Future Hub: The Future of Health Technology and Innovation
Expo Hall, #1062

Future Hub

Based on the overwhelming success of the Future Hub at ACC.18 and ACC.19, this interactive educational space is returning to ACC.20/WCC. The goal of the Future Hub is to inform, educate, inspire and delight attendees by exposing them to the latest innovations, advancements in telehealth, developments in precision medicine and more! Attendees will 'see the future' of cardiovascular healthcare via:

  • TED-style talks
  • Small panel discussions/debates
  • Exhibitor demonstrations/kiosks with individualized hands-on opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial pitch competitions
  • Structured networking sessions

The future of cardiology starts today! Join the conversation online #ACCFutureHub.

  Future Hub Theater
  Future Hub Theater

The Future Hub's theater will host sessions over the full three conference days, focusing on how emerging technologies are poised to transform cardiovascular practice, real life examples of innovations in practice, and discussions of the implications of technology on the doctor-patient relationship. Key sessions will include:

Saturday, March 28
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CMO Chat: The Future of Health Innovation
Cardiology is a prominent sector in an ever-changing health care environment. Join us as our panel of industry leaders discuss the future of health innovation and how to keep up with the rapid advances in science and technology, the uncertainty about systems of medical care delivery and the growing demand for cardiovascular care around the globe today.

Sunday, March 29
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Ask the Innovators: Understanding the Value of Entrepreneurship
Join us for this interactive session with our expert innovators who will lead a discussion based on your questions. Topics could include the importance of innovation, identifying a need, developing an idea, getting funding, balancing your practice and your start-up, getting support from your institution, establishing an internal innovation program and much more!

Monday, March 30
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Knowledge & Networking
Join your colleagues from across the industry at these structured conversations on trending topics corresponding to innovation in cardiology. An industry/innovation expert will facilitate each small-group discussion, where attendees will be able to ask questions, network with colleagues and share personal experiences. In each session, participants will make connections and learn practical knowledge to apply to their existing best practices.

Other topics will include:

  • Digital health
  • Medical devices
  • Precision health
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Health care analytics
  • Educational technology
  • Big data
  • Telehealth
  • Virtual care
  • Care delivery
  • Entrepreneurship
  • And much more!
  • Future Hub presentations are not part of ACC.20/WCC, as planned by its Program Committee, and do not qualify for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education (CE) credit.

      Future Hub Partners
      Future Hub Partners

    While at the Future Hub attendees will have the opportunity to experience our partners' latest technologies and better understand how they play a role in shaping the future of cardiology.

    Supporting Partners


    Participating Partners


    Start-Up Partners

    Corbit Gmbh
    Repreieve Cardiovascular

    The Future Hub will also showcase partners' technologies in the areas of:

  • Digital health
  • Medical devices
  • Precision health
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Health care analytics
  • Educational technology
  • Disease Prevention
  • Big data
  • Telehealth
  • Virtual care
  • Care delivery
  • Robotics
  • Augmented reality
  • And much more!
  • Interested in participating as a Partner Company in the Future Hub? Learn more on the ACC.20/WCC Expo Website.

      Future Hub Leadership
      Future Hub Leadership

    Thank you to the Future Hub Task Force members for their commitment to the Future Hub. This Task Force is a subset of the Health Care Innovation Section Leadership.

    • Regina S. Druz, MD, FACC, FASNC (Co-lead and Section Chair)
      Integrative Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital; Medical Director, Integrative Cardiology PLLC; Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Holistic Heart Centers of America; CEO and Co-founder, iVisitMD, Inc.
    • Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP (Co-lead)
      Associate Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Director of Clinical Cardiology & Operations, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
    • David Cho, MD, MBA
      Clinical Instructor, University of California Los Angeles
    • Fabio V. Lima, MD, MPH
      Clinical Cardiology Fellow; Cardiovascular Institute, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University
    • Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, MS, FACC
      Chief Medical Officer, AliveCor

    The Health Care Innovation Member Section is open to all ACC members with an interest in developing a vision for the future of cardiology. The Section collaborates with stakeholders across the ACC to advance technology and promote innovation in the field. For more information, please contact Lindsey Santamaria at lsantamaria@acc.org.

    Innovation Challenge

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    Also returning for its third year, the ACC will partner with AngelMD to host the very popular Innovation Challenge! Entrepreneurs and innovators will pitch their ideas for products and services in two categories:

    Don't miss your chance to hear the pitches and vote for the winners!

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    Interested in being a pitch participant in the Innovation Challenge? The submission portal is now open! The deadline to submit and pitch your idea is January 15.

    Submit today in the following categories:

    • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
      Cardiovascular disease is increasingly recognized as a worldwide issue and ACC has partnered with WCC to bring discussions on disease prevention to the forefront of cardiology's biggest meeting. If you have a novel or innovative idea in cardiovascular disease telehealth or virtual visits, apply to join us!
    • Telehealth & Virtual Visits
      Startups with Telehealth & Virtual Visits focused innovations that support cardiology, apply to join us!

    Please make sure your AngelMD profile is polished and click "Apply to Pitch" for an opportunity to present at ACC.20/WCC. Learn more about the ACC's partnership with AngelMD.

    Schedule is current as of Oct. 16, 2019, and is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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