CME

The Division of Cardiology and Duke Heart Center offer many educational opportunities to fellows, faculty and other healthcare providers. These events incorporate presentations, discussions, and hands-on learning to enable a rich understanding of new research and technology

Future CME opportunities

See the chart below for links to upcoming CME events and symposia sponsored by the Division of Cardiology and Duke Heart Center.

Date Title Location Course Directors
8/15/2015 Duke Raleigh Update in Cardiology Renaissance Hotel North Hills, Raleigh, NC Mark Leithe, MD
9/19/2015

3rd Annual Advanced Heart Failure Symposium

Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC G. Michael Felker, MD and Joseph Rogers, MD
9/26/2015 - 9/27/2015 Advanced Vascular Access Symposium Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC Sunil Rao, MD
11/14/2015 Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University Eric Velazquez, MD and Zainab Samad, MD
12/4/2015 - 12/6/2015 2015 Duke Cardiology Regional Update

Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC

L. Kristin Newby, MD and Sana Al-Khatib, MD
1/22/20156 - 1/23/2016 6th Annual Duke EP Summit Washington Duke Inn and Country Club, Durham, NC James Daubert, MD
3/5/2016 Duke Cardio-oncology Symposium Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University Michel Khouri, MD and Chiara Melloni, MD
6/11/2016 4th Annual Valve Symposium Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University J. Kevin Harrison, MD and G. Chad Hughes, MD

Past events

Find information about past cardiology CME events below.


Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): Diagnostic Testing and Management Symposium
April 11, 2015

Activity Medical Director: Camille Frazier-Mills, MD

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Patients with POTS require a team approach in their management. Unfortunately, it can take 2-5 years to make the diagnosis of POTS due to multisystem involvement leading to a variety of symptoms. Physicians and other providers, including cardiologists, electrophysiologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, psychiatrists and allied health professionals caring for POTS patients are experiencing changes in health care delivery and demand. Primary care physicians encounter patients with arrhythmia symptoms and syncope, and must determine a patient’s risk and appropriately manage the patient and refer to specialist(s) as needed. This educational meeting serves the need to improve the knowledge and competence among primary care physicians, neurologists, and cardiologists as it relates to current diagnosis and treatment of POTS patients. 


2nd Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Summit
March 28, 2015

Activity Medical Directors: James Daubert, MD & Mahesh Patel, MD

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A focus of the symposium will be to address and mitigate athletes’ risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). SCD is a devastating event that demands further understanding of screening strategies, assessments of cardiovascular symptoms, and state of the art treatment of cardiovascular disease. As participation in exercise and sports grows rapidly in all US demographics, clinicians need to become more familiar with evaluating the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, prescribing appropriate testing strategies and effectively interpreting test results, as well as the pros and cons of using EKG screening in athletes. In addition, effective training in and implementation of evidence-based resuscitation strategies, such as automated external defibrillators, may help avoid SCD. This symposium will focus on educating both clinicians and the athletic community about these important topics in sports cardiology and SCD.


5th Annual Duke Electrophysiology Summit
January 24, 2015

Activity Medical Director: James Daubert, MD

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Physicians and other providers, including cardiologists and electrophysiologists, primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals, caring for arrhythmia patients are experiencing rapidly evolving techniques and tools for diagnosis and treatment. Rapid change and new research make it difficult to ensure that electrophysiology diagnosis and treatment is consistent with the most current guidelines. Primary care physicians encounter patients with arrhythmia symptoms, heart failure, and syncope and must determine if patients are at risk of life-threatening arrhythmias or may otherwise benefit from referral to cardiologists or electrophysiologists. A lack of familiarity with current clinical guidelines regarding ICD implantation exists, and primary care physicians were found to be less aware of clinical guidelines than cardiologists, even the latter experts falling short of expectations. This finding highlights the need to improve knowledge and competence among primary care physicians and cardiologists as it relates to current diagnosis and treatment guidelines for arrhythmia patients.


47th Annual Southeast Pediatric Cardiology Society (SPCS) Conference
Sept. 5-6, 2014, Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NC

The conference will cover a range of topics focused on acquired heart diseases of childhood and congenital heart diseases in children and adults. The meeting will address current controversies in care and will emphasize interactive panels, didactic, and debate-style sessions. The conference is intended for physicians and providers caring for children with congenital and acquired heart disease.

