Fellows Application Criteria
To attend the 25th Annual Interventional Fellows Course, US, Canadian and Mexican Fellows must complete the application and submit it to the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), the course sponsor, for consideration. Once received, the application will be reviewed by the course organizers.
The Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course can accommodate a limited number of Fellows. For an application to be considered, the applicant must be included in one of the below categories. Fellows must apply under their fellowship program at the time of the Fellows Course (April 2019).
- A CURRENT 1st or 2nd year Interventional Cardiology Fellow in an ACGME accredited program (US only). These applicants will be granted first priority, if the complete application is received on or before Wednesday, February 20, 2019. After that date, a spot in the course cannot be guaranteed and complete applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon availability.
- A CURRENT 1st or 2nd year Interventional Cardiology Fellow in a non-ACGME accredited program (US, Canada, or Mexico only). These applicants will be granted second tier status if the completed application is received on or before Wednesday, February 20, 2019. After that date, a spot in the course cannot be guaranteed and complete applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon availability ability.
- A CURRENT final year (3rd or 4th year) Cardiovascular Disease/General Cardiology Fellow in an ACGME fellowship program (US only) with confirmed acceptance to an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship. Complete applications will be granted third tier status and be processed after Wednesday, February 27, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis, based on space availability.
- A CURRENT final year (3rd or 4th year) Cardiovascular Disease/General Cardiology Fellow in an ACGME fellowship program (US only). Complete applications will be granted forth tier status and will be processed after Wednesday, February 27, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis, based on space availability.
Please note that any Fellow who does not fall into one of the above categories, including 1st and 2nd year Cardiovascular Disease Fellows, may attend on a paid basis. Please refer to the registration page for more details.
For those Fellows accepted into the course, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation will reimburse coach air travel (up to USD $325) and book and pay for up to four (4) nights of housing at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (room and tax only). There is no registration fee to attend the Fellows Course for accepted Fellows. Ground transportation, meals outside of course functions, guests' travel/expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses are not reimbursable and are the responsibility of the attendee. Additional details will be provided to accepted Fellows. FULL participation in the Fellows Course is expected.
Once the complimentary registration quota is filled, registration is available on a paid basis.
Explanation of Application Process
What happens after my application is submitted?
You will receive an email confirmation containing a form for your Fellowship Program Director’s endorsement. Once completed, you may email this form to the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
If you applied as a final year General Cardiology Fellow accepted into an Interventional Fellowship, you will be requested to provide additional documentation of your acceptance into this program.
Without this completed and signed form (and additional documentation if applicable), your application will not be considered complete; and therefore you will not be accepted into the program.
Note: Please do not contact CRF to confirm your documentation has been received. You will be contacted if we have not received your documents by the deadline. Do not mail your documents to CRF.
When will I receive notification?
A 1st and 2nd year Interventional Cardiology Fellow in an ACGME accredited program (US only) will receive an email notification by Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
A 1st and 2nd year Interventional Cardiology Fellow in a non-ACGME (US, Canada or Mexico only) will receive an email notification by Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
A final year (3rd or 4th year) Cardiovascular Disease/General Cardiology Fellow in an ACGME fellowship program (US only) with confirmed acceptance to an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship will receive an email notification by Thursday, March 7, 2019.
A final year (3rd or 4th year) Cardiovascular Disease Fellow in a ACGME fellowship program (US only) will receive an email notification by Thursday, March 7, 2019.
My application has been accepted. What happens next?
You will receive an acceptance confirmation letter via email. This letter will include information about selecting industry supported workshops, housing details, and travel arrangements. Please do not book any airfare or hotel rooms prior to receiving an acceptance email as you will not be reimbursed unless you use our specific companies.
Note: Please do not contact CRF to confirm your Director's form has been received. You will be contacted if we have not received your form by the deadline. Do not mail your form to CRF.
My application has not been accepted. Are there other options available to attend this course?
Registration is available on a paid basis. When registering and asked, “Are you currently enrolled in a US or Canadian fellowship program?” select "No" and follow the registration steps.
Please contact Leonilla George at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
What is the meeting cancellation policy?
In the event of a need to cancel, please notify the Cardiovascular Research Foundation no later than Monday, March 11, 2019. Fellows who cancel their attendance at the course will not be reimbursed for any expenses including travel or hotel cancellation charges. Please see below for hotel information.
