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ACCF/SCAI Premier Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Preparatory Course
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08/16/2013 - 08/18/2013   iCal
Course Director(s):
Joseph D. Babb, MD, FSCAI, FACC; Frederick Welt, MD, MSc, FSCAI, FACC
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.
Learning Pathways:
Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
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Three Days + Best IV Review Available + You = Boards Passed & Lives Saved

Are you ready? Invest three days in your future and you will be prepared for board certification, recertification or the daily challenges of a dynamic interventional cardiology practice. Come to breath-taking Amelia Island, Florida, August 16-18, 2013, for the ACCF/SCAI Premier Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Preparatory Course, and you will get what you need:
  • Focused sessions that sharpen your knowledge
  • Multiple opportunities to test your skills and identify gaps in knowledge by answering hundreds of ABIM-style questions
  • Confidence that you can pass your boards and keep current with the latest science
  • Skills to improve patient outcomes

You want the most up-to-date, comprehensive, evidence-based interventional cardiology review, and ACC and SCAI deliver it. The nation’s leading interventionalists will guide you through an informative, engaging and challenging journey full of stimulating discussions and the best science – you can apply what you learn to your practice right away.

To provide you with all the tools and knowledge you need to succeed, the course includes:

  • Full color syllabus containing all of the presentation slides as well as a thumb-drive with pdfs of all presentation slides
  • FREE limited-time-access to CathSAP4
  • 20 MOC Part II points by participating in the optional ACCF Study Session for ABIM Maintenance of Certification: Interventional Cardiology Updates 2012 and 2013. Sign up for both the Interventional course and MOC session and save up to 45% on the MOC session!
  • Two optional lunchtime sessions designed to guide you through the challenges of maintenance of certification, including walking you through how to earn Part IV MOC points
  • Interactive audience response system to see how your answers compare with your peers
  • FREE access to the 2012 Interventional Cardiology Meeting on Demand™ (MOD) Product for all FITs that register for the course! The MOD is a full capture of the 2012 live course and features slides synchronized with accompanying audio plus interactive questions.
  • Beautiful destination for your entire family to enjoy and a chance for you to relax and rejuvenate at the end of each day

Have questions about the recent changes in ABIM’s MOC requirements? ACC and SCAI have that covered in two informative lunchtime sessions that will give you the answers.

You know that self-assessment quizzes are a great way to reinforce what you are learning live, so we’re making CathSAP4 available to you during the course – FREE! And, if that self-assessment shows you where you need more coaching, you can tap into your expert faculty right on site. Like the ACC, they are there to help you – and ultimately help your patients live heart healthy lives.

This course will help you identify your knowledge gaps and focus your study efforts by providing you the opportunity to answer hundreds of ABIM-style questions by participating in question and answer sessions at the end of each presentation.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE TODAY! View the following examples of previous questions and to test your knowledge!

Bring your family to experience an unforgettable vacation on Amelia Island. Offering 13-miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife and pristine waters, there are an abundance of attractions for nature lovers and those who thrive on sun, sand and outdoor sports. Let your family enjoy summer temperatures in the 90s during the day with winds to cool them down. With the sun's setting comes even more pleasant temperatures and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors well into the evening allowing you to study during the day, then relax, renew and get reinvigorated in the evening. Amelia Island is a perfect destination for the entire family. Click here to learn more!

Seats are limited. Click on the Register button at the top of the page before June 17 to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Rates!

Learner Objectives
The goal of this course is to prepare physicians for certification or recertification by enhancing competency in interventional cardiology.

