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Date: March 23, 2012
Course Director(s): Rick A. Nishimura, M.D., M.A.C.C. (Disclosure),
Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, F.A.C.C. (Disclosure)
Location: The Methodist Hospital
7:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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Are you preparing to renew an ABIM 10-year time-limited Board Certificate? Do you want a comprehensive review of the latest clinically relevant guidelines and trials in cardiology?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then plan to virtually attend a key session from the American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session and Expo from Texas. Learn in an interactive environment as ABIM-certified physician experts lead you through 25 case-based questions that provide an update in clinically relevant guidelines and trials. You will have the opportunity to interact with your colleagues in Chicago through an audience response system while you stay close to your practice in Texas. By attending this session, you can earn MOC points in medical knowledge — points you need for recertification.

The course will be broadcast to The Methodist Hospital — Texas Medical Center, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Methodist West Houston Hospital, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and San Jacinto Methodist Hospital.


This course is intended for cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are preparing to renew their board certification or who would like to receive an update on cardiovascular clinical guidelines.


Course Directors
Rick A. Nishimura, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minn.

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Executive Medical Director, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John J. Mahmarian, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Nuclear Cardiology and CT Laboratories
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

Karla Marie Kurrelmeyer, MD, FACC
Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center


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.

ACC Live Programs Committee & Staff Disclosures  


Learner Bill of Rights  


This course has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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.


To Register for the Course click here.
Please indicate the location where you will be attending the session under the Workshop option.


The course will be broadcast at The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and throughout the Houston community in various Methodist Hospital System locations. See below for location information.

Room Name                              
The Methodist Hospital- Texas
Medical Center
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Rio Grande
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Conf Rms AD
Methodist West Houston Hospital
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77094 
Mesquite A-1211
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, Texas 77070
Spruce/Redwood Combination
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, Texas 77521
Community Room


The registration includes continental breakfast and course materials .

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 ANCC or 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.


At the time of posting, a complete listing of supporters for ACC.12 was not available. Appropriate acknowledgment will be updated upon confirmation of support and at the time of the course.