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Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

After a two-year hiatus, the Midwest Cardiovascular Forum is returning this fall for a 1.5-day conference exploring the latest in cardiology! Sessions include topics for seasoned cardiologists, fellows-in-training, and cardiovascular team members. The 2022 Forum will take place on October 29-30 at the Royal Sonesta in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


View the preliminary agenda created by this year’s Course Directors.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, September 8
Poster Contest submissions due

Friday, September 30
Exhibitor & sponsor deadline to be included in materials

Wednesday, September 28
Last day to reserve a room in the discounted hotel block

Wednesday, October 12
Registration rates increase for attendees

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View the agenda created by this year’s Course Directors.

Saturday, October 29

7:45 – 8:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 – 9:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Digital Transformation – Nicole Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC

SESSION 1: Electrophysiology

10:20 – 10:25am
Networking Break, Exhibit Hall Open

SESSION 2: Structural

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch, Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Sponsored Lunch: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Presentation – Theodore Abraham, MD, FACC, FASE

SESSION 3: Potpourri

2:30 – 2:45pm
Networking Break, Exhibit Hall Open

SESSION 4: Great Debates in Cardiology

4:45 – 5:30 pm
Treatment Considerations for Patients with HFrEF and Select Updates From the 2022 HF Guideline – Johanna P. Contreras, MD

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour and Poster Contest

6:00 – 7:30 pm
WIC Reception in the Wood + Paddle Restaurant

6:00 – 7:30 pm
CV Team Reception & Wellness Workshop with Meghan Krause

Sunday, October 30

6:30 am
Yoga – Mario Goessl, MD, FACC

7:25 – 7:30 am
Welcome Back Remarks – Retu Saxena, MD, FACC

7:30 – 8:15 am
Fellows in Training (FIT) Jeopardy Contest – Rekha and Sunil Mankad, MD, FACC

8:15 – 9:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Diversity and Inclusion – Sharonne Hayes, MD, FACC

SESSION 5: Heart Failure

10:20 – 10:35 am
Networking Break, Exhibit Hall Open

SESSION 6: Imaging

11:30 am – 12:25 pm
State of the Art Antithrombotic Therapies for Coronary and Peripheral Atherosclerosis – Kelley R.H. Branch, MD, MS, FACC

12:25 – 12:30 pm
Closing Remarks – Retu Saxena, MD, FACC

12:30 pm

Download a PDF of the agenda:

Registration & Rates

Registration is now closed for the 2022 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum.

Registration TypeBefore 10/12After 10/12
Resident, Med Student or Research InternFreeFree
Poster Presenter (Fellow, Resident or Med Student)FreeFree
Non-Presenting Fellow in Training*$50.00$75.00
Allied Health Professionals –
Includes nurses, technicians, administrators, and research staff
Physician, Scientist, PA, NP, APRN or other advanced practice professional$270.00$295.00
Non-Healthcare Professional$350.00$375.00

*Fellows in Training (FIT) Poster Presenters: Accepted poster presenters will receive a complimentary registration to attend the conference. FITs with posters not accepted in to the program may register at the Non-Presenting Fellow in Training rate.

Full payment must be received to reserve your place at the event.

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 cancellation requests must be received via email to by October 7, 2022 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time. No refunds will be granted thereafter. No-shows will not be refunded. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization within the same registration category by contacting

PCI Compliance

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

Continuing Education

Exhibitors & Sponsors

For sponsor and exhibitor information, contact Shelby Couch at More information coming soon.

Thank you to our Forum Exhibitors & Sponsors!



Set-up for exhibitors begins at 5:30AM on Saturday, October 29. Tear-down may begin any time after 11:30AM on Sunday, October 30. A single exhibit booth will contain a 6-foot table with linen and two chairs. Tables are pre-assigned.

Exhibit Hours:
Saturday, October 27: 7:00AM – 5:30PM
Sunday, October 28: 7:00AM – 12:30PM

Set up: Saturday, October 29 from 5:30AM – 7:00AM
Tear-Down: Sunday, October 30 from 11:30AM – 2:00PM


Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Book by Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 for the group rate.



Enjoy overnight self-parking privileges for a fee of $29 per night, available 24 hours with in-and-out privileges. The PwC Plaza Seven public underground parking ramp is located beneath the hotel with elevators that will bring you directly to the hotel lobby.

The parking ramp entrance is directly off South 7th Street between Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues at the front of the hotel. The parking ramp is open to the public and is not owned or operated by Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown. Parking fees may vary based on downtown events. For event rates, hourly rates, or more information on parking, contact Denison Parking at +1 (317) 633-4003.


Rates available 3 days prior and 3 days after the event date.

Check-in 3:00 PM
Checkout 12:00 PM

Poster Contest

The Midwest Cardiovascular Forum taking place in person in Minneapolis, MN October 29-30th. We will be hosting a poster contest as part of this event, taking place from 4:30-6:00pm on Saturday, October 29th at the Royal Sonesta Downtown Minneapolis.

Poster Contest Details

Note: poster submissions have closed.

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