ECG and Heart Rhythm: Basics and Beyond 2018

February 1, 2018 to February 4, 2018

Course Directors: Komandoor Srivathsan, M.D.; Fred Kusumoto, M.D.; Thomas M. Munger, M.D.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort did not recieve any significant damage during the hurricane's this past fall.  The hotel if fully operational.  

This 4 day course is designed to provide general internists, hospitalists, family practitioners, and allied health professionals with state-of-the-art information on invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. Attendees will realize important advances in the medical field and address educational needs and practice gaps. Through didactic lectures, case-study presentations, and audience interaction, this CME activity strives to develop and promote continuing medical education with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care.

Registration Fees

Full Fee - M.D., D.O., Scientist$725
Reduced Fee - Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree$575
Optional Workshop:Read ECG with the Master$75
Optional Workshop:Difficult ECGs$75
Optional Workshop: Intracardiac Electrogram/Pacemaker Case Based $75


Call for Abstracts

Overview:  As part of the "2018 ECG and Heart Rhythm: Basics and Beyond" course, an electronic poster (ePoster) session for presentation of original research dedicated to the field of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders will be held. Challenging cases are welcome. These may include challenging cases (i.e., case reports) of those encountered in clinical practice. The conference will also review invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders and practice innovation or improvements. Posters will be chosen from all abstracts received by the Friday, January 5, 2018 submission deadline.

Abstract Eligibility:  Original abstracts that either have or have not been presented at other meetings will be considered for this conference based on the merits of the work. Abstracts based upon published papers will also be considered. 

Number of Entries:  A participant may be the primary author on no more than two abstracts; however, he or she may be a contributing author on any number of abstracts. Deadline: Abstract submission deadline is Friday, January 5, 2018.

Notification of Results:  Accepted abstracts will be notified by email. All primary authors will be notified by email no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 if their submission has been selected for the electronic poster session. Details regarding poster set-up will follow. Accepted abstract recipients must still register for the meeting to attend.

Description:  (no more than 300 words are allowed for the text within the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion). Suggested format is provided below.

Introduction (or Objective, Hypothesis):

Methods (Case report or series etc):



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Additional Information
Exhibitor Information

Exibitor Opportunity
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 complete the attached exhibit forms and submit to Denise Klarich.  

Target Audience

This course is designed for general internists, hospitalist, family practitioners, and allied health staff.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify common ECG patterns and manage patients with specific disorders
  • Recognize serious heart rhythm disorders in the young patient
  • Discuss sudden death risk factors in high risk patients
  • Describe current guidelines for the management of heart rhythm disorders
  • Summarize the pro's and con's of anticoagulants

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: 
  • 25.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 25.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/01/2018 - 6:50am
Event ends: 
02/04/2018 - 12:30pm
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St. Kitts Marriott Resort
858 Frigate Bay Road
Frigate Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies, xx

St. Kitts Marriott has reserved a limited block of guest rooms for attendees at a special group rate for run of house guest rooms at $199 or pool/ocean view guest rooms at $239 per night plus applicable taxes. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days following the course dates, based upon availability.

Let all of us here at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino exceed your every expectation. We are proud to be named as one of Travel + Leisure's 'World's Best Caribbean Resorts', with a remarkable location and truly extraordinary amenities. Make yourself at home in our spacious hotel rooms, featuring unique West Indian accents and modern perks. Indulge in delicious cuisine at one of our restaurants and lounges. Try your luck at the Royal Beach Casino, located here at the resort, or book a blissful treatment at our 15,000 square-foot Emerald Mist Spa. Golfers will be thrilled with the championship course at Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, too.  And be sure to spend time relaxing on the beach during your visit, or exploring the many attractions and activities St. Kitts and Nevis has to offer. 

Reservations:  800-228-9290 or 1-800-223-6388 

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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  25.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:

General Session Total:  20.00

Session Breakdown Total(s) (if applicable): 
Thursday - Optional Additional ECG Workshop: Read ECG with the Master = 1.50
Friday - Optional workshop: Difficult ECGs = 1.50
Saturday - Optional Intracardiac Electrogram/Pacemaker Case Based Workshop = 2.00

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care 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

  • 25.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 25.00 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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