Cardiovascular Conference at Snowmass

Snowmass 2020

Attend the Cardiovascular Conference at Snowmass in 2020 to update your knowledge of current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of patients with cardiovascular disease. More than half of Snowmass attendees return, a testament to the excellent quality of the conference which has a more than 50-year history. If you are a first-time attendee, you will find a unique conference that features state-of-the-art knowledge aligned with practical decision-making set in an interactive program that includes discussions, case presentations and debates. The faculty, comprising renowned experts and investigators, will offer insights and practical clinical advice for dealing with common cardiovascular problems incorporating the latest research and clinical guidelines focusing on the last two years.

The 2020 schedule:

  • Includes ample question and answer time to encourage audience interaction
  • Case-based presentations in the afternoons
  • Features "Meet the Experts" workshops on Tuesday
  • Allows time during the day to mingle with faculty, colleagues, family and friends, in a beautiful location at the peak of its season

If you're a clinician interested in improving the quality of patient care, this course is for you!

Goal and Learner Objectives
The overall goal of this course is to critically evaluate the latest approaches to CV patient care and to incorporate these updates into contemporary clinical practice.

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

  • Employ practical, evidence–based strategies in the prevention of cardiovascular disease including lipid and atherosclerosis management
  • Evaluate contemporary strategies in the treatment of valvular heart disease
  • Describe current treatment approaches in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease
  • Analyze emerging trends across heart failure care including in coronary and intensive care units
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Employ appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies in patients with congenital heart disease

Target Audience
This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, cardiovascular surgeons, primary care physicians, fellows in training, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses in cardiology and other medical professionals interested in general cardiology prevention and management.

Course Director

Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC
Mayo Clinic

Planning Committee

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
Mayo Clinic

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

Nurse Planner

Chris Keenan, RN, MSN
American College of Cardiology

Invited Faculty

Aaron L. Baggish, MD, FACC
Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center

Malcom Bell, MD, FACC
Mayo Clinic

Erin Bohula, MD, DPhil
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital

N.A. Mark Estes III, MD, FACC
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC
UCLA Medical Center

Andrew Kates, MD, FACC
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Michael Mack, MD, FACC
Baylor Scott & White Health

Peter Noseworthy, MD, FACC
Mayo Clinic

Vinod Thourani, MD, FACC
MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Robert A. Vogel, MD, FACC
University of Colorado

Faculty are subject to change without notice.

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.

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 24.25 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 24.25 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 24.25 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.

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) 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 24.25 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.


Learner Bill of Rights

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 captured through your ACC 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. We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.
If you require assistance, please contact Member Care at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603.

Click Here to Register for the Course by Fax, Email or Phone.


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

Register me as: Designation Early Until 10/30/19
Advanced After Early and Until 12/20/19
After 12/20/19 and Onsite
Member Physician (includes International Associate)
MD, DO PhD $1,065 $1,175 $1,285
Non-member Physician (includes Industry Professional)
MD, DO, PhD $1,320 $1,430 $1,540
Member Reduced (Includes CCA Member, CVT, FIT, Resident, Student and Emeritus) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Resident, Student $545 $655 $765
Non-member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $765 $875 $985
Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for Fellow in Training. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACC.


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.

Course Location
The course will be held at the Westin Snowmass Resort, 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615. The telephone number is 970-923-8200.

Rooms have been set aside at the Westin Snowmass Resort. The ACCF room block is scheduled to be held until December 2, 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 making your reservation, please be sure to ask about deposits and cancellation policies.

Westin Snowmass Resort
The Westin Snowmass Resort offers the best of both worlds - convenient access to mountain recreation with ski-in/ski-out access and all the cultural amenities of the Aspen/Snowmass area. Additionally, the resort features a 3-meal restaurant with ski-in/ski-out access, Lobby Westin Wine Bar, spa, WestinWORKOUT Fitness Center, full service Ski Concierge, and much more.

Room Rates and Resort Fees
The following rates and the waived resort fee are available only to those who book within the ACC block. Rates do not include tax, which is currently 12.8%.

Alpine King: $369 + tax
Deluxe: $399 + tax
Premium: $419 + tax

Reservations for the Westin can be made by phone or online. Please identify yourself as an attendee of the American College of Cardiology 2020 Snowmass Course when calling.

Central Reservations: 866-837-4246
Hotel Direct: 970-923-8200
Online: Book your group rate for American College of Cardiology 2020

For more information about the hotel, visit The Westin Snowmass Resort.

Additional Accommodations
Click here for accommodations at a variety of properties. Note that most properties require either a five- or seven-night stay.

Travel – Getting to Snowmass

By Air

  • Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) – 6 miles from Snowmass Snowmass is located 6 miles from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE). Several airlines, including United Express, operated by Sky West Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines, offer service to ASE.
    Shuttle Service: The Westin offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the Aspen Snowmass Airport for their guests.
  • Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) – 67 miles from Snowmass Some attendees choose to fly into Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and drive to Snowmass or take the Colorado Mountain Express (www.ColoradoMountainExpress).

Local Transportation
The Town of Snowmass Village provides its own free shuttle service to most locations in the Village. The Roaring Fork Transit Agency (RFTA) provides transportation services on a year-round basis. Free buses operate within the city of Aspen and between Snowmass Village and Aspen.

The Snowmass/Aspen area is known around the world for its great skiing. With over 4,800 acres of adventure and beauty, the family-friendly slopes of Snowmass feature a terrain that can suit any level of skier.

  • Discounted Lift Tickets
    Discounted lift tickets can be purchased through Blazing Adventures. Tickets may be preordered and will also be sold onsite at the meeting. You MUST pre-order your tickets at least 3 days prior to your arrival if you would like them delivered to your hotel.

    Two ways to order:
    Online: CLICK HERE
    Mail: CLICK HERE for discounted ski lift ticket order form.

    Questions about lift tickets? Contact Blazing Adventures (1-800-282-7238 or 970-923-4544) directly rather than ACC.
  • Equipment Rental & LessonsCLICK HERE


  • Dog Sleds, Snowshoe, Snowmobiles & More
    In addition to serving as our lift ticket vendor, Blazing Adventures offers "Snow sports a plenty!". Experience the cold, crisp air as you glide through high alpine meadows on the back of a dog sled. Check out local wildlife as you snowshoe through some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness areas in the world. Looking for more excitement? Thunder along snow packed trails on a powerful snowmobile. Call Blazing Adventures at 1-800-282-7238 or 970-923-4544 for more information or to book a winter activity.
  • Snowmass/Aspen has an endless array of other activities to experience. There is something for everyone! Go Snowmass is a valuable resource for customizing your visit to the valley. They provide travel expertise, local insight, and plenty of Western hospitality.

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Cardiac Surgery, Dyslipidemia, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Prevention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism, Valvular Heart Disease, Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD/PAD), Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Aortic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Arrhythmias, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery and VHD, Lipid Metabolism, Acute Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interventions and Coronary Artery Disease, Interventions and Structural Heart Disease, Interventions and Vascular Medicine, Hypertension

Keywords: Coronary Artery Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Shock, Cardiogenic, Myocardial Infarction, Lipids, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Risk Factors, Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis, Heart Valve Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiomyopathies, Hypertension, Hypertension, Pulmonary, Surgeons, Aortic Diseases, Endocarditis, Patient Care, Physician Assistants, Decision Making, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention