Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

The Nineteenth in the Series

Program Details

November 14-15, 2019

Montage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California

Program Directors
Raj Makkar, MD, FACC
Alfredo Trento, MD, FACC
John G. Harold, MD, MACC
Jon Kobashigawa, MD, FACC
Gregory P. Fontana, MD, FACC
Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC
Pranav Patel, MD, FACC

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Program Description

We hope you will join us for the nineteenth annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium! The two-day scientific agenda will offer realistic views on many controversial issues in cardiovascular disease today. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and discussions. A faculty of internationally known leaders has been invited to 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.

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. Register here for CME/CE Credits.

CME/CE Accreditation & Designation

The following information will be updated as soon as the program is finalized.

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 16.75 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 16.75 Contact Hours.


The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) has approved a total of 20.4 Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists for Thursday, November 14 (10.2), and Friday, November 15 (10.4).

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 16.75 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.

Hotel Reservations

The group block has been filled at the Montage Beverly Hills.  If you need to reserve a room, please contact Rebecca Law at [email protected] for current availability and rates.


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 20 days from the conference date.