Cardiovascular Summit: Navigating Hyper-Change & Healthcare Economics and Optimizing CV Care & the Clinician Experience

CV Summit 2020

Align strong leadership with up-to-date business strategies to improve cardiovascular (CV) care and patient outcomes and implement more efficient spending, all while improving the CV clinician experience.

Learn from leading experts as they teach innovative approaches to:

  • Mastering the Complexities of CV Healthcare Economics
  • Navigating Hyper-change of CV Care Delivery
  • Optimizing Care of the CV Patient
  • Enhancing the CV Clinician Experience

Past Attendee Comments

"Great symposium. Every presentation I attended was well planned and speakers were uniformly outstanding." — 2019 Attendee

"The information I learned and will use from this conference far exceeds any conference over my 20-30 years that I have been to." — 2019 Attendee

Come together with over 400 clinicians, care team members, administrators and executives for a transformative educational experience featuring:

  • Latest CV management and leadership strategies
  • "Back-by-Popular Demand" Sessions
  • Engaging plenary sessions
  • Focused educational intensives
  • Over 50 basic and advanced small group workshops

Enhance your experience by attending one of the COMPLIMENTARY Pre-conference Sessions on Cardiovascular Business Basics; or Leadership on Thursday morning!


Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC is the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner. He currently serves as the Donald F. Fortin Professor of Cardiology and Vice-Chancellor for Health Data Science at Duke University. Starting in November, Dr. Califf will become the full-time head of strategy and policy for Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences and Google Health divisions.

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC is the Harold H. Hines, Jr., Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and is the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH is a physician scientist, Chief of Medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and Professor and Chair of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey.

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This course is intended for cardiology physicians and other stakeholders of the cardiology clinician care team, regardless of practice setting; and cardiovascular administrators and executives.


As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to adopt business and leadership strategies and skills that advance the concepts of the Quadruple Aim (better care, smarter spending, workforce wellness and patient satisfaction) within their work environment.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements of cardiovascular business best practices necessary to become or remain financially successful in an era of payment reform
  • Establish leadership strategies that build collaboration, teamwork and trust to help others excel
  • Describe principles of workforce wellness
  • Identify the interprofessional cardiovascular team needed for successful cardiovascular service line management
  • Recognize how to set up a financially viable team-based care model
  • Identify the necessary key elements academic institutions require to better prepare cardiologists for a value-based world
  • Determine critical elements for a sustainable physician compensation model

Course Director

Howard T. Walpole Jr., MD, MBA, FACC
American College of Cardiology
Gainesville, GA

Course Co-directors

Cathleen Biga, MSN, FACC
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cardiovascular Management of Illinois
Woodridge, IL

Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC
Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases
Department of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

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

Planning Committee

Charles L. Brown III, MD, FACC
Chief of The Physician Enterprise
Piedmont Healthcare

Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC
Director Clinical Cardiology
Director Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness
National Jewish Health

Tyler J. Gluckman, MD, FACC
Medical Director
Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Sciences (CARDS)
Providence St. Joseph Health
Portland, OR

Robert C. Hendel, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Director, Tulane University Heart & Vascular Institute
Sidney W. and Marilyn S. Lassen Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
Incoming Vice President
American College of Cardiology
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Akshay K. Khandelwal, MD, FACC
Chair, Board of Governors
American College of Cardiology
Director, Cath Lab Quality and STEMI Program
Director, Outpatient Cardiovascular Services
Henry Ford Hospital

C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
Immediate Past President
American College of Cardiology
Stroobants Cardiovascular Center
Centra Medical Group
Lynchburg, VA

B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Advisory Council

Ginger K. Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC
Vice President, Consulting
Grand Rapids, MI

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

Suzette Jaskie, MBA
Vice President, Cardiovascular Service Line
Ascension Wisconsin
Glendale, WI

Michele M. Molden, MBA, FACHE
Practice Leader, Provider Enterprise Services
Optum Advisory Services
Nashville, TN

Kevin C. Casey Nolan, MBA
Managing Director
Washington, DC

Joel Porter, JD
Co-Chair of the Physician/Hospital Integration Practice
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

G Anthony Talbot
Chief Operating Officer
American Association for Physician Leadership
Tampa, FL

Nurse Planner

Kimberly V. Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC
Nurse Planner
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC


Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Association for Physician Leadership
Tampa, FL

Timothy W. Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
Affiliated Associate Professor
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chief, Academic Cardiology
Program Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship
Director, Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehab
Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute
University of Tennessee College of Medicine 
Chattanooga, TN

