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

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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

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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 26, 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: "Precision Medicine for Heart Failure: Autologous iPSC-derived Exosomes"
Speaker: Phillip C. Yang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) Stanford
Cost: Free
Time: 12:30 - 1:20 PM
Location:
LKSC | LK120, 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 27, 2017
Los Angeles Society of Echocardiography (LASE) Meeting


From the Los Angeles Society of Echocardiography and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Topic: "Aortic Stenosis: What is wrong with continuity equation and how to fix it?"
Speakers:
- Pravin Shah, MD, MACC,  Medical Director
- Nancy and Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center. Director, Noninvasive Imaging
- Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute

Time:
6:00-7:00 PM Registration and hors d’oeuvres
Location:
VA West Los Angeles
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Medical Center Building 500, Room 1281
Los Angeles, CA 90073

Free Parking
SDMS CME credit available to LASE members
 



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 10, 2017
CA ACC Northern CA Fellow In Training (FIT) Education/Networking


From the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Come hear about contract negotiations and practice model options.

Speaker: Faculty Panel and Experts on Contract Negotiations
Focus: Where do YOU fit into the future of Cardiology?
Featuring Practice Panel

No charge for CA ACC FITs
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location:
Flour + Water
The Upstairs

2401 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110




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

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October 14, 2017
Innovations in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy


From the KECK School of Medicine of USC, Presented by: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and USC Office of Continuing Medical Education and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Location:
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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More Information & Registration



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
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Location:
Doubletree Hotel
100 City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

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October 27 - 28, 2017
Practicum in Mechanical Circulatory Support: An Expert Review and Interactive Simulations


From Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Featuring simulations and skills demos in the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, an immersive environment equipped with the latest in patient simulators and medical devices.

Location:
Harvey Morse Conference Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

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
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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 19 - 21, 2018
Advances in Cardiac Imaging with Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT, and Cardiac MR: 33rd Annual Case Review with the Experts


From Cedars-Sinai and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. .

A major national healthcare imperative for noninvasive imaging is to use the tests in a manner that provides value. This directive couples two major goals, which means using imaging resources judiciously while ensuring the proper application of imaging to identify…
26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Location:
Harvey Morse Conference Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Details
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

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April 20, 2018
Cardiology Update 2018: Conventional Wisdom & Beyond


In collaboration with Torrance Memorials Medical Staff and Advanced Practice Nurse Council to Support the Vision of the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute and endorsed by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. .

This symposium is presented in collaboration with Torrance Memorial's Medical Staff and Advanced Practice Nurse Council. Please attend to hear from nationally renowned leaders in cardiovascular disease about latest developments in mitral and aortic valve management, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, interventional cardiology, mechanical circulatory support, lipid management, stem cell therapy, biomarkers, pacemakers, diabetes management, and so much more.

Location:
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Hoffman Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90505

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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