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  Aug 19 - 23, 2017
 Cleveland Clinic's 18th Annual Intensive Review of Cardiology
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This educational activity continues to be a wonderful forum to critically review current thinking and management of all the major cardiovascular disciplines. The focus will be on the delivery of contemporary medicine, including complex patient management and decision-making for practicing cardiologists. Cardiovascular board certification and re-certification examination candidates may also find this review useful.

This year attendees will be able to earn ABIM Maintenance of Certification points as part of full course registration and we will once again have a simultaneous session to address the needs of advanced practice nurses.

You will find this symposium to be fun, clinically relevant, and stimulating. Get engaged in integrated audience interaction with reviews of cases, images, and relevant data during the lectures.

The comprehensive four-day program will be memorable. The review highlights clinical evaluation and management of the patient encountered in daily practice. An update of current ACC/AHA guidelines that support treatment and management recommendations, as well as a review of controversies and dilemmas will answer any questions you may have.
  Location:InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center      Cleveland, OH   USA
  Director(s):Samir Kapadia, MD, FACC Venugopal Menon, MD, FACC
  Sponsor:Cleveland Clinic
  Comments:Intensive Review of Cardiology will help you:

• Summarize results from research studies investigating the biologic basis and pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
• Analyze results from recent clinical trials for CVD and describe their potential impact on clinical practice
• Present safety and efficacy data on the new drugs, formulations, and indications for CVD and describe their implications for clinical care
• Describe the recent surgical innovations, including devices, techniques, and approaches for CVD
• Review new developments in CV imaging technologies and assess their potential use in clinical care
• Review recent evidence-based recommendations for CVD management strategies and assess their implications for clinical practice
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  Oct 1, 2017
 George M. Gura Symposium: Advancing Tissue Engineered Valves to Clinical Practice
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This symposium is a unique opportunity to bring leading investigators in the area of biological heart valve development together to discuss progress in the field and the future for valve regeneration.
  Location:Mayo Clinic - Geffen Auditorium      Rochester, MN   USA
  Director(s):Amir Lerman, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:Program Highlights
•  Current Challenges With Aortic Valve Replacements
•  Development of Alternative Valve Technologies
•  Valve Engineering: Research for Translation
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  Oct 6 - 7, 2017
 The Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This 1 ½ day CME course is to have experts in the field of cardiovascular genetics detail the important role of genetics, genomics, and pharmacogenetics in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of diseases affecting the heart and the blood vessels.

Topics covered will include, Genetics/Genomics 101, pharmacogenetics, gene risk scores, genetic purgatory, the molecular autopsy, and the diagnostic, prognostic, & therapeutic implications of genetic testing for patients with congenital heart disease, long QT syndrome and the other channelopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the other cardiomyopathies, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemias, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and the aortopathies.

Unique Features: Audience response system to enhance immediate feedback. Easy access to faculty members. One-on-one interaction. Efforts will be made to introduce the clinical applications using new technology, however, there is no hands-on experience provided. Self-assessment questions to gauge outcome.
  Location:Francis Marion Hotel      Charleston, SC   USA
  Director(s):Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D. Naveen Pereira, M.D. Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

• Summarize the probabilistic nature of genetic testing and develop a strategy to manage the variant of uncertain significance (VUS) test results
• Identify the impact of genetic testing in the diagnosis and pathophysiology of the heritable cardiomyopathies, channelopathies, and aortopathies
• Determine the role of genetic testing children and adults with congenital heart disease
• Define genetic markers of atherosclerosis and their role in risk stratification of coronary heart disease
• Identify the genetic basis of heritable causes of the hyperlipidemias and implications for prevention and familial screening
• Define the role of inheritance in cardiovascular drug response and to utilize genetics to minimize adverse events and maximize drug efficacy
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  Oct 26 - 27, 2017
 Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Update 2017
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This activity provides a contemporary update for primary care providers and cardiologists on the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases commonly encountered in the primary care setting.
  Location:Global Center for Health Innovation      Cleveland, OH   USA
  Director(s):Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, Steven Nissen, MD, Katherine Hoercher, RN
  Sponsor:Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute
  Comments:By Attending, You Will Be Able To -

• Critically assess the often conflicting recommendations for lipid and hypertension management, the underlying evidence, and the implications for clinical practice
• Recognize the implications of diabetes on cardiovascular disease and treatment outcomes and tailor management accordingly
• Incorporate the evidence on contemporary surgical, percutaneous, and device-based treatment options into clinical decision-making for patients with structural heart disease
• Interpret findings from diagnostic imaging for aortic disease to plan treatments, guide interventions, and gauge procedural outcomes
• Evaluate the evidence associated with current controversies in the management of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis
• Incorporate recent clinical trial findings and evidence-based guideline recommendations into the treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease
• Compare and contrast different STEMI systems of care and logistical processes for managing complex patients with acute coronary syndrome
• Appropriately integrate the emerging evidence and options for prevention, detection, risk assessment, rhythm and rate management, and stroke prevention into the care of patients with atrial fibrillation
• Analyze the evidence on new and established pharmacotherapies for heart failure management
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  Nov 11 - 15, 2017
 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the best science and is the leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States. Scientific Sessions attracts nearly 18,000 attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition to 1.5 million medical professionals who participated virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science.

