Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Sports medicine physicians, cardiologists, NCAA and professional team physicians, team cardiology consultants, members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and physician leaders from heart screening foundations around the United States would benefit from attending.

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 a patient 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.

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.

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
•Apply the latest “International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes” into daily practice.
•Distinguish normal variant ECG findings from ECG abnormalities requiring more investigation.
•Outline the secondary evaluation of specific ECG abnormalities.
•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
All Other Disciplines $275.00
Resident/Fellow* $125.00
*Resident/Fellow rate applies to MD/DO only and requires written confirmation of current resident/fellow status