May 21-22, 2016

Loews Hotel
Minneapolis, MN


  • Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota
  • The Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
  • Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic


  • The Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
  • The Great Plains Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (North Dakota & South Dakota)
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute


  • Sunil V. Mankad, MD, FACC, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic; ACC-MN Governor
  • David Joyce, MD, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  • Uma S. Valeti, MD, FACC, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota
  • Paul Sorajja, MD, FACC, Center for Valve and Structural Heart Disease, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

This 1.5-day conference offers participants an in depth examination of the current controversies in cardiovascular care with the goal of helping clinicians provide the best care for patients, improve the health of populations and rein in costs. This will be achieved through interactive case-based presentations, case reviews and discussions.


This innovative 1.5-day conference will offer cutting edge perspectives on the use of new therapies for cardiovascular disease, focusing on:

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Circulatory Failure
  • Arrhythmia


  • Mary (Minnow) Walsh, MD, FACC
    ACC President-Elect
  • Gary Francis, MD
    University of Minnesota
  • Robert Robbins, MD
    President & CEO, Texas Medical Center

This conference is ideal for cardiologists; cardiovascular surgeons; primary care physicians; cardiovascular medical, interventional and surgical trainees; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; cardiac care associates; hospital and clinic nurses, and others interested in offering patients the benefit of newer treatment options for heart disease.


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

  • Recognize common congenital heart disease conundrums and comprehend what high risk markers mandate referral to a congenital heart specialist.
  • Describe cath lab techniques for physiologic assessment of coronary artery disease.
  • Recognize complications in the cardiac cath lab and define the management challenges.
  • Discuss the role and decision tree for interventional therapies in hemodynamically significant pulmonary embolism.
  • Recognize the various short and long term mechanical circulatory support options for managing patients that are listed for cardiac transplantation.
  • Identify common and uncommon arrhythmias which require referral to a electrophysiologist.
  • Discuss the newest clinic based therapies in cardiovascular issues of lipid, hypertension, and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) management.
  • Identify complications and describe treatment in interventional and prosthetic valve procedures.

FEATURED EVENTS (complimentary)

  • Women in Cardiology Luncheon
    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    12:40-1:40 PM
  • Poster Session & Reception
    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    5:00-6:00 PM

The organizers of Midwest Cardiovascular Forum invite all Fellows-In-Training to submit posters. Cardiology, vascular clinical and research fellows, cardiac and vascular surgery residents and fellows are eligible to submit abstracts.



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 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 CE activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Loews Hotel
601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Reservations: 877-878-5670
Map and Directions

Chic guest rooms, delicious cuisine and an incredibly convenient location come together at Loews Minneapolis Hotel. The hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, just minutes from the city's best shopping and entertainment. A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $149 single or double per night plus the current tax. Make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (extended) to receive the discounted rate. Reserve online, Group Rate Code: UOM519, or call 877-878-5670 and refer to UMN Midwest Cardiovascular Forum. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

(parking rates subject to change)

  • Valet Parking: $25 Day/$35 Overnight
  • Indoor Parking: $22 overnight Self Park in Mayo Clinic Square
  • ABC Parking Ramps connected via skyway from Target Center and Target Field
    Loews Minneapolis is closest to Ramp B

Register by April 21, 2016 to take advantage of our Early Registration Discount! (Published fees reflect discount.)

View registration rates.

Registration fees include course workbook, continental breakfast, lunch, morning/afternoon break and reception on Saturday; continental breakfast and morning break on Sunday.

You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by selecting "Add to Cart" 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 the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with the registration form to: Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 293, Mayo Memorial Building Room G-254, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

On-site registrants may pay by check or cash. Credit cards cannot be accepted on site.

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.

PDFs of presentations authorized for distribution will be available approximately one week prior to the conference. An email will be sent to registered participants with directions to access the PDFs when they become available.

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 May 7, 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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