Additional Activities

ACC.19 is a host to a wide range of educational activities. Attend Independent Certified Sessions and Prime Time Events offered by other companies and organizations to round out your ACC.19 experience. Check back in January 2019 for additional information.

  Independent Certified Sessions
  Independent Certified Sessions

Independent Certified Sessions are educational programs organized by a non-profit organization that offer continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) and/or continuing education (CE) credit and for which no commercial support has been received. Check back in January 2019 for additional information about events being held during ACC.19.

Friday, March 15

MYTHBUSTERS: Exposing the Truths of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
JW Marriott New Orleans, Ile De France Ballroom
Complimentary Dinner Symposium - 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic

Course Directors:  Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, Lori A. Blauwet, MD, Suraj Kapa, MDMayo Clinic Faculty: Omar F. Abou Ezzeddine, MD, CM, MS, John P. Bois, MD, Leslie T. Cooper, MD

This complimentary dinner symposium will review the state-of-the-art strategies for diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis. Faculty will use a case-based approach encouraging audience participation and discussion to outline challenges and controversies related to cardiac sarcoidosis.

Register Today to Reserve Your Spot!

Controversies and Consensus in the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Complimentary Dinner Symposium
Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic

Learn More and Register Today!

  Prime Time Events
  Prime Time Events

Prime Time Events are offered by companies and organizations at various venues throughout New Orleans. Be sure to check back frequently to see the non-certified educational events that you'll want to add to your ACC.19 schedule.

Friday, March 15 – Evening Events

Session title to be announced
Speakers to be announced
Sponsored by Cardiovascular
Research Foundation

Saturday, March 16 – Evening Events

Expert Insights Into a Deadly Disease: Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m. — dinner will be served)
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Grand Ballroom AB, 5th floor
Sponsored by Pfizer

ATTR-CM is a life-threatening, underrecognized, and underdiagnosed condition, although awareness of the disease continues to increase.1-3

Please join us for an informative symposium, during which ATTR-CM experts will:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of cardiac amyloidosis
  • Describe the mechanism of disease for ATTR-CM
  • Review clinical manifestations and other considerations that can help raise suspicion of ATTR-CM
  • Discuss diagnostic modalities that can help confirm suspicion of ATTR-CM

References: 1. Maurer MS, et al. Circulation. 2017;135(14):1357-1377. 2. Sipe JD, et al. Amyloid. 2016;23(4):209-213. 3. Connors LH, et al. Circulation. 2016;133(3):282-290.

Speakers to be announced

Session title to be announced
Speakers to be announced
Sponsored by Terumo Interventional Systems
Edwards Engineering for Tomorrow's TAVR: Introducing the SAPIEN 3 Ultra System and Considerations for Aortic Stenosis Patients in 2019
Speakers to be announced
Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences

Sunday, March 17 – Evening Events

The Power of Prevention: Lipid-Lowering Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Speakers to be announced
Sponsored by PeerVoice

The PeerVoice Live Symposium is an interactive, live activity wherein internationally recognized experts convene to converse about important medical topics, issues, or controversies. The discussion is led by a moderator and involves two other clinical experts, thereby exposing participants to multiple perspectives on patient care.

This educational activity, comprising a five-presentation discussion, is aimed at providing cardiologists with a comprehensive update on and interpretation of key developments in the utilization of PCSK9 inhibitors for cardiovascular risk reduction. In particular, the panel will evaluate the latest guideline updates and clinical data for lipid-intensifying therapies and discuss how these data may inform practice. The presentations will focus on the most salient, practical implications of the available data, incorporating recent data and insights from the ACC.19 meeting, and be supported by illustrative slides.

To increase interactivity, learners will be provided with iPads to participate in the event.

The final agenda will be developed based on faculty input and with consideration for new data that are released between now and ACC.19.

The Symposium on Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy & LAA Closure
Speakers to be announced
Sponsored by MediaSphere Medical LLC

This educational symposium features world-renowned experts who will explore recent advancements in oral anticoagulation therapy and Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) for managing Atrial Fibrillation (AF) related stroke. Featuring insightful rapid-fire presentations, expert panel discussions, an illustrative LAAC case demonstration, and engaging Q&A sessions, this symposium is a can't miss meeting for physicians and associated healthcare professionals who seek to employ evidence-based therapeutic strategies for stroke prophylaxis in AF patients.

Interested in Hosting an Event?

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ACC.19 exhibitors, universities, and non-profit organizations that wish to host an event during ACC.19 between Friday, March 15 and Monday, March 18 should download and review the Ancillary Event Guidelines and submit a request to host an Ancillary Event. Not an ACC.19 exhibitor? Become one today.

Non-profit organizations that wish to host an Independent Certified Session during ACC.19 must submit an application no later than Friday, December 7, 2018. Click here to download the Independent Certified Session Guidelines and Application Form.


* Prime Time Events are not part of ACC.19, 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.19; however, the content was reviewed and approved by the ACC.19 Program Committee.

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