Future Hub: The Future of Health Technology and Innovation Expo Hall, #146

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Based on the overwhelming success of the Future Hub at ACC.18, this interactive educational space is returning for ACC.19. The goal of the Future Hub is to inform, educate and inspire ACC.19 attendees by exposing them to the latest innovations in digital health, medical devices and big data. 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 (Innovation Challenge)

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

  Future Hub Theater
  Future Hub Theater

The Future Hub's theater will host live presentations over the three days of ACC.19, 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.

  Saturday, March 16
  Saturday, March 16

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The Future of Health Technology and Innovation

The Future of Cardiology is here "Today". This session will discuss how the latest innovations in digital health, medical devices and big data are now poised to converge on health related research and care challenges to offer solutions to vexing problems.

Speaker: Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC; Harold H. Hines, Jr., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Are Clinical Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Ready for Prime Time?

Recent advances in fully immersive, curated digital experiences in virtual reality (VR), to easy access of the operator in augmented reality (AR) have resulted into exponential opportunities ranging from education, pre-procedural planning, rehabilitation, and intraprocedural visualization. This session will focus on the application of AR, VR and related technologies for clinical cardiac practice, focusing on what is possible based on current technology and what barriers still exist for widespread adoption.

Moderator: Partho Sengupta, MD, MBBS, FACC; Chief, Division of Cardiology, Director of Cardiac Imaging, Chair of Cardiac Innovation, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine; Associate Editor, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging

Panelists:

James Pirruccello, MD; Cardiology Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute of MIT, Harvard

Jennifer N.A. Silva, MD; Pediatric Cardiology/Electrophysiology, Washington University School of Medicine/St Louis Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology, Washington University in St. Louis; Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology

James E. Tcheng, MD, FACC; Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Build the Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Digital Devices in Heart Failure

Digital monitoring devices and behavioral analytics platforms powered by artificial intelligence are redefining our approach to patients with heart failure. Join our discussion and learn how to create your own tech-savvy approach to serve the needs of these patients.

Moderator: Regina S. Druz, MD, FACC, FASNC; Chief of Cardiology, St. John Episcopal Hospital; Integrative Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital; Medical Director, Integrative Cardiology PLLC; Founder and Executive Director, Holistic Heart Centers of America; CEO and Co-founder, iVisitMD, Inc.

Panelists:

Farzad Azimpour, MD; Chief Medical Officer, MYIA Labs; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Assistant Director (Design), Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACC; Vice Chair of Medicine for Informatics: Section Chief, University of Pennsylvania Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant; Associate Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Sean P. Pinney, MD, FACC; Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation, Professor Cardiology, Mount Sinai

11:45 a.m. – Noon

Heartline: Helping to Change the Trajectory of Cardiovascular Healthcare

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The Patient Will See You Now: Building Your Virtual Program

The use of virtual visits is growing rapidly in health care and is becoming an integral aspect of health delivery systems. To establish a successful program various elements within a health care system or practice need to be in place. This panel discussion will focus on outlining and recognizing these elements and employing strategies and tactics to overcome common barriers many telehealth champions face, including provider training, patient-physician interaction, safety, education privacy and reimbursement.

Moderator: Heba S. Wassif, MD, MPH, FACC; Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Panelists:

Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FACC, FHFSA; Staff Cardiologist, Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Tx, HVI; Associate Professor of Medicine, CCLCM of CWRU

Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, MASNC, FAHA; Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care, Northwell Health; Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professor of Cardiology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Jason H. Wasfy, MD; Director of Quality and Analytics, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Passion, Failure, Pivot, Success: The Lifecycle of a Start-Up

The big bold ideas that changed the world may have started in garages or college dorm rooms as scribbles on napkins...but in real life, there are systems that harness creativity and foster innovation. We will discuss Lean Start Up methodology and Systematic Inventive Thinking in medical entrepreneurship.

Speaker: Regina S. Druz, MD, FACC, FASNC; Chief of Cardiology, St. John Episcopal Hospital; Integrative Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital; Medical Director, Integrative Cardiology PLLC; Founder and Executive Director, Holistic Heart Centers of America; CEO and Co-founder, iVisitMD, Inc.

  Sunday, March 17
  Sunday, March 17

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

ACC.19 Innovation Challenge: Artificial Intelligence Solutions

The ACC is partnering with AngelMD to host the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge which will feature start-ups pitching products and services in the area of Artificial Intelligence Solutions. Don't miss your chance to hear their pitches and vote for the winners!

Moderator: Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP; Associate Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Director of Clinical Cardiology & Operations, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Opening Pandora's Box: The Pros and Cons of Direct-to-Consumer Medical Devices

Digital health tools promise to improve our ability to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. These tools, however, are marketed and sold directly to patients with increasing frequency. This panel discussion addresses the potential benefits and harm that direct-to-consumer medical technologies might unlock in the near future.

Moderator: David Cho, MD, MBA; Clinical Instructor, University of California Los Angeles

Panelists:

Annabelle Santos Volgman, MD, FACC, FAHA; McMullan-Eybel Endowed Chair for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology; Professor of Medicine, Rush College of Medicine; Medical Director, Rush Heart Center for Women

John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC; Chief Innovation Officer, American College of Cardiology

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MS, FACC; Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Executive Director, Stanford Center for Digital Health

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Augmented Cardiovascular Practitioner: Giving Doctors and Patients a New Voice

This session will focus on natural language processing, conversational artificial intelligence (using voice as the human-machine communication interface) and applications of this technology in patient and physician facing solutions.

