“ACC.15 is easily the best version of this conference we’ve put together thus far – a culmination of things familiar, augmented and new, providing visitors with a wholly unique experience across its three days of programming.” Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC ACC President Medical professionals from all over the world will be returning to the Golden State for the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo (ACC.15), held March 14 – 16, 2015 in San Diego, CA. Following a mantra of “more learning, less lecturing,” this year’s conference is placing a greater focus on more experiential opportunities for its attendees. The various new interactive and innovative learning environments to be showcased include interviews, panel discussions, debates, moderated forums and small group talks, patient/physician roleplaying, games and competitions, and volunteer audience panelists. “With each completed conference we have the benefit of looking at what works and what doesn’t for our attending members, building off our successes to make the next meeting the best it can possibly be,” says Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC, president of the ACC. “ACC.15 is easily the best version of this conference we’ve put together thus far – a culmination of things familiar, augmented and new, providing visitors with a wholly unique experience across its three days of programming.” O’Gara will help kick-off the meeting during the Opening Showcase Session on Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m. in the Main Tent. The meeting will conclude on Monday evening at Convocation with the passing of the gavel to ACC Incoming President Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC. Over the course of the three-day meeting, ACC.15 will feature 11 clinical learning pathways, ranging in topics from acute coronary syndromes and congenital heart disease, to non-invasive imaging, stable ischemic heart disease and vascular medicine. After making its debut at last year’s conference, the ACC’s “intensive” format has not only returned, but expanded to cover critical care cardiology, cardio-oncology, practice management and leadership, and sports cardiology. “The breadth and depth of what attendees are looking for is truly there this year,” adds Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, chair of ACC.15. “The location is exciting, the content is top-notch and the focus on innovation, learning and science is unparalleled.” Brand new at this year’s meeting is a track that attendees can take part in on the future of cardiovascular medicine. Formatted around the kind of innovation and challenges that will be faced 10 years from now, the interactive exploration will take on everything from technological advancement, changes in education and health care, prospective research and the use of genetics. From an interpersonal standpoint, Poppas believes that attending the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session is especially crucial. “There is only so much we can do remotely to give our members what they need, and while we are working toward making digital opportunities better every day, they cannot fully replace the personal, interactive environment of an ACC Annual Scientific Session. Attendees can interact with some of the greatest minds in cardiology in person, after sessions, in lounges – there is something very special about that.” Don’t Miss These Featured LATE-BREAKING CLINICAL TRIAL SESSIONS SATURDAY, MARCH 14 SESSION 400 ACC.15 Opening Showcase and the Joint ACC/Journal of the American College of Cardiology Late-Breaking Clinical Trials 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Main Tent (Hall H) SUNDAY, MARCH 15 SESSION 402 Joint American College of Cardiology/Journal of the American Medical Association Late-Breaking Clinical Trials 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Main Tent (Hall H) SESSION 404 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials III 10:45 a.m. – Noon Main Tent (Hall H) MONDAY, MARCH 16 SESSION 408 Joint American College of Cardiology/New England Journal of Medicine Late-Breaking Clinical Trials 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Main Tent (Hall H) SESSION 410 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials V: TCT@ACC-i2 Interventional Cardiology 10:45 a.m. – Noon Main Tent (Hall H) For a complete list of Late-Breaking Clinical Trials, visit accscientificsession.org, or scan the QR code. * Time and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, check the ACC.15 App. STAY CONNECTED at ACC.15 Stay connected through social media at ACC.15. Follow @ACC_2015 on Twitter and use the hashtag #ACC15 to join the conversations, and share observations and opinions from the meeting. Don’t forget to take a photo with the ACC seal in the Lounge and Learn Pavilion and use the hashtag #ACC15! Also visit the ACC’s Facebook page to tag yourself in photos from the meeting and read the latest blog posts from ACC leaders on the ACC in Touch Blog. For all of the ways to stay connected, visit accscientificsession.org/SocialNetworking. Plan Your Meeting With the ACC.15 APP Download the ACC.15 App for quick, easy access to all of the sessions and