2017 Annual Meeting

Indiana Chapter-ACC 21st Annual Meeting
October 21, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN | The Westin Indianapolis

Meeting brochure



7:00-7:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, Posters

7:55 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Raymond E. Dusman, MD, FACC

8:00-8:45 a.m.  National ACC: What Is Impacting CV Providers in 2017
Richard Chazal, MD, MACC

8:45-9:30 a.m. MACRA: Early Experience and Lessons Learned
Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC

9:30-10:00 a.m. FIT Oral Competition
Sanjeeb Bhattacharya, MD – IU
Upasana Jarori, MD – IU

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break, Exhibit, Posters

10:30-11:15 a.m. Cardio-Oncology & Building a Specialty Clinic
Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, FACC
Kerry C. Skurka, RN
Rey P. Vivo, MD, FACC

11:15- a.m.-12:00 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation: 2017 Update & Specialty Clinic Focus
Gopi Dandamudi, MD
Allison Weaver, MSN, RN, FNP-C

12:00-12:45 p.m. Break, Exhibits, Networking

12:45-1:45 p.m. Latest Technologies: Rapid Updates 
CardioMems for Heart Failure – Sanjeeb Bhattacharya, MD
Telecardiology – Michael GeRue, RN
Leadless Pacemakers – Kyle P. Hornsby, MD
Wearable Technology – Michael J. Mirro, MD, FACC

1:45 p.m. Announcement of Poster Winners and Oral Competition Winners



The registration fee for the meeting includes breakfast and breaks.
* Indiana-ACC Physician Member – $50
* Non-Member Physician – $60
* Cardiovascular Team Member – (RN, APN, Pharmacist, PA) – $30
* CV Administrator – $30
* Fellows in Training – FREE with pre-registration

Meeting Location & Accommodations
The Westin Indianapolis
50 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone:  317-262-8100

Indianapolis Weather

Registration cancellation requests must be received by October 13, 2017. No refunds will be made after that date.

The Indiana-ACC will not be validating parking.

Hotel Accommodations
Rooms are $209 plus tax. Reservations should be made by September 20, 2017. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy.
To request a reservation, please complete this form. Once you sign the secure form, a copy will be automatically sent to both you and the Indiana-ACC.

Contact the Indiana-ACC (317) 456-ACC3 or indiana.acc@gmail.com


Apply Now to be part of the poster competition.

8/28/17 – Abstracts Due & Meeting Registration Required
9/20/17 – Abstract Acceptance Notification
10/21/17 (6:30-7:00 am) – Poster set-up at The Westin Indianapolis
10/21/17 (7:00-8:00 am. & Morning Break) – Posters on Display and Judged
10/21/17 – Winners announced at end of meeting

1. All current Indiana fellows in a cardiology training program are invited to present clinical research or a case report during the poster session. Eligible posters may present clinical research or a case report (may present recent data or information that has been presented previously at a local or national meeting).

2. Cardiovascular Team Members. All current Indiana-ACC Cardiovascular Team members (RN, APN, PAs, Pharmacists, etc.) are invited to present their research (past or present) during the poster session. Eligible posters may present recent data or information that has been presented previously at a local or national meeting.

If you choose to submit a case study, here are some guidelines:
1. Case reports should be of a rare, unusual, or unexpected finding in a patient;
2. The diagnosis should be known or the workup as complete as possible (all evidence as to the diagnosis should be included);
3. There should be a brief review of the literature including numbers of patients with similar findings/outcomes, risk factors, how it has been evaluated/treated, and outcomes where known;
4. The case should include as much follow-up as is available;
5. Pathology slides and supporting evidence should be included. Here is a good reference for putting together a case report: http://www.ashp.org/s_ashp/docs/files/AJHP_HenryCohen.pdf

The abstracts will be judged in advance to select the top two fellow in training abstracts for oral presentation. The rest of the accepted abstracts will be presented as posters and judged at the poster presentation on Saturday, October 21.

* FIT Oral Presentation – First and second place for the oral presentation will be awarded based on a combination of abstract content and oral presentation delivery as judged by a panel of cardiologists from various institutions. First place – $500; Second place – $300
* FIT Poster Presentation Clinical Research:
First place –  $200
* FIT Case Presentation: First place – $100, Second place – $75
* Cardiovascular Team Member Poster Presentation Clinical Research:
First place – $200

To prepare your abstract for the poster presentation, please note that you will have available to you a 40″x 60″ foam core board to which to adhere your presentation material. Bring pushpins to affix your material. The poster session will take place from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and during the morning break on Saturday, October 21. Please stand by your posters to answer questions.

* Download the abstract template here icon-newwindow
* Complete the abstract template and upload as indicated in the application form
* Only one abstract may be submitted per person.
* Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to be present on October 21 if his/her poster is accepted. If the author is unable to attend, the poster will not be permitted to be presented.

Apply Now to be part of the poster competition.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and Indiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The ACCF designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 continuing education hours. Each attendee should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in this field.

Statement of Need
While cardiovascular care is rapidly evolving due to new technologies and treatment options, healthcare providers need to be aware of the new heath care environment in which they practice as well as knowledge of the past advances and technologies which contributed to the current standards of optimal cardiovascular care. Healthcare providers need periodic educational updates on emerging clinical trials and advances in patient management to provide optimal care. Knowledge and competencies learned from case scenarios applicable to daily practice and changes to practice guidelines, will allow them to apply evidence-based research to their patient management decisions.

Overall Goal
The overall goal of this activity is to increase learner competence by discovering strategies to anticipate research-driven changes in practice, to enhance professional growth, and to demonstrate efficacy in team based patient care practice as new clinical approaches and technologies change. The Indiana Chapter-ACC Annual Meeting will include education that provides needs-based learning covering a thorough overview of health care legislation and regulations, cardio-oncology, atrial fibrillation, the latest cardiovascular technology, and improving performance by using appropriate guidelines based treatment.

Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss tools and regulations that impact the practice environment and highlight the crucial role that ACC plays in shaping the practice environment.
  • Identify benefits of multi-disciplinary involvement in cardio-oncology clinics.
  • Compare and contrast the most current treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation.
  • Apply innovative technology that can help the cardiovascular patient.

Target Audience
Adult Cardiologists, Pediatric Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Cardiology Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists

ACCF Disclosure & COI Policy Statement
ACCF/Chapter committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Full disclosure will be published in the syllabus.


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