Cardiology Update: The Heart of the Matter 2018

Sedona, AZ US
August 2, 2018 to August 5, 2018

Course Directors:  Luis R. Scott, M.D., Carolyn M. Larsen, M.D., Eric H. Yang, M.D.


Registration for the General Session is Sold Out. 

Due to high interest and venue capacity, the General Session for the Cardiology Update: Heart of the Matter is sold out. There are still spots available for the ABIM MOC and ABFM KSA Sessions on Sunday, August 5, 2018. We genuinely appreciate your interest and hope you will join us next year.

Enchantment Resort Group Room Block is Sold Out.  Please see LOCATION tab for overflow option*** 

Cardiology Update: The Heart of the Matter 2018 offers a wide spectrum of topics in congestive heart failure/pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, preventive cardiology, sports cardiology and valvular heart disease, among others. Self-assessment modules will be offered.

Registration Fees:

General Session: M.D., D.O., ScientistSold Out$700.00
General Session: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health ProfessionalSold Out$500.00
ABIM MOC - M.D., D.O., ScientistAvailable$125.00
ABIM MOC - Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied HealthAvailable$25.00
ABFM KSA - M.D., D.O., ScientistAvailable$125.00
ABFM KSA - Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied HealthAvailable$25.00

Additional Information

Course Brochure

Exhibitor Opportunities

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please submit Exhibitor Documents to Kristy Badder

Target Audience

This course is intended for health care professionals in the following specialties: practicing adult cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular trainees, general internists, family medicine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with a cardiovascular interest. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review indications, use, and limitation of different types of anticoagulants in a diverse spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Explain the current indications and contra-indications for TAVR, mitral valve clip and potential new indications for percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement.
  • Apply the latest hypertension and cardiovascular (CV) guidelines to improve overall morbidity/mortality rates.
  • Describe practice changes to improve care for patients with congenital heart disease.
  • Summarize guidelines to increase preventive care for patients with CV diseases.
  • Review issues related to cardiovascular adaptations to exercise.
  • Identify cardiovascular conditions of risk for the practice of competitive sports.
  • Apply current guidelines for the treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF) and atrial fibrillation (AF).
  • Describe clinical features of primary pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AAFP Elective
  • 18.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 22.50 ANCC
  • 22.50 AOA Category 2-A
Event starts: 
08/02/2018 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
08/05/2018 - 12:00am

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Enchantment Resort
525 Boynton Canyon Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
United States

Lodging and Accommodations

***PLEASE NOTE:  Enchantment Resort Group Room Block is Sold Out.  Please see below for overflow option.

Enchantment Resort
525 Boynton Canyon Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone Reservations: (855) 421-1088

Overflow Hotel Option:

Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
2250 West State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ  86336
Phone: 866-312-4111

Sedona Rouge is located approximately 6 miles from the Enchantment at 2250 West State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ  86336.  

We have reserved a limited block of guest rooms at the Sedona Rouge as an overflow option for attendees with a special rate of $168 (plus tax) single or double occupancy per night. Group rates will be extended up to 3 days prior and 3 days following the course dates, based on room type and rate availability. There is a $25 charge for each adult after two in the same room. Children under age 17 stay in the same room with parents at no additional charge as long as the maximum occupancy in the room does not exceed four.  

The resort fee of $25 per room, per day will be waived and attendees are offered 10% off any spa treatments.  Please identify yourself as a part of the Mayo Clinic Group when making reservations to receive the special group rates.  

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 125.8 mi (approximately two hours) from the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online http:/, (enter Convention Number CV03NR0013 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended as cars are subject to availability; blackout dates may apply.

Visit Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau which offers a variety of recreation and leisure activities in the area.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors
Luis R. Scott, M.D.
Carolyn M. Larsen, M.D.
Eric H. Yang, M.D.

Guest Faculty
Aaron L. Baggish, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S.M.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiovascular Performance Program 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Christopher P. Appleton, M.D.
Michael J. Bryan, M.D.
Hari P. Chaliki, M.D.
Regis I. Fernandes, M.D.
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.
Francois Marcotte, M.D.
Joseph G. Murphy, M.D.
Tasneem Z. Naqvi, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H.
Steve R. Ommen, M.D.
Amy W. Pollak, M.D.
Peter M. Pollak, M.D.
Julie L. Rosenthal, M.D.
Maurice E. Sarano, M.D.
Robert L. Scott, M.D., Ph.D.
Fadi E. Shamoun, M.D.
Win-Kuang Shen, M.D.
Komandoor Srivathsan, M.D.
John P. Sweeney, M.D.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (17.75 general course; 4.75 for optional ABIM MOC or ABFM KSA). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update 2018: The Heart of the Matter, with a beginning date of 08/02/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.00 Prescribed and 4.75 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity.

ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment - 4.75 Credits

ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.75 medical knowledge 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.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

Participants can earn up to 22.50 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 22.50 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

AMA Credit Breakdown
General Session Total: 17.75
ABFM KSA – 4.75
ABIM MOC – 4.75

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AAFP Elective
  • 18.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 22.50 ANCC
  • 22.50 AOA Category 2-A

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