Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making


The American College of Cardiology and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery are partnering to disseminate the latest advances in valvular heart disease (VHD). Renowned faculty will analyze current controversies, and provide insight into the possibilities of valvular care in the future. With an emphasis on practical decision-making, the Heart Valve Summit provides cutting-edge findings; real-world implications; and through a case-based curriculum offers practical guidance on common, yet challenging scenarios. The course empowers the Heart Team by promoting best practices from colleagues in other specialties and demonstrating the collective expertise of the VHD care team in delivering high-quality patient care.

Valvular heart disease (VHD) affects more than 5 million adults in the United States. The management of VHD has been transformed during the past decade by advanced imaging technology and the emergence and rapid expansion of Transcatheter-based treatment options. Concurrently, a cadre of general clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, non-invasive cardiac imagers, cardiothoracic surgeons, and other healthcare professionals have acquired deep expertise in valvular care and collectively represent an emerging subspecialty. The care of patients with advanced valvular disease often requires a multidisciplinary collaboration to engage in complex decision-making and treatment. In this time of rapid evolution, all members of the heart team need ongoing and frequent education to stay abreast of the accruing evidence and to learn from experts who are pioneering new techniques and can offer deep insight into contemporary clinical trials and treatment dilemmas.


The overall goal of this course is to provide contemporary approaches and emerging surgical techniques in the evaluation and treatment of valvular heart disease.

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to —

  • Assess the strengths and limitations of advanced imaging techniques for characterizing surgical anatomy and quantifying the severity of valve disease
  • Compare and contrast contemporary surgical options for managing patients with complex aortic valve disease
  • Describe a practical strategy for characterizing and managing MR
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management and surgical treatment of patients with endocarditis
  • Summarize current guideline recommendations and treatment options for tricuspid valve disease
  • Compare and contrast treatment options across specific patient care situations including watchful waiting strategies, anticoagulation therapies and severe MR in elderly patients
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary care team to evaluate and manage patients with VHD


This course is designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, and other members of the Heart Team, as well as other health care professionals involved in the evaluation and/or treatment of patients with advanced valvular heart disease.

Course Directors

David H. Adams, MD, FACC
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

Steven F. Bolling, MD, FACC
University of Michigan

Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Howard C. Herrmann, MD, FACC, MSCAI
University of Pennsylvania

Nurse Planner

Michele Mistovich, RN, MS, AACC
ACC Lead Nurse Planner

Faculty Presenters

Michael A. Acker, MD, FACC
University of Pennsylvania

Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD, MSc
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

John D. Carroll, MD, FACC
University of Colorado Denver

Joseph S. Coselli, MD, FACC
Baylor College of Medicine

Tirone E. David, MD
University Health Network

Martin B. Leon, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Scott Lim, MD, FACC
University of Virginia Medical Center

Brian R. Lindman, MD, FACC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Randolph P. Martin, MD, FACC
Emeritus Professor of Medicine [Cardiology]
Emory University Medical School

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, FACC
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Marc A. Miller, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital

Marc. R. Moon, MD, FACC
Washington University School of Medicine

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
Mayo Clinic

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Jason H. Rogers, MD, FACC
University of California Davis Medical Center

Eric E. Roselli, MD
Cleveland Clinic

James D. Thomas, MD, FACC
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Brian K. Whisenant, MD, FACC
Intermountain Medical Center

ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner has, occurring within the past twelve months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. 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 through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

Heart Valve Summit Faculty Disclosures

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The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and course materials.

Register me as: Designation   Advance Until 6/22/18
Regular 6/23/18
Until 9/28/18
 After 9/28/18 and Onsite
ACC/SCAI  Member Physician (includes International Associate)
MD, DO, PhD $860
$905 $1055
Non-member Physician
MD, DO, PhD $995
$1040 $1185
Industry Professional/Non-exhibiting Industry

$1395 $1440 $1590
Member Reduced (Includes CCA Members, CVT, and Emeritus)
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, Emeritus
$560 $660
Non-member Reduced, CCA, CVT
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD
$665 $710 $755
Fellow-in-Training, Resident, Student
FIT, Resident, Student
$150 $150


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.

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 live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.50 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.

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 19.50 CNE contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Requirements for successful completion are attendance in a session and completing the evaluation tool.

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


Learner Bill of Rights


All sessions will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. The meeting site telephone number for reservations is (888) 333-3333.


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Reservations via telephone:
To make a reservation by phone, please call the Radisson Blu Aqua's Reservation Office at 1-888-333-3333. Please identify yourself as an attendee of The ACCF's Heart Valve Summit to receive the group's special rates.

Room Rates
The ACC negotiated room rate is $279 per night plus state and local taxes (currently 17.4%) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until11:59pm CST on September 11, 2018, but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible.


Please Note:

Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

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

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.

Clinical Topics: Valvular Heart Disease

Keywords: Heart Valve Diseases