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10/04/2013 - 10/05/2013   iCal
Course Director(s):
Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC; Christine E. Lawless, MD, FACC
Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill.
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Are you a healthcare professional who treats athletes of all ages? Then get ready for the exciting, cutting-edge course, 2nd Annual Sports Cardiology Summit 2013, where you will engage in stimulating discussions with expert faculty who will debate and present relevant case studies and up-to-date findings on cardiovascular care for athletes. As a sports medicine professional, you require the knowledge to make critical decisions to prevent tragic events for those who participate in sports, especially sudden death. Check out the educational opportunities and take-home value offered in October for the Sports Cardiology Summit:

  • FREE “How to” workshop: Keys to Successful Sports Cardiology Practices
  • Scintillating case studies with multidisciplinary expert faculty panels, highlighting controversies in the evaluation and management of athletes of all ages
  • Robust sessions and debates surrounding CV screening of athletes
  • “How to” perform and interpret athlete ECG, ECHO, MRI, stress tests and ambulatory monitoring: athlete-centered protocols
  • International view of sports cardiology from Sanjay Sharma, BSc, MD, Medical Director of the London Marathon
  • Sessions dedicated to the older athlete with CV diseases
  • FREE optional Meeting on DemandTM sessions offering enhanced learning and 3.5 hours of CME credit for Sports Cardiology Summit attendees only. Click here to access these sessions.

Click on the AGENDA tab to view all the important and timely sports medicine topics included in this must-attend course! See the broad and extensive experience and positions our faculty hold by viewing the FACULTY tab. Finally, be sure you click on the REGISTER button at the top of the page to reserve your space today!

Learner Objectives 
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 should 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 athletes
  • Recognize the principles and roles of exercise physiology, physical activity management and cardiac rehabilitation 
  • Utilize exercise and capacity, ECG findings and hemodynamic response in the risk assessment and management of patients
  • Evaluate and manage patient athletes with syncope
  • Know the indications, risks and contraindications for stress testing — both for diagnosis and for risk stratification — in patients with suspected or known coronary heart disease




This course is intended for cardiologists who serve athletic populations, sports medicine physicians, pediatricians, primary care physicians, physician assistants, cardiovascular care associates and other health care professionals with an interest in sports medicine.

Our experienced faculty have worked extensively with athletes and sports organizations including:

  • Augusta State University
  • Boston Marathon
  • Championship Hearts Foundation
  • London Marathon
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Football League Draft Scouting Combine
  • National Football League Cardiovascular Subcommittee
  • Texas Adolescent Athlete Heart Screening Registry – TAAHSRTM
  • United States Figure Skating
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Course Directors

Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical Director
Krannert Institute of Cardiology

Christine E. Lawless, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Athletic Research, Bryan Heart
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Associate Faculty
University of Chicago
Sports Cardiology Consultants LLC

Invited Faculty

Chad Asplund, MD

Director, Military Sports Medicine
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fort Gordon, Ga.

Aaron L. Baggish, MD, FACC 
Associate Director
Cardiovascular Performance Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, MACC
Professor Emeritus, Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine

Michael S. Emery, MD, FACC
Director, GHS (Greenville Hospital System) Sports Cardiology Program
Carolina Cardiology Consultants
Greenville, S.C.

Brian Hainline, MD
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Chief Medical Officer
Sport Science Institute

Silvana M. Lawrence, MD, PhD, FACC
Medical Director, Community and Program Development, Cardiology
Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Mark S. Link, MD, FACC
Co-director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Laboratory
Director, Center for the Evaluation of Heart Disease in Athletes
Director, Adult Heart Station
Co-director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Barry J. Maron, MD, FACC
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Matthew W. Martinez, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Imaging
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, Pa.

Sanjay Sharma, BSc, MD
Professor, Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology
St. George’s University of London
Consultant Cardiologist, St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
Medical Director
London Marathon

Renee M. Sullivan, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Missouri Health System School of Medicine
Columbia, Mo.

Paul D. Thompson, MD, FACC
Director, Athlete’s Heart Center
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Conn.

Case Presenters

Thomas G. Allison, PhD, MPH, FACC
Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Christopher C. Erickson, MD, FACC
Professor, UNMC/CUMC Joint Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Electrophysiology and Pacing - Children's Specialty Physicians
Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Omaha, Neb.

Todd D. Miller, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

Dhrubo Rakhit, MBBS, PhD, FACC
Consultant, Cardiologist and Echo Specialist
Southampton University Hospital
Southampton, Hampshire
United Kingdom

Todd J. Tessendorf, MD, FACC
Bryant Heart
Lincoln, Neb.

Robert J. Tozzi, MD, FACC
Pediatric Center for Heart Disease
Hackensack, N.J.  


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.

Sport Cardiology Summit Faculty Disclosures

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

If you have any special Dietary requirements, please note that this is now captured through your online profile. To enable us to accommodate your request, please ensure that your profile is up to date. If you select the (other) option, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your needs. If you require assistance, please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603.

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

Please submit your registration form through fax or mail to receive this rate.


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 courses 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 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.75 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 Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 5300 N River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. The meeting site telephone number is 847-544-5300.

To reserve your room at Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, please call 800-341-7949 or 847-544-5300. Identify yourself as a participant in the ACCF 2013 Sports Cardiology Summit.

Room Rates
The room rate is $159 plus 13 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACCF room block is scheduled to be held until Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 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.

Airfare Discounts

The ACC has negotiated discounts with United and (or) Delta Air Lines for 2nd Annual Sports Cardiology Summit 2013 meeting attendees, who are originating their travel in the US or Canada.

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

Agreement code: 786752
Zcode: ZPBW

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

Delta Air Lines is offering discounts of 5%-10% based on the class of service booked.
Travelers should reference the following:

Meeting code: NMFFV

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

We have a limited number of exhibit booths remaining. Please contact us today to reserve your space! 

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting with us. We expect over 200 attendees this year!

Please click here to view our exhibitor prospectus for further information and pricing. We are only offering a limited number of exhibit spaces to offer better value for our exhibit partners.

According to a recent membership survey, over 30% of ACC members are directly responsible for purchasing products and services for their institutions; and nearly 50% of our members participate in the decision-making process. We would be pleased to have you exhibit at this course to complement our attendees experience and help you achieve your goals.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact us at your earliest convenience to guarantee space at:
James D. Moran
Education Exhibits
American College of Cardiology
2400 N Street, N.W., #312a,
Washington, D.C. 20037
Direct: 202.375.6327
Fax: 202.375.6843