Add these sessions to your itinerary!

These programs offer consecutive sessions which provide attendees the opportunity to focus on a specific area. Attendees should plan to stay for the complete time frame for maximum knowledge exchange.

Training Program Directors’ Symposium
Thursday, March 16, 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leading and managing a training program isn’t easy. That’s why we’re offering sessions at ACC.17 just for Training Program Directors, Associate Program Directors and Program Coordinators.

Get new insight into and practical methods of implementing the ACGME self-study, ACC’s Milestones Mapping Tools, ACC faculty development resources, and effective and diversified recruitment. All presentations in this session are intended to educate, enlighten and empower the leadership of cardiovascular fellowship education towards providing the highest quality education to cardiology fellows.

Pharmacology Program
Friday, March 17, 12:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In the current environment, the care of patients depends more and more on teamwork involving physicians, nurses, pharmDs, physician assistants (PA), administrators and technicians. And results that elevate patient care depends on expert, practiced coordination among all the players. PharmDs have an important role as members of cardiovascular care team in today's world of coordinated medical care. The ACC.17 Pharmacology Program recognizes the whole team concept and contains topics important to all members of a cardiovascular care team, not just PharmDs.

This year’s topics are timely and deal with:

  • Effective Medication Management in Older Adults with CVD
    • The Scope of the Problem
    • Strategies for Reducing Overuse and De-prescribing
  • When Anticoagulation Needs to be Stopped — What Are the Options?
    • Case Presentation of a Perioperative Patient that Needs to Have Anticoagulation Managed
    • Contemporary Practice Highlights a Need for Clinical Pathways in Periprocedural Anticoagulation
  • PPIs in the Era of Prolonged DAPT — Should We or Shouldn’t We?
    • Debate on the Pros and Cons of PPIs for all Patients with Prolonged DAPT

The sessions make use of case presentations and debates to address these topics and brings together an excellent group of speakers and panel members who will impart knowledge, insight and clarity in these important, innovative and complex areas of cardiovascular patient care.

Cardiovascular Update for the Clinician
A Symposium by Valentin Fuster
Saturday, March 18, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This valuable full-day immersion course focuses on integrating the latest advances in cardiovascular disease into daily practice. In this symposium, clinicians and other cardiovascular physician and non-physician providers will have the opportunity to learn information that can help them transform and elevate their care of patients. Get up to speed quickly on important developments in cardiovascular care and add to your growing knowledge and expertise.

The 2017 symposium provides sessions in five topic areas:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Chronic Coronary and Systemic Disease
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Failure 2017: Systolic & Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Rhythm Disorders
  • Understanding and Management of Valvular Heart Disease, IHSS and Aorta

Led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, experts will address specific issues in the various topic areas. Panel discussions will close out each topic area. The program is tightly constructed with breaks throughout the day. For busy clinicians and general cardiologists who seek a comprehensive update of new advances in cardiovascular care and how to integrate them into their practices — this is the session to attend.


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