Over 50 percent of sudden cardiac death in athletes is attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The need for healthcare specialists to develop a practical approach to identifying CVD in athletes is essential to avoid tragedies such as a heart attack on the field or court.
To address the challenges that professionals face when evaluating the health of athlete patients, the American College of Cardiology Foundation offers the Sports Cardiology Summit 2012: Protecting the Heart of the American Athlete. Experts in the field of sports cardiology and sports medicine will discuss, debate and present relevant case studies and up-to-date findings on cardiovascular care for athletes. This day-and-a-half, interactive course covers topics such as the epidemiology of sudden death, cardiac diagnostics, sports electrophysiology and exercise prescription.
The overall goal of this course is to enhance knowledge and ultimately improve competency in the practice of cardiovascular care for athletes.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to —
- Define opportunities for cardiac care teams to enhance the cardiovascular care of athletes of all ages
- Identify best practices for the prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac death episodes in young athletes
- Assist in screening programs that identify at-risk athletes and provide safe participation recommendations
- Interpret cardiac tests in athletes and correctly differentiate between normal athletic adaptations and cardiac pathology
- Prescribe an appropriate exercise regimen for active individuals with heart disease
- Work collaboratively with sports organizations and team physicians
- Identify opportunities for research in sports and exercise cardiology
This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, sports medicine physicians, cardiovascular care associates internists, family physicians and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sports cardiology and sports medicine.
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Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Indiana University School of Medicine
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Christine E. Lawless, MD, FACC
Sports Cardiology Consultants, LLC
Chad Asplund, MD
Director, Military Sports Medicine
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fort Gordon, Ga.
Aaron L. Baggish, MD
Cardiovascular Performance Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, MACC
Professor Emeritus, Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Mary Jo Gordon
Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (CARE)
Benjamin D. Levine, MD, FACC
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mark S. Link, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Edmund Ludwig and Lisa Nelson Ludwig
Michael H. Ludwig Memorial Foundation
Matthew W. Martinez, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Imaging
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Brian Olshansky, MD, FACC
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
William O. Roberts, MD, MS
University of Minnesota
St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency
St. Paul, Minn.
Paul D. Thompson, MD, FACC
Director, Athlete’s Heart Center
Victoria L. Vetter, MD, MPH, FACC
Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Our experienced faculty have worked extensively with athletes and sports organizations including:
Augusta State University
Big Ten Conference
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Football League Draft Scouting Combine
National Football League Cardiovascular Subcommittee
Major League Soccer
Twin Cities Marathon
United States Olympic Committee
United States Figure Skating
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.
Sports Cardiology Faculty Disclosure
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The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch 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 course 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.
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 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME (Accepted for Physician Assistants)
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
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.
The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11 continuing education hours. Requirements for successful completion are attendance in a session in its entirety and completing the evaluation tool.
While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.
LEARNER BILL OF RIGHTS
Learner Bill of Rights
All Sports Cardiology sessions will now be held at The Fairmont, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington D.C. The meeting site telephone number is 202-429-2400. No sessions will be held at Heart House.
The ACC room block at the Park Hyatt is now sold out and closed. ACC has not contracted any other room blocks at local hotels for this course.
If you are in search of accommodations, we recommend you contact the following hotels, within walking distance to the Fairmont, for appropriate room rates:
|The Fairmont Washington
||2401 M Street, NW |
|The Westin Georgetown
||2350 M Street, NW |
||1250 22nd Street, NW |
|The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South Street, NW
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