Mayo Clinic Interventional Cardiology Board Review

Interventional Board Review Course

Mayo Clinic Interventional Cardiology Board Review

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

9/8/2017 - 9/10/2017


This 2 1/2 day course highlights interventional cardiology topics and information with practical application in studying for board certification in interventional cardiology. The course covers basic aspects of interventional cardiology, including catheterization laboratory equipment, radiation physics and safety, pharmacology, and procedural planning and performance. Specific patient lesion and procedural characteristics are highlighted including a review of challenging cases.

This course is primarily intended for cardiologists and cardiovascular fellows preparing for the ABIM Interventional Cardiology certification/recertification exam. However, this course also provides a focused state-of-the-art review of interventional cardiology topics for all cardiovascular practitioners and trainees.


  • Describe the “reperfusion dilemma” faced by patients who present to non-primary PCI hospital

  • Identify factors that influence revascularization strategies and outcomes in ACS

  • Determine indications and appropriate use of anticoagulant therapy in patients undergoing PCI.

  • Identify the mechanisms of action for recommended classes of antiplatelet therapy with coronary indications

  • Recall the indications for IVUS and OCT for quantifying plaque burden, plaque composition, non- atherosclerotic pathology, and assessing stent deployment

  • Recognize factors that influence patient selection and outcomes from TAVR and manage complications appropriately

  • Estimate the utility of invasive and non-invasive imaging for clinical decision-making in structural heart disease


  • Utilize electronic syllabus materials to study anytime throughout the next year
  • Obtain MOC points through interactive participation in ABIM Interventional Cardiology Module completion
  • Benefit from clinical content clearly aligned with the board exam to enable repetitive dosing of core concepts
  • Utilize a customized study guide based upon your pre-test and post-test knowledge
  • Network with faculty in an intimate setting that facilitates individualized instruction and feedback



6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Mayo Civic Center
7:15 a.m. Introduction and Course Overview
Gregory W. Barsness, M.D., and Eric H. Yang, M.D.
7:30 a.m.

Medical Statistics: Pearls for the Boards
Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D.

8:00 a.m.

Drugs You Need to Know I

Eric H. Yang, M.D.

8:30 a.m.

Radiation Physics, Imaging, Risks, and Safety

Kenneth A. Fetterly, Ph.D.  

9:00 a.m.

Drugs You Need to Know II

Eric H. Yang, M.D.

9:30 a.m.

Panel Questions

Drs. Rihal, Yang, and Fetterly

9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break



10:00 a.m.

Anticoagulant Therapy: The Basics [Case-Based]
Robert D. McBane, M.D.


Clinical Applications
Mackram F. Eleid, M.D.

10:40 a.m. Stretch Break
10:50 a.m.

Anti-Platelet Therapy: The Basics [Case-Based}
Robert D. McBane, M.D. 


Clinical Applications in PCI
Mackram F. Eleid, M.D.

11:30 a.m.

Bleeding Risks and Management

Mandeep Singh, M.D.

12:00 p.m.

Moderated Panel Discussion

Drs. McBane, Eleid, and Singh

12:15 p.m. Lunch


1:00 p.m.

Coronary Anomalies, Tips and Tricks

Naser M. Ammash, M.D. and Patricia Best, M.D.

1:45 p.m. Pathophysiology of Stable and Unstable Coronary Syndromes
Abhiram Prasad, M.D.
2:15 p.m.

Intracoronary Imaging: Plaque Characterization, OCT, IVUS
Eric H. Yang, M.D.

2:45 p.m.

Intracoronary Physiology: FFR, iFR, and CFR

Abhiram Prasad, M.D.

3:15 p.m.

Moderated Panel Discussion

Drs. Ammash, Best, Prasad, Yang, and Lerman

3:30 p.m. Refreshment break


3:45 p.m.


David R. Holmes, M.D.

4:15 p.m.

ABIM Medical Knowledge Module: Interventional Cardiology 2017 Update
Panel: Drs. Barsness, Best, Reeder and Yang

6:30 p.m. Adjourn


7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Welcome Back and Announcements
Gregory W. Barsness, M.D. and Eric H. Yang, M.D.


8:00 a.m. Reperfusion Therapies in STEMI
Eric H. Yang, M.D.
8:30 a.m.

Invasive Strategies in Non STE-ACS
Gregory W. Barsness, M.D.

9:00 a.m. Quality, Appropriateness, and Performance Metrics
Eric H. Yang, M.D.
9:30 a.m.

Panel Questions

Drs. Yang, Barsness, Hermann

9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m.

Management of Cardiogenic Shock

Gurpreet S. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D.

10:30 a.m.

Transradial PCI

Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.

11:00 a.m. Device Selection
Gurpreet S. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 a.m.

Moderated Panel Questions

Drs. Gulati and Sandhu

11:45 a.m. Lunch


12:45 p.m.

Tips for Difficult Lesions

Erik H. Yang, M.D.

