8th Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Symposium

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Time/Format: 8:00am - 12:00pm; virtual via Zoom.

Course Overview:

The Duke Sports Cardiology and Sudden Death in Athletes Symposium has been designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and their competency to incorporate evidence-based updates in the care of athletes in order to mitigate their risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). The symposium format will include lectures, panel discussions and case studies, and will be relaxed and interactive.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physicians: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Directors:

James Daubert, MD

James Daubert, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center 


William Kraus, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center 

Invited Speakers:

External Speakers

Aaron Baggish, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Performance Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Norbert Guettler, MD, MA, FESC, FACC
Colonel (MC)
Chief, Internal Medicine and Cardiology
German Air Force Centre of Aerospace Medicine

Duke Speakers

Jeffrey Bytomski, DO
Sports Medicine Specialist
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute
Duke Health

Kenzie Johnston, MD
Sports Medicine Specialist
Family Medicine and Primary Care Doctor
Duke Family Medicine Center
Duke Health

Igor Klem, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Howard Rockman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Albert Sun, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Robert “Hap” Zarzour, MA, BS
Executive Director of Athletic Medicine
Chairman, Integrative Performance Excellence Group
Duke University Athletics

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of long COVID in athletes.
  • Evaluate athletes with suspected long COVID.
  • Discuss the return to play evaluations for athletes experiencing COVID infection.
  • Identify the CV diseases that pose the greatest risk for athletes.
  • Communicate the risks of sudden cardiac death in athletes and contrast these risks to the health benefits of exercise.
  • Evaluate and manage athletes who present with CV symptoms or may be at risk of cardiac involvement after recent COVID-19 infection
  • Recognize the diagnosis, frequency and management of myocarditis related to COVID-19 or to vaccination to prevent COVID-19.
  • Communicate the current status of evaluating orthostatic and other ongoing issues in athletes after COVID-19 infection.
  • Be familiar with the unique characteristics of evaluation of pilots and how this may relate to athletes at risk of arrhythmias or other incapacitating events.


There is no fee for registration, however registration is required so you can receive the link to the meeting.

Choose either the live webinar or the enduring material:

  • Live Zoom Webinar – 8:00am-12:00pm, Saturday, 4/23/22
  • Enduring Webinar Online (Watch at your convenience; available for 24 months online after the event. You’ll receive an email with a link to the enduring material once it’s online.)

Event Contact

Christy Darnell
Email: christy.darnell@duke.edu
Phone: 919-880-8686 (cell)

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Christy Darnell via email (christy.darnell@duke.edu).

    After the Event

    To complete all course requirements and claim continuing education credits, please do the following:

    • Complete the course evaluation.
    • Attest to your hours of completion.
    • Download your certificate.