Fellows Housing at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
Housing (room and tax only) is booked and paid by the course sponsor for fellows whose applications have been accepted. Fellows attending the course must arrive into Orlando on Thursday, April 11, 2019, by 4:00 PM (ET), and may depart any time after 2:00 PM (ET) on Sunday, April 14, or any time on Monday, April 15. As a part of registration at the hotel, you will be asked to provide a credit card to guarantee your housing. In the event of a late cancellation, no-show, late arrival, or early departure, you may be invoiced for up to a four (4) night stay.
Note: Those accepted to the Fellows Pre-Course must arrive at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. An additional night will be covered if accepted into this program.
Extra Person Charge: There is an additional charge of $25.00 per occupant, per night, above two (2) occupants per room. A maximum of four (4) people are allowed in a room. This charge is the responsibility of the guest.
Hotel Resort Fee: The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has a daily hotel resort fee that is not covered by CRF for accepted or paid Fellows Course Attendees.
A Hotel Resort Fee of $35.00 per day, per room (inclusive of tax) will be optioned to each guest upon check-in. All Resort Fees are to be paid on own by the guest upon arrival. This fee includes: Unlimited access to in-room local and toll-free calls, standard Wi-Fi access throughout the resort and public areas (excluding meeting space), access to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club practice facility (driving & putting range) with complimentary equipment rentals, access to fitness center and 10% off Spa Treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Should the guest choose to opt out of this Hotel Resort Fee, he/she will be charged the below a la carte pricing for the Resort Fee items:
- Unlimited internet when accessed through the in-room iMac computer: $14.95 per day.
- Gym access for all registered guests in party per person: $10.00 per day.
- Access to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club practice facility (driving & putting range) with complimentary equipment rentals: $25.00 per day.
These charges are NOT reimbursable.
Housing Cancellation Policy: If you have housing at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, your reservation must be cancelled within the policy of the hotel (72 hours), or you will be invoiced for up to a four (4) night stay. This charge will not be reimbursed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Please email email@example.com with your cancellation request.
Fellows Travel Arrangements
It is requested that air travel arrangements be made through Ultramar. The credit card provided will be used by Ultramar to book your airfare. The charge will not be made to your credit card until you have approved the itinerary. Ultramar needs final approval from CRF prior to finalizing the booking.
If accepted, information will be provided via email on how to book your travel and the reimbursement policy. FULL participation in the Fellows Course (and for those accepted, the Pre-Course) is required for reimbursement and a stipulation of being accepted. You will be reimbursed the cost of the airfare after attending the full meeting and submitting an online evaluation and paper reimbursement form. Travel must be booked by the provided deadline or your spot is the Fellows Course will be forfeited to another qualifying Fellow.
Ground transportation will not be reimbursed except for Fellows who chose to drive to the Fellows Course and not utilize air travel. In this case, reimbursement will be provided for car mileage. Additional information on Fellow Course travel will be emailed to all accepted Fellows.
|Registration Types||Rate (USD)|
|All Other Fellows (International, 1st or 2nd year Cardiovascular Disease, Other)||$735.00|
|Allied Health Professionals||$735.00|
|Exhibit Hall Only||$290.00|
Please click here for a full listing of CRF’s registration policies.
This activity is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and partially funded through educational grants from commercial supporters. In order to allow fellows to attend without assuming the burden of costs for travel and hotel, the course is supported by multiple industry sponsors through independent grants. The sponsors have no input or role in the selection of the attendees or faculty, or development of the main program, which is written and organized by the Course Directors to the same standards as other CRF CME-accredited programs.
All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received in writing before 11:59 PM (ET) March 6, 2019, will receive a full refund less an $100 administrative fee. Cancellations received between 12:00 AM (ET) March 7, 2019, and 11:59 PM (ET) March 27, 2019, will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be processed after 12:00 PM (ET) March 28, 2019, or for no shows. Fellows Applicants should notify CRF immediately if they are no longer able to attend.
Americas With Disabilities Act
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of any specific accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or submit a description of your needs in writing in order to receive service. Please contact Leonilla George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This activity is not CME accredited, and therefore, the supporter is required under the Sunshine Act to report the support given to this program, including meals and expenses that are provided to you. In order to help supporters, comply with the Sunshine Act, the names and contact information of all US and Canadian licensed physicians participating in this function will be provided to the supporter of this program. The information provided will be used for reporting purposes only.