Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual: From Elite to Exercise Enthusiasts

Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual

Join cardiovascular professional from around the world to learn from sports cardiology experts at Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual! Learn about fundamental cardiovascular diagnostic and management strategies through cases, research, and panel discussions, as well as a focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on athletes. The virtual program includes a combination of simulated live sessions, along with live chat and Q&A opportunities.

Sessions will be available on demand through September 24, 2021!


There are an estimated 5 million active athletes at the high school, collegiate, professional, and master's levels in the United States. Recently polled cardiologists indicated they see five patient athletes per week on average. As the athletic population continues to expand in all major demographic groups, a larger contingent of practice-ready clinicians who understand the contemporary care and practice management strategies for athletes is needed.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to identify guideline-driven, practical, cardiovascular care strategies for the professional, recreational, occupational or tactical athlete.

Target Audience
The primary target audience is the clinician who provides CV Care, including cardiologists and sports medicine clinicians, as well as advanced practice providers (NP, CNS and PA) for the professional, occupational, tactical, or recreational athlete. The secondary target audience is other clinicians caring for athletes, including sports medicine physicians, first responders, and athletic trainers.

Course Director

Jonathan Kim, MD, MSc, FACC
Emory University

Course Co-Director

Dermot Phelan, BAO, MB BCh, PhD, FACC
Atrium Health

Planning Committee

Matt Martinez, MD, FACC
Atlantic Health System

Katie Morganti Stewart, CNP, MS
Massachusetts General Hospital

Meagan Wasfy, MD, FACC
Partners HealthCare


Aaron Baggish, MD, FACC, FACSM
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston

Thomas Jared Bunch, MD, FACC, FHRS
University of Utah Health

Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Michigan Medicine

Alfred Danielian, MD, FACC, FASE
Las Vegas Heart Associates

Sharlene M. Day, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Elizabeth Hill Dineen, DO, FACC
University of California Irvine

Jonathan Drezner, MD
University of Washington

Michael S. Emery, MD, MS, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Kimberly Harmon, MD
University of Washington

Jeff Hsu, MD, PhD, FACC
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

William Kraus, MD, FACC
Duke University

Andre La Gerche, MD
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Rachel Lampert, MD, FACC
Yale School of Medicine

Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mark Link, MD, FACC
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Martin S. Maron, MD
Tufts Medical Center

Silvana Molossi, MD, FACC
Baylor College of Medicine

Michail Papadakis, MBBS, MD(Res), MRCP, FESC
St. George's, University of London

Christopher Semsarian, MBBS, PhD, MPH, FRACP, FCSANZ, FHRS, FAHA
University of Sydney, Australia

Ankit Shah, MD, MPH, FACC
Medstar Health

Kathy E. Sietsema, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Tamanna K. Singh, MD, FACC
Cleveland Clinic

Paul Thompson, MD, FACC
Hartford Hospital

Case Presenters

JT Anderson, MD
Atlantic Health System

Neel Chokshi, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Peter Dean, MD, FACC
University of Virginia

David Engel, MD, FACC
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Antonio B. Fernandez, MD, FACC, FAHA
Hartford Hospital

Eli Friedman, MD, FACC
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

James Sawalla Guseh II, MD
Partners HealthCare

Gurukripa N. Kowlgi, MBBS
Mayo Clinic

Sheela Krishnan, MD, FACC
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Nathaniel Moulson, MD, FRCPC
Massachusetts General Hospital

David Peritz, MD, FACC
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Prashant Rao, MBBS, MRCP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jack C. Salerno, MD, FACC
Seattle Childrens Hospital

Kayle Shapero, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

John Symanski, MD, FACC, FASE
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Jason Tso, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Allison Zielinski, MD, FACC
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Faculty are subject to change without notice.

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement

As a provider jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors, in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether financial interests or relationships may influence the education activity.

ACCF assesses conflicts of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of certified activities. 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 (ACWG) 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 and the ACWG members involved with this activity have nothing to disclose.

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Registration Tuition

Registration for Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual: From Elite to Exercise Enthusiasts includes access to the livestream on June 24-26, 2021 and on-demand access to sessions and additional content through September 24, 2021.

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early Until 4/30/2021 Regular After 5/1/2021
Member Physician (includes International Associate) MD, DO $199 $249
Non-member Physician MD, DO $299 $349
AACC/CCA Member (includes CVT Member, FIT, Resident, Student, Emeritus) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Resident, Student and Emeritus $99 $149
CCA Non-member PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, Resident, Student $199 $249
Industry Professional   $299 $349

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 $50 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. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration fee in full.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

The ACCF designates this other activity (live virtual and on demand) for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 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.

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

Clinical Topics: Sports and Exercise Cardiology

Keywords: Sports, Athletes