Online registration will close on Tuesday, October 31st at 12pm Pacific Time.

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death in competitive athletes during sports and exercise. The goal of cardiovascular screening is to identify underlying cardiac disorders predisposing to SCD to allow risk reduction through individualized and disease-specific medical management. Electrocardiogram (ECG) screening increases the detection of cardiac disorders at risk for SCD but requires a physician infrastructure trained in athlete-specific ECG interpretation standards as well as skilled cardiology resources to conduct proper secondary testing of ECG abnormalities. This conference features world experts in sports cardiology to review physiologic versus pathologic ECG findings in athletes, the evaluation of ECG abnormalities, and disease-specific management in athletes diagnosed with a pathologic cardiac disorder. Conference workshops will examine and apply consensus recommendations from the 2017 “International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes.” This conference addresses critical knowledge gaps to improve the cardiovascular care provided to competitive athletes.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA

The Nick of Time Foundation invites CME participants to join them at a youth heart screening event on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Ballard High School (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). This is a great opportunity to learn and apply modern standards of ECG interpretation in the screening of high school students and student-athletes. Space is limited - please contact the Nick of Time Foundation to RSVP - sue@nickoftimefoundation.org.

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  1. Apply the latest “international criteria” for ECG interpretation in athletes.
  2. Distinguish normal variant ECG findings from ECG abnormalities requiring more investigation.
  3. Outline the secondary evaluation of specific ECG abnormalities.
  4. Describe the diagnostic criteria and management considerations for cardiac disorders predisposing to SCD, such as cardiomyopathies, ion channelopathies, and ventricular pre-excitation.


MD/DO/PhD   $325.00
Allied Health   $275.00
MD/DO Resident/Fellow*   $125.00

*MD/DO Resident/Fellow rate applies to MD/DO only and requires written confirmation of current resident/fellow status

The fee for this course includes catering, electronic instruction materials and certificate of attendance. Allow up to fifteen working days to receive your email confirmation of enrollment. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the CME office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the course.

