ACC/SCAI Premier Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Preparatory Course

This course has reached OVERFLOW STATUS. If you register for the course, you will be seated in an OVERFLOW ROOM that has access to real-time viewing of the slides and audio. Additional information is included in the Registration section below.

Co-Provided by: SCAI


Are you seeking an INTIMATE and ENGAGING educational experience as you prepare to sit for the ABIM Board Exams? Are you searching for the best comprehensive review in interventional cardiology? Do you want to earn dual MOC points and CME credits? The ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Course is designed to meet your needs.

Join the experts in interventional cardiology at Heart House, Washington, DC to receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based review of interventional cardiology available! Engage in stimulating, interactive discussions of ABIM examination guidelines that focus on the main content areas tested on the ABIM Board exam:

  • Case Selection and Management
  • Procedural Techniques
  • Pharmacology
  • Catheter-based Management of Non-coronary disease
  • Cardiac Imaging and Assessment
  • Complications of Coronary Intervention
  • Basic Science
  • Anatomy, Anatomic Variants, Anatomic Pathology

Engage with faculty and peers in this intimate venue where didactic lectures are combined with multiple question and answer sessions to enable you to quickly identify and address your learning gaps to ensure you are prepared for the Boards and your patients!

Register early as space is limited and this course will sell out!


Join us on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. as we dive into an interactive session on Mechanical Support and Cardiogenic Shock.

Participate in one of the simulated Board exam sessions being offered throughout the course to strengthen your Board preparation!

Learner Objectives
The goal of this course is to review and update knowledge and competency in the latest prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of interventional cardiology for practicing cardiologists and physicians preparing for the initial certification exam or maintenance of certification exam.

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

  • Recognize key concepts of vascular biology and atherosclerosis and the fundamental concepts of cardiovascular physiology
  • Identify thrombosis and the use of antithrombotic therapeutics, including antiplatelet, anticoagulant and thrombolytic agents
  • Incorporate adult congenital heart disease and the application of interventional therapies including imaging fundamentals and pharmacologic adjuncts useful in PCI
  • Interpret and critique the findings of major clinical trials and existing interventional devices and techniques in interventional cardiology
  • Summarize ACC/AHA/SCAI guidelines regarding the practice of interventional cardiology, particularly with respect to indications for catheterization and intervention
  • Apply recent advances in mechanical support and cardiogenic shock to their practice
  • Improve confidence with taking the interventional board examinations including increased familiarity with multiple choice question formats

Target Audience
This course is intended for physicians preparing for the initial certification exam or maintenance of certification exam. Cardiovascular specialists, physicians, Fellows in Training and cardiovascular care associates seeking an in-depth review of interventional cardiology will also find this course of value.

Course Directors

David A. Cox, MD, FACC, MSCAI
Cardiovascular Associates
Director, CCL
Brookwood Baptist Health
Birmingham, AL
SCAI President 2018-2019

Frederick G.P. Welt, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI
Margaret Amundsen Professor of Cardiology
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City

Invited Faculty

J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Chief, Faculty Development and Academic Advancement
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Structural Fellowship Programs
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Khaldoon Alaswad, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Edith and Benson Ford Heart and Vascular Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Usman Baber, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York

Douglas E. Drachman, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Navin Kapur, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist and Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts Medical School
Tufts Medical Center

David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Chief Scientific Officer
Piedmont Heart Institute

Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FACC, MSCAI
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Structural and Interventional Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Director, Center for Adult Structural Heart Disease
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Morton J. Kern, MD, FACC, MSCAI
Professor of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
VA Long Beach Medical Center
Long Beach, CA

Ajay Kirtane, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Chief Academic Officer, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
Director, NYP/Columbia Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
New York

Carl J. Lavie Jr., MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Stress Testing Laboratory
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner Clinical School — The University of Queensland School of Medicine
New Orleans

Michael J. Lim, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Jack Ford Shelby Endowed Professor of Cardiology
Co-director, Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care
Director, Division of Cardiology
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis

James M. McCabe, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Labs
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Sahil A. Parikh, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Endovascular Services
Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian
Columbia University College of Physicians and
New York

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. 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.

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 30* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
PAs may claim a maximum of 30 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.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 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 credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion data to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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

*30 hours include 4 hours for the Thursday afternoon Mechanical Support and Cardiogenic Shock session.

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2019 ACC/SCAI Premier Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Preparatory Course. Due to the popularity of this course and the size of our venue, we are now offering OVERFLOW SEATING for registrants. OVERFLOW SEATING will be in a room outside of the main session room that is equipped with real-time viewing of the slides and audio. Attendees in this OVERFLOW ROOM will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polling and case-based questions in real-time through an audience response system using their personal mobile devices. OVERFLOW attendees will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in the OVERFLOW ROOM, when available, and at breaks and during meals.

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 Member Care department at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603.

To Register by Fax, Email or Phone for the Course click here.

Members of SCAI may register at the same rate as ACC members:
Please submit your registration form through fax or mail to receive this rate.


Please register me as: Designation Early
Until 5/16
5/17 Until 7/17
7/18 through Onsite
(Includes International Associate)
MD, DO, PhD $1,457 $1,591 $1,725
Non member
(Includes Industry Professional)
MD, DO, PhD $2,045 $2,178 $2,312
ACC/SCAI Member Reduced
(Includes CVT Members)
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Emeritus, Resident, Student $876 $1,009 $1,143
Non-Member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1,164 $1,303 $1,437
FIT Reduced Rate (Discount has been applied to pricing in this row.)
(Must call Resource Center at 800-253-4636 ext. 5603 to receive discount.)
2 or more FITs Registering at same time receive 25% off of each registration rate. Pricing in this row reflects the discount. $656
REDUCED Rate for 2 or more registering together
REDUCED Rate for 2 or more registering together
REDUCED Rate for 2 or more registering together
Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for FIT


All sessions will be held at Heart House at the American College of Cardiology, 2400 N St. NW, Washington, DC. The meeting site telephone number is 800-253-4636.

A block of rooms has been established at The Washington Marriott Georgetown. The room rate is $149 plus state and local taxes per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until July 9, 2019 but may sell out prior to this date.

We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about early departure fees or cancellation penalties.

Reservations can be made by phone or online.

Reference: ACC IV Board Room Block

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 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: Cardiac Surgery, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Noninvasive Imaging, Interventions and Imaging

Keywords: Cardiac Imaging Techniques, Heart Diseases, Cardiology Interventions, Cardiac Surgical Procedures