Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep
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 only U.S. physicians preparing to certify or re-certify. While Core Concepts will serve as an indispensable tool for preparing for the CCEP Exam, it will also ensure a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep will be offered entirely online, combining recorded lectures and workshops with virtual/live interactive learning sessions hosted by course directors and faculty. Without the time constraints of an in-person course, this blended learning activity will allow faculty to offer more in-depth content and insights, as well as cover new topics for the most comprehensive review of clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
Lectures and workshops will be available beginning August 3, 2020 with virtual/live interactive learning sessions extending from mid-August through September. The course concludes September 30, 2020.
Register for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep
Registration for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep is now open.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where and when is Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep being held?
The course is now being offered virtually with a blend of recorded didactic lectures and case-based workshops, augmented by live interactive learning sessions hosted by faculty members. Lectures and workshops will be available beginning August 3, 2020 with live interactive learning sessions extending from mid-August through September. The course concludes September 30, 2020
- What is the difference between Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep and the Board Review Course offered in previous years?
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 only U.S. physicians preparing to certify or re-certify. While Core Concepts in EP serves as an indispensable tool for preparing for the CCEP Exam, it also ensures a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base. The course is being offered as a virtual blended learning activity. Course content and faculty have been expanded to include more than 20 recorded didactic lectures, nine case-based workshops, and up to 17 live interactive learning sessions delivered by leading experts.
- What is the course format?
This course is a virtual blended learning activity featuring recorded didactic lectures and case-based workshops, augmented by live interactive learning sessions with course directors and faculty for in-depth coverage of the essential EP curriculum.
- Who should participate?
- U.S. fellows-in-training preparing for initial certification
- U.S. electrophysiologists who are re-certifying or 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
- Advanced practice nurses, technicians, 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
- Intracardiac ultrasound in EP *NEW
- Transseptal catheterization techniques *NEW
- Pericardial access for epicardial mapping and ablation *NEW
- Complications of EP procedures - avoidance and management *NEW
- Who is the faculty?
- John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
Indiana University School of Medicine
- Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Medical College of Virginia
- Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS
- David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS
University of California San Francisco
- Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS
University of Arizona
- Barry London, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
- Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
University of Pennsylvania Health System
- William M. Miles, MD, FHRS
University of Florida College
- Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS
University of Washington
- William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS
- Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
University of Chicago
- John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
- How does this course prepare me for the ABIM CCEP Certification 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 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, participants benefit from first-hand expert guidance on the essential exam areas. The course provides participants the tools and knowledge to analyze board-style questions and thoroughly prepare for the exam. For those not preparing for the exam, the course is a comprehensive update and overview of cardiac electrophysiology.
- What is the Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP?
The Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP is an online study module developed by the course directors of Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep. ABIM-style questions, contributed by over 40 experts in the field, provide a comprehensive review and self-assessment to prepare you for exam success. The Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP, included with your registration to Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep, enables you to:
- Assess your knowledge with 100 questions that follow the ABIM CCEP exam blueprint
- Compare your initial score with those of your peers
- Identify areas of strength and weakness with scores broken out by content area
- Review your answers and access 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
The Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP is included with registration for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep.
- How does the ABIM CCEP Exam differ from the IBHRE Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Physician?
The ABIM CCEP Certification Exam is a certification offered to U.S.-trained physicians. The IBHRE Exam is offered to physicians who are not qualified to take the ABIM exam due to international training or pathway choices and who are actively involved in the clinical management and care of adult or pediatric patients.
- How many credits will be offered?
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 45 CME credits and 45 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.
- How much does registration cost?
Registration for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep is $1,395 for HRS members and $1,995 for non-members. Included with registration is Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep and Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in CCEP.
- How do I become a member?
Non-members who want to take advantage of the member rate for Core Concepts in EP must apply for membership on or before July 17, 2020. Visit HRSonline.org/Join for details.
- Are there any scholarship opportunities available?
At this time, no scholarships are available for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep. The Society is actively seeking funding to make such opportunities available. If funding is secured, eligible individuals, registered or not, may enter a lottery for financial assistance. Please check back for updates.
To be eligible you must (1) 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 Board Review Course Scholarship recipient.
- How do I register?
A link will be included on this page when registration goes live. Please check back.
- What if I have to cancel?
All requests for cancellation of registration for Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep must be made in writing and received by July 30, 2020. A $75 processing fee will be withheld. Course registration fees are non-refundable for cancellation requests received after July 30, 2020. Send written requests for cancellations to TBlithe@HRSonline.org.