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
    • Impending changes in the regulatory and legislative environment that will impact the CV service line.
    • Innovations poised to transform the delivery of CV care
      • Emerging role of Artificial Intelligence, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Private Equity-backed platforms in CV care delivery
  2. Evaluate operational efficiencies particularly amplifying the effectiveness of the CV service line
    • Operational best practices vital for the stainability and growth of the CV service line
      • Constructing a financially viable team-based model for CV care delivery
      • Essentials of sustainable compensation models for physicians, care team clinicians, and administrators
      • Strategies to ensure optimal patient experience
  3. Adopt at least two strategies that foster teamwork, diversity, and well-being for you, your team, and your organization
    • Practical approaches to achieve a more equitable access to CV care
  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, MAACVPR, FACC
Wellstar Center for Cardiovascular Care
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 Brownell, MSN, FNP-C, FACC
Elmhurst, IL

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

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

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.

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.

This course 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.

This activity has been approved for ABIM MOC points.

This activity has been approved for IPCE 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 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 Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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.

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for Cardiovascular Summit. Please ensure you have thoroughly read the abstract policies and procedures, submission instructions, and the information listed below before submitting your abstract.

Click here to begin your submission. All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on Dec. 4, 2023. Please note this deadline will not be extended.

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:

  • High Value Care Delivery: Operational/administrative initiatives to reduce costs/improve efficiency of CV care delivery
  • Quality Improvement: Systematic actions leading to measurable improvement in the effectiveness of CV care delivery
  • Implementation Science: Methods to promote or scale the adoption of best practices in CV care delivery

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
  • Conclusion

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: A clearly defined Aim Statement stating the problem and the expected change (including time to expected change)
  2. Methods: An overview of project design/strategy for change that explains how the aim was achieved
    1. An explanation of the changes made to achieve improvement in the targeted process
    2. An indication of how interventions were tested and/or adapted to the local environment/organization prior to implementation
    3. A description of the measures used to show improvement and how they were applied
    4. 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. Conclusion: 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 Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC during the Cardiovascular Summit taking place Feb. 1 – 3, 2024. In addition, PDF versions of all posters will be displayed on the course website.