Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology: A Virtual Medscape Cardiology/theHeart.org Conference for Practicing Physicians 

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Medscape Education is hosting a standalone virtual conference, Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology: A Virtual Medscape Cardiology/theHeart.org Conference for Practicing Physicians, to cover the most relevant topics with direct impact on cardiology practice. This initiative features a virtual conference with 6 live streamed sessions over a 2-week period in December 2020. Each live streamed session will include approximately 5-7 faculty presentations on the featured topic with discussion and Q&A. In addition, each session will be available for immediate on-demand access, and enduring components will be available on a collection page on Medscape Cardiology/theheart.org.  

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A Message From The Chair

Dear Cardiology Colleagues:

It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to this virtual conference, Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology: A Virtual Medscape Cardiology/theHeart.org Conference for Practicing Physicians. Over the two weeks 12/8-10 and 12/15-17, this innovative CME/CE experience will take you on a unique learning journey, which begins when you enter the Virtual Conference Center. In this space, 6 livestreamed sessions, each running 2 to 3 hours, will present the latest education in cardiology and discuss practical application of emerging advances into clinical care.

The comprehensive agenda includes the most relevant topics that impact cardiology practice today. At a glance, these are:

  • Session I: Cardioprevention and Lipid Management
  • Session II: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Session III: Heart Failure
  • Session IV: Interventional and Structural Cardiology
  • Session V: Diabetes and Kidney Disease Related to Cardiology
  • Session VI: Cardiology Post-COVID-19

Nationally renowned faculty experts will engage you and your fellow learners in the live virtual sessions. Take a seat in the Live Theater, where audience interaction will be enhanced by polling and ample time for Q&A. You will not be denied opportunities to share best practices and to find solutions to your most difficult clinical challenges.

And, as in any live conference venue, you will find robust opportunities to interact with your colleagues beyond the educational sessions. There is much to explore, and comfortable walking shoes are not required! I encourage you to take full advantage of these conference features, in which you can

  • Benefit from peer-to-peer learning in the Virtual Poster Hall
  • Network with other cardiology specialists and practitioners in the Lounge
  • Enjoy friendly and fast-paced competition via MedChallenge
  • Visit booths in the Exhibit Hall (without lugging a tote bag)

As outlined in the program, each of the 6 live sessions will be held on different days starting in the evening hours, between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. ET. Should you be unable to attend, each recorded and accredited session will be available for on-demand access until March 2021. After that, an enduring summary webcast and downloadable components will be available on Medscape Cardiology/theheart.org, on a webpage dedicated specifically to this conference. The educational content will be CME/CE-certified for an additional year.

Once again, Welcome! I hope you will enjoy this one-of-a-kind virtual conference, benefit from the learning opportunities, and gather many clinical pearls to “bring home” to your practice!


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Robert A. Harrington, MD
Conference Chair

Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine



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This activity is intended for cardiologists, diabetologists & endocrinologists, primary care physicians (PCPs), nephrologists, nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and any other HCPs involved in the care of patients at risk for cardiovascular (CV) events.



A Special Message From The Moderator

All proceeds from attendee registration will be donated to WomenHeart, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit.

If you wish to add an additional donation, you can do so at the time of registration. 

We thank you for your donation and for registering for this virtual event.