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Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

The Midwest Cardiovascular Forum is a 1.5-day conference exploring the latest in cardiology. Sessions include topics for seasoned cardiologists, fellows-in-training, and cardiovascular team members.

The 2023 Forum will take place on November 4-5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Key Dates

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented In Collaboration With


View a PDF of this year’s agenda:

Course Directors

Retu Saxena, MD, FACC, Governor ACC-MN, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Mario Gӧssl, MD, FACC, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Jane Chen, MD, FACC, University of Minnesota
Rekha Mankad, MD, FACC, Mayo Clinic
Diane Cassady, NP, Minneapolis Heart Institute

Registration & Rates

Registration for the 2023 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum is now closed.

Registration TypeBefore 10/18After 10/18
Resident, Med Student or Research InternFreeFree
Poster Presenter (Fellow, Resident or Med Student)FreeFree
Non-Presenting Fellow in Training*$50$75
Allied Health Professional –
Includes nurses, technicians, administrators, and research staff
Advanced Practice Professional –
Physician, Scientist, PA, NP, APRN or other
Non-Healthcare Professional$350$375

*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.

Note: 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 13, 2023 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

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, ANCC and AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

Earn up to 8.25 CME credits from the main program, with opportunities to add up to 2 additional hours via separate certificate when you attend one of the following talks, for a total of 10.25 credit hours if you attend the full conference:

Exhibitors & Sponsors

For sponsor and exhibitor information, contact Shelby Couch at

Thank you to our 2023 Forum Exhibitors & Sponsors!

Hotel & Travel

There are several hotels within a block of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Book your room in advance for the lowest pricing:

Travel Details

The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is conveniently located just South of Downtown Minneapolis.

Poster Contest

October 17: Submissions Due

October 19: Abstract Acceptance Notification

November 4: 2023 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

  • The winners of the poster competition will be announced.
  • If your poster was accepted, you can hang your poster on-site before 4 pm.
  • During the reception from 4:30 – 6 pm, accepted poster presenters will have a chance to mingle with regional cardiology leaders and share their work.

Note that submissions will be judged in advance. There will be no judged in-person presentations on-site at the Forum.

  • There are Fellow, Resident, and Medical Student categories in this contest.
  • There are two types of entries: Case Studies and Research.
  • The research or work submitted must be recent. June 2021-September 2023 is the timeframe for consideration of poster work.
  • Conference registration is free to those who have a poster accepted in the competition.

Participants are asked to submit the following for each submission:

  • Poster type
  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Abstract (500 words maximum)
    • For a research-focused abstract, please include the following headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion.
    • For a case submission, please include a short description of the clinical case that is clear, educational, practical and real with the following headings: Background, Case summary, Discussion.
  • A PDF file of the poster
  • A brief video or audio presentation of your poster (approximately 5 minutes)

The deadline to submit your poster information was October 17th, 2023.

  • Regional representatives of the American College of Cardiology will judge all entries prior to the start of the CV Forum.
  • Presenters will be judged on the following criteria: originality, scientific content, presentation and answer to questions raised by the case.
  • There will be an award for first, second, and third place in each category.
  • Winners will be announced on-site at the 2023 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum.

Poster submissions are closed.

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