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

The California Chapter does not administer registration for all events. Explore possibilities and access registration materials and directions for our many Partner Programs.

June 30 – July 1, 2017
23rd Annual San Diego Heart Failure Symposium

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

Advances in the Recognition & Treatment of Heart Failure
Estancia La Jolla Hotel
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 30, 2017. See Brochure for details and symposium rates.



July 11, 2017
Lipid Management Scientific Education Program

Medical Affairs Division of Sanofi U.S., and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Primary Focus: ASCVD and Comorbidities: Diabetes and Mixed Dyslipidemia

Presented by Nathan Wong, PhD, Professor and Director Heart Disease Prevention Program Division of Cardiology, UC Irvine for this

7 PM: Registration & Dinner
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
1270 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037


Click on the “register” icon – your program code is 10384

July 14 - 16, 2017
International Academy of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions 2017, 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease

This CME conference is presented by Cardiology Online and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

The Congress will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of molecular biology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac surgery.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
1 Discovery Square 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Reservations online: 16112326


Presented by
Gaffney Events and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Conference highlights include:
Complex Coronary Interventions Workshop
Complex Structural Heart Disease Interventions Workshop
Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course Competition

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108


September 9, 2017
4th Annual Lead Management Update

From UC San Diego School of Medicine 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 review of lead management, to give an in-depth review of indications for lead extraction and management of device infections as well as available tools and technology for extraction. A live extraction case will be featured with a panel expert discussion.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA


September 12, 2017
Stanford Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Weekly Meeting

ACC members and the general public are welcome to attend the weekly Stanford Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science free of charge. The seminar series is held Tuesdays 12-1 PM during Sept to June. Many of our speakers are prominent figures in cardiology.

Seminar Topic: Topic TBA
Speaker: Alvin L. Royse, JD, CPA National Chair American Heart Association
Cost: Free
Time: 12:30 - 1:20 PM
LKSC | LK130, Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center (Please check as location may change)
291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

View Forthcoming Weekly Meetings and Speakers
View Stanford Cardiovascular Institute YouTube Channel

Read the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Quarterly to learn the latest clinical and research news on cardiovascular medicine.


September 15 - 16, 2017
28th Annual Meeting of the California ACC
8th Annual Cardiology Update: The Heart of New Developments

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


Friday, September 15
CA ACC Women In Cardiology Event
Career Strategy / Leadership Training
10 AM - Noon
Everyone is invited and no cost for the "Women in Cardiology" event. Must register separately for this event. Registration coming ASAP!
Program Director: Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, FASC

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663


September 29, 2017
10th Annual Northern California Cardiovascular Team Symposium

From the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Full agenda coming soon
7:30 AM: Light breakfast & Registration
8 AM - 5 PM: Program
Wine reception to follow

September 30, 2017:
Bonus Wine Tasting on Saturday

CEU credits for Registered Nurses. ACPE credit for pharmacists pending.

Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010
Attendee Room Rate: $189 room rate booked by September 7, 2017, based upon availability. Includes complimentary Internet and day parking, discount overnight parking

October 5 - 6, 2017
Cardiovascular Disease Management: A Case-Based Approach

From Promedica International CME and endorsed by the Arizona and California Chapters of the American College of Cardiology.

This two-day continuing medical education symposium will center on the nuts and bolts of everyday care for patients with cardiovascular diseases, and present new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual. Focus will be placed on gauging

Nursing Symposium - 2nd Annual Cardiovascular Disease Management for Nurses: Best Practices for Patient Care - will take place October 4, 2017 from Noon – 5 PM.

Arizona Biltmore Hotel
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016


October 12 - 14, 2017
17th Annual Maui Cardiovascular Symposium

From the San Diego Medical Program, CME Provided by San Diego Cardiac Center and endorsed by the California and Hawaii Chapters of the American College of Cardiology.

Presented by: John B. Gordon III, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Our annual three-day symposium covers a broad range of topics designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, electrophysiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, catheterization lab technicians and nurses from Hawaii as well as the western states.

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
4100 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea-Makena, HI 96753
Registration for discount hotel arrangements for rooms at $349 and $415 plus tax

Tickets: $140 – $300

October 14, 2017
Innovations in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy

From the KECK School of Medicine of USC and endorsed by the California and Hawaii Chapters of the American College of Cardiology.


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November 7 - 10, 2017
28th Annual Cardiovascular Interventions 2017

From Promedica International CME the California and Arizona Chapters of the American College of Cardiology.

This conference fulfills the new Title 17 California Code requirement for 4 CE credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is offering a special group rate of $239 plus taxes/night for attendees. You must mention the “Cardiovascular Interventions 2017” symposium to receive the special rate. Reservations: 800-762-6160

General Course Materials

November 15, 2017
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds: Right Heart Failure, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management

In Partnership with the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (CAACC)

Speaker: Teresa De Marco, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery Director, Advanced Heart Failure Therapies Program Medical Director, Heart Transplantation Director, Adult Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center
Time: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Location: John Muir Medical Center
2540 East Street
Concord CA 94520
Conference Room: Concord 1 & 2
Grand Rounds will be Videoconferenced to the John Muir Walnut Creek Ball Auditorium

How to Connect CV Grand Rounds via computer:
> Connect to John Muir Health CME
STEP 1: ENTER as a guest.
STEP 2: ENTER your name and email address.
STEP 3: JOIN meeting.
STEP 4: Always allow, *if a Pop-up blocker is detected.
STEP 5: ENTER your phone number with area code, then CONNECT ME.
Click on this web link ð Connect to John Muir Health CME
For more info, please contact Pam Lavering RN at or Gary Gershony, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research, Education & Technology

November 16 - 17, 2017
Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

From Promedica International CME, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Complex and controversial issues in cardiovascular disease will be explored at the symposium through state-of-the art lectures, exciting cross-fire discussion panels, and lively debates.

Awards dinner Friday evening, November 17.

Montage Beverly Hills
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


December 1 - 3, 2017
34th Annual Advances in Heart Disease

From the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street
San Francisco CA 941033
Reservations online for group rate available until October 27, 2017

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


January 22 - 26, 2018
Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update at Cabo: A Focus on Prevention

From the Mayo Clinic and endorsed by the Arizona and California Chapters of the American College of Cardiology. .

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..

JW Marriott, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Registration Coming


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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