31st Annual Cardiovascular Interventions 2020
Live Online CME Program

Program Details

November 10 - 13, 2020

Live Online CME Program

Course Director
Paul S. Teirstein, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Scripps Course Co-Directors
Matthew J. Price, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Richard A. Schatz, MD, FACC
Curtiss T. Stinis, MD, FACC, FSCAI

We were hoping for an “in person” conference but the State of California continues to mandate strict restrictions on large gatherings due to COVID-19 transmission. Therefore, the course directors have no other option except to transition the Scripps “31st Annual Cardiovascular Interventions” course to an live, online symposium this November 10th – 13th.  We still plan to do the entire conference, from early morning till evening, live, but online.  The online course will feature the same lectures, live cases, and CME as originally planned and will be complimentary for all, which makes this a must-participate event for your whole team!  

We have reached out to all who have already registered and provided refund details and hotel cancellation information.  We will transfer your registration (now complimentary) to the virtual symposium.

Program Description

Cardiologists are trained during their fellowship years in the latest techniques, technologies, standards of practice and guidelines for patient care. However, the practice of medicine changes rapidly and the discipline of interventional cardiology changes, dramatically, each year. Changes in interventional cardiology directly impact patient care and require specific changes to physician practice. To stay current, physicians rely on journal articles, interaction with colleagues and isolated lectures throughout the year. The primary purpose of Cardiovascular Interventions is to provide the practicing physician with a concentrated exposure to new developments in interventional cardiology that will positively influence patient outcomes.

Through a program of lectures from world experts, live demonstration procedures and participant-faculty interactions, attendees will learn the latest advances in interventional cardiology. After completing this program, participants will return to their practice environment armed with the latest evidence base and practical information to improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This course is designed for interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, and internists with an interest in interventional cardiology. No experience is in interventional cardiology is required, but a basic understanding of the field is recommended.

CME/CE Accreditation & Designation

Promedica International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Promedica International designates this internet live course for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495 for 25.5 Contact Hours.

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) has approved a total of 27.6 Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists for Wednesday, November 11 (4.8), Thursday, November 12 (11.4), Friday, November 13 (11.4).

Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist:
CCI does not approve CEUs directly, however CCI will accept CEUs that have already been approved by accredited sponsors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). RCIS attendees will claim the physician certificate option when completing the online evaluation and can use that certificate to claim CEUs from CCI. Click for more information from CCI.

Radiologic Technologists:
Please note: The ASRT requires that we keep track of RT online participation via login records associated with your username in order to award your certificates.

The “31st Annual Cardiovascular Interventions” symposium has been approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit. Each session is accredited individually, detailed below.

Wednesday, Nov 11 – 1:30-3:45 PM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Wednesday, Nov 11 – 4:00-6:15 PM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Thursday, Nov 12 – 7:30-9:45 AM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Thursday, Nov 12 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Session (3 Category A Credits)
Thursday, Nov 12 – 1:30-3:45 PM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Thursday, Nov 12 – 4:00-6:15 PM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Friday, Nov 13 – 7:30-9:45 AM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Friday, Nov 13 – 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Session (3 Category A Credits)
Friday, Nov 13 – 1:30-3:45 PM Session (2.5 Category A Credits)
Friday, Nov 13 – 4:00-6:15 PM Session (2.5 Category A Credit)

ABIM MOC Points:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 23 Medical Knowledge MOC points and Patient Safety MOC credit 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.

Please keep in mind the following dates when claiming your MOC points:
Physicians claiming MOC points for their participation in the symposium must complete the online program evaluation by December 18, 2020 in order for the MOC points to count toward any MOC requirements that are due by the end of 2019.

Evaluations received after December 18, 2020 and before March 15, 2021 will continue to be reported to the ABIM and any ABIM Board Certified physician who experienced a negative status change as a direct result of insufficient MOC points will have their status adjusted once the required number of points have been earned. If you need your credits to count for your 2020 record, please be sure to submit your evaluation by December 18, 2020. MOC points will not be available for this course after March 15, 2021.

Radiation Safety:
This conference will fulfill the Title 17 California Code requirement for 4 CE credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy.