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ACCSAP – New Version Coming in Late January 2019!

ACCSAP is ACC's flagship self-assessment program covering the entire field of adult clinical cardiology. It's a great resource for:

  • Perfecting your knowledge of CV medicine. Use ACCSAP to identify your knowledge gaps, reinforce your existing knowledge, and learn new information.
  • Earning CME/MOC/ECME credit. ACCSAP offers enough CME credit and MOC points in Medical Knowledge for all your licensing and certification requirements for up to 5 years. 150+ credits!
  • Passing the Boards. Use ACCSAP to prepare for the Boards – learn about the ABIM blueprint, simulate taking a Board exam, practice with hundreds of ABIM-style questions that include rationale, references, and links to related text, learn from educational text and lectures, and identify your knowledge gaps so you can plan additional study.

What's New About This Version of ACCSAP?

  • Regular updates. ACCSAP will now be updated yearly! Each year, new science and guidelines will be added to all topics, while 20% of topics will be thoroughly revised and republished. Over a 5-year period, the entire product will refreshed.
  • Improved access model. Your purchase now gives you dedicated access for 5 years and includes the yearly updates mentioned above. No more guessing at which version you should buy to meet your needs/timeline.
  • Better pricing. The previous version of ACCSAP cost $400 per year. This version is only $300 per year -- a 25% savings!
  • ECME credit is now available for users outside the US.
  • An enhanced quiz engine lets you easily highlight and bookmark questions so you can revisit them later.
  • New print options let you print text and/or questions at your convenience.

What Popular Features are Returning?

  • Convenient online format gives you easy access from anywhere.
  • Educational material in both text and video format allows you to learn by reading or watching/listening to a presentation. Did you know that ACCSAP includes all the lectures from ACC's Board Review course?
  • Even better questions:
    • Challenge yourself with questions that are ALL case-based rather than simple knowledge questions.
    • Create custom quizzes and simulate Board exams to personalize your learning.
    • Link from each question to its related text so you can quickly and easily learn more on that subject.
  • All the CME credit and MOC points in Medical Knowledge you need to stay licensed and certified for a 5-year period. Plus, ECME is available for users outside the U.S.
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ACC is working with ABIM to make a version of ACCSAP an alternate MOC assessment option for cardiologists who wish to maintain their ABIM certification. Look for details in Q2 2019!

When approved, this feature will be available to ACCSAP purchasers enrolled in the MOC program at no additional cost.

  Formats and Publishing Schedule
  Formats and Publishing Schedule

ACCSAP is available online and will be published in late January 2019.

  ACCSAP Table of Contents
  ACCSAP Table of Contents
  1. Study Tips / How to Prepare for the Boards
  2. Arrhythmias
  3. Coronary Artery Disease
  4. Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathy
  5. Valvular Disease
  6. Pericardial Disease*
  7. Congenital Heart Disease*
  8. Vascular Diseases*
  9. Systemic Hypertension and Hypotension*
  10. Pulmonary Circulation Disorders
  11. Systemic Disorders Affecting the Circulatory System*
  12. Prevention
  13. General Principles of Cardiovascular Medicine
  14. Miscellaneous
    • Cardiovascular Genetics
    • CPR, Post-Resuscitation Care
    • Critical Care Cardiology
    • Cardiac Trauma
    • Sleep Disordered Breathing
    • Sports Cardiology
    • Pre-Operative Cardiovascular Assessment
    • Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease

*Coming in Q2 2019

  • Member: $1,500
  • Nonmember: $2,200
  • Reduced: $900 (FIT, CCA, Emeritus)
  Editorial Team
  Editorial Team

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, FACC

Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, FACC

Associate Editors:
Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, FACC
Vera Bittner, MD, FACC
Peter A. Brady, MB, CHB, FACC
Akshay S. Desai, MD, FACC
Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC
Eric V. Krieger, MD, FACC
Scott M. Lilly, MD, FACC
Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD, FACC
John A. McPherson, MD, FACC
David A. Morrow, MD, MPH, FACC
Clive Rosendorff, MD, PHD, FACC
Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, FACC
Terrence Welch, MD, FACC

  Target Audience
  Target Audience

This product is designed for cardiovascular specialists and other physicians or medical personnel who care for the cardiovascular patient.

  Learner Objectives
  Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify knowledge gaps and target study to fill those gaps in preparation for the ABIM Certification/Maintenance of Certification Exam in Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Review and discuss one or more of the following to optimize the quality and provision of clinical care pertinent to the practice of cardiovascular medicine
    • Clinical and practice guidelines, recommendations and protocols
    • Emerging research information and application to practice
    • Quality and/or cost of care issues
    • Multispecialty and multidisciplinary collaboration and communication
    • Patient safety strategies
    • Performance improvement
    • Cultural competency
  Date of Release
  Date of Release

January 2019 and then rolling. Updates will be made every year.

  Term of Approval/Date of CME & MOC Expiration
  Term of Approval/Date of CME & MOC Expiration

Rolling. Each topic's term of approval is displayed on the product's dashboard.

  Term of Access
  Term of Access

Your purchase provides you with 5 years of access from date of purchase.

  CME/MOC/ECME Information
  CME/MOC/ECME Information


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

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 160 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

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


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 160 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.

ECME Information

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ACCSAP will be accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 160 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) have recognized each other's accreditation systems as substantially equivalent. Apply for credit through the post-course evaluation.