Critical Care Cardiology Education Summit


This is will be the first annual national educational symposium for critical care cardiology. This conference will be held on May 30 June 1st, 2023 at the University of Minnesota Campus. The Summit will be led by an impressive list of expert faculty and thought leaders in critical care cardiology from across the country.

This conference (CCCES) will be a combination of small group exercises, hands-on procedural skills practice and discussions on topics pertinent to care of the sickest cardiology patient. The CCCES is designed to address pressing issues related to reducing mortality in cardiogenic shock, pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest. In order to achieve this lofty goal, we feel a multipronged approach is imperative including developing a workforce of critical care trained cardiologists armed with a robust understanding of the literature and technical skills to shape this new field in cardiology.

Date & Location

May 30, 2023 - June 1, 2023
401 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455 

Time Commitment

Fellow’s Agenda | Faculty's Agenda

Target Audience

Critical Care Physicians & Fellows


Hands-on / In-person / Virtual

Learning Objectives and Goals

  • Provide hands on experiential learning of procedures and review of the tools common for cardiac intensivists such as but not limited to: intubation and other airway strategies, bronchoscopy, thoracentesis and chest tube placement, point of care ultrasound and ultrasound guided cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pulmonary embolism treatment/retrieval devices, hemodynamic and volume status evaluation devices, insertion/management and troubleshooting of various temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support devices.
  • Discuss management and cutting edge therapy for a variety of end stage disease states managed in theICU including but not limited to myocarditis, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, ventricular arrhythmia, massive and submissive pulmonary embolism and renal failure
  • Generate and publish a consensus practice document for the development of shock teams using high quality data and identify immediate gaps in the literature.

CME Offered



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CCCES Welcome Event

Monday, May 29, 2023 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Social Networking & Welcome to Minnesota!
Pryes | 1401 West River Rd N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 30, 2023

8:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Education & Training Sessions are located at Variety Club and Research Center
401 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Closest Parking Garage is East River Road Ramp (Street level is at ramp “C” level)

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CCCES Sponsors Dinner Event
Graduate Hotel  |  2nd Floor, Pinnacle Ballroom
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 31, 2023

8:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Education & Training Sessions are located at Variety Club and Research Center
401 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Closest Parking Garage is East River Road Ramp (Street level is at ramp “C” level)

1:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Education & Training Sessions are located at Graduate Hotel, 2nd Floor, Pinnacle Ballroom
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Closest Parking Garage is Washington Avenue Ramp (501 SE Washington Ave)

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 1, 2023

8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Faculty Development Workshop, located at Variety Club and Research Center
Room 299  |  401 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Closest Parking Garage is East River Road Ramp (Street level is at ramp “C” level)

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Walker Art Center Showcase & Dinner Event
725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Transportation will be provided, departing the Graduate Hotel Entrance at 5:40 PM
The return trip will depart WAC at 9:15 PM


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Graduate Hotel Minneapolis
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-8888

Accommodations are included in your registration and will be confirmed by the conference planning committee about two weeks prior to the event via email. You DO NOT need to make a reservation.

Course Directors
Faculty & Fellows

Francisco Javier Alvarado, MD, University of Miami

Carlos Alviar, MD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Nicholas Arnold, MD, Washington University in St. Louis

Yazan Assaf, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Umakanth Avula, MD, Ascension

Alix Barnes, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH, UCSF Cardiology

Jason Bartos, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota

Courtney Bennett, DO, Mayo Clinic

David Berg, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Scott Biggerstaff, DO, University of Minnesota

Erin Bohula, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Charles Bruen, MD, Regions Hospital

Kevin G. Buda, DO, Hennepin Healthcare

Anna Budde, MD, University of Minnesota

Caleb Chiang, MD, University of Minnesota

Meshe Chonde, MD, Cedars-Sinai Hospital

James Ciancarelli, MD, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Rebecca Cogswell, MD, University of Minnesota

Garima Dahiya, MD, University of Minnesota

David Dudzinski, MD, JD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrea Elliott, MD, University of Minnesota

