Additional Activities

ACC.17 isn’t just about world-class cardiovascular education! It’s also a place to connect with your colleagues, look for a new job, or discuss the latest in your specialty area.

Get more details about the additional activities offered at ACC.17 by clicking the items below.

  Networking Events
  Networking Events

Thursday, March 16

ACCPAC Signature Event
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Renaissance Hotel, Congressional Ballroom B

Friday, March 17

ACPC Mentoring Session and Section Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 8

CVT Section Reception & Section Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 10

ACC International Members Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, University of DC Room

Saturday, March 18

Federal Cardiology Section Meeting
Noon – 2:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 7

WIC Section Meeting & Speed Mentoring Session
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 7

Geriatric Cardiology Section Meeting
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Renaissance Hotel, Congressional Ballroom AB

All Sections Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 5

NCDR Management Board Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 2

Sunday, March 19

66th Annual Convocation
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Main Tent (Hall D)

ACC.17 President's, New Fellows' and Associates' Reception
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis

  Independent Certified Sessions
  Independent Certified Sessions

Thursday, March 16

Consensus and Controversies in the Management of Challenging Patients
7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. | JW Marriott, Capital Ballroom
Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic

Join Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute experts in Washington, DC to discuss the management of challenging patients with cardiovascular disease. In this complimentary CME-certified symposium, faculty will explore the most recent research regarding cardiovascular disease, contemporary best practices, and effective care delivery for cardiovascular prevention, evaluation, and management. Reserve your seat today.

  Prime Time Events
  Prime Time Events

Thursday, March 16

Evening Event
The Interventional Toolbox for Complex Higher-Risk (and Indicated) Patients (CHIP)
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Friday, March 17

Evening Event
Challenges in Prescribing PCSK9 Inhibitors: Survey Data Revealed
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 5
Sponsored by National Lipid Association

The National Lipid Association conducted a survey of health care providers, including prescribers and non-prescribers of medication, to help identify and document the perceived barriers to accessing a new class of lipid-lowering therapy in PCSK9 inhibitors. This event will be the NLA’s release of the data found from the survey and an explanation of the analysis conducted.

Program Chair
Jerome D. Cohen, MD, FNLA, FACC, FAHA; National Lipid Association Health Quality and Research Committee Chair; Professor of Medicine, St. Louis University Health Science Center
Faculty Presenter
Dean Karalis, MD, FNLA, FACC; Director of Preventive Cardiology, Pennsylvania Hospital
Program Moderator
Alan Brown, MD, FNLA, FACC, FAHA; Director, Division of Cardiology, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Evening Event
HIV and CVD: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV/AIDS
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Grand Hyatt Washington
Sponsored by American Heart Association

Initiative to decrease cardiovascular risk and increase quality of care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC; Professor and Co-Director, Center for Vascular Excellence, UCSF School of Medicine; HIV Cardiology Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Saturday, March 18

Morning Event
New TAVR Frontiers: Asymptomatic Severe AS
5:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis, Independence Salon E
Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences

Morning Event

6:15 a.m. Welcome
6:20 a.m. The Evolution of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support
6:50 a.m. The Need for Identification of Ischemic Substrate to Optimize Outcomes
7:00 a.m. Choosing MCS Options in AMI Cardiogenic Shock: Rationale for Impella first Door-to-Support: A new quality metric
7:20 a.m. Practical Insights for adding hemodynamic support into your critical care path: The Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (CSI) Experience
7:40 a.m. Heart Team Approach to Cardiogenic Shock
  • Important Personnel: necessary resources, training
  • Developing Algorithms: A Critical Need
  • Outreach strategies to increase access to care
7:45 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q & A
A Changing Approach to Percutaneous Hemodynamic Support: Decisions, Devices and Results
6:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 5
Sponsored by Abiomed

This program is geared towards physicians seeking to better understand the use of hemodynamic support in complex patients and the timing of support in patients with acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (AMI CGS). Participants will learn how to manage challenging patient subsets, such as those with advanced heart failure and depressed LVEF, as well as how to provide optimal hemodynamic support in the AMI setting. Expert faculty will offer insights on patient selection, benefit of hemodynamic support, treatment strategies for complex cases, optimal support strategy and escalation for AMI CGS and treatment outside the cath lab. The latest clinical data and guidelines for complex, higher-risk procedures and cardiogenic shock indications will also be reviewed.

Evening Event
Treatment Options for Managing NVAF Stroke Risk: Where Does LAAC Fit In?
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Liberty Ballroom IJKL
Sponsored by Boston Scientific

Please join a multi-specialty panel of physician thought leaders who manage AF stroke risk and the complications of treatment to discuss options in managing NVAF Stroke Risk.

Featuring Special Guest Speaker & AFib Patient Caregiver: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Gold Medalist, AFib Patient Caregiver John Camm, MD; Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St. George’s Univeristy of London and Imperial College Saibal Kar, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI; Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Vivek Reddy, MD; Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Adam Rosenbluth, MD; Clinical Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Sunday, March 19

Morning Events
Will iFR Outcome Data be the Catalyst that Moves us from PCI Justification to Physiologic Guidance?
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis, University of DC Ballroom
Sponsored by Philips Volcano

Justin Davies, MD, PhD; Senior Research Fellow, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc, FACC; Associate Professor and Director, Cardiac Intensive Care, Stony Brook University
Matthias Götberg, MD, PhD; Lund University

  Career Fair
  Career Fair

Saturday, March 18

ACC.17 Career Fair
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Lounge & Learn Pavilion, Hall D

Take the next step in your career and attend the ACC.17 Career Fair. This popular event features employers looking for qualified candidates like you. Bring your resume, come ready to interview and get connected to the right employer fast! Plus, make connections with both local and national organizations. Need help on your resume/interview technique? Visit the career lounge before the career fair for free CV critiques, advice and a free professional headshot. Save time on site — register to attend the career fair in advance here.

Employers interested in reserving space for the event can find out more information here.

Interested in Hosting an Event?

ACC.17 exhibitors, universities, and non-profit organizations that wish to host an event during ACC.17 between Wednesday, March 15 and Sunday, March 19 should download and review the Ancillary Event Guidelines and submit a request to host an Ancillary Event by visiting the Ancillary Events Function Space Request page.

Not an ACC.17 exhibitor? Become one today.

Schedule is current as of February 10, 2017, and is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

* Prime Time Events are not part of ACC.17, as planned by its Program Committee, and these presentations and events do not qualify for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education (CE) credit.

* Independent Certified Sessions are not part of ACC.17; however, the content was reviewed and approved by the ACC.17 Program Committee.


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