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Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

2020 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum: CANCELLED

ACC-MN has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum due to the ongoing issues related to Covid-19. We will be back in 2021 with the annual meeting and hope to have some other smaller events happening before then as well.



2019 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum


Midwest Cardiovascular Forum - 2019Program & Agenda Handouts


October 26-27, 2019 | 2019 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum | Minneapolis, MN

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Presented By:

ACC Minnesota Chapter logo

In Partnership with:

Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis Heart Institute, and University of Minnesota logos

In Collaboration with:

ACC Iowa Chapter and ACC Great Plains Chapter logos

Thank You, Exhibitors!


  • Actelion
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • M Health Heart Care
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medtronic
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sanofi
  • St. Alexius Medical Center










Course Description

Faced with the constant emergence of new clinical evidence, ongoing advances in therapeutics, and ever-evolving reimbursement systems, cardiovascular healthcare providers are often challenged to determine and recommend the best therapies for their patients. This 1.5 day conference offers participants an in depth examination of the current controversies in cardiovascular care with the goal of helping clinicians provide the best care for patients, improve the health of populations and rein in costs.

Key Topics

  • Drugs and the Heart - Pharmacology Updates
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Structural/Interventional
  • Great Debates in Cardiology
  • Prevention
  • Evaluation for the Dyspneic Patient 

Course Directors

  • Steve Smalley, MD, FACC, HealthPartners, President MN-ACC
  • Randy Stark MD, FACC, Mercy Hospital, Past President MN-ACC
  • Mario Gössl, MD, FACC, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital 
  • Prabhjot Nijjar, MD, FACC, University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Jeremy Thaden, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Elizabeth Hoffman, PA-C, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Sarah Coffey, ACNP-BC, AACC, Mayo Clinic
  • Bill Monn, Executive Director, MN-ACC










Forum Rates

ACC Member (MN, IA, ND, NE, SD, WI)
$270 (Until Oct. 10, 2019)
$295 (After Oct. 10, 2019)

PA, NO, RN, and Other Healthcare Professional
$135 (Until Oct. 10, 2019)
$160 (After Oct. 10, 2019)

Physician/Scientist (Non ACC Member)
$270 (Until Oct. 10, 2019)
$295 (After Oct. 10, 2019)

Non-Presenting Fellow in Training*
$50 (Until Oct. 10, 2019)
$75 (After Oct. 10, 2019)

Early Bird Rates
(Until Oct. 10, 2019)

Regular Rates
(After Oct. 10, 2019)

ACC Member (MN, IA, ND, NE, SD, WI)



PA, NO, RN, and Other Healthcare Professional



Physician/Scientist (Non ACC Member)



Non-Presenting Fellow in Training*



* Fellows in Training Poster Presenters: Accepted poster presenters will receive a complimentary registration to attend the conference. FITs with posters not accepted into the program may register at the Non-Presenting Fellow in Training rate. Notifications and instructions for FIT registration will be sent via email in September. 

Registration Information

Both members and nonmembers need to sign in to register for events. If you are a nonmember, you need to create an account in the system; we will require your first and last name, organization, email, username and password. This is necessary for tracking and education credits.

PCI Compliance
Please do not email forms with credit card information. To protect your data and to comply with PCI standards, the MN-ACC office will not accept emailed credit card information.

Photo/Audio/Video Release
Registration for or attendance at this event acknowledges consent to be recorded or photographed. We reserve the right to use any photograph/video taken at our events, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. We may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. To ensure the privacy of individuals, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject.

Attendee Cancellation
To receive a registration refund, less a $25 processing fee, all cancellations must be received via this form by October 4, 2019 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. No refunds will be granted thereafter.  No-shows will not be refunded. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization with the same membership status by contacting

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