ECCRI Education


ECCRI provides training to under- and post-graduate students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows and MD research fellows in the cardiovascular sciences and cardiovascular medicine. Trainees are mentored by experts in the field of cardiology and have the opportunity to be involved in groundbreaking clinical research. ECCRI also sponsors continuing medical education (CME) conferences to update practicing cardiologists on rapidly-evolving developments in the field.

The Clinical Cardiovascular Research Conference takes place at noon on the third and fourth Friday of every month. This conference is presented in conjunction with the Emory Program in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (EPICORE) and Multidisciplinary Research Training to Reduce Inequalities in Cardiovascular Health (METRIC) in the Rollins School of Public Health.

2022-2023 Conference Schedule

Recordings of presentations from the Conference are available on the Emory Cardiology YouTube Channel.

Presentations from previous academic years are listed here.


This conference occurs quarterly.  Upcoming conferences in 2022 will occur on February 1, May 3, August 30 and November 29.

October 25, 2016

  1. Stress Cardiomyopathy - Dr. Mehta K Puja, MD
  2. Supraventricular Tachycardia in Women - Dr. Michael S. Lloyd, MD
February 28, 2017
  1. Chest pain with “Normal Coronary Arteries”- Dr. Michael McDaniel, MD
  2. 10,000 Women HTN Screening- Project Update – Dr. Gina P. Lundberg, MD
May 23, 2017
  1. Mental Stress and Myocardial Ischemia – Dr. Viola Vaccarino, MD, PHD
  2. Pregnancy in Congenital Heart Disease – Dr. Wendy M. Brook, MD
August 22, 2017
  1. Managing Hyperlipidemia during Pregnancy - Dr. Danny Eapen, MD
  2. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Women: Emory Data - Kathy L. Bishop, PT, DPT, CCS

April 10, 2018

  1. Cardiac Autonomic Reflexes: What a Clinician Should Know - Marc Thames, MD
  2. Sex Differences in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging -Valeria Moncayo, MD

August 7, 2018

  1. Hypertension in Women across the Lifespan - Nanette K. Wenger, MD
  2. Thyroid Dysfunction and the Heart – Priya Dayamani, MD
December 4, 2018
  1. Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Observations from Grady- Leslie Anne Cassidy, MD
  2. Treatment of Hypertension; Considerations in Women- Carolina Gongora, MD

March 12, 2019

  1. Heart and Breast Cancer: Minimizing Cardiotoxicity of Cancer Treatment-Susmita Parashar, MD
  2. Sex- Specific Differences in Peripheral Artery Disease - Rebecca M. Leleiko, MD

September 10, 2019

  1. Cardiovascular Disease in SLE: The Interplay of Inflammation and Risk Factors, Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD
  2. Ethnic/ Racial Differences of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Women, Telisa Spikes, PhD, RN
December 3, 2019
  1. The Who, What, When, Why of TAVR” – John Lisko MD, MPH
  2. Mental Stress Brain Activity, Angina, and adverse outcomes – Kasara Moazzami, MD

September 22, 2020

  1. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrom (POTS) - Alexis Cutchins, MD
  2. Untangling the Lipid Paradox in African American Women - Courtney Bess, MD

January 12, 2021

  1. Uveitis: More than Meets the Eye - Ghazala O'Keefe, MD
  2. Economic Disparities Increase Cardiovascular Risk in African American Women: Results from the 10,000 Women Study - Waddah Malas, MD

April 20, 2021

  1. Cardiometabolic Dysfunction and Pregnancy - Erin P. Ferranti, PhD, MPH, RN
  2. Fibromuscular Dysplasia: An Update - Bryan J. Wells, MD

February 1, 2022

  1. Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Obesity and Pregnancy - Suchitra Chandrasekaran, MD
  2. Obesity & Diabetes Management in Women: Focus on Novel Agents - Priya Vellanki, MD

The ECCRI seminar series on translational vascular biology explains the mechanisms at the root of  vascular dysfunction. Recordings of this seminar are listed below.

Endothelial Function: How and Why (Part 1)

Endothelial Function: How and Why (Part 2)

Arterial Stiffness; Carotid IMT: How and Why

Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Disease

ECCRI offers several continuing medical education (CME) courses throughout the year.  Featuring experts from Emory and other nationally renowned faculty, these courses provide opportunities for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals to learn about the latest advances in a variety of topics related to cardiovascular medicine. 

All CME events are accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  



Emory Practical Intervention Course-Southeastern Consortium
April 15-17, 2021



Emory Symposium on Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention and Education
June 8-12, 2022
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Conference Center
39 Beach Lagoon
Amelia Island, FL 32034

Cardiology in Primary Care

Cardiology in Primary Care

October 16-17, 2020
Virtual Conference

The “Multidisciplinary Research Training to Reduce Inequalities in Cardiovascular Health (METRIC)” is a T32 training grant that combines training in graduate degree programs with multidisciplinary research experiences working with top investigators from Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Learn more about this program on the METRIC website.

The overall goal of Emory's Cardiology Fellowship Training program is to continue to develop and prepare outstanding individuals for careers in academic medicine and research. The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive training in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases. During training, each fellow is exposed to both intensive didactic instruction and substantial direct patient care experiences. Together, these experiences equip fellows to diagnose and care for the gamut of cardiovascular diseases including: acute and chronic coronary artery disease, acute and chronic heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, lipid disorders, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, pulmonary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, infectious and inflammatory heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease.  Meet the current ECCRI Fellows.

Fellowship Programs

Cardiology Fellowships are currently offered in the following areas: