Jeffrey Kuvin 2016-02-15 23:57:24
"The four I’s – innovative, interactive, informative and interdisciplinary – are woven into all sessions for a unique learning experience that provides tangible information for immediate application. " Chicago’s McCormick Place will be the setting for cardiovascular medical professionals from around the world to engage in innovative, interactive, informative and interdisciplinary education during ACC’s 65th Annual Scientific Session and Expo (ACC.16), held April 2 – 4. Expanding on the successful “more learning, less lecturing” model embraced by attendees of last year’s meeting, ACC.16 will feature a new ENGAGE@ ACC.16 Studio, interactive question walls in the Lounge & Learn Pavilion, more sessions with audience response system/ question texting capability and redesigned session rooms taking into account attendee feedback from last year to enhance interaction between speakers, panelists and participants. “ACC.16 will stand out as the learning and networking opportunity of the year in cardiology, with cutting-edge science and the technology that will pave the path of practice for the future,” says Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD, FACC, president of the ACC. “Chicago is an outstanding venue, setting the standard to which all medical meetings aspire.” The Opening Showcase Session – which will kick-off the meeting – will be led by Williams on Saturday, April 2 at 8 a. m. in the Main Tent, and includes the Simon Dack Lecture presented by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, on the topic of population health, a strategic priority of the ACC. The meeting concludes with the time-honored tradition of Convocation on Monday evening, where the College will welcome its newest class of Fellows and Associates of the ACC, recognize distinguished award winners, and Williams will pass the presidential chain to incoming president, Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC. A substantial increase in abstract submissions means ACC.16 will feature more science, according to ACC.16 Chair Athena Poppas, MD, FACC. She notes that the meeting will include far more presentations in the interactive moderated Poster sessions and throughout the 12 learning pathways as a result of this increase. As always, Late-Breaking Clinical Trial sessions will unveil the hottest cardiovascular research and offer opportunities for discussion and debate. Grounded in principles of different learning techniques for different learners, ACC.16 will also offer a variety of session formats including “ACC Talks,” case presentations, interviews, debates, games and competitions. A lineup of experts in the field, including Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, will offer keynote lectures on topics ranging from future directions in cardiovascular medicine to latest outcomes in congenital heart disease. The four I’s – innovative, interactive, informative and interdisciplinary – are woven into all sessions for a unique learning experience that provides tangible information for immediate application says Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, FACC, co-chair of ACC.16 and incoming chair of ACC.17 and ACC.18. New “Intensive Programs” will showcase these four I’s, with deep-dive, half-day sessions on timely topics, including lifestyle medicine, women’s cardiovascular health, precision medicine and professional development, with the goal of providing take-home information, ideas and a review of clinical experiences that can be applied at the point of care. Starting this year, all core sessions Are eligible for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) and continuing education (CE) credit, Kuvin notes. Building community is another guiding principle for ACC.16, with a concerted effort to bring attendees together in innovative ways through interactive experiences and interdisciplinary learning. The new ENGAGE@ACC.16 Studio – a 200-seat theater with a 180-degree stage designed for audience participation – will be the center of many of these novel community-centered events. For example, the Studio will feature Simulation Sessions, a Cardiology Contest and an Ask the Experts session on valvular heart disease. Attendees can also meet cardiovascular legends, including Marc A. Pfeffer, MD, PhD, FACC; Spencer B. King III, MD, MACC; and Peter K. Smith, MD, FACC, or cheer on their state in the ACC.16 interstate Fellows in Training (FIT) Jeopardy competition finale, which will be held in the Studio on Sunday. The competition will be live-streamed, and attendees can play along and support their team via Twitter with messages displayed on the center room screen throughout the competition. The daily noontime Simulation Sessions led by a physician expert are expected to be popular this year. Each simulation session is a deep-dive into an acute and chronic case within the clinical topic. With the help of Body Interact simulation, the physician expert will lead participants through patient interaction, clinical decisionmaking and discussion. “This is a powerful tool that allows participants to experience the impact of their choices on different clinical courses for the patient and the related outcomes,” explains Kuvin. The popular Lounge & Learn Pavilion will also return in 2016, providing a dedicated location for networking and discussions with colleagues With similar interests, along with structured and unstructured learning experiences. Attendees are invited to visit the FIT Lounge, Early Career Lounge, Women in Cardiology Lounge, Cardiovascular Team Lounge and International Lounge. The ACC Political Action Committee will also have a presence in the lounge for U.S. members interested in advocacy and shaping health policy. Complementing the official science is non-accredited, high-value, science-based education within the Expo. The expanded Sim Center provides real-time virtual training experience through eight different clinical case presentations on the lifelike Body Interact digital patient simulator. The cases are also available for self-directed learning via iPads. Along with the Industry- Expert Theaters, Innovation Stage, Interactive Learning Labs, and Patient Engagement Pavilion, there will be more than 270 exhibitors representing cardiovascular devices, imaging technology, information