Heart Team Summit

July 31 - August 10, 2020

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The Annual Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit provides tools to physicians and physician extenders, including those in surgery and cardiology, which enable collaboration in the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases.  The symposium, which began in August, 2015 as the UNC/ISMICS Heart Team Summit, expanded in 2019 to include multidisciplinary collaboration for atrial fibrillation and pacemaker/defibrillator lead management, heart valve disease, cardiovascular imaging, coronary artery disease, venous embolism, and heart failure. 

For 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted our ability to come together. This year the Summit will virtually integrate the cultures of cardiology and cardiac surgery with regional physicians, physician extenders and providers.  Barriers such as facility limitations and communication difficulties will be addressed during this seminar. Evidence-based recommendations and treatment guidelines will direct the educational presentations and provide attendees with key learning objectives for related application in their practices.   

There is no registration fee. This will not be a live streaming video conference. The presentations will be pre-recorded and available for viewing over a 10-day period.  Attendees will log onto the Heart Team Summit website, submit their contact information, and then attend the virtual meeting and visit our virtual industry exhibit hall.

The 2020 invited faculty includes leading experts in cardiovascular team care:

Dr. Andrea Natale

Dr. Felix Yang 

Dr. Jonathan Piccini 

Dr. Jeffery Liu 

Dr. Michael Mack 

Dr. Blase Carabello 

Dr. Isaac George  

Dr. Jason Katz  

Dr. Prem Soman  

Dr. Conrad Smith

Dr. Gan Dunnington 

Dr. Roger Carrillo

Dr. Matthew Romano

Dr. Thomas Caranasos

Dr. L. Wiley Nifong  

Dr. Matthew Wiisanen 

Dr. Stephen Bailey 

Dr. David Lasorda 

Dr. Jacob Jentzer

Dr. Joao Cavalcante

Dr. Monica Gomberg

Dr. Alison Bailey

Dr. Brian Henry

Dr. Lemuel Kirby

Dr. Andrew Waxler

Dr. Erik Lehr

Dr. Joseph Dearani  

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Please log onto and join the 2020 Virtual Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit between July 31 and August 10, 2020 to receive CME/NCCC credit. 

Summit Support and Sponsorship Opportunities

Check back soon for sponsorship information for the 2020 Heart Team Summit.