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3rd Annual Philadelphia CardioVascular Congress

Date & Location

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 7:00 AM - Friday, October 20, 2023, 6:30 PM, The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Target Audience

Specialties - Cardiac, Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary, EP, Heart Failure and Transplant, Interventional, Surgery, Vascular

Professions - Allied Health Professional, Nurse, Other, Other - HealthCare Professional, Physician, Physician (Fellow), Physician (Resident), Physician Assistant


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (14.75 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (14.75 hours), ANCC Contact Hour(s) (14.75 hours), AAPA Category 1 CME Credits (14.75 hours), Nursing Pharmacology Credit (8.75 hours), PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit (4.50 hours)


This annual two-day Congress offered both in-person and online will introduce the newest developments in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. Rich and stimulating presentations will be delivered by experts in the fields of cardiology, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery. Cardiovascular care can be a complex issue and patient problems are diverse, necessitating a team approach involving different disciplines with differing expertise and skills. A separate breakout session for advanced practice providers will provide topics to support a team approach to patient care.


At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe latest aortic disease guidelines and thresholds for aortic aneurysm repair.

  2. Identify high risk patients that would benefit from genetic testing for aortopathies.

  3. Discuss considerations for open versus endovascular repair for aortic aneurysms.

  4. Employ current guidelines for the management of aortic valve disease.

  5. Discuss potential treatment options for severe aortic stenosis based on who is best suited for TAVR vs. SAVR.

  6. Interpret cardiac imaging studies in the management of coronary artery disease.

  7. Examine the timing and options for treating mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis.

  8. Determine appropriate treatment for patients with calcified mitral valve annulus.

  9. Interpret ECHO parameters for tricuspid regurgitation.

  10. Recommend appropriate treatment options for heart failure.

  11. Differentiate the various types of heart failure.

  12. Recognize signs and symptoms of an acute aortic emergency.

  13. Identify an aortic aneurysm for surgical repair using current surgical intervention threshold guidelines.

  14. Assign treatment options for thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  15. Select appropriate heart failure management options.

  16. Discriminate between the various techniques available for treating coronary artery disease in order to provide best outcome for cardiac patient.


Registration Rates (In USD) - General Registration - $150 - Jefferson Health Registration - $100 - Industry Professional Registration - $400 - Residents and Fellows (non-Jefferson) Registration - $100

Registration rates are the same for in-person, virtual or hybrid attendance

Important Deadlines - Pre-registration ends Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - Onsite/ Day of registrations will be accepted - No refunds will be granted after Thursday, October 5, 2023. See full refund policy.


In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 14.75 nursing contact hours.

Physicians Assistants:

Thomas Jefferson University has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit Nursing Pharmacology Credit: This educational activity offers 8.75 nursing pharmacology credit. Qualifying sessions are noted on the agenda.

PA Patient Safety and Risk Management Credit: This education activity offers 4.50 PA Patient Safety and Risk Management credit. Qualifying sessions are noted on the agenda.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than <Date-45 days after the last date of activity>. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

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