technology, pharmaceuticals, and services such as education, research, publishing and best hospital practices. “ACC.16 is a true marriage of learning and engagement,” Poppas notes. Kuvin agrees adding that the “cornerstone of ACC education is the Annual Scientific Session.” DON'T MISS THESE Late-breaking clinical trial Sessions Saturday, April 2 Opening Showcase and the Joint ACC/ JACC Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Featuring the Simon Dack Lecture Session 401 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Randomized Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves 2 Study • HOPE-3 Trial • HOPE-3: Effects of Combined Lipid and BP-Lowering on CVD in a Moderate Risk Global Primary Prevention Population Lounge & Learn Pavilion Check out the FIT, Early Career, Women in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Team and International lounges at ACC.16 located in the Lounge & Learn Pavilion. The lounges will each feature mini-educational sessions, networking opportunities and career advancement opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to meet some of the biggest names in cardiology and learn about what the College is doing in your career focus area. Plus stop by the Career Resource Center for resume reviews, professional head shots and the career fair. Sunday, April 3 Joint ACC/Journal of the American Medical Association Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session 404 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. • ACCELERATE Trial • GAUSS-3 Trial • LDL-C, FH Mutation Status and Risk For CAD • The Stepathlon CV Health Study • Involving Patients With Low-Risk Chest Pain in Discharge Decisions Joint ACC/TCT Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session 405 10:45 a.m. – Noon • The Third DANish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients With STEMI: DEFERred Stent Implantation in Connection With Primary PCI • The Third DANish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients With STEMI: iPOSTconditioning During Primary PCI • Early-BAMI Trial • Sapien 3 TAVR vs. Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients With Severe AS • Relationship Between Procedure Volume and Outcome For TAVR in U.S. Clinical Practice: Insights From the STS/ACC TVT Registry DOWNLOAD THE ACC.16 APP Make the most out of ACC.16 with instant access to sessions, abstracts, exhibitors, maps and more. Browse sessions by day, pathway or practice focus and build a personalized itinerary. Seamlessly claim credit or get a certificate of participation, access live streaming sessions, download PDFs of the session slides (24 hours after each presentation), get the latest news via ACC’s Twitter feed, and more. Search “ACC.16” in the app store or browse the online meeting planner at accscientificsession.org/Planning. Monday, April 4 Joint ACC/New Enland Journal of Medicine Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session 410 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. • The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Amiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo Study • FIRE AND ICE Trial • A Randomized Trial of Rate Control vs. Rhythm Control For Afib After Cardiac Surgery • LATITUDE-TIMI 60 Trial • CARIN Trial Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session 412 10:45 a.m. – Noon • ATMOSPHERE Trial • TRUE-AHF Trial • IxCell-DCM Trial • INOVATE-HF Trial • IMPEDANCE-HF Trial Stay connected AT ACC.16 THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA Stay connected at ACC.16 through social media channels. Follow @ACCCardioEd on Twitter and use the hashtag #ACC16 to join the conversation throughout the meeting. Visit 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. ACC.16 Featured lectures 2016 Simon Dack Lecture David B. Nash, MD, MBA Population Health: Is it the Secret Sauce? Saturday, April 2, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 47th Annual Louis F. Bishop Lecture Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC Adult Congenital Heart Disease: The Challenges of a Lifetime Saturday, April 2, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. 15th Annual Maseri-Florio International Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC Atherosclerosis in 4-Dimensions and Promoting Cardiovascular Health Globally Sunday, April 3, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Douglas P. Zipes, MD, MACC, Distinguished Young Scientist Awardee Lecture Sripal Bangalore, MBBS, MHA, FACC Bioresorbable Polymer, Permanent Polymer… What is the Best DES? Sunday, April 3, 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. James T. Dove Lecture Harold D. Miller The Volume to Value Transition Monday, April 4, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Eugene Braunwald Lecture Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC Evidence and the Practice of Cardiovascular Medicine Monday, April 4, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. 2016 Dan G. McNamara Lecture Jane Newburger, MD, MPH, FACC Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in CHD: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? Monday, April 4, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. ACC.16 OFFERS Something for everyone HIGHLIGHTS FOR FIT MEMBERS: FIT Forum: Mix and Mingle Session 403 Saturday, April 2, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Bistro ACC, Expo #1088 FIT Forum: Acing the Transition: What FITs Need to Know to Launch a Successful Career Session 774 Monday, April 4, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Room S504 HIGHLIGHTS FOR EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS: Preparing Present and Future Academic Cardiology Leaders to Survive and Thrive in Complex Times: A Tutorial Session 639 Saturday, April 2, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Room S502 Careers in Cardiology Session 760 Monday, April 4, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Room N427ab HIGHLIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS: Two Half-Day Sessions on the Middle East and Emerging World Healthcare Systems Sessions 525-531 Friday, April 1, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Rooms S103cd and S103ab Over 20 Joint Sessions with International CV Societies Sessions 501-524 Rooms