Cardiovascular Board Review for Initial Certification and Recertification + Optional Post-Course Echo Focus Session

Cardiovascular Board Review Course

Cardiovascular Board Review for Initial Certification and Recertification + Optional Post-Course Echo Focus Session

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

8/25/2018 - 8/30/2018

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$1095 - $1195 | Early registration saves $100 off these rates


The conference is held at:
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Board Review for Initial Certification and Recertification (CVBR) will provide the cardiologist and internist with an overview of all aspects of cardiovascular medicine.  Well-known experts in each field will give in-depth, engaging lectures on state-of-the-art subjects in cardiovascular medicine.  Each lecture will be followed by a question and answer session with an audience response system.  Although this course is designed specifically to prepare the cardiovascular specialist for the cardiovascular boards, it will also provide the practicing cardiologist or internist with an update on the latest knowledge and advances in cardiovascular medicine.

We have included a sampling of our 164 CVBR course learning objectives for your review. Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of restrictive and other non-dilated cardiomyopathies and use this information to effectively diagnose and manage patients
  • Recognize and diagnose venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary embolism using the appropriate algorithm for VTE diagnosis based on a pretest probability of disease assessment strategy
  • Identify cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients without known CAD and use them to predict the risk of future coronary events
  • Identify the classification and mechanisms of action of antiarrhythmic agents
  • Explain the physiologic changes that occur with pregnancy

For a full list of our course objectives, please contact us at

This course is intended for cardiologists, cardiovascular fellows, and general internists who want both a live forum and online platform to continue learning year-round. This option includes both admission to a 5-day live course in Rochester, Minnesota and the use of the online personalized and adaptive course before, during, and after your attendance (one year subscription).


Program Directors
Rick A. Nishimura, M.D.
Steve R. Ommen, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Full faculty listing coming soon!


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 47.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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, and other professional associations.

Attendees should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from the sponsor of this activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 47.25 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.


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 1, 2018, whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic CV Board Review when making your reservation.

Hilton Garden Inn
$149 single/double
Phone Reservations: 507-285-1234
Distance to conference: 3 block walk

DoubleTree by Hilton
$169 single/double
Phone Reservations: 507-281-8000
Distance to conference: 2 block walk

Kahler Grand Hotel
$??? executive
Phone Reservations: 800-533-1655 or 507-282-2581
Online Reservations
Distance to conference: 3 block walk

Rochester Marriott Hotel
Phone Reservations: 877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000
Online Reservations
Distance to conference: 4 block walk

Kahler Inn and Suites
$??? standard
Phone Reservations: 507-289-8646
Online Reservations
Distance to conference: 6 block walk

Comfort Suites
Phone Reservations: 507-424-2720
Distance to conference: 15 minute drive
Complementary shuttle available to conference. Attendee to arrange with hotel front desk.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. 

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


MD, PhD, DO, PharmD 

Registration fee paid in full by June 1, 2018

After June 1, 2018 - $1195

Optional Post-Course Echo Focus Session

Optional Printed Syllabus

Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA

Registration fee paid in full by June 1, 2018

After June 1, 2018 - $1095

Optional Post-Course Echo Focus Session

Optional Printed Syllabus

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches, and break refreshments. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME (CV CME) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic CV CME before August 10, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after August 10, 2018. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.

Mayo Clinic CV CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic CV CME must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo Clinic CV CME will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

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