1:15 p.m. Left Main and Bifurcation Disease
Michael S. Gharacholou, M.D.
1:45 p.m. Chronic Total Occlusions
Abhiram Prasad, M.D.
2:15 p.m. Saphenous Vein Grafts
Gregory W. Barsness, M.D.
2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. Restenosis and Stent Thrombosis: Key Points for the Boards
Michael S. Gharacholou, M.D.
3:30 p.m. Complications of PCI and Their Management - Panel
Eric H. Yang, M.D., Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael M. Gharacholou, M.D.
4:00 p.m. Panel Questions
Drs. Bresnahan, Gharacholou, Prasad, Barsness and Herrmann


4:15 p.m.

Application of Imaging in Carotid Artery Disease and Interventions: CT, MR, and Ultrasound

Newton B. Neidert, M.D.

  Carotid Artery Disease and Interventions
Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.
5:15 p.m.

Application of Imaging in Peripheral Arterial Disease CT, MR, and Ultrasound

Melissa J. Neisen, M.D.


Peripheral Arterial Disease and Interventions

Gregory W. Barsness, M.D.

6:15 p.m.

Panel Questions

Drs. Gulati and Barsness

6:30 p.m. Adjourn for Reception



6:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
6:55 a.m. Welcome Back and Announcements
Gregory W. Barsness, M.D.


7:00 a.m.

Percutaneous Management of Atrial Septic Defect, Patent Foramen Ovale, and Ventricular Septal Defect 

Guy S. Reeder, M.D.

7:30 a.m. Percutaneous Management of Tricuspid Valve, Pulmonic Valve, and Coarctation of the Aorta
Donald J. Hagler, M.D.
8:00 a.m.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

David R. Holmes, M.D.

8:30 a.m. Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mackram F. Eleid, M.D.
9:00 a.m.

Mitral Valve Interventions          

Guy S. Reeder, M.D.

9:30 a.m.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D.

10:00 a.m.

Panel Questions

Drs. Reeder, Hagler, Holmes, and Rihal

10:15 a.m.

Future of Interventional Cardiology

David R. Holmes, M.D.

10:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks

11:00 a.m. Adjourn



Gregory W. Barsness, M.D.
Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.
Abhiram Prasad, M.D.
Eric H. Yang, M.D.

Naser M. Ammash, M.D. 
Patricia J.M. Best, M.D.
John F. Bresnahan, M.D.
Mackram F. Eleid, M.D.
Michael S. Gharacholou, M.D.
Kenneth Fetterly, Ph.D.
Donald J. Hagler
David R. Holmes, M.D.
Amir Lerman, M.D.
Robert D. McBane, M.D.
Newton Neidert, M.D.
Melissa J. Neisen, M.D.
Guy S. Reeder, M.D.
Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D.
Gurpreet S. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Mandeep Singh, M.D.

As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation.  Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine complies with the requirements of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payments Sunshine Act).


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of:

Interventional Cardiology Review Course for Boards and Recertification
22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 22.5 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 (up to a maximum of 22.5) 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.


MD, PhD, DO, PharmD $795
Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Sonographer $645

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic and printed 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 Cardiovascular CME before August 25, 2017 (email:  No refunds will be made on or after August 25, 2017.  Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

Mayo School of CPD reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances.  In the unlikely event Mayo School of CPD must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo School of CPD 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.

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.


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 17, 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 Interventional Board Review course when making your reservation.

Hilton Garden Inn
$150 single/double
Phone Reservations: 507-285-1234
Online Reservations
Distance to conference: 3 block walk

Double Tree by Hilton
$165 single/double
Phone Reservations: 507-281-8000
Online Reservations
Distance to conference: 2 block walk

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website ( and/or for additional accommodation options and area information.

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.

Commercial Support

At the time of posting, a complete listing of commercial supports (financial or in-kind) was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.

This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Teresa Atkinson. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

Scholarship Program

This course offers scholarships to individuals in training who excel. The scholarship application can be found here. The deadline for receipt of application is June 1, 2017.

We are offering a scholarship program to three outstanding fellows who are currently enrolled in an accredited interventional or cardiovascular fellowship program. The purpose of this program is to encourage a scholarship fellow to take this information back to their institution and conduct teaching and discussion sessions with his/her peers. The scholarship award includes the following:

  • Complimentary tuition
  • DVD set of the 2016 course lectures

The scholarship application form can be found here.

Requirements (all documents must be submitted together):

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from training director
  • Personal statement of career interest from applicant
  • Current curriculum vitae

The selection process will be based upon the qualities of:

  • Knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology
  • Interest in education
  • Evidence of academic leadership

Submit to:


Mayo Clinic – ICBR Scholarship Program
ATTN:  Ms. Monica Schroeder
200 1st Street SW – Gonda 6-472
Rochester, MN 55905

NOTE: Submit application only once. US Mail or Email are both acceptable. There is no need to mail application if you’ve already submitted via email.

The deadline for receipt of application is June 1, 2017.

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