N427ab and N427cd HIGHLIGHTS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR TEAM MEMBERS: Great Minds Think … Differently: Multidisciplinary Approach to Advanced Therapies Session 603 Saturday, April 2, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Room S103ab Lifestyle Medicine: A Little Less Drug, a Little More Sex, and a Lot More Rock and Roll Sessions 51, 52 and 53 Saturday, April 2, 12:15 – 6:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom S100a DON’T MISS THE INAUGURAL FIT Jeopardy: BATTLE OF THE STATE CHAPTERS COMPETITION Using a popular game-style teaching technique, state ACC chapter teams – made up of three fellows in training (FITs) – will have the opportunity to showcase their clinical knowledge at the inaugural FIT Jeopardy: Battle of the State Chapters Competition at ACC.16. FIT Jeopardy is a friendly competition that promotes a healthy rivalry between state chapter FIT teams, fosters FIT engagement in their local state chapter and provides educational value to the contestants and audience. Each round of the competition is chaired by Nkechinyere Ijioma, MD, editor-in-chief of the FIT Section Page on ACC.org, and Gautam Kumar, MD, FACC, and includes three to four judges. Twenty-eight state chapter teams will compete in the preliminary rounds. During the semi-final round, the seven winning teams from the preliminary rounds will compete to determine who will move on to the final round. Come cheer on your local ACC chapter FIT team and don’t miss the chance to see the winners! Preliminary Rounds Saturday, April 2, 9:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Semi-Final Round Sunday, April 3, 9:45 a.m. Final Round Sunday, April 3, 2:15 p.m. All rounds take place in the ENGAGE@ACC.16 Studio, Expo #6098 Participating ACC Chapter Teams: AL, CA, Canada, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, IO, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NJ, OH, WA, PA, SD, TX, VA, WV, WI NCDR.16: New Registries, Expanded Role of NCDR Data The growth of the NCDR registries and their expanding role in quality improvement and hospital reimbursement will take center stage when registry participants gather in Chicago, IL, for NCDR.16, held March 31 – April 1, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The LAAO Registry, which launched in December 2015, and the Afib Ablation Registry, set to launch in spring 2016, will be discussed in preconference sessions designed to share best practices and speed implementation. "These two new registries will collect real-world data to track and evaluate the use of the proliferation of options for both stroke prevention and treatment in the fast-growing population of patients with atrial fibrillation,” says ACC President-Elect Richard A.Chazal, MD, FACC. Participation is increasing in ACC’s 10 NCDR hospital and outpatient registries. Reflecting this growth, NCDR.16 will be the largest conference to date, with more than 1,200 registry professionals, quality experts, cardiovascular administrators, And physicians coming together for a program focused on helping hospitals manage their data during a time of significant change for reimbursement and expansion of public reporting. NCDR.16 is being held at a critical juncture, when registries are poised for accelerated growth and impact due to their ability to improve the quality of health care delivery and patient outcomes, and more efficiently utilize resources. Additionally, in response to the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the NCDR will be providing data that directly impact reimbursement to hospitals and physician practices. Further, the auditing of NCDR data makes the registries particularly unique and valuable. The endorsement of many of NCDR’s performance measures by the National Quality Forum makes the NCDR registries an “important linchpin for monitoring measures that are tied to value-based reimbursement,” says Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC, NCDR.16 co-chair. The ability of the NCDR to show value underscores its importance at this time, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and commercial payers are using NCDR data to make differential reimbursement for the demonstration of quality in the cardiovascular space. The keynote lecture by Thomas H. Lee, MD, Msc, will set the stage for understanding the strategic importance of quality improvement in the current environment. Other presentations from national quality leaders will provide insights into the role of specific registries within national quality improvement efforts, providing context for the work in the trenches in the hospitals. Attendees can customize the program to their own interests and their role on the quality team, selecting from deep-dive concurrent workshops focusing on registry-specific education and challenging case studies regarding accurate data entry to discover new tools and techniques. Best practices are shared in the poster sessions, where quality initiatives and outcomes are presented. “The networking that occurs leads to long-term relationships in terms of teaching each other best practices and how to conquer local barriers for the implementation of effective strategies,” says Brindis. The Interprofessional Track at NCDR.16 builds on the growing participation of hospital administrators and physician champions in the conference and formalizes the education specific to their roles in the team. Among the topics in this track are leveraging NCDR to engage physicians, communicating quality up the ladder, creating data displays to effect change, and understanding the role of the registry stakeholders. “This is my favorite meeting of the year because it is an opportunity for everyone on the quality team to come together and identify ways to make their quality even better, and to bring the NCDR to life in relation to informing activities within their hospital to improve care and outcomes of patients at a very practical level,” says Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC, chair of the NCDR Management Board. Underscoring the increasing importance of NCDR data in today’s reimbursement environment, an NCDR Encore session will be held on April 2 during ACC.16 to provide an overview of current registry-related topics
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