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Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making
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Educational grant support for this activity provided by:

Abbott Vascular

Boston Scientific

Edwards Lifesciences


St. Jude Medical

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

09/18/2014 - 09/20/2014   iCal
Course Director(s):
David H. Adams, MD, FACC; Steven F. Bolling, MD, FACC; Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC; Howard C. Herrmann, MD, FACC
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Learning Pathways:
Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular heart disease affects more than 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.

To that end, ACC and AATS partner once again for the Heart Valve Summit, which brings cardiologists and surgeons together for a cooperative, case-based course addressing the rapid advances in the treatment of valvular heart disease. The Heart Valve Summit features renowned faculty who will review cutting-edge, clinically relevant data on valvular heart disease management and will engage participants in discussions, debates and potential controversies surrounding real-world cases.

This interdisciplinary course emphasizes clinical decision making while combining the most relevant medical, surgical and interventional options for patient care. Because rapid advances in valvular heart disease management affect the entire care team, the course includes sessions for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and physician assistants that are designed to help specialists manage their unique challenges from a team perspective.

The overall goal of this course is to enhance knowledge and improve competency in the practice of managing valvular heart disease.

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

  • Discuss with colleagues and patients the options available for patients presenting with valvular heart disease
  • Design a strategy for management of patients presenting with various valve diseases and comorbid challenges
  • Assess advantages and limitations of medical, surgical and interventional therapies based on individual case parameters and accepted guidelines
  • Compare and contrast the usefulness and limitations of imaging techniques in valvular heart disease
  • Critically evaluate data to determine whether local expertise and accessibility are conducive to optimal patient care or if the patient should be referred
  • Review the best practice guidelines for optimal surgical timing to improve patient outcomes 

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.

Course Directors

David H. Adams, MD, FACC
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Steven F. Bolling, MD, FACC
Professor of Adult Cardiac Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
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

Nurse Planner

Michele Langenfeld, RN, MS
Administrator, Education and Community Outreach
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Honored Lecturers

Bruce W. Lytle, MD, FACC
Chairman, Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

William C. Roberts, MD, MACC
Executive Director
Baylor Scott & White Health


Anelechi Anyanwu, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Vice Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
Co-director, Transcatheter Valve Program
Brooke Roberts-William Maul Measey Professor in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia

Blase A. Carabello, MD, FACC
Chair, Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart Valve Center
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Joseph S. Coselli, MD, FACC
Professor and Chief, Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

James S. Gammie, MD, FACC
Director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease
Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center

Jane T. Kruse, RN
Atrial Fibrillation Nurse Coordinator
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Randolph P. Martin, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging
Chief, Valvular and Structural Heart Disease
Piedmont Heart Institute

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, FACC
Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Heller-Sacks Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Philippe Pibarot, DVM, PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Laval University

Jeffrey J. Popma, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Deaconess Medical Center
Newton, MA

Michael J. Reardon, MD, FACC
Program Director, CT Surgery Residency Program
Medical Director, Fondren Brown Operating Rooms and Nurse Practitioner Program
The Methodist Hospital

Allan Stewart, MD
Director of Aortic Surgery
Co-director of the Valve Center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Gregory E. Supple, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC
William L. Winters Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging
Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Institute
The Methodist Hospital

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Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making Faculty Disclosures

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

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The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.25 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

All sessions will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel located at 221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago. The meeting site telephone number is 312-565-5258.

Hotel rooms for the Heart Valve Summit are now available at the Hyatt Regency Chicago located at 151 East Wacker Drive. To book your travel click here. Guests can also call our central reservation line at 888-421-1442 to book their rooms. Please have them reference ACC Heart Valve Summit. Please note the housing block at the Radisson Blu Aqua is currently sold out, we apologize for any inconvenience.

The ACC has negotiated discounts with United Airlines and (or) Delta Air Lines for AATS/ACC Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making meeting attendees who are originating their travel in the United States or Canada.

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

Agreement code: 513268
Zcode: ZR3G

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

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

Meeting Code: NMH2Q

Reservations may be made via the Delta Meeting Network at 800-328-1111 or visit www.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.


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