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43rd Annual Cardiology Update


June 5-8, 2019

Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC

Overall Course Description

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 screening and management of HTN in special patient populations, lipid management for CV risk reduction, strategies for risk reduction in PAD, treatment of pulmonary embolism and drug, controversies in treatment of CAD and device management options for HFpEF.

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.

Cardiology Update 2019 Brochure (PDF)

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule for the 2019 Cardiology Update can be viewed on the Full Schedule for Cardiology Update 2019 webpage.

Conference Faculty

The faculty listing for the 2019 Cardiology Update can be viewed at the Cardiology Update 2019 Faculty webpage. 

Conference Objectives

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

  • Choose new treatment options in managing lipids for CV risk reduction
  • Effectively screen and manage hypertension in special patient populations
  • Discuss current controversies in the treatment of CAD
  • Effectively use strategies for risk reduction in PAD
  • Discuss new drug and device options for HFrEF
  • Develop strategies to determine when to refer your advanced heart failure patients for LVAD and transplant

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 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAFP: This Live activity, 43rd Cardiology Update: Evidence Based Management, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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 16.25 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


  • Physicians in Practice - $705
  • Residents and All Other Health Professionals - $555
  • Printed Course Syllabus - $40

On-Site Registration

  • Physicians in Practice - $755
  • Residents and All Other Health Professionals - $605
  • Printed Course Syllabus - $40

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

No pre-registrations will be accepted after June 1, 2019. 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 May 6, 2019; however $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after May 6, 2019. 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 

The conference hotel block is sold out! A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved at Hyatt Place Charleston and are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room block will be held until Tuesday, May 14, 2019; however the room block will fill prior to this date. Special group rates start at $229.00, plus tax, per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-877-803-7534 and identifying yourself as being a participant in this conference. The Hyatt Place is only 6 blocks from the Francis Marion Hotel!

Hyatt Place Charleston
560 King Street
Charleston, SC

Conference Registration

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