Continuing Medical Education at TVT 2023
TVT 2023 is CME-accredited for participants who attend in person.
The maturation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the rapid adoption of transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies have changed the treatment landscape, expanding options for patients with structural heart disease (SHD). The central mission of TVT is to provide health professionals involved in care of SHD patients comprehensive insight and updates, annually, on a rapidly evolving field of minimally invasive treatment options for patients with structural heart disease.
Treatment of structural heart disease is truly multidisciplinary, integrating noninvasive cardiac imaging, surgical therapies, heart failure management, and novel transcatheter approaches — underscoring the importance of professional continuing education.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the evaluation and management of patients with valvular and structural heart disease.
- Assess the imaging modalities available for diagnosing valvular and structural heart disease.
- Describe current and future therapeutic options for valvular and structural heart disease.
- Understand the skills necessary to perform transcatheter valve therapies, left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure.
TVT is designed for a multidisciplinary audience that includes anyone interested in the treatment of valvular and structural heart disease. This includes:
- Biomedical engineers.
- Cardiac and vascular surgeons.
- Cardiac imaging specialists (especially echo and CT).
- Cath lab technologists.
- Clinical cardiologists.
- Heart failure specialists.
- Interventional cardiologists.
- Medical device experts.
- Nurse practitioners.
- Physician assistants.
- Research scientists.
In accordance with accredited continuing education sponsored by CRF, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held within the last 24 months) with ineligible companies. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Documentation of awarded credit is provided for registered attendees in exchange for completed activity evaluations. CME, MOC, and Certificate of Attendance can be claimed through the CRF Events App or the CRF CME Portal.
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 17.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC points.
As a CME provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), CRF is committed to ensuring a fair, balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options in all its sponsored programs. As such, CRF’s Planning Committee has selected CME associate course directors to provide oversight of the TVT 2023 program development planning process to ensure fair, balanced, free of commercial bias , and clinically relevant, including mitigation of any relevant financial relationships for planners, faculty and others in control of educational content.
CRF identifies relevant financial relationships and mitigates them before the activity begins.
Donald Cutlip, MD — Nothing to disclose.
Grzegorz L. Kaluza, MD, PhD — Nothing to disclose.
Gary S. Mintz, MD — Consultant Fee/Honoraria/ Speaker’s Bureau – Boston Scientific Corporation, Abiomed.
- Please complete the daily TVT session evaluations on the CRF Events App (available via the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store) or at the CRF CME Portal.
- Claim credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.
- After completing the evaluation summary, your Continuing Medical Education (CME), or Certificate of Attendance will be generated on the screen for you to save or print.
- Alternatively, by request, we can email your documentation to you. Please send your request to [email protected].
How do I earn ABIM MOC points?
CRF offers American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification for select sessions, designed within the ABIM framework. During sessions offering MOC points, you must actively participate and complete the short session evaluation.
Who can claim ABIM MOC points?
Any appropriately badged meeting registrant can attend MOC-accredited sessions, but only ABIM diplomates are eligible to claim MOC points.
How do I claim ABIM MOC points?
Claim your points in the CRF CME portal. First, complete the online evaluation form for each session. Then you will need to enter your ABIM diplomate number, birth date, and state license number. Your MOC points will be registered and transferred to ABIM. You can claim your ABIM MOC points only once for each eligible session.
After submission, when will I see my MOC points in my ABIM physician portal?
It may take up to 72 hours for your MOC points to be posted. Also check to be sure that you entered your correct diplomate number, birthdate, and state license number. Incorrect entries will create a significant delay in processing your points.