This educational initiative was developed to provide a forum for discussing and presenting laboratory and clinical research concerning the care of patients through case based coronary and structural heart intervention cases. This initiative strives to help those treating cardiology patients with the latest updates.

Click here to listen to a welcome message from James Flaherty, MD, Medical Director Coronary Care Unit at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. 

Special event information


Please join us for the Northwestern vs Nebraska football game on 10/13/18
at Ryan Field, Evanston, IL 60201. Tickets are $50 each. Limit 2 tickets per person. Please indicate if you would like to attend on your registration.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1 List transcatheter options to address heart valve pathology including aortic, mitral,
tricuspid, and pulmonic stenosis and regurgitation;
2 Describe the latest interventional techniques and therapies for structural heart disease and congenital heart disease;
3 Apply various diagnostic technologies including echocardiography, CT, and CMR to
guide management of valvular heart disease;
4 Compare and contrast radial and ulnar PCI approaches;
5 Describe available and emerging technologies to manage the left atrial appendage and how it can mitigate stroke;
6 Summarize the utility of new stent platforms;
7 Describe various techniques to treat complex pathology such as left main, bifurcation disease, and calcified lesions;
8 List the latest recommendations for management of CTO’s to optimize procedural
success while minimizing complications;
9 Review the variety of percutaneous ventricular support devices and clinical scenarios best suited for each device;
10 Summarize lessons learned from live and taped case presentations.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional cardiologists, general cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiology and cardiac surgery fellows, cardiac catheterization laboratory nurses, and technical staff.

Accreditation statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


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Faculty Disclosure
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine requires course directors, speakers, instructors, planners and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant financial relationships. All identified potential conflicts of interest, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care
recommendations are thoroughly vetted by Northwestern University FSM for fair balance. The faculty disclosures will be indicated in the course syllabus.

Registration information


How to Register
Online –
mail with a check made payable to:
Northwestern University
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Attn Rana Khalifeh
251 E. Huron St.
Galter 3-150
Chicago, IL 60611

For questions regarding registration please email
us at:

Registrations will not be accepted by telephone.

Hotel Information

Rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile and will be available for a special symposium rate of $239.00 (single/double occupancy), plus 17.4% tax. The Hyatt Centric is located at 633 N. St. Clair Street, Chicago, IL.

Please contact the Hyatt directly at (888) 591-1234 or to make your reservations.

To receive the reduced room rate, reservations must be made by September 14, 2018, and identify yourself as a registrant of the Northwestern CSI Conference. Reservations
made after September 14th are subject to availability at regular hotel rates. The room block may fill prior to the cutoff date, so be sure to make your arrangements early.