Cardiovascular Summit

CV Summit 2022

The Cardiovascular (CV) Summit is the premier conference where quality and finance intersect and where the CV team can learn and share the best methods for delivery of care while aligning well-being for the entire team. Learn CV management and leadership strategies and discover how to align strong leadership with effective business strategies to improve CV care and patient outcomes.

Experience innovative approaches to elevate the patient and CV clinician experience in the pathways of:

  • Managing Rapid Change
  • Transforming Cardiovascular Care
  • Optimizing the Clinician Experience
  • Navigating Health Care Economics
  • Enhancing the Academic Agenda

Join this transformative educational experience designed for all practices — private, integrated, academic — and the entire CV team!

Statement of Need
Today's CV health care leaders must be equipped to transform CV care by managing rapid change, navigating health care economics, and optimizing the patient-clinician experience. CV health care clinicians, administrators, and executives need to continually enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to address the demands of the ever-changing health care environment to ensure the success and improve outcomes.

The goal of this dynamic course is to provide all members of the cardiovascular (CV) team with the latest information and necessary skills to advance CV care by coupling up-to-date content with real-world strategies and tools that will advance the concepts of the quadruple aim—improved patient experience, care team well-being, smarter spending, and better health outcomes.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to —

  • Employ leadership strategies that foster collaboration, teamwork, diversity, and inclusivity
  • Describe core elements of the CV service line operational best practices necessary for sustainability and growth
  • Operationalize the elements of a financially viable team-based care model
  • Distinguish essential fundamentals of sustainable compensation models for physicians, care team clinicians, and administrators
  • Outline regulatory and legal requirements that impact the CV service line
  • Practice innovative approaches that align with a rapidly changing health care environment
  • Implement best practices that will sustain workforce well-being
  • Discuss key elements required to prepare academic cardiologists for a value-based practice environment

Target Audience
This multi-disciplinary course is intended for the entire CV team, including physicians, trainees, advanced practice professionals, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, administrators, and executives, inclusive of all practice settings (private, integrated hospital, or academic).

Course Chair

Howard T. Walpole Jr., MD, MBA, FACC
American College of Cardiology

Course Co-Chairs

Cathleen Biga, MSN, FACC
Cardiovascular Management of Illinois

Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FACC
Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Atrium Health

Planning Committee

Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
Centennial Heart at Parkridge

Robert C. Hendel, MD, FACC
Tulane University School of Medicine

Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD,  FACC
Northwell Health

Marc Newell, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute, part of Allina Health


Ben Bache-Wiig, MD
North Clinic P.A.

Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Heart & Vascular Institute

Ami B. Bhatt, MD, FACC
Richard R. Liberthson Endowed Scholar in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Massachusetts General Hospital
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Ginger K. Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC

Gerald G. Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC

Steven M. Bradley, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute

David Brody, MPA
Northwell Health

Paul N. Casale, MD, MPH, FACC
Weill Cornell Medicine

Jack R. Chamberlin, MD, FACC
Amita Health
Alexian Heart and Vascular

Richard A. Chazal, MD, MACC
Lee Health System

Jason H. Cole, MD, MS, FACC
Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Inc

James M. Daniel Jr., JD, MBA
Hancock, Daniel, & Johnson, PC

Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

William E. Downey, MD, FACC
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health

Thomas A. Draper, MBA, MAACVPR
Wellstar Health System

Stephanie Dwyer, PharmD
University of Illinois Chicago

John P. Erwin, III, MD, FACC
Northshore University Health System

Brian Ferguson
Arena Labs

Alan Friedman

Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC
St. Vincent Health
Ascension Health

Linda Gates-Striby, CCS-P, ACS-CA
Ascension Medical Group, Indiana

Tyler J. Gluckman, MD, FACC
Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Sciences (CARDS)
Providence St. Joseph Health

Gerald Hickson, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
University of California, Irvine

