Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making

Heart Valve Summit


The hotel deadline for the 2019 Heart Valve Summit has been extended to Monday, 9/16.

The American College of Cardiology and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery are partnering for Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making taking place from October 3 – 5, 2019 in Chicago. Whether you are currently involved in caring for patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), or interested in pursuing this subspecialty, join colleagues and renowned experts as they analyze current successes and controversies and provide insight into future possibilities in VHD care.

The management of valvular heart disease (VHD), which affects more than 5 million adults in the US, is transforming with the use of advanced imaging technology and the emergence and rapid expansion of transcatheter-based treatment options. Stay abreast of the latest evidence and learn from experts who are pioneering new techniques and can offer deep insight into contemporary clinical trials and treatment dilemmas.

Goal and Learner Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide contemporary approaches and emerging surgical and interventional techniques in the evaluation and treatment of valvular heart disease.

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

  • Compare and contrast contemporary options for managing patients with complex mitral valve disease
  • Evaluate the evidence and considerations when contemplating TAVR in intermediate and low-risk patients
  • Diagnose and determine when to intervene with patients with multi-valve disease
  • Assess the strengths and limitations of current imaging techniques for characterizing surgical anatomy and quantifying the severity of valve disease
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management and surgical treatment of patients with infectious endocarditis

Target Audience

The Heart Valve Summit is intended for cardiothoracic surgeons performing valve replacement and repair and cardiovascular specialists, with a sub-subspecialty in interventional cardiology. All cardiovascular specialists, Fellows in Training, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and nurses in cardiology who are members of the Heart Valve Team interested in valvular heart disease management will also find this course of value.

Course Directors

David H. Adams, MD, FACC
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

Steven F. Bolling, MD, FACC
University of Michigan

Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Howard C. Herrmann, MD, FACC, MSCAI
University of Pennsylvania

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC
Harvard Medical School

Nurse Planner

Chris Keenan, RN, MSN
American College of Cardiology

Invited Faculty

Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD, MSc
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

Anita Asgar, MD, FACC
Montreal Heart Institute

Blasé Carabello, MD, FACC
East Carolina Heart Institute

Joanna Chikwe, MD
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

Joseph S. Coselli, MD, FACC
Baylor College of Medicine

A. Marc Gillinov, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Rebecca Hahn, MD, FACC
Columbia University

Ismail El Hamamsy, MD, PhD
Montreal Heart Institute

Susan S. Kim, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Martin B. Leon, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Randolph P. Martin, MD, FACC
Emory University Medical School

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, FACC
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Marc. R. Moon, MD, FACC
Washington University School of Medicine

Ruby Satpathy, MBBS, FACC
Baptist Medical Center

Gilbert Tang, MD
Mount Sinai Health System

James D. Thomas, MD, FACC
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Clyde Yancy, MD, MACC
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

To Register online for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

To register for the course by mail, fax, or phone, click here.

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

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

Please register me as: Designation Early
Before July 31, 2019
August 1, 2019 – September 20, 2019
After September 21, 2019
ACC/AATS Member Physician (includes International Associate) MD, DO, PhD $860 $905 $1055
Non-member Physician MD, DO, PhD $995 $1040 $1185
Industry Professional / Non-exhibiting Industry   $1395 $1440 $1590
ACC Member Reduced (Includes CCA Members, CVT, and Emeritus) PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, Emeritus $520 $560 $660
Non-member Reduced, CCA, CVT PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $665 $710 $755
Fellow-in-Training, Resident, Student FIT, Resident, Student $150 $150 $150
Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for FIT

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.

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 18 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 18 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.

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 18 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

The hotel deadline for the 2019 Heart Valve Summit has been extended to Monday, 9/16.


All sessions will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. The meeting site telephone number for reservations is (888) 333-3333.


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Online Reservation Link:
Click here to make your reservations online.

Reservations via telephone:
To make a reservation by phone, please call the Radisson Blu Aqua's Reservation Office at 1-888-333-3333. Please identify yourself as an attendee of The ACCF's Heart Valve Summit to receive the group's special rates.

Room Rates
The ACC negotiated room rate is $285 per night plus state and local taxes (currently 17.4%) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until 11:59 pm CST on September 16, 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.


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 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: Valvular Heart Disease

Keywords: Heart Valve Diseases