presentations. Search for sessions by specialty, interest area, or by role in the cardiovascular care team. Plus, get access to Expo info, animated maps, Twitter feeds, ACC news from the meeting and more. Search “ACC.15” in the app store to download the app, or browse the online meeting planner at accscientificsession.org. ACC.15 FEATURED LECTURES 14th Annual Maseri-Florio International Lecture Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC Outcomes Research, Implementation Science, and International Collaboration: A Potent Combination For Improving Cardiovascular Health Sunday, March 15, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room 9 2015 Simon Dack Lecture (presented during the Opening Showcase Session) Abraham C. Verghese, MD “I Carry Your Heart” Saturday, March 14, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Hall H (Main Tent) 2015 Douglas P. Zipes, MD, MACC Distinguished Young Scientist Awardee Lecture Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD Life, Death, and Re-Birth of the Cardiac Myocyte Sunday, March 15, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room 20D James T. Dove Lecture (presented during the Practice Management & Leadership Intensive) Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC What Will a “Valuable” Cardiologist Have to do by 2020? Saturday, March 14, 12:15 – 6:00 p.m. Room 10 2015 Dan G. McNamara Lecture James H. Moller, MD, FACC Using Data to Improve Quality: The Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium Monday, March 16, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room 31C 46th Annual Louis F. Bishop Lecture Robert A. Harrington, MD, FACC 25 Years of Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Paradigm For Collaborative Research and Training the Next Generation Saturday, March 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Room 20A Eugene Braunwald Lecture Salim Yusuf, MD, Dphil, FACC The Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease Monday, March 16, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Room 33C 2015 DISTINGUISHED AWARDEES Master of the ACC (MACC) GREG DEHMER, MD, FACC Temple, TX Master of the ACC (MACC) P.K. SHAH, MD, FACC Los Angeles, CA Master of the ACC (MACC) CLYDE YANCY, MD, FACC Chicago, IL Master of the ACC (MACC) PATRICK T. O’GARA, MD, FACC Boston, MA Presidential Citation RICK A. NISHIMURA, MD, MACC Rochester, MN Lifetime Achievement ANTONIO M. GOTTO, JR, MD, Dphil, FACC New York, NY Distinguished Fellowship GERARD R. MARTIN, MD, FACC Washington, DC Distinguished Scientist (Basic Domain) CAM PATTERSON, MD, FACC New York, NY Distinguished Scientist (Clinical Domain) MARK A. HLATKY, MD, FACC Stanford, CA Distinguished Scientist (Translational Domain) JAGAT NARULA, MD, DM, PhD, MACC New York, NY Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist REZA ARDEHALI, MD, PhD Los Angeles, CA Distinguished Teacher ROBERT JAMES SIEGEL, MD, FACC Los Angeles, CA Gifted Educator CHITTUR A. SIVARAM, MBBS, FACC Calumet, OK Distinguished Service MICHAEL W. RICH, MD, FACC St. Louis, MO International Service MEHDI ALI QAMAR, MBBS, FACC Pinkerington, OH Distinguished Mentor DOUGLAS L. MANN, MD, FACC St. Louis, MO Distinguished Associate RHONDA COOPERDEHOFF, PharmD, FACC Gainesville, FL Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women’s CV Disease Award NANETTE K. WENGER, MD, MACC Atlanta, GA Presidential Honor For Excellence in Cardiology KANU CHATTERJEE, MBBS, FACC Iowa City, IA ACC.15 CONVOCATION CEREMONY The ACC’s Convocation ceremony is a time-honored tradition that will serve as the official close to ACC.15. Held on Mon., March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Tent, during the ceremony, the newest class of Fellows and Associates are formally welcomed to the College and endowed with the Fellow of the ACC (FACC) and Associate of the ACC (AACC) credentials. In addition, the ACC’s Distinguished Awardees will be honored, as well as recipients of the ACC/Merck Research Fellowship Award, the ACC/William F. Keating, Esq. Endowment Award, the National Institute on Aging Grants for Early Medical and Surgical Subspecialists’ Transitions to Aging Research Award, Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award, William A. Parmley Young Author Award, the Young Author Achievement Awards for JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions and JACC: Heart Failure and the ACC Young Investigator Awards. The evening also marks the official installation of the slate of recommended ACC Officers, Trustees and Governors, and current ACC President Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC, will pass the presidential chain to Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC. The ceremony will be immediately followed by the Presidents’, New Fellows’ and New Associates’ Reception honoring those celebrated during the ceremony. Photos from the ceremony will be posted on the ACC’s Facebook page. Follow the #ACC15 hashtag on Twitter for live highlights from the Convocation speeches. NCDR.15 Promotes FURTHER USE OF REGISTRY DATA, PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT Since its inception, the ACC’s annual conference for NCDR registry participants has focused on a wide range