California Chapter Calendar
Symposiums, Meeting and Conferences of interest to our members

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February 20, 2020
UCI Cardiology Grand Rounds: CME Conference: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections


From the University of California, Irvine, Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Speaker: Bennett Cua, MD, FACC

Time: 7 AM - 8 AM

Location:
UC Irvine Medical Center
City Tower, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Room 403, Orange, CA 92868

To attend: Tel: 714-456-7945 or horns@hs.uci.edu



February 21, 2020
6th Annual Southern California Cardiovascular Team (CVT) Symposium


Presented by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Time:
7:15 AM - 5:15 PM
5:15-7:00 Happy hour and Magic hour. Magician guest at wine tasting.

7 CEU’s, 3 pharmacy credits

Location:
The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles, Pasadena, California 91101

Agenda



February 21, 2020
Success With Failure: An Advanced Heart Disease Symposium


Presented by the California Heart Center Foundation/Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute and endorsed by California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

This one-day course will provide a concise review of clinical knowledge and essential professional skills to facilitate the surgical and medical management of patients with advanced heart failure who are being assessed for and who have received durable mechanical circulatory support, heart transplant or other interventional procedure. The course consists of focused presentations covering a broad array of topics for both inpatient and outpatient management with an emphasis on a practical approach to patient care, implementing best practices and clinical problem solving.

Time:
8:00 AM – 4:40 PM

Location:
Marina Del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Agenda



February 28, 2020
Inaugural Sports and Exercise Cardiology Symposium


Presented by the Stanford University School of Medicine in collaboration with the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

There are approximately 5 million active athletes across high school, collegiate, professional and master's levels in the United States. Since the athletic population is continuing to expand in all major demographic groups, a larger contingent of practice-ready clinicians who understand the contemporary care and practice management strategies for athletes and those who are highly active is needed.

The Sports Cardiology and Exercise symposium intends to provide a platform to health practitioners who provide cardiovascular care to athletes highly active people, including cardiologists, sports medicine physicians and advanced practice providers (NPs, CNS and PAs). We will discuss contemporary topics in Sports Cardiology and clinical exercise physiology. Stanford University School of Medicine – in partnership with the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology - will deliver a 3 hour symposium on guideline—driven cardiovascular care for the athlete and highly active individuals.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Antonio Pelliccia, Chief of Cardiology of the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science of the Italian National Olympic Committee.

After participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Identify appropriate populations for pre-participation screening
2. Perform appropriate cardiac risk assessment, including the use of diagnostic studies in athletes and highly active individuals.
3. Debate the current and continuing controversies in sports cardiology, including preparticipation screening, management of arrhythmia differentiating athletes' heart from cardiomyopathy and returning to sport after cardiovascular surgery/intervention.

Time:
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location:
Assembly Hall, Stanford Hospital
500 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

ACCREDITATION
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians..

CREDIT DESIGNATION
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM (rn.ca.gov). Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.

Physician Assistants (PA) may claim a maximum of 3.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Registration is free for this inaugural event!



March 6 - 7, 2020
11th Annual Pacemaker, ICD, CRT Implantation, Programming, Troubleshooting and Extraction


Presented by University of California San Diego School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

This course is designed to provide the learner with the most up to date evidence for ICD and CRT based therapy. It provides a State of the Art review of ICD and CRT management as well as an in-depth review of implantation techniques, programming complications and follow-up aspects.

Location:
Estancia La Jolla Hotel
9700 North Torrey Pine Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Brochure
Early Website



March 12, 2020
UCI Cardiology Grand Rounds: CME Conference: Congenital Heart Disease: Tetralogy of Fallot


From the University of California, Irvine, Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Speaker: James Zager, MD

Time: 7 AM - 8 AM

Location:
UC Irvine Medical Center
City Tower, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Room 403, Orange, CA 92868

To attend: Tel: 714-456-7945 or horns@hs.uci.edu



March 14, 2020
24th Annual Heart Failure 2020:
Update on Diagnosis and Therapy


Presented by Complete Course Management and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

This year’s program provides a comprehensive update on the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF). The program includes lectures presented by experts combined with interactive discussion with faculty. The extensive list of topics has been selected to provide a high level, contemporary and clinically relevant update with a goal of improving the care of patients with heart failure.

