Cardiology Philadelphia 2018: Innovations in Cardiovascular Care

Course details

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 8.00 nursing contact hours
  • 8.00 ABIM MOC Points
Price: $1.00
Title & description

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Program Description: 


Hotel Reservations

Course Overview and Target Audience:

This conference is designed for cardiologists, primary care physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurses who have a special interest in cardiology. The symposium will focus on important practical and clinical issues faced daily by the health care professional and will include live case presentations with echocardiology. Lectures and dedicated discussions will provide a clinically relevant review of cardiology.

Presentations will be provided by nationally recognized experts in their field. The guset faculty will be joined by members for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the percutaneous approaches for treatment of severe mitral valve regurgitation
  • Review the contemporary approach to diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Discuss the use of digital technology in management of outpatient electrophysiology cardiomyopathy
  • Review newest technologic advances in outpatient management of heart failure patients
  • Identify which pateints may benefit from the wearable (outpatient) defibrillator
  • Explain the demographics and treatment of spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Review the current guidelines of which patients bebfit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Discuss whether pre-participation screening saves athletes' lives
  • Explain diagnosis and management of pacemaker/cardioverter defibrillator infections
  • Review pulmonary hypertension management
  • Discuss management of low-flow, low-gradient aortic valve stenosis
  • Identify the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of ischemic heart disease
  • Review the clinical approach to common valvular abnormalities

Meeting Location:

Cardiology Philadelphia 2018: Innovations in Cardiovascular Care will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The hotel’s main number is 215-448-2000.

Overnight Reservations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel at a special group rate of $239 per night single/double occupancy. Taxes are 15.5% per room per night and are subject to change. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible because there are a limited number of rooms available. Please call the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel reservations directly at 215-448-2000 or 1-800-325-3535. Identify yourself as a “Cardiology Philadelphia 2018” participant. This room block is available until September 18, 2018 or until the block is full. 

Parking: The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers valet parking services ($44 daily rate) and self-parking in their garage ($38 daily rate). An additional parking option is at The Philadelphia Gateway parking garage, which is located one block from the Sheraton at 1540 Vine Street between 15th and 16th street ($7 daily weekend rate). 

For information on additional overnight accommodations or what to do or see while you’re in Philadelphia, please go to

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for Cardiology Philadelphia 2018: Innovations in Cardiovascular Care are $200.00 for physicians or industry and $150.00 for nurses and other healthcare professionals and $125.00 for house staff and students. Penn Medicine employees, faculty, staff, and students will receive a 10% discount. A valid Penn Medicine ID is required to receive the special rate.

The registration fee includes attendance to the conference, a course booklet and a link to view the presentations online, continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and post-symposium reception.

We cannot accept faxed or mailed registration forms with credit card information. To pay by check, complete the registration form and mail it in with your check. Please see the registration form for mailing information. Please note: mailed registrations can take up to 5-10 business days before they are received. All registrations will be confirmed by email as long as your registration is received no later than October 5, 2018.


Physicians: Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses: Penn Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation of Credit:

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 8.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organization accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 8.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by October 5, 2018 (subject to a service charge of 10% of the registration fee but not less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued after October 5, 2018.  The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States
This live activity started on October 20th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 8.00
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 8.00
  • nursing contact hours: 8.00
  • ABIM MOC Points: 8.00
Activity Documents
MOC Activity: 
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.