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

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August 18, 2017
Learning Forum Friday Webinar - Countdown to MIPS Data Submission: "Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Mid-Year Check Point"


From Health Services Advisory Group and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

This webinar series lets you virtually network with other healthcare professionals to prepare for your Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission, adopt best practices to avoid the negative payment adjustment, and identify successful strategies to improving quality care for your patients!

Objectives
Recognize steps to take in preparing for the MIPS data submission.
Adopt successful strategies to meet the Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting requirements.
Identify solutions to avoid the negative payment adjustment.

Question: contact Chris Fechner at CFechner@hsag.com

Webinar Duration: 30 min., 2 start time options:

9 AM PDT Registration

12 Noon PDT Registration


August 19, 2017
Emerging Challenges in Primary Care 2017: CME


From The National Association for Continuing Education and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

FREE Registration

The goal in this CME activity is to help you hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with varied conditions you are likely encountering in your practice. The faculty will be at your disposal to provide evidence-based science, current treatment guidelines, discuss challenging cases, and provide answers for you that can ultimately lead to better health care for your patients. The presentations will include several interactive cases and discussion sessions to keep you actively learning.

Location:
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402

CME:
6.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit
6.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 2.75 pharmacology hour(s)

Website & Agenda



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.

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

Website



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
Location:
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 - 17, 2017
28th Annual Meeting of the California ACC
and
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.

Brochure

Friday, September 15
CA ACC Women In Cardiology Event
Career Strategy / Leadership Training
"Career Advancement and the Art of Negotiation"
10 AM - Noon
All physicians are invited and there is no cost for the "Women in Cardiology" event.
Special welcome for FITs.
Please register separately for this event. Registration coming ASAP!
Program Director: Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, FASC

Location:
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663


 

September 15 - 18, 2017
ASPC's 2017 Congress on CVD Prevention
Shaping the Future Through Prevention


Presented by The American Society for Preventive Cardiology and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Complimentary Dinner Symposium Friday 7:15 - 9:00 PM:
ASPC 2017 Town Hall Series - PCSK9 Inhibitor Access Barriers: Issues and Recommendations: Improving the Access Process for Patients, Clinicians and Payers

Location:
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach
321 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Click for discounted room reservations starting at $179/night
The ASPC room block will be available until August 15th or until the block fills.

Brochure
Website

 


September 16, 2017
Mid-Valley Cardiovascular Symposium


Presented by Memorial Medical Center and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Location:
TBA

 



September 20, 2017
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds: Advances in the Management of Hyperlipidemia


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

Speaker: Niren Angle, M.D., Cardiovascular Surgeon, John Muir Health
Angle will cover Pathophysiology and Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis/Imaging, Guideline Directed Medical Therapy (lifestyle, diet, exercise, pharmacotherapy), Revascularization (endovascular vs. surgery), Future Directions
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, Walnut Creek Ball Auditorium)

How to Connect CV Grand Rounds via computer:
> Connect to John Muir Health CME: https://johnmuirgm.globalmeet.com/CMEConcord
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

Call in number: 1-888-450-5996; Guest Passcode: 142941

For more info, please contact Pam Lavering RN at pam.lavering@johnmuirhealth.com or
Gary Gershony, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research, Education & Technology at
gary.gershony_MD@johnmuirhealth.com
 



September 22 - 24, 2017
Hoag 34th Advanced Echo Conference


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

Location:
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Fashion Island
900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Brochure



September 23, 2017
Conversations in Cardiology: Live Virtual Conference Webinar. CME


From The National Association for Continuing Education and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

FREE Registration

Utilizing an interactive, moderator led format, this program will help you hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of patients you are likely encountering in your practice. You will be able to interact with the faculty in real-time to get your questions answered.

Broadcast Live from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Start Time: 7 AM PST; Duration: 3.5 hours

CME:
3.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit
3.5 AANP Contact hour(s)

Website, Agenda & Details


 



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


From the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Agenda



7:30 AM: Light breakfast & Registration
8 AM - 5 PM: Program


Wine and Cheese Reception after 6 PM following the Symposium

Sponsored by CA ACC and Nurse Registry

 

 


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Join us for Napa wine tasting!

To find out more information or sign up for the wine tasting, contact Jennifer Fleming, NP, AACC: jennifer.fleming@cshs.org

Wine Tasting RSVP deadline is September 15. Price is dependent upon number of participants. Participants will be notified of total cost after "join us" deadline has passed. Approx. cost to participate is $200, which includes transportation from event hotel to wineries, tastings and lunch.


CREDITS: 7.25 CEU credits for Registered Nurses. ACPE credit for pharmacists pending.

Location:
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
Booking Link: http://group.hilton.com/americancollegeofcardiology

Agenda



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.

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

Brochure
Website

 



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.

Location:
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

Brochure


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.

Location:
TBA

More Information



October 18, 2017
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds: Diseases of the Aorta


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

Speaker: Tanveer Khan, M.D. Cardiovascular Surgeon, John Muir Health
Khan will cover Pathophysiology/Types, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis and Imaging, Medical Therapy, Endovascular Therapy vs. Surgery
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, Walnut Creek Ball Auditorium)

How to Connect CV Grand Rounds via computer:
> Connect to John Muir Health CME: https://johnmuirgm.globalmeet.com/CMEConcord
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

Call in number: 1-888-450-5996; Guest Passcode: 142941

For more info, please contact Pam Lavering RN at pam.lavering@johnmuirhealth.com or
Gary Gershony, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research, Education & Technology at
gary.gershony_MD@johnmuirhealth.com



October 21, 2017
9th Annual UC Irvine Health Orange County Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention


From The Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine and endorsed by the California and Hawaii Chapters of the American College of Cardiology.

"Future Directions in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Travel Guide for Clinicians
"
Location:
Doubletree Hotel
100 City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Brochure
Website

 



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.

Location:
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
Brochure
Website




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: https://johnmuirgm.globalmeet.com/CMEConcord
> 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 pam.lavering@johnmuirhealth.com 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.

Brochure
Website

Awards Dinner Friday evening, November 17.

We are now accepting nominations for the following categories:
* Cardio Team Member of the Year
* Fellow-In-Training of the Year
* Eliott Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year
* Future Leader
* Educator of the Year

Time:
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM in the Contessa Foyer Cost:
Members $40.00
Guests $60.00

Awards Dinner Details
Awards Dinner Registration

Location for both conference and awards dinner:
Montage Beverly Hills
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 

November 17 - 18, 2017
The California Heart Rhythm Symposium 2017


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

The California Heart Rhythm Symposium aims to bring together leaders in the field of cardiac arrhythmias and provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the latest advances in the field.   

Location:
UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095

Brochure
Website

 



November 30 - December 2, 2017
7th Annual Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities in Heart Failure


From Complete Conference Management and endorsed by the Arizona, Hawaii and California Chapters of the American College of Cardiology.

Theme: " A Comprehensive and Practical Review of Advances in Heart Failure and Biomarkers
Topics that will be covered through a series of lectures, panel discussions and case presentations include:
• Lipid lowering strategies and the role of PCSK9 inhibitors
• Can treating diabetes prevent heart failure?
• Best approaches for managing hypertension
• Update on the use of biomarkers
... and more

Location:
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii

Brochure
Website

 



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.

Location:
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

Brochure
Website



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..

Location:
JW Marriott, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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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