Real World Problems Solved with Real World Evidence

Faculty: Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA; Paul L. Hess, MD, MHS; Elisabetta Patorno, MD, DrPH

Join us for this complimentary lunch session immediately following the How to Become a Cardiovascular Investigator course.


The overall goal of this education is to provide an opportunity for CV healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge, competence, and skill within the domains of Real World Data (RWD) use and Real World Evidence (RWE) application relative to clinical decision making.

This live course is a part of a blended-learning educational package. We encourage you to complete four short online educational modules to prepare for a productive, interactive experience at the live course.

After the event, attendees are invited to join virtual office hours sessions with the faculty, which will provide continued support and the opportunity for reinforcing knowledge and skills gained through presented content and exercises, and discussion of new questions as you integrate your knowledge and skill into practice.

Goals and Learner Objectives

The goal of this initiative is to enable cardiologists and other cardiovascular clinicians to effectively leverage RWD and RWE through the delivery of quality patient care. To accomplish this, cardiovascular health care professionals should know the terminology and essentials of statistical interpretation, appreciate strategies for understanding the validity of RWD being leveraged, be able to discuss advantages and limitation of methodological approaches to study designs, and integrate strategies for appropriately interpreting and applying, in practice, results in ways that positively impact patient outcomes.

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

  1. Compare and contrast the terminology related to the generation and use of Real World Data (RWD) and Real World Evidence (RWE)
  2. Evaluate statistical analysis and reporting techniques commonly used in cardiovascular research
  3. Identify the advantages and limitations of frequently used sources of RWD
  4. Evaluate study design methodologies used to generate RWE
  5. Discuss applications of RWD and RWE to clinical practice decision making
  6. Identify, interpret, and apply findings impacting patient outcomes

Target Audience

The primary target audience is cardiovascular physicians and the secondary target audience is the cardiac care team, particularly nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists.


Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA
Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Science (CARDS)
Providence Heart Institute
Providence St. Joseph Health
Portland, Oregon

Paul L. Hess, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center
Rocky Mountain Regional VA
Medical Center
Aurora, CO

Elisabetta Patorno, MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Dept of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital and
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Nurse Planner

Kimberly V. Cheramie, MSN
Nurse Planner
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

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.

Real World Problems Solved with Real World Evidence Faculty Disclosures

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 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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).

ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing nursing education contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Learner Bill of Rights


All sessions will be held at Heart House, 2400 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. The meeting site telephone number is 202-375-6000. For learners who intend to drive to the event, we will arrange for parking spaces. Please email before the event.

If you require overnight accommodations, please email


Please Note:

Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Video and audio recording and 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.