Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient (In Person)

Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient

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Join us in person in Washington, DC for Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient taking place Feb. 9 – 11. This is an interdisciplinary and interspecialty course to provide clinicians and researchers with the tools needed to improve the cardiovascular (CV) health of cancer patients in your everyday practice.

Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease, with an estimated 1.9 million new cases in 2022. Cancer treatment can have a diverse array of long-term and late effects, including CV events such as heart failure, valvular disease, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, peripheral arterial disease, and thromboembolic events. In this contemporary treatment era, cardiologists, oncologists, and the entire interprofessional team need to understand the different types of cancers and cancer therapies (e.g., cytotoxic chemotherapy, radiation therapy, transplantation, targeted and immune therapies) and their associated cardiovascular risks, to help mitigate the associated cardiovascular complications.

Register today to join leading experts, course chairs Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC and Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC and course vice chair Richard Cheng, MD, FACC in person at the Heart House in Washington, DC Feb. 9 – 11 as they share emerging strategies and best practices to manage the health of cancer patients. This educational experience is designed for you to stay on the leading edge of this rapidly evolving field!

The goal of this course is to equip the cardio-oncology community with practical scientific knowledge fostering the progression of patient-centered, evidence-based, collaborative cardiovascular and cancer care for patients living with and beyond cancer.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the oncologic indications, mechanisms of action, and cardiotoxicity risk of specific therapies that comprise the pillars of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, immune therapy, targeted therapy, and radiation.
  2. Define the evidence supporting clinical, imaging, and biomarker-guideline recommendations regarding risk stratification and monitoring strategies in cancer patients treated with potentially cardiotoxic therapies, with a focus on practical applications.
  3. Apply evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies to mitigate and actively manage the short- and long-term cardiotoxicity risk in patients living with and beyond cancer.
  4. Recognize the mechanistic and epidemiologic overlap between cancer and cardiovascular disease, going beyond the cardiotoxicity of cancer therapies to understand their broader impact on health.
  5. Describe the impact of health disparities, genomic ancestry, and social determinants of health in cardiovascular disease in patients living with and beyond cancer.
  6. Evaluate the pathophysiologic basis of amyloidosis, as well as current diagnostic and treatment strategies.
  7. Design a multi-disciplinary, interprofessional cardio-oncology care team and successful framework to advance the overall cardiovascular care of cancer patients and survivors.

Target Audience
This educational activity is intended to address the educational needs for cardiologists, oncologists, internists, pharmacists, nurses, trainees and all members of the interprofessional care team who advance the clinical care of, and conduct clinical research that is relevant to, the growing population of cancer patients and survivors at risk for, or suffer from, cardiovascular disease.

Course Chairs

Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC
Inova Health System

Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Course Vice Chair

Richard Cheng, MD, FACC
University of Washington

Planning Committee

Alana Ferrari, PharmD
University of Virginia Medical Center

Teresa López-Fernández, MD
La Paz University Hospital

Vivek Narayan, MD, MS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Alexi Vasbinder, PhD, RN
University of Washington

Eric Yang, MD, FACC
University of California


Daniel Addison, MD
The Ohio State University Medical Center

Lelah Amiri Kordestani, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Cathleen Biga, MSN, FACC
American College of Cardiology

Susan Dent, MD
Duke Cancer Center

Asma Dilawari, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Stephanie Dixon, MD, MPH
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Julia Maues
Patient Voice

Nicolas Palaskas, MD, FACC
MD Anderson Center

Danielle Schafer, DO
Inova Hospital

Lova Sun, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Ronald M. Witteles, MD
University of Stanford


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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.75 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.

Credit Designation Statements

The ACCF designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of up to 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician 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 14.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.75 continuing nursing education contact hours.

ACCF designates this continuing education activity for enter 14.75 hours contact hours of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN): UAN JA4008225-0000-24-002-L01-P & UAN JA4008225-0000-24-002-L01-T.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Join course chairs Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC and Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC, and vice chair Richard Cheng, MD, FACC for an interactive pre-conference session on Friday, Feb. 9 from 2 – 5:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to connect with experts in the field to learn about the basics of cardio-oncology. The pre-conference workshop will focus on the topics of:

  • Pharmacology 101
  • How Do I Grow My Career in Cardio-Oncology? Educational Training, Financial Considerations, and Research and Publishing in Cardio-Oncology
  • What I Wish I Knew Before (panel discussion)

Seating is limited – secure your spot at the pre-conference for just $95 when registering for Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology by selecting it as an add-on session!

  • Online: Click the Register button at the top of the page
  • Phone: 800-253-4636 or 202-375-6000

Registration for Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient includes breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and course materials.

In-Person Registration Rates Early Bird
Until Oct. 31
Nov. 1 to Jan. 10
After Jan. 10
Physician Member $799 $949 $999
Physician Non-Member $999 $1,149 $1,299
Reduced (FIT, Emeritus, and CV Team members including nurses, PAs, pharmacists and other CV clinicians) $549 $699 $799
Pre-Conference $95

To register for Virtual participation, click here.

Virtual Registration Rates Early Bird
Until Oct. 31
Nov. 1 to Jan. 10
After Jan. 10
Physician Member $425 $475 $525
Physician Non-Member $575 $625 $675
Reduced (FIT, Emeritus, and CV Team members including nurses, PAs, pharmacists and other CV clinicians) $225 $275 $325

*Virtual attendees enjoy complimentary access to the Pre-conference Educational Session.

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.

Course Location
All sessions will be held at Heart House, located at 2400 N Street NW, Washington DC, 20037.

The room rate at The Westin Georgetown, Washington, DC is $176 plus tax (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until Friday, January 19, 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 Westin Georgetown
Online: Book Here
Phone: 1-888-627-8406; reference ACCF Cardio Oncology room block
Reservation Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a cancellation fee equal to 1-night room and tax.

We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract or case for 2024 Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient.

The submission deadline for abstracts was Tuesday, Nov. 28. If you submitted an abstract, you will be sent a notification with the status of your submission via email by Dec. 15. If accepted, you will be directed to register for the course.

Contact with questions.

Clinical Topics: Cardio-Oncology