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44th Annual Cardiology Update

Evidence-Based Management

**Due to COVID-19, the conference has been postponed**

May 27-30, 2020
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC


Program Overview

The management of patients with cardiac disease continues to evolve.  The goal of this program is to provide the most current evidence-based diagnostic and treatment  strategies for your patients.  Topics include but are not limited to managing drug interactions and prescribing considerations in prevention, implementing preventive strategies and management of aortic aneurysm, lifestyle and non-antiarrhythmic drugs to prevent Afib, deciphering an echocardiogram report, heart failure with preserved EF – what can I do to help my patient, use of genetics in clinical practice for heart failure, recognition and therapeutic strategies for advanced heart failure, adult congenital heart disease for the community provider, stress testing: which test for which patient.

The program structure will focus on case-based presentations including breakfast cases, panel discussions, presentations and use of our audience response system to provide opportunities for all participants to interact with our conference faculty.

Overall Objectives

Upon completion of this Live Activity, you should be better able to:

  • Manage drug interactions and prescribing considerations in prevention
  • Describe a clinical approach to secondary causes of hypertension
  • Implement preventive strategies and management of aortic aneurysm
  • Discuss lifestyle and non-antiarrhythmic drugs to prevent Afib
  • Discuss arrhythmias in sarcoidosis
  • Implement strategies to really help your patient with HFpEF
  • Recognize and use therapeutic strategies for advanced heart failure
  • Describe the role of telemedicine in heart failure management
  • Discuss issues in adult congenital heart disease for the community provider
  • Select the appropriate stress test for the your patient

The final list of conference objectives will be available closer to the conference date.

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule for the 44th Annual Cardiology Update can be viewed on the 44th Annual Cardiology Update Agenda Page.  A Cardiology Update 2020 Brochure will be available soon.

Conference Faculty

The faculty listing for the 44th Cardiology Update can be viewed at the 44th Annual Cardiology Update Faculty Page

Online Syllabus

In our efforts to “go green”, an online syllabus will be provided to all attendees. Information will be emailed to you prior to the conference so that you may download a copy. Internet connection will also be available in the meeting room.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAFP:   Application for Continuing Medical Education credits has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credits is pending.

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. PAs may receive a maximum of 17.00 AAPA Category 1 Credits for completing this activity.

CME MOC logoSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.25 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.


In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be required to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925

Registration Fees

On or Before After Onsite
3/17/2020 3/17/2020

Physicians in Practice $599 $699 $750

Residents and All Other $499 $599 $650
Health Professionals

Printed Course Syllabus $40 $40 N/A

Registration fee includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, electronic course syllabus and credit processing.

No pre-registrations will be accepted after May 22, 2020 After this date, you must contact the Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to see if space is still available. If space is available you must register on-site. Note: There will be an increased rate for on-site registrations!

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to April 27, 2020; however $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after April 27, 2020. We reserve the right to cancel the conference if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you acknowledge and agree to this cancellation policy.

Hotel Information 

Francis Marion Hotel 
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403 
(843) 722-0600

The Francis Marion Hotel, historic Charleston’s landmark full service hotel, is in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. Located at Marion Square, the Francis Marion Hotel is only a few blocks from the Charleston Visitor’s Center, the South Carolina Aquarium, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, museums, antique shops and night life. The hotel offers valet parking, spa, concierge, retail shops and the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar.

Special group rates start at $199.00, plus tax, per night. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved and are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room block will be held until April 26, 2020; however the room block will fill prior to this date. In such a case, neither the group rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 843-722-0600 or 877-756-2121 and identifying yourself as being a participant in this conference, or by following the online directions below.

To make online reservations, please visit the Francis Marion Online Reservation Portal. 

Online Booking Code: CARDIOLOGY20

Parking: Valet parking at the hotel is available at $25++ per day for overnight guests and can be added to your guest folio. In addition, self-parking is available at $20.00 per day, which must be paid directly to the parking garage in cash, MasterCard or Visa. Pricing is subject to change.

Conference Registration

(Please use ONE of these methods to register.  Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

  • Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:      
    MUSC Office of CME      
    96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE221A, MSC 754      
    Charleston, SC 29425
  • Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only
  • Fax (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only
  • Complete registration through the Online Registration Portal