Heart disease accounts for more fatalities than any other single cause or group of causes of death in the United States. Valvular heart disease, affecting over 5 million individuals in the United States alone, can be congenital or acquired and may or may not be symptomatic for patients. While national Guidelines inform the care, controversies in care within advancing technological and medical arenas demand collaborative methods of diagnosis and strategies for medical, surgical and interventional management.
The American College of Cardiology and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery are once again partnering to bring together cardiologists and surgeons in a cooperative, case-based course to address the rapid advances in the treatment of valvular heart disease. With the tradition of interactivity and practical decision making, the unique Heart Valve Summit is designed to engage participants in discussions, debates and potential controversies surrounding real-world cases with renowned faculty on the cutting edge of clinically relevant data for valvular heart disease management.
This interdisciplinary course emphasizes clinical decision making while combining the most relevant medical, surgical and interventional options for patient care. Tools for management are rapidly advancing and can significantly impact the entire care team. Breakout sessions for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and physician assistants are designed to help specialists manage their unique challenges from a team perspective.
This course is intended for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, nurses, physician assistants and all health care professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with valvular heart disease
David H. Adams, MD, FACC
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine
Steven F. Bolling, MD, FACC
Professor of Adult Cardiac Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Innovation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Howard C. Herrmann, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Michele Langenfeld, RN, MS
Administrator, Education and Community Outreach
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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.
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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.
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This course has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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LEARNER BILL OF RIGHTS
Learner Bill of Rights
All sessions will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
located at 221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago.
To reserve your room at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
please call 1-888-333-3333. Identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology course —
Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making
The room rate is $269 plus 16.4 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 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.
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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.
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The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.