Convocation and Networking Events

ACC.19 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.

ACC.19 is the host to many of the ACC’s section meetings which will take place throughout the three days. It’s a great time to connect with colleagues and friends with similar interests and get involved with initiatives and activities related to your special interest area. Check back in January 2019 for a schedule of additional events being held during ACC.19.


Join us for the 68th Annual Convocation Ceremony on Monday, March 18th, a premier event in cardiology designed to honor their legacy and celebrate the dedication of those among us today working to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.

Convocation will take place in the Main Tent at a new, earlier time — 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — to allow for more attendees, and will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall Foyer, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

Mark the Transition of New Leadership: Witness the transfer of leadership to our next ACC President, Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC and hear his vision for the future.

Unite with Visionary Leaders: Convocation brings together national and international leaders and some of the most highly accomplished in the discipline. Celebrate and meet with these members of the cardiology community at the ceremony and reception.

Celebrate Achievement: At Convocation, we celebrate the years of dedication, hard work and professional achievement that have led our new FACCs, AACCs and awardees to this moment. Join us to stand among those making a difference and recognize them as professionals moving us, and the specialty, forward.

New Fellows and Associates, be sure to:

  • Order your Gown and Hood no later than February 14, 2019
  • Plan to attend the New Fellows/Associates Orientation Monday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Order your official portrait by entering school code 653

All Section Reception

Join us to network with your colleagues in ACC’s 21 Member Sections and celebrate all we’ve accomplished. Connect with your specialty and interest areas, learn more about how you can get involved and enjoy refreshments after a long day of education.

ACC.19 Career Fair

Sunday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Find a new job, connect with potential employers and build your professional network at the ACC.19 Career Fair! Be sure to bring copies of your updated CV. Need to polish your professional presentation? Visit the Career Lounge in the Lounge & Learn Pavilion for career advice, CV reviews and headshots leading up to the career fair.