Both! The ACC is taking a hybrid approach for ACC.21 creating a 2 in 1 meeting with both in person and virtual options!
We are working with the Annual Scientific Session Program Committee to plan more than 225 sessions for ACC.21 that will be offered in Atlanta and virtually.
The ACC continues to monitor updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments related to the spread of COVID-19 and hopes to be able to host an in-person event by May 2021. In the meantime, planning a hybrid event will allow us to respond to changes quickly and efficiently. Both! The ACC is taking a hybrid approach for ACC.21 creating a 2 in 1 meeting with both in person and virtual options!
ACC is planning a hybrid meeting with BOTH in person and virtual options! Offering ACC.21 in person provides a much-needed opportunity for the cardiovascular community to experience the excitement and camaraderie that only an in-person meeting can provide to navigate emerging science, learn from expert faculty and each other, and more importantly reengage and reconnect with colleagues. However, at the same time ACC is actively monitoring updates and recommendations to ensure that it will be safe to host an in-person event.
For our colleagues that are unable to attend in person, ACC.21 Virtual will allow them to participate in 50+ live streaming sessions in real-time and access 225+ on demand sessions, 3200+ eAbstracts, the virtual expo and learning destinations, and more! Learn more with the ACC.21 Virtual Schedule.
ACC.21 offers ALL-NEW registration packages — with GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE access to meet the needs of all our colleagues.
The GOLD Package offers the best of both worlds — get access to the in-person meeting in Atlanta, being planned in accordance with current health and safety guidelines, and get access to the virtual meeting until Dec. 31, 2021 so you can watch any of the sessions you missed in Atlanta. Learn more about the ACC.21 education being planned with the ACC.21 Program Planner.
For our colleagues that are unable to attend in person, we're offering the SILVER and BRONZE Packages which will allow them to participate in 50+ live streaming sessions in real-time and access 225+ on demand sessions, 3200+ eAbstracts, the virtual expo and learning destinations, and more! Learn more with the ACC.21 Virtual Schedule.
Yes. While we would love for everyone to be able to join us in Atlanta, we're very mindful that not everyone will be able to or be comfortable traveling in May. For that reason, we've created a flexible policy for changes and cancellations for GOLD Package registrants for ACC.21. Prior to April 7, contact ACC@maritz.com to adjust or cancel your Gold package registration. Cancellations are subject to a $49 administrative fee. Learn more about the changes and cancellation policy for ACC.21.
The health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, exhibitors, faculty, patients and other stakeholders is of paramount importance. We are working to create a healthy and safe environment that is in line with all current directives and recommendations that will enable attendees to make informed and safe decisions about their attendance. In addition, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, was the first convention center in the U.S. to achieve GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation to recognize the facility's commitment to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention. Learn more about the specific health and safety measures being put in place for ACC.21.
ACC will require all attendees, exhibitors, staff, and contractors to wear a mask while in the Convention Center. In addition, education rooms will have a smaller capacity with spaced seating and designated entrances and exits to assist with attendee one-way flow. Plexiglass dividers will be used between faculty on stage.
ACC will require all attendees, exhibitors, staff, and contractors to wear a mask while in the Convention Center. In addition, the Expo is being planned to allow for increased spacing on the show floor, and in the poster hall, theaters, and public spaces to allow for social distancing.
ACC will require all attendees, exhibitors, staff, and contractors to wear a mask while in the Convention Center. Attendee service areas, including Registration, IT Help Desk, Poster Registration Desk, will provide contactless systems as well as additional safety measures such as plexiglass dividers between attendees and check-in attendants. There will also be increased spacing and signage to achieve social distancing.
The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, was the first convention center in the U.S. to achieve GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation to recognize the facility's commitment to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention. There will be an enhanced cleaning schedule within the Center as well as enhanced filtration systems. In addition, hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the Center, along with signage to remind attendees about social distancing, hand-washing, and mask requirements.
In the event that ACC is not able to safely host ACC.21 in Atlanta, we will provide the sessions to all attendees virtually. Our Gold attendees will have the option of a full refund or a partial refund/adjustment to the Silver package.
All participants planning to attend ACC.21 in Atlanta are urged to purchase personal travel insurance. For individuals who book their hotel through the ACC hotel block, you may cancel your hotel reservation up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date.
The ACC has been hard at work creating a virtual experience that leverages new technologies, educational formats and networking opportunities to bring ACC.21 directly to cardiovascular clinicians and other key stakeholders worldwide.
The ACC.21 Virtual experience will kick off on Saturday, May 15 and will offer three days of science and learning, with more than 50 session live streaming from Atlanta including Late-Breaking Clinical Trials, Featured Clinical Research, Young Investigator Awards and keynotes.
ACC.21 Virtual will also include on demand access to more than 225 sessions (available within 24 hours of the live presentation), as well as more than 3,200 abstracts (eposter, moderated eposter and oral abstract formats), learning destination sessions and a Virtual Expo. View the full schedule for ACC.21 Virtual.
Yes! ACC.21 Virtual will feature an interactive Virtual Expo experience that will be available over the course of the meeting and beyond. Additional details, including a list of sessions showcasing new product innovations, technologies and therapies in the field of cardiology will be posted on the ACC.21 website closer to the meeting. The ACC is deeply appreciative of the continued involvement of some of our closest industry partners in helping us bring ACC.21 and ACC.21 Virtual to life.
Yes! ACC.21 Virtual will live stream the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Featured Clinical Research sessions. The sessions will also be available on demand if you're not able to watch the live stream.
Yes! Both the in person and virtual components of the meeting will offer CME, CNE, CPE, ECME, MOC and PA credit. Check back soon for more information on this critical feature of ACC.21 Virtual.
Networking and engagement are one of the important elements of any ACC Annual Scientific Session, as is the time-honored tradition of Convocation. ACC.21 Virtual will feature a number of ways to engage with colleagues from around the world, including on Twitter (#ACC21) and ACC's Member Hub. In addition, you'll want to visit the Convocation section of ACC.21 Virtual to learn more about this year's award winners, hear from ACC's incoming and outgoing presidents, and recognize incoming FACCs and AACCs. More information on these activities and more will be available closer to the meeting.
While we hope many of you will join us live on May 15 – 17, we also know this might not be possible. One of the benefits of ACC.21 Virtual is that you can access late-breaking science, catch up on education and share in ongoing conversations at times that work for you. All ACC.21 Virtual content will be available on demand after the meeting (until June 8, 2021 for Bronze Package, and until Dec. 31, 2021 for Gold and Silver Package).