Moderator: Jai Nahar, MD, MBA; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington School of Medicine; Attending, Division of Cardiology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC

Panelists:

Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS; Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, Medical Director, The Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3), CHOC Children's

Simon MacGibbon; CEO and Co-Founder, Myia Health

Shivdev Rao, MD; Cardiologist, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Precision Cardiology: Polygenic Risk Scores

Polygenic risk scores can predict future occurrence of cardiometabolic disease; and genomic risk prediction is one of the top innovations in cardiology over the past year. Recent research harnessing the power of big genomic data is improving those scores and providing a better understanding of their clinical utility. This panel will introduce the concept of polygenic risk scores for the non-geneticist, discuss their clinical utility to date, and debate current issues with regards to their wide implementation at-large.

Moderator: Akl Fahed, MD, MPH; Senior Fellow in Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Postdoctoral Scholar, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Panelist:

Themistocles (Tim) L. Assimes, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine; Associate Director, Epidemiology Research and Information, Center for Genomics, Palo Alto VA Hospital

Amit V. Khera, MD; Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

1:55 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Precision Cardiology: The Road from Genomics to Drug Discovery

Moderator: Akl Fahed, MD, MPH; Senior Fellow in Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Postdoctoral Scholar, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Panelist: Marc Semigran, MD, FAHA; Chief Medical Officer, MyoKardia

2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Heartline: Helping to Change the Trajectory of Cardiovascular Healthcare

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

TelePCI: At the Edge of the Playing Field

Topics discussed will be 1) Defining the need: Is there really a need for remote PCI?, 2) The technology: Present and future, and 3) Defining the added value.

Moderator: Issam D. Moussa, MD, MBA, FACC; Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Institute, Carle Health System; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Carle Illinois College of Medicine , University of Illinois UC

Panelists:

Juan F. Granada, MD, FACC; President & Chief Executive Officer, Cardiovascular Research Foundation

J. Aaron Grantham, MD, FACC; Director of Complex Coronary Interventions, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart; Associate Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City; CMO, Corindus Vascular Robotics

Giora Weisz, MD, FACC; Director, Interventional Cardiology, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Heartline: Helping to Change the Trajectory of Cardiovascular Healthcare

  Monday, March 18
  Monday, March 18

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

ACC.19 Innovation Challenge: Digitally Enabled Medical Devices

The ACC is partnering with AngelMD to host the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge which will feature start-ups pitching products and services in the area of Digitally Enabled Medical Devices. Don't miss your chance to hear their pitches and vote for the winners!

Moderator: Regina S. Druz, MD, FACC, FASNC; Chief of Cardiology, St. John Episcopal Hospital, Integrative Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital; Medical Director, Integrative Cardiology PLLC; Founder and Executive Director, Holistic Heart Centers of America; CEO and Co-founder, iVisitMD, Inc.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Finding the Clinician Entrepreneur and Establishing an Innovation Program

We are in the midst of radical healthcare transformation which requires not only out-of-the-box thinking, but also identifying, developing, supporting, and retaining a new generation of healthcare professionals skilled in disciplines at the intersection of clinical medicine, implementation science, healthcare policy, healthcare technologies, and human-centered design thinking, just to name a few. Come learn from a few of the leading experts in the field on how best to pursue such a career path or establish a training program that meets the needs of this generation of cardiovascular professionals.

Moderator: Maulik D. Majmudar, MD, MSC, FACC; Chief Medical Officer, Health & Wellness, Amazon Devices

Panelists:

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD; Division of Cardiology, Principal Investigator Healthcare Innovation and Practice Transformation Laboratory, Scripps Clinic

Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC; Director, Advanced Lipid Disorders Program of the Ciccarone Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kapil Parakh, MD, MPH, PhD, FACC; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Highlights from the Future Hub: What You Need to Know about the Future of Health Technology and Innovation

This closing session will provide a concise summary of the technologies, care models, and challenges discussed at the Future Hub Theater during the ACC.19 Scientific Sessions. If you couldn't attend all the sessions, this is a great opportunity to hear the highlights!

Moderator: Regina S. Druz, MD, FACC, FASNC; Chief of Cardiology, St. John Episcopal Hospital; Integrative Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital; Medical Director, Integrative Cardiology PLLC; Founder and Executive Director, Holistic Heart Centers of America; CEO and Co-founder, iVisitMD, Inc.

Panelists:

Akl Fahed, MD, MPH; Senior Fellow in Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Postdoctoral Scholar, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Issam D. Moussa, MD, MBA, FACC; Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Institute, Carle Health System; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois UC

Heba S. Wassif, MD, MPH, FACC; Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

* Future Hub presentations are not part of ACC.19, 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.

Premier Partner

Johnson and Johnson

Supporting Partners

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Participating Partners

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Start-Up Partners

  • 1MData
  • cliexa
  • EMBER Medical
  • HeartSciences
  • Misceo.io
  • Myia Health
  • Prevencio
  • Reprieve Cardiovascular
  • Visualmed
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Interested in participating as a Partner Company at the Future Hub? Learn more on the ACC.19 Expo Website.

ACC.19 Innovation Challenge

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Also returning for its second year at the Future Hub, the ACC will partner with AngelMD to host the very popular ACC.19 Innovation Challenge! Entrepreneurs and innovators will pitch their ideas for products and services in two categories:

  • Artificial Intelligence Solutions 
    • Sunday, March 17, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

  • Digitally Enabled Medical Devices
    • Monday, March 18, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Both of the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge sessions are open to all ACC.19 attendees at the Future Hub, Booth #146. Don't miss your chance to hear the pitches and vote for the winners!

Click here to learn more about the ACC's partnership with AngelMD and the ACC.18 Innovation Challenge.


Information is current as of Feb. 10, 2019, and is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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