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Cardiology Update: The Heart of the Matter 2020 - CANCELED

Sedona, AZ US
July 30, 2020 to August 2, 2020
This course has been CANCELED - See Cardiovascular Diseases for additional courses


July 30 - August 2, 2020 - Enchantment Resort - Sedona, Arizona

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

This course features a wide spectrum of the latest updates in congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, anticoagulation, preventive cardiology, cardio-genomics, sports cardiology and valvular heart disease, among others. 

Also offered is a Sunday morning echocardiogram workshop that features didactic learning as well as hands-on echo experience.   Separate registration is required and space is limited - early registration is suggested.  

Registration Fee
 Register before
June 30, 2020
Register after
June 30, 2020
M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$800$875
Allied Health, NP, PA, Retirees$525$600
Hand-Held Echo and ECG Workshop (Aug 2, 2020)$125 


Target Audience

The intended audience includes practicing cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular and internal medicine trainees, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine specialists and trainees, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and any staff with a cardiovascular interest.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the indications, use, and limitations of different types of anticoagulants in a diverse spectrum of cardiovascular diseases
  • Evaluate periprocedural management of anticoagulation in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation
  • Recite the current indications and contra-indications for TAVR, mitral valve clip, LAA and PFO closures
  • Apply the latest hypertension and cardiovascular 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
  • Apply current guidelines for the treatment of congestive heart failure
  • Describe clinical features of primary pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Describe cardiovascular adaptation to exercise and and review risks and benefits of exercise in patients with cardiovascular diseases
  • Develop a clinical approach for the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases in women
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.50 ABIM
  • 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 20.50 ANCC
  • 20.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 20.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
07/30/2020 - 12:50pm
Event ends: 
08/02/2020 - 10:30am

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Enchantment Resort
525 Boynton Canyon
Sedona, AZ 85054
United States
+1 (800) 826-4180

A special room block rate of $300 (USD), plus applicable city/state taxes, plus a $25 resort fee per room, per night, is available for course participants and guests. Group rates apply three days prior and three days following the course dates, based upon space availability. Children under the age of 18 stay complimentary.

Enchantment Resort sells out quickly – early reservations are strongly recommended. To make your reservation, call (800) 826-4180. To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled and the cut-off date of July 8, 2020.  Reservations will be taken following this date based upon room block availability at the contracted meeting rate. To make your reservation, call (800) 826-4180.

The resort fee is $25 per room per night which includes high speed internet access in the guest rooms, access to the spa, nightly turn down service with bottled water, and local / 800 phone call access fees. Maid and bellman gratuities are optional and are to be paid at the individual guest’s discretion. Guest parking is complimentary.

The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Enchantment Resort is located about two hours north of Phoenix. Temperatures average 20 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area in the summer.

Visit for recreation and leisure activities in the Sedona area.

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

Guest Faculty
Aaron L. Baggish, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Mayo Faculty
Thomas G. Allison, Ph.D.
Senthil Anand, M.B.B.S.
Christopher P. Appleton, M.D., FACC
Hasan Ashraf, M.D.
Michael J. Bryan, M.D.
Hari P. Chaliki, M.D., FACC
Chieh-Ju Chao, M.D.
Leslie T. Cooper, M.D.
Victor J. Davila, M.D.
Radhika Dhamija, M.B.B.S.
Regis I. Fernandes, M.D., FACC
Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.
Brian W. Hardaway, M.D.
Matthew Y. Lam, M.D.
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.
Francois Marcotte, M.D., FACC
Nareg Minaskeian, M.D.
Tasneem Z. Naqvi, M.B.B.S., M.D., MBA/HCM
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H.
Dawn M. Pedrotty, M.D., Ph.D.
Amy W. Pollak, M.D.
Peter M. Pollak, M.D.
Guy S. Reeder, M.D.
Julie L. Rosenthal, M.D.
Jay B. Shah, M.D., FACC
Shimoli V. Shah, M.D., FACC
Fadi E. Shamoun, M.D., FACC
Win-Kuang Shen, M.D., FACC
Komandoor Srivathsan, M.D., FACC
D. Eric Steidley, M.D., FACC
John P. Sweeney, M.D.
R. Scott Wright, 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.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 20.50 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20.5 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.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Credit Breakdown:

General Session: Thursday, July 30, 2020    4.25
General Session: Friday, July 31, 2020    7.00
General Session: Saturday, August 1, 2020    6.25
Hand-Held Echo and ECG workshop: Sunday, August 2, 2020    3.00 
      General Session                                   17.50
      Hand-Held Echo and ECG Workshop:   3.00

Available Credit

  • 20.50 ABIM
  • 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 20.50 ANCC
  • 20.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 20.50 Attendance
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