Residents and Fellows in Training (FITs) who are contemplating a future in academic medicine need guidance on the variety of career options available to them. According to the literature, fewer cardiovascular Fellows are entering into academic medicine but instead are entering into private practice because the perceived financial and personal benefits are greater. Further, the literature shows that only 30% of total grants reviewed by the NIH receive funding.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation seeks to address the need for competent researchers and academicians by providing How to Become a Cardiovascular Investigator, an opportunity for residents and FITs to learn about the challenges and benefits of academic careers from experienced faculty engaged in research.
The overall goal of this course is to enhance learners’ competence in their ability to become cardiovascular investigators.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to —
- Identify career options in academic cardiovascular medicine
- Formulate strategies to obtain independent grant funding
- Develop a plan for integrating an academic career with patient care, research and teaching
This course is intended for Fellows in Training and residents interested in a cardiovascular fellowship.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Innovation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Preventive Medicine and Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
C. William Balke, MD
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of California San Francisco
Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC
Vice Chancellor, Clinical Research
Director Duke Translational Medicine Institute
James J. Ferguson, MD, FACC
Vice President, Global Medical Affairs - CV
Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine
Executive Director Personalized Medicine
Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC
Professor, Division of Cardiology
University of Miami
Robert A. Harrington, MD, FACC
Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Mark E. Josephson, MD, FACC
Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Director Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Christopher K. Kramer, MD
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
University of Virginia Health System
Daniel Levy, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, FACC
Director Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiovascular Division
CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES
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.
Cardiovascular Investigator Faculty Disclosures
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There is no tuition for this course. However, participants are asked to provide a credit card number which will not be debited unless the attendee does not adhere to the course cancellation policy below. All registrations must be made in advance. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The course will include refreshments, lunch, reception, dinner with the faculty and course materials.
Because of advance planning requirements and the limited seating for this course, please provide written notification as soon as possible if you need to cancel. 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 not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.
NOTE: There is no fee for this course. However, you will be asked to provide a credit card number which will be used to charge $100 only if cancellations are not received by Wednesday, November 2, 2012.
In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.
ACCF 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, ACCF 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 to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
LEARNER BILL OF RIGHTS
Learner Bill of Rights
All sessions will be held at the Heart House, 2400 N. Street, NW, Washington D.C. The meeting site telephone number is 800-253-4636.
Hotel rooms are available at Renaissance Washington Dupont Circle Hotel located at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20037. To reserve your room at the Renaissance Washington Dupont Circle Hotel, please call the hotel directly at 202-775-0800. Identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology Foundation CVCI Nov2012 course to receive the ACCF rate.
The room rate is $139 plus 14.5 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACCF group room block will be held until Friday, November 9, 2012 but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about early departure fees or cancellation penalties.
Check-in time at the Renaissance Washington Dupont Circle Hotel is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Early arrivals are accepted on a space availability basis only.
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.