Learning Pathways

Use the ACC.20/WCC Online Planner to browse sessions and start building your itinerary.

Online Planner

Browse sessions in a PDF schedule format organized by Pathway.

Dynamic Program Chart

ACC.20 will feature 11 learning pathways. Each pathway focuses on a different clinical specialty of cardiovascular disease. Choose to focus on one clinical area or attend sessions from an array of pathways.

Learn more about the content in each learning pathway.

Acute and Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (ASIHD)

This pathway has something for everyone. The program, amplified by the global outreach of the ACC/WHF partnership, includes hot topics like high-sensitivity troponin, cardiogenic shock, genetics and MINOCA, as well as SCAD, state-of-the-art diagnosis, and STEMI patient management. Learn more >>>

Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology

The Arrhythmia and Clinical Electrophysiology (EP) Learning Pathway is filled with debates, panel discussions and case presentations on cutting-edge clinical problems that cardiologists, electrophysiologists and their cardiovascular teams face daily. Learn more >>>

Congenital Heart Disease

Cardiovascular professionals will find a Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Learning Pathway program that features experts providing updates on state-of-the-art care for congenital/pediatric heart disease patients along with multiple opportunities to discuss challenging clinical and practice issues related to CHD. Learn more >>>

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies

The Heart Failure (HF) and Cardiomyopathies Learning Pathway program features sessions that portray the team approach in substance and action. Attendees will find a program that provides state-of-the-art evidence-based education presented by a diverse array of speakers from a broad range of disciplines and career stages. The program brings together the leading global experts in each field to maximize learning in an interactive environment and features various cardiovascular team members making presentations and participating on panels. Learn more >>>


The Interventional Cardiology Learning Pathway pulses with science and an emphasis on multidisciplinary teams. Interventionalists, as well as general cardiologists and other specialists, will find a broad range of sessions on emerging technologies and techniques, everyday dilemmas and challenges with complex or simple coronary, structural and endovascular disease. Learn more >>>

Noninvasive Imaging

The Noninvasive Imaging Learning Pathway demonstrates how diverse technologies and approaches driven by the common purpose of improving patient care can come together to provide improved patient outcomes. The well-rounded program includes sessions on state-of-the-art advances in imaging for those directly involved in the performance and interpretation of imaging studies, as well as cases and guideline-focused sessions benefitting those who care for cardiac patients. Learn more >>>


Attendees at ACC.20/WCC will find a Prevention Learning Pathway that provides cardiovascular professionals with guidance on how they might adjust their patients' care based on new information, research results and the availability of new pharmaceuticals and technology. The pathway integrates the real-world issues of incorporating guidelines into daily clinical care or motivating patients with hypertension and obesity issues, as well as the topics of harnessing genomic and biomarker data to deliver precise preventive care. Learn more >>>

Pulmonary Hypertension and VTE

The power of the Pulmonary Hypertension and VTE Learning Pathway program comes from more than presentations or panel discussions by national and international experts; the program's strength is derived also from the numerous patient presentations, case presentations by FITs and CVT members, ACC Talks, and opportunities for audience interaction. Many sessions represent a true multidisciplinary approach and provide a broad spectrum look at pulmonary hypertension and VTE. Learn more >>>

Special Topics

ACC.20/WCC embraces the whole of cardiovascular medicine and encourages a melding of information across specialist pathways, which provides a more complete picture of cardiovascular medicine today. The ACC.20/WCC Special Topics Learning Pathway helps to complete this picture, particularly with the increased international participation from this year's partnership with the World Heart Federation. Learn more >>>

Valvular Heart Disease Learning Pathway

The Valvular Heart Disease Learning Pathway bridges knowledge gaps and addresses relevant topics for cardiovascular professionals interested in valvular heart disease. Sessions build on clinically pertinent topics and include various diagnostic and treatment options encountered by all practitioners and their teams. Several sessions include case studies or case presentations, panel discussions and ACC-Talks. Learn more >>>

Vascular Medicine

The Vascular Medicine Learning Pathway highlights the breadth of vascular disease that cardiovascular professionals encounter every day and the importance of team-based care for these patients. The pathway will feature several exciting sessions focused on cutting-edge topics that intersect with other specialties including cardio-oncology, complex aortic disease and venous thrombo-embolism. Other topics include how interventional cardiologists care for patients with vascular disease and discuss the importance of surgical management for vascular disease. Learn more >>>

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