Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep

Introducing Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep — your go-to resource for EP fundamentals.

This course has evolved from the Society’s highly regarded Board Review Course and is designed to better serve a wider audience within the EP community, not just U.S. physicians preparing to certify or recertify. While Core Concepts will serve as an excellent tool for preparing for the CCEP Exam, it will also ensure a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base.

Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep

Wednesday, August 12 - Saturday August 15, 2020

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Chicago, IL

Registration for the live course opens mid-April.

Core Concepts On Demand will be available on HeartRhythm365.org following the live course.

Who Should Attend?
  • U.S. fellows-in-training preparing for initial certification
  • U.S. electrophysiologists looking to reinforce their foundational knowledge
  • International electrophysiologists and cardiologists seeking to assess their knowledge against U.S. standards, extend their knowledge base beyond what is available in their region of the world, or utilize as a teaching tool
  • Directors of EP labs
What topics will be featured?
  • Basic cardiac and intracardiac electrophysiology
  • Pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Noninvasive testing for arrhythmias
  • Atrial and other supraventricular tachycardias
  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Cardiac pacing
Course Format

This course features didactic lectures supplemented with case-based workshops utilizing an audience response system (ARS) to facilitate an interactive learning session and in-depth coverage of exam content areas. Test your decision-making skills in real time as you respond to questions using the ARS, and receive immediate feedback on your decisions.

Course Director

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Course Co-directors

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Laboratory
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Arrhythmia Service
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Course Faculty

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine and of Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Barry London, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Research Center

Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
University of Florida College
Gainesville, FL

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA<

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Heart and Vascular Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current guidelines related to evaluation and management of patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances
  • Describe the role of electrophysiologic testing in managing patients with bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  • Identify the advantages and limitations of diagnostic electrophysiologic methods
  • Identify the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of arrhythmias
  • Recognize the basic electrophysiology and genetics of inherited conditions associated with cardiac arrhythmias
  • Recognize clinical, electrocardiographic, and electrophysiologic characteristics of specific cardiac arrhythmia syndromes
  • Interpret complex electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic tracings
  • Interpret stored electrograms from pacemakers and ICDs
CME/MOC Information

Accreditation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 29.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

FAQs
Where is the Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep being held?

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

What is the difference between the Board Review Course and Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep?

Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep has evolved from the Society’s highly regarded Board Review Course and is designed to better serve a wider audience within the EP community, not just U.S. physicians preparing to certify or recertify.

While Core Concepts will serve as an excellent tool for preparing for the CCEP Exam, it will also ensure a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base.

How do I register?

Once registration opens mid-April, a registration button will be added to this page.

When does Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep begin and end?

Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep begins at 12:30 PM CT on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, and adjourns at 12:30 PM CT on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

What does Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep cost?
Registration Fee Categories
  April 15 - July 21 July 22 - August 12
Buy the package and save! Member Nonmember Member Nonmember
Includes Core Concepts Live course, Core Concepts On Demand, and Online Self-Assessment Module $2,100 $2,795 PACKAGE NOT AVAILABLE
AFTER JULY 21
Core Concepts live course only $1,600 $2,095 $2,000 $2,500

Cancellation of attendance to the live course also cancels Core Concepts On Demand and the Online Study Module.

Is Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep accredited for CME and MOC?

Yes, attendees who complete Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep can receive up to 29.75 CME credits and 29.75 MOC points.

What is the Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP Online Study Module?

The Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP is an online module developed by the course directors of Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep. Board-style questions contributed by over 40 experts in the field provide a comprehensive review and self-assessment of foundational knowledge in EP. The Self-Assessment and Exam Prep Module will be available beginning June 2020.

  • Identify areas of strength and weakness with scores broken out by content area
  • Review your answers and get feedback and references for further study
  • Re-take the question sets as many times as you like
  • Complete questions at your own pace — no time limit
  • Log in and out of the system as needed — your previous work will be saved
  • Earn up to 6.75 CME/MOC credits/points
What is Core Concepts On Demand?

Core Concepts On Demand delivers video presentations with slides and fully synchronized audio allowing the opportunity to re-review critical components likely needed for successful completion of the board certification examination, all from the convenience of your own computer.

When does Core Concepts On Demand 2020 become available?

Core Concepts On Demand sessions will become available in late August.

What should I bring to Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep?

All content is delivered electronically. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to follow the presentation, vote on case questions, submit questions to the presenter, and take notes. Copies of the presentations with your notes will be emailed to you following the session.

What if I have to cancel?

All requests for cancellation of your registration for the Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep must be made in written format and received by July 21, 2020. A $75 processing fee will be incurred. Course registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations received after July 21, 2020. There is no refund for “no-shows.” Please email written cancellations to TBlithe@hrsonline.org

Discounted pricing for Core Concepts on Demand and the Online Exam Prep Module are only available to live course attendees. The cancellation of the live course will result in a change in price. To order Core Concepts On Demand or the Exam Prep Module, visit HeartRhythm365.org.

How does Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep prepare me for the board exam?

The Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep provides a comprehensive review of content focused on preparation for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification and recertification examinations in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Led by internationally recognized faculty members, many who have served on the ABIM CCEP test writing committee, attendees benefit from first-hand expert guidance on the essential exam areas over the course of four (4) days. The course alone provides participants with the tools and knowledge to analyze board-style questions and comprehensively prepare for the exam. For those not preparing for the exam, the course is an excellent update and overview of cardiac electrophysiology.

Will there be any scholarship opportunities this year for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep 2020?

The Heart Rhythm Society is hoping to announce a limited number of scholarship opportunities available to qualifying individuals. The scholarship covers the registration fee for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep, Core Concepts On Demand, and the CCEP Online Self-Assessment and Exam Prep Module. Application for scholarship opens April 15, 2020.

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

  1. You must be a member of the Heart Rhythm Society in good standing, OR you must have submitted an application to join at the time you apply for a scholarship;
  2. You must have completed your ACCME accredited CCEP fellowship program in the last two years (2019 or 2020);
  3. You must not be receiving funding to attend Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep from other sources, and;
  4. You must not be a previous HRS Board Review Course Scholarship recipient.

What does the scholarship cover/include?
Awarded to qualified applicants through a random drawing, the scholarship covers the full cost of registration fees for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep including all sessions, workshops, and course materials, dinner Wednesday, August 12, continental breakfasts and lunches Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14, and continental breakfast Saturday, August 15. It also includes Core Concepts On Demand and the Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP Online Study Module. The scholarship does not include lodging or transportation.

What if I apply and I am not awarded a scholarship?
A waitlist will be kept should scholarship awardees do not accept or have reason to cancel. Waitlisted individuals will be notified if scholarships become available.

How do I apply for a scholarship?
The link to the application will open the same day as general registration in mid-April. A button for both will appear on this web page.