Future Hub
Expo, #1039

The Future Hub returns for ACC.24! It will inform, educate and inspire you with the latest innovations, advancements in telehealth, developments in precision medicine, and more. The theater will host live presentations 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.

Plus, don't miss the two-day Innovation Pitch Challenge in partnership with the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These start-up companies have been selected by the Healthcare Innovation Leadership Council. In front of the live Future Hub audience, each company will have 5 minutes to pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A from our expert panel. Learn more at acc.org/pitchchallenge.

Quick Links: Saturday, April 6Sunday, April 7Monday, April 8

Saturday, April 6

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

8000. Welcome to the Future Hub

Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, MACC
Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC

11:20 a.m. – Noon

8001. Controversies in Medical AI

This session will highlight several ongoing controversial areas surrounding AI's impact on medicine to date. In particular, we will provide a friendly conversation around the regulation of AI in medicine, concerns about the "black-box" of AI explainability, and the integration of these technologies into real-world clinical practice.

Moderator: Anjali Thakkar, MBA, MD

David Ouyang, MD, FACC
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, FACC
Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, FACC

1 – 1:30 p.m.

8002. We're on the Same Side (Build or Buy)

Improving healthcare delivery requires significant resources and careful planning unique to each organization. In this session, we will host a friendly debate with experts who have led both internally developed projects and externally partnered solutions with large health systems to optimize cardiovascular care at scale.

Emeka Anyanwu, MD

Thomas Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC
Maulik Majmuder, MD

1:45 – 3 p.m.

Scalability and Application of Innovative Care Models to Populations That Are in Need

In recent years, the healthcare industry has witnessed a surge in technological advancements that hold tremendous potential for transforming how we care for patients with the cardiovascular subspecialties leading the way here. However, ample data suggests the potential for novel technologies to exacerbate bias and inequity in the delivery of care. This session will delve into the critical aspects of fostering diversity in innovation, ranging from recruiting and supporting a diverse health technology workforce, implementing inclusive design principles to ensure technologies meet the needs of diverse populations, and involving providers from underrepresented communities in clinical trials to encourage diverse patient recruitment. Join us as we dive deep into these topics with panelists who bring unique backgrounds to this common challenge.

Anjali Thakkar, MBA, MD

Uday Kumar
Melvin Echols
Karol Watson

3:30 – 5 p.m.

8003. Innovation Pitch Challenge: Day 1
NHLBI Small Innovation Research

Presenting Companies:
AusculTech, Centerline, Sensydia, BloomerTech

Host: Fabio Lima, MD, FACC

Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC
Tom Shebab, MD
Krishna Pundi, BS, MD
Emeka Anyanwu, MD

5 – 6 p.m.

Health Care Innovation Section Reception

Connect with members of the Healthcare Innovation Section and learn more about how you can get involved.

Sunday, April 7

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

8004. Investors 101: Learning From Angels, VCs and NIH

Funding your venture can seem like an overwhelming process. Finding the right investors at the right time is instrumental to success. In this session, we will learn about various forms of funding (including dilutive and non-dilutive funding mechanisms) and talk to investors to learn what they assess when making investment decisions.

Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC

Stephen Flaim, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Tom Shebab, MD
Michael Hurley, MD, MS

11 – 11:15 a.m.

8004. Title to be Announced

Presentation Sponsored by Janssen

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

8006. Innovating in Heart Failure

Technologies in heart failure management are changing the way we manage this chronic disease both for inpatients and outpatients. In this session we will speak to HF innovators, researchers and clinicians to understand how these technologies can meet the needs and hopes for these patients, including areas for future development and innovation.

Ajay Srivastava, MD

Matthew Mace
Ashul Govil, MD, MBA, FACC

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

8007. Innovation in Myocarditis Evidence Generation: Progress and Lessons Learned in an Ongoing Collaboration Among ACC, Moderna and Veradigm

This session provides an informative update on an ongoing investigation of vaccine-associated myocarditis. The speakers will discuss the combination of existing data sources with provider outreach leading to clinical case adjudication, along with a frank discussion of successes and challenges encountered in this innovative research collaboration.

Mac Bonafede
Daina Esposito
Richard Kovacs, MD, MACC

1 – 2 p.m.

8008. An Apple A Day: How the Apple Ecosystem is Changing Clinical Studies

Innovations in health technologies are enabling researchers to creatively perform virtual clinical trials, and recruit and retain patients in novel ways. In this session, we will talk about why and how researchers are using Apple Watch in their research, and to share advice and guidance with others looking to do the same.

Krishna Pundi, MD

Herman Taylor, MD, MPH, FACC
Rod Passman, MD
Nino Isakadze, MD, MHS
Rohan Khera, MD, MS

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

8009. Innovation Pitch Challenge: Day 2

Presenting Companies:
Acorai, Toku, Young Heart Valve, Ensight AI

Host: Anjali Thakkar

David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC
Stephen Flaim, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Julie Marston, MSN, RN
Fabio Lima, MD, FACC
Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC

Monday, April 8

9 – 9:45 a.m.

8010. Innovation 101: From Ideation to Creation

Starting your innovation journey is unique to each individual, but there are common threads tying the founder's community together. In this session, you will learn directly from faculty and founders of startups in an interactive Q&A session.

David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC

Rushi Parikh, MD


Supporting Partners

  • egnite
  • veradigm

Participating Partners

  • corvista

Information current as of Feb. 23, 2024.

Future Hub presentations are not part of ACC.24, as planned by its Program Committee, and do not qualify for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education (CE) credit.

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