Location:
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071

Website
Brochure




March 19, 2020
Electrophysiology (EP) Conference


From the University of California, Irvine, Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Speaker: David Cesario, MD

Time: 7 AM - 8 AM

Location:
UC Irvine Medical Center
City Tower, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Room 403, Orange, CA 92868

To attend: Tel: 714-456-7945 or horns@hs.uci.edu



April 9, 2020
UCI Cardiology Grand Rounds: CME Conference: Congential Heart Disease: Left-sided Cardiac Obstructions


From the University of California, Irvine, Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Speaker: James Zager, MD

Time: 7 AM - 8 AM

Location:
UC Irvine Medical Center
City Tower, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Room 403, Orange, CA 92868

To attend: Tel: 714-456-7945 or horns@hs.uci.edu



April 16, 2020
UCI Cardiology Grand Rounds: CME Conference: Atrial Septal Defects


From the University of California, Irvine, Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Speaker: Irmina Gradus-Pizlo, MD

Time: 7 AM - 8 AM

Location:
UC Irvine Medical Center
City Tower, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Room 403, Orange, CA 92868

To attend: Tel: 714-456-7945 or horns@hs.uci.edu



April 24 - 26, 2020
Seventh Annual Clinical Advances in Heart Failure and Arrhythmias


Presented by Scripps Conference Services & CME and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Time:
Fri, Apr 24th, 2020 at 7 am to Sun, Apr 26th, 2020 at 12 pm

Location:
Westin Carlsbad Resort
5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Agenda
Website




April 30, 2020
UCI Cardiology Grand Rounds: CME Conference: Lipoprotein (a): A New Risk Factor and Target for CV Risk Reduction


From the University of California, Irvine, Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Speaker: Michael Wilkinson, MD, FACC, UC San Diego

Time: 7 AM - 8 AM

Location:
UC Irvine Medical Center
City Tower, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Room 403, Orange, CA 92868

To attend: Tel: 714-456-7945 or horns@hs.uci.edu



April 30 - May 2, 2020
5th North American Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease


Presented by Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CME | Stanford Medicine and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

This symposium will provide an introduction to pediatric and congenital echocardiography and the imaging of congenital heart diseases. It takes a unique approach that combines learning cardiac morphology from pathologic specimens and relating this knowledge to echocardiographic evaluation, both preoperatively and postoperatively for patients with congenital heart disease. The main goal is to improve the knowledge and competence of physicians and sonographers who perform and/or interpret echocardiograms in newborns and children with suspected or actual congenital heart diseases and those who perform echocardiographic studies in adults with repaired congenital heart disease.

Location:
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford University
616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305


Website & Agenda
Flyer




May 2, 2020
UCLA Heart Failure Symposium 2020: State-of-the-Art Updates & Therapies for Advanced Heart Failure


Presented by Cedars-Sinai CME and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Time:
7:45 AM - 4 PM

Location:
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Salon 1 & 2 Ballroom
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Flyer
Website




May 8, 2020
14th Annual Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium


Presented by Cedars-Sinai CME and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Time:
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location:
Cedars-Sinai Harvey Morse Conference Center
8701 Gracie Allen Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Earn up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and ABIM MOC Points

Flyer
Website



September 4 - 5, 2020
11th Annual Cardiology Update:
Featuring CA ACC FIT Jeopardy Competition!


Presented by Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Save the date! Details to come.

Location:
Balboa Bay Beach Club Resort
1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663



October 14 - 15, 2020
12th Annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease:
Annual Meeting of the California ACC


Presented by Promedica International CME and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

The scientific program will focus on realistic views of controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions presented by a faculty of internationally renowned leaders.

Location:
The Montage Hotel Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Reservation Form for Montage Hotels
Call 310-860-7800. You must mention the “Controversies 2020” meeting to receive the group rate.

Flyer
Website


Purpose of our California Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality care for the individuals with such diseases and to foster the highest professional ethical standards. In carrying out these purposes the Chapter shall function in consultation with the leadership of the College and as an advisor to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease.

The Chapter shall, in the interests of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintain a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic issues which may influence access to high quality cardiovascular health care for all individuals.

The Chapter has been formed as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation underthe federal and California state tax codes. The Chapter maintains an Executive Office with a full time Executive Director and support staff. The Chapter also maintains a full time lobbyist and staff in Sacramento.

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