Mayo Clinic Interventional Cardiology Board Review

Interventional Cardiology Board Review

Mayo Clinic Interventional Cardiology Board Review

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

9/7/2018 - 9/9/2018

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$700 - $845 | Early registration saves $50 off these rates


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


Friday, September 7
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m.
Introduction and Course Overview |Gregory Barsness, M.D., and Eric Yang, M.D.
8:30 a.m.
Medical Statistics: Pearls for the Boards
Charanjit Rihal, MD
9:00 a.m.
Drugs You Need to Know I
Eric Yang, MD
9:30 a.m.
Radiation Physics, Imaging, Risks, and Safety
Kenneth Fetterly, PhD
10:00 a.m.
Drugs You Need to Know II
Eric Yang, MD
10:30 a.m.
Panel Questions | Drs. Rihal, Yang, and Fetterly
10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m.
Antiplatelet Therapy: Clinical Application in PCI
Mackram Eleid, MD
11:30 a.m.
Anticoagulation and Triple Therapy
Robert McBane, MD
12:00 p.m.
Bleeding Risks and Management
Mandeep Singh, MD
12:30 p.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion | Drs. McBane, Eleid, and Singh
12:45 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Coronary Anomalies, Tips and Tricks
Patricia Best, MD
2:15 p.m.
Pathophysiology of Stable and Unstable Coronary Syndromes
Abhiram Prasad, MD
2:45 p.m.
Intracoronary Imaging: Plaque Characterization, OCT, IVUS
Eric Yang, MD
3:15 p.m.
Intracoronary Physiology: FFR, iFR, and CFR
Abhiram Prasad, MD
3:45 p.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion | Drs. Best, Prasad, Yang
4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8
7:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m.
Welcome Back and Announcements | Gregory Barsness, M.D., and Eric Yang, M.D.
8:00 a.m.
Reperfusion Therapies in STEMI
Eric Yang, MD
8:30 a.m.
Invasive Strategies in Non STE-ACS
Gregory Barsness, MD
9:00 a.m.
Quality, Appropriateness, and Performance Metrics
Eric Yang, MD
9:30 a.m.
Panel Questions | Drs. Yang and Barsness
9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m.
Management of Cardiogenic Shock
Gurpreet Sandhu, MD, PhD
10:30 a.m.
Transradial PCI
Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD
11:00 a.m.
Device Selection
Gurpreet Sandhu, MD, PhD
11:30 a.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion Drs. Gulati and Sandhu
11:45 a.m.
12:45 p.m.
Athro-Ablative Techniques
Eric Yang, MD
1:15 p.m.
Left Main and Bifurcation Disease
S. Michael Gharacholou, MD
1:45 p.m.
Chronic Total Occlusions
Abhiram Prasad, MD
2:15 p.m.
Saphenous Vein Grafts
Gregory Barsness, MD
2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m.
Restenosis and Stent Thrombosis: Key Points for the Boards
S. Michael Gharacholou, MD
3:30 p.m.
Management PCI Complications
Abhiram Prasad, MD
4:00 p.m.
Panel Questions | Drs. Yang, Gharacholou, Prasad, and Barsness
4:15 p.m.
Carotid Artery Disease and Interventions
Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD
4:45 p.m.
Acute Stroke Intervention
Alejandro Rabinstein, MD
5:15 p.m.
Application of Imaging in Peripheral Arterial Disease CT, MR, and Ultrasound
Melissa Neisen, MD
Peripheral Arterial Disease and Interventions
Gregory Barsness, MD
6:15 p.m.
Panel Questions | Drs. Gulati and Barsness
6:30 p.m.
Adjourn for Reception
Sunday, September 9
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:25 a.m.
Welcome Back and Announcements | Gregory Barsness, M.D.
7:30 a.m.
Percutaneous Management of Atrial Septic Defect, Patent Foramen Ovale, and Ventricular Septal Defect
Guy Reeder, MD
8:00 a.m.
Percutaneous Management of Tricuspid Valve, Pulmonic Valve, and Coarctation of the Aorta
Jason Anderson, MD
8:30 a.m.
Left Atrial Appendage Closure
David Holmes, MD
9:00 a.m.
Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mackram Eleid, MD
9:30 a.m.
Mitral Valve Interventions
Guy Reeder, MD
10:00 a.m.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Charanjit Rihal, MD
10:30 a.m.
Management of Structural Complications
Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD
11:00 a.m.
Panel Questions | Drs. Reeder, Anderson, Holmes, and Rihal
11:15 a.m.
Closing Remarks
11:30 a.m.


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

Jason H. Anderson, M.D.
Patricia J.M. Best, M.D.
Mackram F. Eleid, M.D.
Michael S. Gharacholou, M.D.
Kenneth Fetterly, Ph.D.
David R. Holmes, M.D.
Robert D. McBane, M.D.
Melissa J. Neisen, M.D.
Alejandro A. Rabinstein, M.D. 
Guy S. Reeder, M.D.
Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D.
Gurpreet S. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.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).


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is 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
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 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.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee members, please go here. 

Interventional Cardiology Review Course for Boards and Recertification
20.00 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 Early Bird Pricing $795 (after 8/7/2018 $845)
Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Sonographer Early Bird Pricing $650 (after 8/7/2018 $700)

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 24, 2018 (email:  No refunds will be made on or after August 24, 2018.  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 6, 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 Interventional Board Review course when making your reservation.

Rochester Marriott Hotel                                          Kahler Grand Hotel
101 First Avenue SW                                                  20 Second Avenue SW
877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000                                  800-533-1655 or 507-282-2581                                   
$135 single/double                                                  $105 deluxe/$145 executive king
Online Reservations available                                 Online Reservations available

DoubleTree Hotel                                                        Holiday Inn                                                       
150 South Broadway                                                    220 South Broadway
507-281-8000                                                               507-252-8200
$159 single/double                                                    $118 single/double
Online Reservations available                                   Online Reservations available

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 Jessica Hemenway 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, 2018.

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 2017 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, 2018.

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