For more information visit: https://dcri.org/events/SPCS


Duke Heart Center 25th Anniversary Gala
Sept. 5-6, 2014

ACTIVITY MEDICAL DIRECTOR: E. MAGNUS OHMAN
Duke Heart Center's mission is to unite all individuals and departments involved in the science and delivery of cardiovascular medicine through a collaborative, integrated, and multidisciplinary approach in order to achieve the highest level of excellence in patient care, research, and education.

Ranked among the top 10 heart programs, Duke provides state-of-the-art cardiac care to help thousands of heart patients lead longer, healthier lives.

For more details, visit http://sites.duke.edu/dukeheart25/event/.


2nd Annual Duke Advanced Heart Failure Symposium
Sept. 20, 2014

ACTIVITY MEDICAL DIRECTORS: G. MICHAEL FELKER AND JOSEPH ROGERS
Held on Oct. 5, 2013 in Durham, N.C., the goal of the one-day symposium was to enhance learners' knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure.

Topics included management of acute and chronic heart failure as well as the use of advanced heart failure therapies such as ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. Also covered were novel therapies for acute heart failure, the use of biomarkers and genetics in heart failure management, cardio-oncology, addressing the problem of heart failure readmissions, and patient selection and management for heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices. The program was comprised of didactic lectures, case studies and panel discussions designed to meet the continuing education needs of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists and family physicians, physician extenders, and allied health professionals. The course directors for the program were G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, and Joseph Rogers, MD.

Click here to download the presentations.


4th Annual Duke Electrophysiology Summit
Jan. 24-25, 2014

ACTIVITY MEDICAL DIRECTORS: JAMES DAUBERT
Cardiologists and electrophysiologists face constantly evolving techniques and tools for diagnosing and treating patients with arrhythmia. Rapid change and new research make it difficult to ensure that electrophysiology diagnosis and treatment are consistent with the most current guidelines. Primary care physicians encounter patients with arrhythmia symptoms, heart failure, and syncope and must determine whether patients are at risk of life-threatening arrhythmias or may otherwise benefit from referral to cardiologists or electrophysiologists.

Two recent studies have shown that a lack of familiarity with current clinical guidelines regarding implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement exists, with a larger knowledge gap for primary care physicians. This finding highlights the need among primary care physicians and cardiologists to improve knowledge and competence as they relate to current diagnosis and treatment guidelines for arrhythmia patients.


ACC/Duke Aortic Stenosis Valve Symposium
Feb. 22, 2014

ACTIVITY MEDICAL DIRECTORS: J. KEVIN HARRISON, JOHN VAVALLE, AND G. CHAD HUGHES
The American College of Cardiology and the Duke Heart Center have partnered together on this exciting course which will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of aortic valve assessment and treatment strategies.

Get hands-on exposure to aortic valve pathology, 3D Cardiac CTA reconstruction software and the ACC’s bedside assessment tools.

In addition, you will have the chance to learn more about the ACC’s exciting quality improvement initiative: Championing Care for the Patient with Aortic Stenosis, and gain exclusive access to web-based tools and resources which will support you in diagnosing and managing your patients with aortic stenosis.


1st Annual Duke Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Symposium
April 12, 2014

ACTIVITY MEDICAL DIRECTORS: JAMES DAUBERT, CHRISTOPHER GRANGER, MAHESH PATEL, AND CHRISTOPHER O'CONNOR


1st Annual Duke Preventive Cardiology Symposium
April 26, 2014

ACTIVITY MEDICAL DIRECTOR: MAHESH J. PATEL, WILLIAM E. KRAUS, AND BRIAN DUSCHA
The overall goal of this activity is to briefly refresh the importance of lipids in clinical practice and proceed discuss the new American Heart Association guidelines on lipids announced in November 2013. Topics include learning about evaluation and treatment options in lipids and lipoprotein disorders, as well as focusing on new prevention guidelines, physical activity, nutrition, drug therapies, advanced lipoprotein testing, special patient populations and new technologies for lifestyle management.