April 8, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

Cardiac Arrhythmia and Syncope Center
Cardiovascular Division
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School

Office of Continuing Professional Development
University of Minnesota Medical School

David G. Benditt, MD, FACC, FHRS

This course endeavors to provide a focused update on cardiac arrhythmia care for your patients. Cardiac arrhythmias may indicate a serious medical problem that signals heart disease, an imminent stroke, or sudden cardiac death. A wide variety of arrhythmias are amenable to excellent treatment outcomes when physicians and nurses are well informed.

This conference is ideal for internal medicine, family medicine, and intensive care physicians, pediatricians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Following completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize ECG differences between supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias.
  • Describe new pacing techniques for heart failure.
  • Explain changes in treatment for post-surgery arrhythmias.
  • Identify novel anticoagulants.
  • Explain atrial fibrillation and its treatment.

We invite submissions of questions surrounding your interesting and challenging cases. These may be submitted in advance via our online case submission. Cases may also be submitted on the morning of the conference; submission instructions will be available onsite at the registration desk.

Case questions could involve a general topic, a difficult case that you have encountered, or even common conditions for which you want more up-to-date information. If your case is selected, our course faculty will present the information and offer opinions to address your questions. If there is not enough time to discuss all cases, all written case submissions will be responded to by mail or email.

The preliminary agenda (PDF) is available. The final agenda will be available approximately one week prior to the course.

The faculty list (PDF) is available.


The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statement
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians
This Live activity, Cardiac Arrhythmias 2016, with a beginning date of 04/08/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Health care professionals who participate in this continuing education activity may submit their Statement of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organization or state board for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
800-524-0239, 763-569-6300
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Parking Fees
Parking is free to course participants.

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Registration fees include: educational activity registration, course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks. Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by selecting “Add to Cart” in the section on the right side of this page. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to Regents of the University of Minnesota) with registration form to: Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 293 Mayo Memorial Bldg, Room G-254, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN  55455.

On-site registrants may pay by check or cash.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

Course materials will consist of a workbook designed to provide you space to capture information that is applicable to your interests, workplace and practice, along with speaker’s objectives, session takeaways, and resources (not presentations). Speaker presentations authorized for distribution will start being available for download seven days before the conference.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on March 25, 2016. No refunds will be made after this date.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Medical School, by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at cme@umn.edu.

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