Cardio-Obstetrics Essentials: Team-Based Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy (Virtual)

Cardio-Obstetric Essentials

Join cardio-obstetrics experts, including Course Chair Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC and Course Vice Chair Deirdre J. Mattina, MD, FACC, in Washington, DC or virtually on Nov. 1 – 3 for Cardio-Obstetrics Essentials: Team-Based Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy.

CV disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States and due to the burden of pre-existing CV disease and risk factors associated with advancing maternal age, maternal morbidity and mortality rates are rising. This interprofessional course focuses on the evolving field of cardio-obstetrics to ensure better diagnosis and treatment of your patients of child-bearing age.

Want to attend in person? Join us for Cardio-Obstetrics Essentials at ACC's Heart House in Washington, DC to reconnect with your peers and the faculty.

The overall goal is to improve both maternal and fetal outcomes by providing the 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.

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

  • Identify physiologic changes in pregnancy and considerations for physical examination of pregnant people
  • Apply the best management of cardiovascular (CV) diseases prior to conception, and during and after pregnancy
  • Evaluate the indications and safety of multimodality imaging during pregnancy
  • Explain 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
  • Identify and eliminate disparities to improve access to high-quality cardio-obstetrics care
  • Review the importance of interprofessional team care in cardio-obstetrics

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

Course Chair

Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC
Director of Hypertension Research, Smidt Heart Institute

Course Vice Chair

Deirdre J. Mattina, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardio-Obstetrics Hillcrest Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health Center

Planning Committee

Shantelle Bartra, APRN, AACC
Golisano Children's Hospital

Sabha Bhatti, MD, FACC
NICD Karachi

Parham Eshtehardi, MD, FACC
Northside Heart Institute

Juan González Vélez, MD, MS, PhD
UC San Francisco

Dan Halpern, MD, FACC
NYU Langone

Andrea Russo, MD, FACC
Rowan University

Emily Cooke Schwabe, PharmD, BCPS
BJC HealthCare

To register online, click the register button at the top of the page or call Member Care at 800-253-4636 or 202-375-6000.

Registration Fees
2024 Virtual Rates Early
Until June 20
June 21
October 1
Member Physician $299 $349 $399
Non-Member $399 $449 $499
Member Reduced (FIT, CVT, Emeritus) $249 $299 $349

To register for In-person participation, click here.

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. 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.

Disclaimer Statement

Abstracts and articles contained in this course guide have been reprinted with permission.

This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a clinician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) does not warrant the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information provided through this activity. In no event will ACCF be liable for any decision made, or action taken, in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

ACCF reserves the right to modify faculty and program without notice.