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Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making
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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.

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 and Chairman
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine
New York

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

Nurse Planner

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

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.

To Register On Line for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

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Members of these societies may register at the same rate as ACC members:

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The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches and course materials.

Register me as: Designation Early
Until 7/2
Member Physician
MD, DO, PhD $835 $855 $1005
International Associate MD, DO, PhD $835 $855 $1005
Non member Physician MD, DO, PhD $925 $950 $1100
CCA Member PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $495 $525 $625
Reduced FIT, Emeritus, Resident $495 $525 $625
CCA Non member PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD $595 $625 $725
Industry Professional   $925 $950 $1100
Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for Fellow in Training. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACCF.

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.

ACC 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, ACC 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.

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

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by 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.


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

Room Rates
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.

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.


Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC 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 ACC 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 ACC.