Atif Baqai, MD, FACS, RPVI
Division Chief
Amita Health Heart and Vascular Institute
Vascular Surgery Medical Director
AMITA Wound Care Centers, Vein Centers, and Vascular Lab
Elk Grove Village, IL

Craig J. Beavers, PharmD, AACC, BCCP, BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), CACP
Director or Cardiovasuclar Services
Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Baptist Health Paducah
University of Kentucky Healthcare
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Paducah, KY

Ami B. Bhatt, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Outpatient Cardiology
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Richard R. Liberthson Endowed Scholar in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Massachusetts General Hospital
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Gerald Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC
Washington, DC

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC
Head of Clinical Policy and Strategy for Verily and Google Health
Adjunct Professor, Duke University and Stanford University
San Francisco, CA

Carrie Chapman, MD
Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin
Appleton, WI

Richard A. Chazal, MD, MACC
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Institute
Lee Health System
Fort Myers, FL

Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH, FACC
Associate Professor
Associate Chief, Clinical Operations, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Investigator, Center For Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

William E. Downey, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Thomas A. Draper, MBA
Vice President, Hospital Operations
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Nicole Fetter, MD
Director of Healthcare
Guidehouse, Inc., f/k/a Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Washington, DC

Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC
Chair, Cardiology Division and CV Service Line
St. Vincent Health
Chair, Ascension Health CV Service Line
Ascension Health

Linda Gates-Striby, CCS-P, ACS-CA
Director, Quality Assurance
Ascension Medical Group, Indiana

Joseph A. Goeke IV, MD, FACC
Assistant Clinical Professor
St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Cardiovascular Consultants, Inc.
Kansas City, MO

Ann E. Honeycutt, MSN
Executive Director
Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists
Richmond, VA

William T. Katsiyiannis, MD, FACC
President and Chairman of Cardiology
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Vice President, Allina Health CV Service
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health
David C. Konur, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Baton Rouge, LA

Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC
American College of Cardiology
Q. E. and Sally Russell Professor of Cardiology
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC
Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Joon S. Lee, MD, FACC
Executive Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Insurance  Services Division
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & UPMC Health Plan

Mark Leimbach, MD, FACC
Northside Cardiovascular Institute

Marc Newell, MD, FACC
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
Vice President of Operations
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health

Kapil Parakh, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Medical Lead
Google Fit
Washington, DC

Michael S. Parmacek, MD, FACC
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Athena Poppas, MD, FACC
Vice President
American College of Cardiology
Chief, Cardiology Division
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Rhode Island Hospital Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Brown University
East Providence, RI

Joel Sauer, MBA
Executive Vice President, Consulting
Ft. Wayne, IN

Craig E. Strauss, MD, MPH, FACC
Vice President of Quality, Innovation and Advanced Analytics
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC
Immediate Past President, American College of Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
Indiana University School of Medicine

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Vice Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Joint Society Faculty

Judy W. Hung, MD, FACC, FASE
President Elect, ASE
Director of Echocardiography Lab
Massachusetts General Hospital

James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACC, FASE
Director of Echocardiography Lab
University of Washington Medical Center

Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, FACC, FASNC
Member, Board of Directors ASNC
Medical Director of Nuclear Cardiology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FACC, FASNC
President, ASNC
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Andrea M. Russo, MD, FACC, FHRS
President, HRS
Director of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services
Director of the CCEP Fellowship Program
Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Camden, NJ

Cindy L. Grines, MD, FACC, MSCAI
President Elect, SCAI
Chief Scientific Officer
Northside Health Cardiovascular Institute

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAI
President, SCAI
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Executive Director, Medicine - Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Cath Lab
Professor of Medicine
University California San Diego
San Diego

Ron Blankstein, MD, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT
President, SCCT
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Todd Villines, MD, FACC, MSCCT
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci MD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)
Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer
University of Bristol
Mt. Royal, NJ

Subha Raman, MD, FSCMR
Professor of Internal Medicine, Biomedical Informatics and Radiology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

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Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 12 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 CME/CNE activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations. Please note ACCF staff involved with this activity have nothing to disclose.

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The registration tuition includes pre-conference sessions, educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch on Thursday and Friday and course materials.

Please register me as: Designation   Early Until 11/06/19
Regular 11/07/19 Until 1/08/20
 Late 1/09/20 and Onsite
ACC/AAPL/MedAxiom/Navigant Member Physician (includes International Associate) MD, DO, PhD $1125 $1325 $1425
Non-member Physician (includes Industry Professional) MD, DO, PhD $1500 $1700 $1800
ACC/AAPL/MedAxiom/Navigant Member Executive CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1025 $1225 $1325
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ACC/AAPL/MedAxiom/Navigant Member CV Administrator PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Student, Emeritus, Resident $700 $900 $1000
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Non-member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $900 $1100 $1200
Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CVT members); letter from training director needed for FIT. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACC.