Per UWCME policy, you are not considered to be registered for the course until full payment has been received. Unpaid orders do not "reserve" spots for conferences or workshops.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by October 19, 2017. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued after October 19, 2017. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact CME with questions — call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Irfan Asif, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine - University of South Carolina, Greenville - Greenville, SC
Aaron Baggish, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Performance Program, Division of Cardiology - Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
Jonathan Drezner, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Michael Emery, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine - Indiana University - Indianapolis, IN
Kimberly G Harmon, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Joseph Marek, MD
Clinical Cardiologist - Advocate Medical Group - Downers Grove, IL
Matthew Martinez, MD
Associate Chief, Cardiology - Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA
David Owens, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Henry F Pelto, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jack Salerno, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Seattle Children's - Seattle, WA
Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Professor of Cardiology - St. George's, University of London - London
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:15AM - 8:00AM  
Welcome 8:00AM - 8:05AM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Cardiac Adaptation to Exercise and the Physiologic Limits of the 'Athlete's Heart' (keynote) 8:05AM - 8:25AM Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Etiology of Sudden Cardiac Death in Competitive Athletes: Update and Remaining Questions 8:25AM - 8:45AM Aaron Baggish, MD
Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Understanding Differential Risk 8:45AM - 9:00AM Kimberly G Harmon, MD
The Evolution of Contemporary ECG Interpretation Standards 9:00AM - 9:15AM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Q&A 9:15AM - 9:30AM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Kimberly G Harmon, MD
Aaron Baggish, MD
Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Screening for Pathologic Cardiac Disorders: the Performance of History, Physical Exam, and ECG 9:30AM - 9:45AM Kimberly G Harmon, MD
International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes: Overview of Normal ECG Findings 9:45AM - 10:05AM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Voltage Criteria for LVH and RVH: Physiologic Findings in Athletes 10:05AM - 10:15AM Joseph Marek, MD
Repolarization Variants in Black Athletes: What We Know and Don't Know 10:15AM - 10:25AM Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Physiologic ECG Variants in the Pediatric Athlete: Heart Rate, Rhythm, and Juvenile T-Wave Pattern 10:25AM - 10:35AM Jack Salerno, MD
Q&A 10:35AM - 10:50AM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Kimberly G Harmon, MD
Jack Salerno, MD
Joseph Marek, MD
Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Break 10:50AM - 11:10AM  
International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes: Overview of Abnormal ECG Findings 11:10AM - 11:30AM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Pathologic T Wave Inversion and ST Segment Depression 11:30AM - 11:45AM Aaron Baggish, MD
Diagnostic Evaluation of ECG Abnormalities Suggestive of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) 11:45AM - 12:00PM David Owens, MD
Diagnostic Evaluation of ECG Abnormalities Suggestive of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) 12:00PM - 12:15PM Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS
Pathologic Q Waves: New Definition, Implications, and Secondary Testing 12:15PM - 12:30PM David Owens, MD
Q&A 12:30PM - 12:45PM Jonathan Drezner, MD
David Owens, MD
Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS
Aaron Baggish, MD
Lunch (provided) 12:45PM - 1:45PM  
Measuring the QTc: Pearls and Pitfalls 1:45PM - 2:00PM Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Wolff-Parkinson-White: Recognition and Diagnostic Evaluation 2:00PM - 2:15PM Jack Salerno, MD
Diagnostic Evaluation of a Patient with a Prolonged QTc 2:15PM - 2:30PM Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Premature Ventricular Contractions: When to Be Concerned and Which Tests to Evaluate 2:30PM - 2:45PM Michael Emery, MD
Isolated Axis Deviation, Atrial Enlargement, or Right Bundle Branch Block: Normal or Abnormal? 2:45PM - 3:00PM Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Q&A 3:00PM - 3:15PM Jack Salerno, MD
Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Michael Emery, MD
Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Break 3:15PM - 3:30PM  
Breakout Session: Advanced ECG Interpretation 3:30PM - 4:30PM Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS
Jack Salerno, MD
Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Aaron Baggish, MD
Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Breakout Session: Basic ECG Interpretation 3:30PM - 4:30PM Jonathan Drezner, MD
David Owens, MD
Henry F Pelto, MD
Michael Emery, MD
Joseph Marek, MD
LV Non-Compaction: Disease or Normal Variant? 4:30PM - 4:45PM Matthew Martinez, MD
Genetic Testing for Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Applications in Sports Cardiology 4:45PM - 5:00PM David Owens, MD
Case Presentation: Return To Play with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy? 5:00PM - 5:10PM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Panel Discussion 5:10PM - 5:30PM Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Aaron Baggish, MD
Matthew Martinez, MD
Sanjay Sharma, MD, FRCP (UK), FESC
Closing Remarks and Adjourn 5:30PM - 5:35PM Jonathan Drezner, MD
Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


*ECG interpretation breakout sessions and select lectures are sponsored by educational grants from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the AMSSM Foundation.


PLEASE NOTE: The room block at the Sheraton Hotel is now SOLD OUT.

The Sheraton is located in busy downtown Seattle, at the corner of 6th and Union. There are many other hotels in the area - we have listed a few below as suggestions. Note - we do not have a room block or special rate at these hotels.

The University of Washington has contracted for a special rate ($269.00 per night, taxes excluded) at the conference hotel. You must mention "UW Sports Cardiology" to receive this rate. After October 11, 2017, this rate and accommodations may not be available. The University of Washington accepts no responsibility for lodging.

Sports medicine physicians, NCAA team physicians, members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, sports cardiologists and cardiologist consultants from around the United States, members of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and physician leaders from heart screening foundations around the country.

Handout materials will be provided online at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only) starting on October 26, 2017. Registrants may print and/or download the materials. A handout with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference (printed handouts of presentations will not be provided).

Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

UW CME takes into consideration diverse nutritional preferences and restrictions when planning our complimentary menu. However, those individuals who might find that our menu is not completely aligned to their specific nutritional needs are welcome to bring their own food items.

If you have dietary restrictions (i.e. vegan, gluten-free, etc.), please notify us by October 26, 2017, by sending an email to cme@uw.edu.

Please inform the CME Office ten days in advance of the conference start date if you will need to utilize lactation services.

Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration, course credit, handouts, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation and may include food, beverages, taxes and gratuities to vendors. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation please contact the department at: 206.543.1050 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance.

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