Jonathan Elmer, MD, MS, FNCS, University of Pittsburgh

E. Wesley Ely, MD, PH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Enrique Vergara Escudero, MD, University of Minnesota

Jessica Fleitman, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Kelli Fox, DO, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ann Gage, MD, Centennial Heart

John Gaillard, MD, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Christopher Gaisendress, MD, University of Minnesota

Daniel M. Gonzalez, MD, University of Minnesota

Alejandra Gutierrez Bernal, MD, University of Minnesota

Eric Hall, MD, University of Texas Southwestern

Michael Hannon, MD, University of Rochester

Ricky Hansra, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Hart, MD, CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center

Andrew Higgins, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Karen Hirsch, MD, Stanford University

Steven Hollenberg, MD, Emory Healthcare

Khaing Htwe, MD, McLaren Flint

Stephen Huddleston, MD, University of Minnesota

Jacob Jentzer, MD, Mayo Clinic

Ranjit John, MD, University of Minnesota

Yoav Karpenshif, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Jason Katz, MD, Duke University

Adnan Khalif, MD, Allegheny Health Network

Manish Kumar, MD, University of Connecticut

Boyangzi Kat Li, MD, PhD, University of Miami

Daniel Lotz, MD, University of Minnesota

Valmiki Maharaj, MD, University of Minnesota

Uzair A. Mahmood, MD, Westchester Medical College

Venu Menon, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Thomas Metkus, MD, John Hopkins Medicine

Elliott Miller, MD, MHS,Yale University

Srini Mukundan, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Khoa Nguyen, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Joe Novik, MD, University of Minnesota

Jake Ortiz, MD, Maine Medical Center

Erik Osborn, MD, Mary Washington Healthcare

Taeshik Park, MD, MS, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ganesh Raveendran, MD, MS, MBA, University of Minnesota

Zach Rhinehart, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Juan Rico Mesa, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

W. Kirke Rogers, MD, University of Minnesota

Scott Rose, MD, Wake Forest University

Robert Roswell, MD, Zucker School of Medicine

Christine Sailer, MD, University of Colorado

Sinan Sayood, MD, University of Iowa

Daniel Schloss, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Balimkiz Senman, MD, Duke University

Mourad Senussi, MD, MS, Baylor College of Medicine

Andrew Shaffer, MD, University of Minnesota

Jenna Skowronski, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Solomon, MD, MBA, National Institutes of Health

Sophia Toraby, MD, University of Minnesota

Saleem Toro, MD, Houston Methodist

Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, MD, MS, Wake Forest University

Sean van Diepen, MD, University of Alberta

Mostafa Vasigh, MBBS, Upstate Medical University

Ankit Verma, MD, University of Minnesota

Megan Waibel, PharmD, MPH, University of Minnesota

Jennifer Weinberg, MD, University of Minnesota

Molly Wyman, MD, FAAP, University of Minnesota

Adil Yunis, MD, Boston Medical Center

Exhibitors & Sponsors


  • University of Minnesota Center for Resuscitation Medicine
  • Getinge
  • Teleflex


  • BD | Arctic Sun
  • Medtronic


  • Abbott
  • Boston Scientific
  • La Jolla Pharmaceutical
  • Spectrum Medical


  • Amgen
  • Angiodymamics
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • CardioQuip
  • Chiesi
  • Haemonetics
  • Inari Medical
  • Janssen
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lantheus
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Penumbra
  • Stryker
  • Zoll


  • Mindray
  • Osypka Cardiotronic

This event was made successful as a result of many in-kind donations of training tools and supplies from our industry partners at 3M, Abbott, Abiomed, Ambu, Amgen, Angiodynamics, Angiovac, Baxter, BD Arctic Sun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Scientific, Butterfly Net Inc, Cardioquip, Chiesi, Cook Medical, Curtis Life Research, Draeger, Edwards, GE HealthCare, Getinge, Haemonetics, Hamilton Medical, Inari, Janssen, La Jolla, Lantheus, LivaNova, Medtronic, Merck, Mindray, Novartis, Osypka, Penumbra, Sonosim, Sonosite, Spectrum Medical, Stratasys, Stryker, Teleflex, Verathon, Zoll.

Vendor Agenda