The ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course

COURSE OVERVIEW/STATEMENT OF NEED

To help you prepare for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease certification exam, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) offers an intensive Board certification review course at which attendees receive a broad and in-depth summary of the cardiovascular disease curriculum. This detailed, comprehensive course follows the ABIM examination blueprint and emphasizes pathogenesis, pathophysiology, natural history, epidemiology and evidence-based guidelines for diagnostic assessment and clinical management.

This course includes exam-oriented lectures delivered by expert faculty members, case-based reviews, online practice exam questions for general cardiology, electrophysiology and electrocardiography, as well as an audience response system that allows you to compare answers with peers and faculty experts. By the course's end, participants have the tools and knowledge necessary to analyze Board-style questions and prepare for the exam.

Attendees not planning to take the Board exam will find the curriculum serves as a thorough review of general cardiology.

Additional Optional Learning Opportunities

  • Online access to 100's of additional study questions
  • Optional evening case-based session

Goal and Learner Objectives

Anchoring on the ABIM Board Certification Blueprint, the overall goal of this course is to review and update knowledge and competency in the latest prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of cardiology diseases for healthcare providers, including physicians preparing for the initial certification exam or maintenance of certification exam.

Medical Content Category

% of Exam

Arrhythmias

15%

Coronary Artery Disease

23%

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

17%

Valvular Disease

15%

Pericardial Disease

4%

Congenital Heart Disease

5%

Vascular Diseases

6%

Systemic Hypertension and Hypotension

7%

Pulmonary Circulation Disorders

5%

Systemic Disorders Affecting the Circulatory System

3%

Total

100%

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

  • Improve confidence for taking the initial certification exam or one of the maintenance of certification assessment options
  • Identify strategies for integrating diagnostic results and patient symptoms to form diagnosis of cardiovascular disease states
  • Integrate treatment and/or management decisions in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, valvular disease, and ACS
  • Identify best-practice guidelines in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Recognize indicators for accurate interpretation of ECG, echo, CT scan and other diagnostic methods

Target Audience

This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, physicians and fellows-in-training who are preparing for initial board certification or a maintenance of certification assessment, or who are seeking an in-depth review of general cardiology. The secondary target audience is cardiovascular team professionals, including physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.

Course Directors

Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC
Director, Cardiovascular Center
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston

Course Co-Directors

James C. Fang, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
University of Utah Health Science Center
Salt Lake City

W. Gregory Hundley, MD, FACC
Director, Pauley Heart Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Joseph E. Marine, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore

Eric S. Williams, MD, MACC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis

Syed Wamique Yusuf, MBBS, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston

Faculty

Lara Bakhos, MD
Loyola University Medical Center

Nicole Bhave, MD, FACC
University of Michigan Health System

Ron Blankstein, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

James A. de Lemos, MD, FACC
UT Southwestern Medical School

Mark H. Drazner, MD, FACC
UT Southwestern Medical School

Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD, FACC
University of Arizona Medical Center

Amit Khera, MD, MSC, FACC
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, FACC
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Eric V. Krieger, MD, FACC
University of Washington

Jordana Kron, MD, FACC
Virginia Commonwealth University

Matthew W. Martinez, MD, FACC
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Michael A. Mathier, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Stuart D. Russell, MD, FACC
Duke University School of Medicine

David D. Spragg, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Ranya N. Sweis, MD, MS, FACC
Northwestern Medical Center

Roderick Tung, MD, FACC
University of Chicago

Anne Marie Valente, MD, FACC
Children's Hospital Boston

R. Parker Ward, MD, FACC
University of Chicago Medical Center

ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course Faculty Disclosures

CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES
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, and patient care and safety recommendations. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

Physicians
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 46 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 46 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
PAs may claim a maximum of 46 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioners
For the purposes of recertification, AANPCB accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by ACCME as an equivalent number of hours of participation.

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

Registration

To Register online for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

If you have any special Dietary requirements, please note that this is now captured through your online profile. To enable us to accommodate your request, please ensure that your profile is up to date. If you select the (other) option, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your needs. If you require assistance, please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603.

To Register by Fax or Ground Mail for the Course click here.

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*Gold Package includes the following: ACCSAP.
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The Gold Package includes everything you need to prepare for the Boards and/or to stay at the top of your professional game! Choose the Gold Package to receive:

  • ACC's Board Review Course – 5 days of immersive education with a stellar faculty in Chicago
  • ACCSAP – a new version was just released in January 2019 and includes all of the following:
    • A comprehensive text (2,000+ pages!)
    • All presentations from the Board Review Course in both audio, video, and slide format (slides are PDFs only), allowing you to rewatch anything from Chicago that you missed or wanted to see again.
    • 600+ Board-style questions that you can mix and match to meet your individual needs.
    • Regular online updates. Each year, new science and guidelines will be added.
    • Improved access model. Your purchase now gives you dedicated access for 5 years and includes the yearly updates mentioned above. No more guessing about which version you should buy to meet your needs/timeline.
    • 160 CME/MOC/ECME credits that you can spread over multiple years.

To Register for the Gold Package, click here.

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

Cancellations
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.

Gold Package Cancellations:
Your purchase of the Gold package includes two products: ACCSAP and ACC's Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course. Please see below for the associated cancellation policies:

ACCSAP Cancellation Policy:
To receive a full refund on the portion of the package price covering ACCSAP, you must cancel your order within 7 days. After 7 days, no refunds will be available for the portion of the package price covering ACCSAP.

Course Cancellation Policy:
After 7 days, refunds for the portion of the package price covering the course will be issued as follows. 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.

Travel

Location
All sessions will be held at The Swissotel Chicago, located at 323 East Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL. The meeting site telephone number is 312-565-0565.

The room block is now closed. You may call the Swissotel to inquire about availability, however, rooms are no longer guaranteed and the contracted room rate may not be available.

Accommodations
To reserve a room at The Swissotel Chicago please call 1-888-737-9477. Identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology course – 2019 Cardiovascular Board Review Course. You may also make your reservation on-line by going to CV Board Swissotel Reservation or cutting and pasting this link into your browser: https://book.passkey.com/go/accfcardiovascularboard.

Room Rates
The ACC room block is now closed.

General Information

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 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.