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil, FACC
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD
Sotile Psychological Associates
Winston Salem, NC

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

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC
St. Vincent Medical Group
Ascension Health
Indianapolis, IN 

Jason H. Wasfy, MD, MPhil, FACC
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Joint Society Faculty

Theodore P. Abraham, MBBS, MD, FASE, FACC
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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

Christopher F. Liu, MD, FHRS, FACC
Cornell University Medical Center
New York, NY

Richard W. Snyder MD, FACC
Dallas, TX

Ibrahim Saeed, MD, FSCMR, FACC
Virginia Heart
Leesburg, VA

Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD, MCR, MSCCT
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

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.

To see a full list of faculty disclosures, click here.

Joint Accreditation

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.

The ACCF designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 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.

AAPAPhysician Assistants
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.

MOC Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.5 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.

IPCEInterprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 15 credits provided by ACCF Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

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.

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

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early Bird
Until 10/02/2023
10/03/2023 – 12/12/2023
After 12/12/2023
Member Physician or Member Executive (includes International Associate) ACC/ASE/ASNC/HRS/MedAxiom/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR MD, DO, CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1375 $1475 $1575
Non-member Physician or Executive MD, DO, CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1655 $1755 $1855
Member Reduced (Reduced includes CV Administrator, CVT Member, FIT, Resident, Student, Emeritus, ASE, ASNC, HRS, MedAxiom, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Emeritus, Resident, Student $795 $895 $995
Non-member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1055 $1095 $1195

Group Registration
Bring your team to CV Summit and save! Group discounts are available for 2 or more registrants from the same organization that register at the same time. The larger the team, the larger the discount! Access the group registration form here.

Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received six weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $250 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than six weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows. To cancel, please email or call 202-375-6000, ext. 5603.

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 Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC located at 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington DC, 20008. The hotel's main phone number is 202-234-0700.

The room rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC is $249 plus tax (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until Friday, January 5, 2024, but may sell out prior to this date. Any reservations made after this date shall be at the hotel's current available rate.

Reserve Your Room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel
Online: Book Here
Phone: 202-234-0700 or 800-THE-OMNI; 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.

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 2024 ACC CV Summit including best abstract for each of the following three categories:

  • High Value Care Delivery
  • Implementation Science
  • Quality Improvement