November 21 - 23, 2014 - Four Seasons, Las Vegas, NV

Course Directors: Bell, Malcolm R., M.D. | Gulati, Rajiv, M.D., Ph.D.

This education program will provide practicing physicians and other healthcare staff with in-depth discussion and case-based learning of various aspects of coronary artery disease. Preventive cardiology topics will include a discussion and debate on the latest and controversial recommendations for treatment of hyperlipidemia as well as the growing controversy on E-cigarettes, diet and lifestyle, and interpretation of JNC8. Throughout the program multiple challenging cases of acute coronary syndrome and revascularization dilemmas will be presented offering real life examples to improve patient outcomes supported by state-of-the-art lectures to highlight acute myocardial infarction, sleep apnea in ischemic heart disease, cell therapy and myocardial viability. Expert faculty will focus on discussion of patients with kidney disease and cardiovascular disease providing clinically relevant information. A mini symposium will review the radial approach to angiography and intervention as an alternative to the femoral approach. Discussions will highlight best practice for optimal patient outcomes.

Registration Fee

Physician/Scientist (MD, PhD, DO, PharmD)$795.00
Fellow, Resident, PA, NP, RN, Emeritus$755.00


Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Distinguish lifestyle interventions that improve cardiovascular health and understand the effects of diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Describe the latest diagnostic and management strategies for the acute coronary syndromes
  • Incorporate the use of newer imaging modalities in the detection and treatment of complications of myocardial ischemia
  • Determine the risks and benefits of screening, early detection and prevention in coronary artery disease
  • Recognize the latest diagnostic and management strategies for acute ischemic events and the latest information on newer platelets and thrombin inhibitors

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Patient care
  • Practice based learning and improvement
Course summary