Call Member Care at 800-253-4636 ext. 5603 or email to receive the discount.

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.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration tuition in full but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

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.

Poster Session Information:

  • Posters will be displayed in meeting space foyer at the CV Summit throughout the day on Friday, February 7th, 2020. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to discuss their work with attendees during an extended break on that day.


  • PDF versions of posters will be distributed as part of an online toolkit/supplement to the CV Summit available to all attendees.

ACC Cardiovascular Summit 2020 abstracts are embargoed until Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 12:45 p.m. ET. Therefore, authors/institutions and members of the press cannot distribute or publish any information (other than the title) from the abstract while the embargo is in effect. The ACC welcomes the participation of institutions in promoting research presented at the ACC Cardiovascular Summit 2020. All promotions must abide by the embargo date and time. For questions, please contact ACC Sr. Media Relations Associate Katie Glenn,

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Last Name
Abstract TitleDownloads
TalalAttarCommunity Paramedicine a Novel Approach to Reducing ReadmissionAbstract
DeniseBusmanSuccessful Implementation of High Sensitivity Troponin Across a Hospital Delivery SystemAbstract
WeihanChenEffect of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Intervention on Appropriateness of Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) OrdersAbstract
LauraDelBeneValue Optimization of the TAVR Patient: Throughput, Coding and Clinical EfficienciesAbstract
ErinDuganLab utilization and cost reduction in the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit using Quality Improvement (QI) MethodologyAbstract
LornaFordCall Center Implementation Leads to Improved Patient Care and Patient SatisfactionAbstract
SanjeevGulatiThe Financial and Hospital Impact of Adult Heart Transplant Allocation ChangesAbstract
EleanorHuffSystem ECMO Collaborative: Breaking Down Silos Improves Patient OutcomesAbstract
AdrienneJonesImplementation of a Cardiogenic Shock Protocol and Data Review Process is Associated With Improved In-Hospital Survival
WINNER: Best Abstract - CV Team Member
AhmadrezaKarimianpourReducing Non-Critical Telemetry Alarm Activations: A Continuous Quality Improvement Project
WINNER: Best Abstract - FIT/EC
PrashanthMopalaImproving Turnover Time in Cardiac Catheterization Lab, a multi-disciplinary approachAbstract
ChristopherPerryAntiarrhythmic Loading- Process Improvement for Elective AdmissionsAbstract
TheresaRemolinaClinical Outcomes: Reducing Mortality with Documentation ExcellenceAbstract
AndreaRobinsonImplementation of an Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Leads to Substantial Cost Savings Through Reduction in Use of Emergency Department Services: A Single Center ExperienceAbstract
EvelioRodriguezUsing System-level Aggregated STS Registry Quality Measures in Coordination with Cost Data to Improve Blood Product Utilization and Cost Reduction Without Compromising Quality
WINNER: Best Abstract - Physician
AttilaRokaUse of an Automated Electrocardiogram Screening Application and Referral Process to Analyze and Enhance Utilization of Cardiac Electrophysiology ServicesAbstract
ElizabethRossA Centralized View for the Delivery of Cardiovascular Value-Based Care: Leveraging Past and Present Performance from Disparate Data Sources and Multiple Specialties to Identify and Monitor Paths for OptimizationAbstract
BrittanySaldivarReducing Inappropriate Transthoracic Echocardiograms to Improve Workflow and EfficiencyAbstract
A. AllenSealsClinical Application of a Solution Set of Clinical Decision Support Tools at the Point of Care Improves Quality of Care in Hyperlipidemia Patients: Baseline Results from a Statewide Quality RegistryAbstract
JohnSkinnerThe Heart Team: Implementation of a Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Team for High Risk Cardiovascular PatientsAbstract
GregStanleyA Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce the Impact of Readmission and Healthcare Expenses in the Peripheral Arterial Disease PatientAbstract

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live activity 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.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC Provider number 0019).

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.5 continuing nursing education contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

All sessions will be held at the Marriott Marquis located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001. The hotel's main phone number is 202-824-9200.

The Marriott Marquis is unable to accept any other reservations. For lodging needs, there is a Courtyard by Marriott as well as a Renaissance Hotel across the street from the Marriott Marquis.

Gain access to over 400 cardiovascular leaders from all practice settings — private, integrated and academic. View the full Exhibitor Prospectus below!

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Keywords: Leadership, Quality Improvement, Problem-Based Learning, Hospitals