Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: The Twentieth in the Series

Program Details

December 2-3, 2021

The Maybourne Beverly Hills
(Formerly Montage Beverly Hills)
Beverly Hills, California

Program Directors
Raj Makkar, MD, FACC
P.K. Shah, MD, MACC
Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, FACC
Alfredo Trento, MD, FACC
Joanna Chikwe, MD, FACC
Jon Kobashigawa, MD, FACC
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC
John G. Harold, MD, MACC
Gregory P. Fontana, MD, FACC
Raj Khandwalla, MD, MA, FACC
Jamal S. Rana, MD, PhD, FACC

General Registration
Cedars Employee Registration
Hotel Reservations

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Program Description

We hope you will join us for the twentieth anniversary of the Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium! The scientific program will offer realistic views on many controversial issues in cardiovascular disease today. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and discussions led by a faculty of internationally known leaders who will share their knowledge and experiences with complex and controversial cases.  The detailed program will be available online in the coming months.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, perfusionists, ICU nurses, technicians and those involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with controversial and complex cases of cardiac disease.

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 live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 15.75 Contact Hours.

Physician Assistants:
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please see the credit designation for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ above. View NCCPA’s guidelines for CME here.

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) will allot a total of 20.0 Category 1 CEUs for Thursday, December 2nd (10.1) and Friday, December 3rd (9.9).

Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS):
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.

ABIM MOC Accreditation:

CME-MOC_badge-graphicSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points and Patient Safety MOC credits 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.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to a $100 administration charge.  Cancellations cannot be accepted over the telephone.


The Maybourne Beverly Hills (formerly the Montage)
225 North Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The group rate of $415 plus taxes/per night for single and double occupancy has been extended through Monday, November 15, 2021, or as space allows. Please be sure to make any necessary reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability.

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