Cardiology CME events

The Division of Cardiology offers several continuing medical education (CME) courses throughout the year.  Featuring experts from Emory and other nationally renowned faculty, these courses provide opportunities for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals to learn about the latest advances in a variety of topics related to cardiovascular medicine. 

All CME events are accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  

EPIC-SEC: Emory Practical Intervention Course


April 20-22, 2017
Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

The Emory Practical Intervention Course (EPIC) has been an annual event since 1981 providing training for thousands of interventional cardiologists from the United States and abroad. Last year, EPIC became the Emory Practical Intervention Course-Southeast Consortium (EPIC SEC) with twelve academic centers participating. This year we are honored to announce that fifteen academic medical centers will actively contribute to this clinical, educational and research consortium and to EPIC SEC. 

EPIC SEC is a cutting-edge update of the newest strategies in coronary, structural heart, and peripheral vascular imaging, physiology and intervention. Cardiovascular practice has never evolved more rapidly than today as cardiologists and surgeons collaborate to offer exciting new options for patients in need of percutaneous and minimally invasive hybrid therapies. Arteries, valves, veins, infarcting and hypertrophied myocardium and other anatomic sites are targets for intervention and symptom relief and are involved in a vast array of cardiovascular pathologies including STEMI, unstable angina/non-STEMI, cardiogenic shock, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, acute stroke, claudication and limb salvage, chronic valvular and perivalvular defects, adult congenital heart disease, and many other conditions. This course will feature the cumulative wisdom of 17 academic centers with live case demonstrations, lectures, presentations and discussions of complex cases, debates between well-known interventionalists and surgeons, and the opportunity for insightful audience participation and discussion. The national concern regarding appropriate selection for diagnostic studies and intervention will be addressed in detail.  The conference will feature joint sessions, as well as dedicated tracks for coronary, structural and peripheral intervention. 


ESCAPE: Emory Symposium on Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention


May 31-June 4, 2017
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
39 Beach Lagoon
Amelia Island, Florida 32034

Who Should Attend: Cardiologists, general internists, family practice providers, internal medicine subspecialists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other primary healthcare providers.

At ESCAPE attendees will hear nationally renowned speakers discuss guidelines on hypertension, blood cholesterol, obesity, healthy living, and risk assessment. There will also be lectures on electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, heart failure, tobacco cessation and women's heart health. 

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Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease10th Annual Women and Heart Disease

August 20, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30319

"Women and Heart Disease” has a strong regional reputation as a premier cardiovascular CME/CE conference offered in a consolidated half day format featuring highly regarded local and national faculty. The conference focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease exploring new concepts and therapies as they relate to women and at-risk ethnic groups. The Emory Women's Heart CME conference includes lectures and interactive Q&A sessions with faculty of the Emory Women's Heart Center. They will address challenging clinical ssues occurring in their professional practice.


Register online 

  • Early registration through July 31, 2016: $65 non-MD; $100 MD
  • Late/onsite registration fee: $85 non-MD; $130 MD


Southern Symposium on Heart Failure

Southern Symposium on Heart Failure

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

The Southern Symposium on Heart Failure is designed for cardiologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, allied health professionals, and residents/fellows involved in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review current evidence-based guideline recommendations as well as more recent clinical trial findings in relation to the pharmacological management of heart failure
  • Evaluate the role of device-based interventions and surgical approaches in the care of heart failure
  • Develop and initiate appropriate heart failure therapeutic strategies based on the patient's disease status and other related diagnostic factors, comorbidities, and individual needs
  • Discuss the importance of patient communication tactics and care coordination models for improving clinical outcomes with heart failure

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Cardiology in Primary Care

Cardiology in Primary Care

Cardiology in Primary Care

October 12-14, 2017

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

With the restructuring of health care in the United States, one of the major changes in patient care has been a shift from subspecialty care to primary care. In addition, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. As a result, much of the burden of caring for patients with cardiovascular disease will fall on primary care physicians. This meeting is designed to provide an update in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease for primary care providers.