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

  • Summarize key concepts of vascular biology and atherosclerosis and the fundamental concepts of cardiovascular physiology
  • Explain thrombosis pathways and the use of antithrombotic therapeutics, including antiplatelet, anticoagulant and thrombolytic agents
  • Discuss adult congenital heart disease and the application of interventional therapies in this setting, including imaging fundamentals and pharmacologic adjuncts useful in PCI
  • Interpret and critique the findings of major clinical trials and existing interventional devices and techniques in interventional cardiology
  • Summarize ACC/AHA/SCAI guidelines regarding the practice of interventional cardiology, particularly with respect to indications for catheterization and intervention
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and focus study efforts on filling those gaps


This course is intended for physicians preparing for initial Board certification or recertification. Cardiovascular specialists, physicians, Fellows in Training and cardiovascular care associates seeking an in-depth review of interventional cardiology will also find this course of value.

ACCF Study Session for ABIM Maintenance of Certification: Interventional Cardiology Updates 2012 and 2013
Directed by: Joseph D. Babb, MD, FSCAI, FACC and Frederick Welt, MD, MSc, FACC
August 15, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Amelia Island, Fla.

Sign up for both the Interventional course and MOC session and save up to 45% on the MOC session!

Arrive in Amelia Island a day early and maximize your learning by taking advantage of this optional Maintenance of Certification course designed specifically for ABIM Recertification. Offered in collaboration with ABIM, attendees will interact with expert faculty and fellow participants to discuss and identify the most appropriate answers to 50 case-based ABIM questions. Participants will earn 20 knowledge points towards ABIM’s Self-evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification. After the course is concluded, participants will submit their answers electronically to ABIM to receive Maintenance of Certification credit.

Separate registration and fees apply. Click on the Register button at the top of the page to register today.

See www.CardioSource.org/2013ivmoc for additional course details.

Course Directors

Joseph D. Babb, MD, FSCAI, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Section of Cardiology
Greenville, N.C.

Frederick G.P. Welt, MD, MSc, FSCAI, FACC
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Director, Invasive Cardiologic Experimental Laboratory, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Invited Faculty

Dominick J. Angiolillo, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research
University of Florida College of Medicine — Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla.

Usman Baber, MD, MS
Director of Clinical Biometrics
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York

Thomas M. Bashore, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Senior Vice Chief, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, N.C.

Jeffrey J. Cavendish, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist
Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Co-director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Scripps La Jolla
San Diego

Steven R. Daugherty, PhD
Director of Faculty and Curriculum
Becker Professional Education

Larry Dean, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, UW Medicine Regional Heart Center

Morton J. Kern, MD, FACC, FASCAI
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiology
Long Beach VA
Associate Chief
University of California, Irvine
Long Beach, Calif.

Ajay Kirtane, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Chief Academic Officer
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program; Center for Vascular Therapy
Columbia University Medical Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York

Carl J. Lavie Jr., MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Stress Testing Laboratory
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner Clinical School — The University of Queensland School of Medicine
New Orleans

Michael J. Lim, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Division of Cardiology
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis

Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Health Evidence and Policy
Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York

Julie M. Miller, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute
Director, Vascular Cardiology Program
Johns Hopkins Hospital and University

Sahil A. Parikh, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor, Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School
Cleveland, Ohio

Zoltan G. Turi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Director, Cooper Vascular Center
Director, Cooper Structural Heart Disease Program
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, N.J.

Barry F. Uretsky, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
University of Arkansas for Medical Science
Little Rock, Ark 


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 with manufacturers of commercial products/services. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

Interventional Board Review Faculty Disclosures

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Advance registration for the ACCF/SCAI Premier Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Preparatory Course and the ACCF Study Session for ABIM Maintenance of Certification: Interventional Cardiology Updates 2012 and 2013 course are now closed. Registrations will be accepted on site. Please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 with any questions.

The registration tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches and course materials.

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.

ACCF reserves the right to cancel courses in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACCF 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.

Whether you are preparing for initial Board certification or recertification, the 2012 Interventional Cardiology Board Review Meeting on DemandTM Program will lead you through the steps to success.