Suzette Jaskie, MBA
Ascension Wisconsin

William T. Katsiyiannis, MD, FACC
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health

Nicole Knight, LPN, CPC, CCS-P

David C. Konur, FACHE
Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Richard J. Kovacs, MD, MACC
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Joon S. Lee, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & UPMC Health Plan

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA

Warren S. Levy, MD, FACC
Virginia Heart

Joseph Edward Marine, MD, MBA, FACC
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital

J. Jeffrey Marshall, MD, FACC
Northside Cardiovascular Institute

Lisa A. Mendes, MD, FACC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC
North Shore University Hospital Northwell Health
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra

Nick Morse
American College of Cardiology

Rosanne Nelson
American College of Cardiology

Joel Porter, JD
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Robert Roswell, MD, FACC
Zucker School of Medicine at Hoftstra/Northwell
NYU Medical Center

Joel Sauer, MBA

Frederic R. Simmons
Clearwater Cardiovascular and Interventional Consultants

Toniya Singh, MBBS, FACC
St. Louis Heart & Vascular, P.C.

Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC

John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, FACC
St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute/UMKC

C. Michael Valentine, MD, MACC
University of Virginia

Gaby Weissman, MD, FACC
Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Kevin Willmann

Joint Society Faculty

Theodore P. Abraham, MBBS, MD, FACC, FASE
University of California at San Francisco

David H. Wiener, MD, FACC, FASE
Jefferson Medical College
Jefferson Heart Institute

Dennis A. Calnon, MD, FACC, FASNC
MidOhio Cardiology and Vascular

Jason Andrade, MD, FHRS
University of Montreal

Jonathan P. Piccini Sr., MD, FACC, FHRS
Duke University Medical Center

Timothy D. Henry, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The Christ Hospital

Sunil V. Rao, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Duke University Medical Center

Koen Nieman, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCCT
Stanford University

Eric Williamson, MD, FSCCT
Mayo Clinic

Sven Plein, MD, PhD, FSCMR
University of Leeds
Leeds General Infirmary

Subha V. Raman, MD, FACC
Krannert Institute of Cardiology

  • Online: Click the Register button at the top of the page
  • Phone: 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 or 202-375-6000, ext. 5603

Registration for Cardiovascular Summit includes the pre-conference; plenary sessions; mini-intensives; workshops; breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; lunch on Friday and Saturday; and networking reception(s).

Registration Fees
Rate Type Example Designations Early Until 1/13/2022 Regular After 1/14/2022
Member Physician (includes International Associate)
MD, DO $1325 $1425
Non-member Physician MD, DO $1700 $1800
Member Executive
CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1325 $1425
Non-member Executive CEO, COO, CFO, Director $1700 $1800
Member CV Administrator
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $900 $1000
Non-member CV Administrator PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1100 $1200
Member Reduced (includes CVT Member, FIT, Resident, Student and Emeritus) ACC/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Emeritus, Resident, Student $900 $1000
Non-member Reduced PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $1100 $1200
Industry Professional   $1700 $1800

Group Registration

Groups of 3 or more are eligible for discounted registration rates – the larger the group, the bigger the discount! Give everyone on your team the opportunity to learn proven business practices for improving cardiovascular (CV) care and patient outcomes that create more efficient spending, while also improving the CV clinician experience.

Click here to download the group registration form. For questions, please contact Brenda Hindle at

Group Registration Fees (Per Registrant)
Group Size Discount
3-5 10%
6-9 15%
Over 10 20%

COVID-19 Considerations

In alignment with ACC's commitment to your health and safety, Cardiovascular Summit registrants will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to participation in the course at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Detailed information on documenting your vaccination status will be shared in January 2022.


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

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the Cardiovascular Summit.

Submission Site: The abstract submission site is now open here:

Deadline: All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on December 8, 2021.

Please ensure you have thoroughly read the abstract policies and procedures, submission instructions, and the information listed below before submitting your abstract.