of registryrelated topics such as data accuracy and quality, relevant health care trends and the application of registry data for quality improvement, but in recent years, the curriculum has expanded to include physicians and administrators. Held March 12 – 13, immediately prior to the ACC’s 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego, CA, NCDR.15 will provide an excellent opportunity for physicians and administrators involved in ACC registries to further their knowledge about the use of data for quality improvement. Taking place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, NCDR.15 is expected to bring together more than 900 registry professionals, quality experts, cardiovascular administrators and physicians from across the country for two days of registry-focused training, quality improvement discussions, networking and the sharing of best practices. Building on two years of success with targeted workshops for physicians and cardiovascular administrators, NCDR.15 will feature even more sessions with special emphasis placed on preparing physicians and administrators to take a more active role in their clinical registry programs – and in turn, in their quality improvement efforts. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to use NCDR data to meet regulatory reporting requirements, conduct quality improvement and obtain Maintenance of Certification Part IV points for physicians. The conference will open with a keynote presentation from John Spertus, MD, MPH, FACC, on engaging physicians in quality improvement. Additional general sessions will include a presentation on managing data quality and the closing session, “No Reservations – Disruptive Innovation,” delivered by Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC. Throughout both days, concurrent workshops will provide registry-specific education on difficult data elements, metrics, quality improvement efforts and more. Workshops for each registry will include deep dives into expanded uses for data and interpreting outcome reports, while physician and administrator-focused breakout sessions will cover topics such as engaging fellow physicians and administrators, optimizing data quality, implementing quality improvement and the future of clinical registries and electronic health records. Learn more about the NCDR Annual Conference at ACC.org/NCDR15. Don’t Miss These ACC.15 SESSIONS FIT MEMBERS Session 300 FIT Forum — Mix & Mingle Saturday, March 14 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ACC Bistro Session 304 FIT Forum: Scholarship and Education Sunday, March 15 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Room 9 Session 306 FIT Forum: Innovative Careers in Medicine Monday, March 16 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Room 8 EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS Session 617 Surgeon and Cardiologist, Together at Last: How Fighting CV Disease Together Really Works Saturday, March 14 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Room 4 Session 685 MOC Part IV The Easy Way: No Registries, No Problem Monday, March 16 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Room 30B Session 723 The New JACC & Insight into Criteria for Submitting Good Scientific Papers Monday, March 16 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Room 7B CARDIOVASCULAR TEAM MEMBERS Session 2602 Debating the Optimal Pharmacology for PCI in ACS Saturday, March 14 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Room 6A Session 108 Dietary and Vitamin Supplements - Enough Already!... Pharmacology Program III Saturday, March 14 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Room 33C Session 809 Case Studies From the Guidelines for Clinicians Sunday, March 15 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. 29B INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS Sessions 526, 527, 528 7th Annual ACC Cardiovascular Conference on the Middle East Friday, March 13 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Room 3 Session 522 Conquering Healthcare Challenges in the Emerging World: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead Friday, March 13 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Room 4 Plus 20 joint International Society/ACC Sessions. Search “international” in the ACC.15 App for a complete list of sessions. Visit the International Chapter Area in the Main Lobby. Visit the FIT Lounge, Early Career Lounge, Cardiovascular Team Community Lounge and Interventional Lounge in the Lounge and Learn Pavilion. ACC.15 EXPO A Beehive of activity, the ACC.15 Expo is poised to showcase more than 275 exhibiting companies and organizations, bringing together the latest advancements in cardiovascular medical devices, imaging and information technology, and pharmaceuticals, as well as services in education, research and publishing, and best hospital practices. Expo Hours: Saturday, March 14 9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Sunday, March 15 9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Monday, March 16 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For a full list of exhibitors and programming, visit the ACC.15 App.
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