Washington, DC, is America’s front door. As the nation’s Capital, it is home to the U. S. Government, countless museums celebrating history, art and culture, awe-inspiring monuments and memorials, and so much more. And this March, it will also be home to cardiovascular professionals from around the world attending ACC.17. For this year only, ACC.17 will start one day early – on Friday, March 17 – and end on Sunday, March 19. Participants will be able to choose from hundreds of sessions organized into 11 learning pathways focused on different clinical specialty areas, including interventional cardiology. In addition, popular half-day intensive sessions will focus this year on palliative care, equity in health care and how to “teach with intent.” As always, ACC.17 will include programming and networking opportunities specific to cardiovascular team members, international attendees, Fellows in Training (FITs) and early career professionals. Additionally, keynote lectures featuring luminaries in their respective fields will take place throughout the course of the meeting. Among the featured speakers: David J. Skorton, MD, MACC, the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian. Skorton, who will kick off ACC.17 with the annual Simon Dack Lecture during the Opening Showcase Session on Friday, is the first-ever physician to lead the Smithsonian. Networking and interacting face-to-face with colleagues from around the world is always a vital part of ACC’s Annual Scientific Session, as is discussion and debate over the latest cardiovascular research. Five Late Breaking Clinical Trials (LBCT) sessions will take place over the three days, with three of the five sessions co-sponsored by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine. For cardiovascular professionals needing Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit, more than 300 sessions will offer dual CME/MOC credit. New this year, international attendees will be able to claim European CME while on-site. For more on ACC.17 and to register, visit accscientificsession.org. WHAT NOT TO MISS: Don’t miss the following Interventional session highlights: • Assuring Quality in the Cath Lab: Documentation, Appropriate Use, Peer Review, and Public Reporting (Session #603) • PCI in the Era of Public Accountability: Managing Risks to Patients, Providers, and Institutions (Session #675) • Mastering Cath Lab Leadership and Economics in a New Era: A Joint Symposium by the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the ACC (Session #706) • Overuse, Underuse or Just Right? Fundamental Debates in High Risk PCI in 2017 (Session #691) • Imaging Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement: (Session #692) • Left Main PCI: Why? When? How? (Session #708) • Controversies Surrounding TAVR: 2017 and Beyond (Session #736) • Great Minds Think Differently: Multidisciplinary Approach to Controversies in Cardiology, Multidisciplinary Approach to Imaging, Multidisciplinary Approach to Advanced Therapies (Sessions #615, #631, #646) • Radial Access Mini-Symposium I and II: (Sessions #630, #645) • Core Curriculum: Revascularization in Special Populations (Session #804) • Fellows Bootcamp: Interventional Basics, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Structural Heart Disease Management, Coronary Disease Management (Sessions #303, #304, #305) • The Evolution of Angioplasty — 40 Years of Innovation: Joint Symposium of TCT and the ACC (Session # Keynote lectures featuring luminaries in their respective fields will take place throughout the course of the meeting. Among the featured speakers: David J. Skorton, MD, MACC, the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian. Skorton, who will kick off ACC.17 with the annual Simon Dack Lecture during the Opening Showcase Session on Friday, is the first-ever physician to lead the Smithsonian. To read more about Skorton from a 2014 Cardiology profile, scan the QR code.
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