As has become our profile, we will adopt an evidence-based guideline driven update of the critical domains in cardiovascular medicine. We will especially focus our update on hypertension, prevention, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and acute coronary syndromes. Significant new data and guidelines from 2016 –2017 will represent the platform for our discussions. We are once again benefitted by the presence of lead authors and writing group committee members who are on our faculty and others with whom we frequently collaborate. 

In our two and a half day meeting we have allowed ample time for discussion including small group networking sessions. As before, we will use contemporary audience response technology to allow real-time questions and answers. 

Learning Objectives

1. Outline strategies for the treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arteriosclerotic heart disease, and diabetes, including the use of newer pharmacological agents and lifestyle therapies.
2. Identify candidates for cardiac resynchronization and wearable versus implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies.
3. Encourage gender-specific approaches toward the prevention of cardiovascular health.
4. Describe current and emerging treatment options for patients with valvular heart disease.
5. List the latest recommendations for the management of pulmonary embolism, ST, and non-ST elevation MI.
6. Discuss treatment options for the heart failure patient including acute and advanced failure.
7. Apply knowledge gained in the conference through clinical case review and MOC cases.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and all other health care providers who participate in the care of adult patients with, or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

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 CME activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Registration information



EARLY BIRD Registration through June 15, 2018.  Prices will increase after this date:

$525       Physician

$525       Industry Professional

$450       Physician of Northwestern Medicine

$350       Nurse

$300        Physician Trainees and Other HCPs


One-Day Conference Registration (Thursday, July 19, 2018)     $250

One-Day Conference Registration (Friday, July 20, 2018)         $250

One-Day Conference Registration( Saturday, July 21, 2018)     $250

Cancellations must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Medical Education. The paid registration fee, minus a $50 administrative charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received by June 8, 2018. No refunds will be granted after this date.

Hotel Information

Rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile and will be available for a special symposium rate of $269.00 (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 June 21, 2018, and identify yourself as a registrant of the Northwestern Cardiovascular Update Conference. Reservations made after June 21st 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.