Programming is designed to improve patient care by communicating the most timely and significant advances in basic, clinical, translational and population health research, spanning the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease from a variety of perspectives, from prevention, through diagnosis and through treatment. Sessions includes five days of comprehensive, unparalleled education through more than 5,000 presentations, with 1,000 invited faculty, and 4,000 abstract presentations; all from the world’s leaders in cardiovascular disease. It also includes more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest cardiovascular technology and resources.
  Location:Anaheim, CA   USA
  Sponsor:American College of Cardiology
  Comments:AHA Scientific Sessions 2017, November 11–15, will feature five days of programming for cardiovascular basic scientists, clinicians, researchers, and workplace health professionals, including:
• Innovative educational sessions for all career stages
• Networking with global thought leaders
• Highly anticipated Late-Breaking Clinical Trials
• Cutting-edge Frontiers in Science programming in the areas of Arrhythmias, Stem Cells, Thrombosis, and Vascular Disease
• 3-day Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS)
• 2-day Cardiovascular Clinical Nursing Symposium
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  Jan 22 - 26, 2018
 Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update at Cabo: A Focus on Prevention
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The purpose of the meeting is to present state-of-the-art knowledge in cardiology with a clinically-based approach. The scope of the program is broad and will cover a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases but generally focused on prevention of coronary disease, stroke and sudden death. Expert faculty will present practical clinical approaches to diagnostics and latest management strategies of challenging and controversial topics in cardiology.
  Location:JW Marriott - Cabo      Cabo San Lucas,   MEX
  Director(s):Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., Thomas G. Allison, Ph.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:This course is intended for healthcare professionals in practice or in training who are interested in preventive cardiology. This may include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, exercise specialists, dieticians, health coaches, and others.
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  Feb 7 - 10, 2018
 Cardiovascular Conference at Snowbird
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This program offers a comprehensive review on the new diagnostic and therapeutic applications in contemporary cardiology. The program format will provide timely data from the latest clinical trials and updates on state-of-the-art techniques through lectures, case presentations, and interactive discussions. Join your colleagues for the latest updates and practice guidelines in cardiology from coronary heart disease, cardiac rhythm disorders, heart failure, prevention, and hypertension.
  Location:Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Resort      Snowbird, UT   USA
  Director(s):Douglas L. Packer, M.D. Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D. George J. Klein, M.D. Christopher M. O'Connor, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
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  Feb 19 - 23, 2018
 Cardiology at Cancun: Topics in Clinical Cardiology
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The purpose of the meeting is to present practical state-of-the-art knowledge in cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy. The scope of the program is comprehensive and will cover prevention, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and heart rhythm disorders. New topics include critical care for the cardiologist, preoperative management of the cardiac patient for non-cardiac surgery, and a MOC session for ABIM Recertification. Expert faculty will present evidence-based and practical clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment. A case-based format with audience response interaction and ample time for discussion is planned.
  Location:Marriott CasaMagna Resort      Cancun,   MEX
  Director(s):Guy S. Reeder, M.D. and Steve R. Ommen, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

•  Use clinical and laboratory parameters to assess CV risk
•  Describe risk reduction strategies including lifestyle modifications and medications
•  Apply skills in lipid and hypertension management
•  Assess optimal patient selection for advanced therapies in severe heart failure
•  Discuss state-of-the-art practical approach to the management of complex coronary disease
•  Outline best practices for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias
•  Discuss the newer concepts of management of heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and valvular disease
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  Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2018
 Arrhythmias and the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The program highlights key topics in cardiology to keep the practitioner current, with an emphasis on cases, updates, and clinical guidelines. The diagnosis, management, and prevention of common rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmias will be reviewed along with challenging aspects of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and myocardial disease. Special sessions will highlight ECG pearls useful in all aspects of cardiology. There will be an emphasis on patient management, case-based presentations, and panel discussion sessions to provide interaction between the faculty and attendees. Mayo Clinic and guest faculty will share “pearls” to aid in the evaluation and assessment of patients with commonly seen cardiovascular diseases.
  Location:Grand Hyatt Kauai      Koloa, HI   USA
  Director(s):Douglas L. Packer, M.D. Paul A. Friedman, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
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  Mar 3 - 6, 2018
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:Interventional Cardiology Conference
Welcome To CRT - iMPACT Your Practice
CRT is one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conference. This conference will takes place in Washington, DC every year at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. CRT gives attendees a great opportunity to share ideas and knowledge, collaborate on interventional cardiology solutions, receive interventional cardiology training and network with other professionals. Our interventional cardiology conference features focused educational and training sessions that discuss new trial data, explore evidence-based research, and demonstrate the most up-to-date techniques that can be directly applied to clinical and academic practices.

With over 2,200 attendees, the CRT conference continues to be a leading boutique for endovascular and interventional cardiology meeting. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute supports CRT as a forum for physician and health care professional education about new cardiovascular technology and interventional procedures in the field. This interventional cardiology training event consists of four value-packed days with keynotes, presentations, workshops, a symposia, poster session, and discussions with thought leaders in interventional cardiology and structural cardiology.

Don’t miss this highly-anticipated annual interventional cardiology conference!
  Location:Omni Shoreham Hotel      Washington DC, DC   USA
  Sponsor:Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute & MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
  Comments:More details to follow.
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