Controversies & Advances In The Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease:

The Eighteenth in the Series

Program Details

November 15-16, 2018

Montage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California

Program Directors
Raj Makkar, MD, FACC
Timothy D. Henry, MD, FACC
Alfredo Trento, MD, FACC
Saibal Kar, MD, FACC
John G. Harold, MD, MACC
Jon Kobashigawa, MD, FACC
Gregory P. Fontana, MD, FACC
Rahul Sharma, MD
Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC

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We are proud to be celebrating the eighteenth annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium! The two-day scientific program will offer realistic views on many controversial issues in cardiovascular disease today. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions. A faculty of internationally known leaders has been invited to share their knowledge and experiences with complex and controversial cases.

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.

Cedars-Sinai Employee Registration

Cedars-Sinai employees can register for the “Controversies” symposium in the following two ways:

If no CME/CEU credit is needed, you may register as a complimentary attendee using the complimentary registration form.

To receive CME/CEU credit for attending the symposium, you must pay the reduced fee of $150 for Cedars-Sinai employees.  You can pay for your registration online.

CME Accreditation & Designation


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

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495.

Credits from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) will be applied for when the 2018 program is completed. Updated information will be posted here.

Radiologic Technologists (AART):
Category A credits will be applied for when the 2018 program is completed. Updated information will be posted here.

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 {TBD} 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.

Hotel Reservations

The group rate of $415 plus taxes/per night for single and double occupancy is available for attendees through October 22, 2018, or as space allows.

Currently, all guest room rates are subject to a 14% room occupancy tax, and a 6.7% City of Beverly Hills tax (comprised of a 5% municipal surcharge and 1.7% occupancy surcharge).  All taxes and service charges are subject to change at any time without notice.  Please note – Cancellations received within 14 days of the arrival date will be charged the full reservation’s room and tax.

Montage Reservation Form for Controversies 2018

If you prefer to call in your reservation, you must inform the reservations agent that you are part of the “Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease” group block in order to receive the group rate.
Please call 888-860-0788 or 310-860-7800.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to a $100 administration charge.  Cancellations cannot be accepted over the telephone.  Requests for cancellation must be submitted no less than 45 days from the conference date.