Cardiology Philadelphia 2017: 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 contact hours
  • 8.00 ABIM MOC Points
Price: $1.00
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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. A unique educational design that combines live case presentations with echocardiography performed with multiple patients in real time as well as didactic lectures and dedicated discussions will contribute to an academically sound and clinically relevant review of cardiology.

The lectures will be provided by nationally recognized experts in their field. The guest faculty will be joined by members from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

New this year is a live presentation of “Jeopardy“ sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Fellows from cardiology fellowship programs of Eastern Pennsylvania will compete live with interactive presentations that will include slides of clinical material such as electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, catheterization data, and more. The goal is for the winning team to continue to compete against other programs throughout the country and ultimately to make it to the finals at the national American College of Cardiology meeting.

Additionally, cardiology fellows will be presenting their original research as part of a poster competition. This will give cardiology fellows the opportunity to share their work and for attendees to gain insight into the future of cardiology. Their research posters will be on display in the foyer outside of the main conference room for attendees to view throughout the meeting. Awards will be given to fellows with the highest ranked academic posters.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Review the concept of progression/regression of atherosclerosis
  • Describe practical uses of the new heart failure drugs
  • Review the subcutaneous and intravascular defibrillators
  • Discuss the cardiology prevention guidelines
  • Explain arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Discuss the current challenges in infective endocarditis
  • Describe the current state of the art of treatment of acute pericarditis
  • Discuss the practical guidelines for advice to patients for smoking cessation
  • Review the recommendations of proper care for the patient with thoracic aortic disease
  • Review the devices that can be implanted to prevent thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Explain the relationship of oncologic care and cardiovascular disease
  • Prepare for new national health care programs to improve quality of care and better understand future direction of medical education

Meeting Location:

Cardiology Philadelphia 2017: Innovations in Cardiovascular Care will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown 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 Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel at a special group rate of $209 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 2017” participant. This room block is available until September 28, 2017 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 2017: 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 15, 2017.


Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development 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: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 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: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development awards this activity 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 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 13, 2017 (subject to a service charge of 10% of the registration fee but not less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued after October 13, 2017.  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, 10/28/2017 - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States
This live activity started on October 28th, 2017 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
  • contact hours: 8.00
  • ABIM MOC Points: 8.00
Activity Documents
MOC Activity: 
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