This Meeting on DemandTM program features convenient online lectures with slides synchronized to accompanying audio presentations. Watch and listen as expert faculty present the key strategies of Board preparation while focusing on the five main content areas tested on the ABIM Board exam:

  • Basic science 
  • Pharmacology
  • Imaging
  • Procedural techniques
  • Case selection and management

Additional features include:

  • Online practice exam featuring 180 questions so you can test your knowledge.
  • Printable pdfs of all lectures.
  • Downloadable MP3s of all audio presentations

This stimulating review course offers an inclusive and current, evidence-based review of interventional cardiology that will both test and increase your knowledge.



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 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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


Learner Bill of Rights

The session will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, located at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, Florida. The meeting site telephone number is 904-277-1100. Additional information on the hotel is available by clicking here.

The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island is SOLD OUT. Information about some additional options follows.

Amelia Island Residence Inn
2301 Sadler Rd
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

  • The Residence Inn offers shuttle service around the area from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm but is often able to accommodate guests going to the Ritz Carlton prior to 9:00 am. Should you prefer to arrange service on your own the hotel recommends Amelia Island Shuttle and Transportation (Victor @ 904-753-6480.).
  • Parking is free at the Residence Inn.

Omni Amelia Island Resort (approximately 5 miles to Ritz)
39 Beach Lagoon
Amelia Island, FL

  • No off-property shuttle available.

Ocean Place Condominiums (next door to the Ritz)
Please note the Ocean Place Condominiums has a VERY STRICT cancellation policy.

Check the web site for rates for each of these locations. Please contact Monica Malouf (mmalouf@acc.org; 202-375-6386) should you need assistance.

Ground Transportation Options 
The Ritz Carlton is located just 35 minutes away from the Jacksonville Airport.

Approximate costs for ground transportation are as follows:

  • Shared shuttle: Approximately $42 per person, one way; offered by Go Airport Shuttle: https://goairportshuttle.com/reservations; 1-877-544-4646.
  • Taxis: Approximately $65, one way; and available at the airport.
  • Car service: $90 one way, 1-4 people; includes gratuity. The hotel recommends Front Runner Transportation 904-714-1277.
  • If you prefer to rent a car, the Ritz Carlton recommends
    • Enterprise - Sadler Road, Fernandina - 904-261-1050
    • Hertz - located at Fernandina Airport - 904-261-7890

Please note that if you plan to rent a car, once you reach The Ritz-Carlton a car is not necessary unless you plan a trip into Jacksonville or wish to explore the island.

Airfare Discounts

The ACC has negotiated discounts with United and (or) Delta Air Lines for ACCF/SCAI Premier Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Preparatory Course meeting attendees, who are originating their travel in the US or Canada.

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2%-10% based on the class of service booked.
Travelers should reference the following:

Agreement code: 786752
Zcode: ZPBW

Reservations may be made via the United Airlines Meeting Desk at 800 426-1122 or via united.com

Delta Air Lines is offering discounts of 5%-10% based on the class of service booked.
Travelers should reference the following:

Meeting code: NMFFV

Reservations can be made via the Delta Meeting Network at 800 328- 1111 or visit delta.com

Travelers may also contact ACC's Travel Management Company, MacNair Travel Management, at (866) 451-6432 to make their travel arrangements and take advantage of these discounts.


Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACCF meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACCF 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 ACCF 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 ACCF.

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting with us. We expect over 240 attendees this year!

Please click here to view our exhibitor prospectus for further information and pricing. We are only offering a limited number of exhibit spaces to offer better value for our exhibit partners.

According to a recent membership survey, over 30% of ACC members are directly responsible for purchasing products and services for their institutions; and nearly 50% of our members participate in the decision-making process. We would be pleased to have you exhibit at this course to complement our attendees experience and help you achieve your goals.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact us at your earliest convenience to guarantee space at:
James D. Moran
Education Exhibits
American College of Cardiology
2400 N Street, N.W., #312a,
Washington, D.C. 20037
Direct: 202.375.6327
Fax: 202.375.6843