Yes, your package will automatically be transitioned to the Silver virtual package and you will receive a refund for the difference in registration fees. Please expect your refund to be issued to your original form of payment within 2 – 4 weeks. If you have any questions about the status of your refund, please contact ACC@maritz.com.
ACC.21 Moving to All Virtual
As planning for the hybrid ACC.21 kicked into high gear last year, the College was hopeful that delaying the meeting until the Spring would allow an opportunity for ACC and its membership to safely reconnect in Atlanta, GA, for the 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo. Unfortunately, with the continued presence of COVID-19 and a sudden, sharp increase in ongoing travel restrictions imposed by health care institutions, academic medical centers and exhibitor companies, the decision has had to be made to transition the meeting from a hybrid model to entirely virtual.
While we are saddened that we will need to wait another year before seeing everyone in person, the virtual component of ACC.21 will continue as planned, building on the success of last year's meeting with an enhanced world-class program delivered through our innovative digital platform built for learning, collaboration and networking. Included will be a robust virtual Expo offering both exhibits and education in our Learning Destinations and, last but not least, more opportunities to engage and interact with attendees from around the world. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
ACC.21 Goes Virtual FAQs
Registration, Hotel & Transportation Questions
Attendees who booked with a hotel in the official ACC housing block will have their reservation automatically canceled by Maritz, ACC's official housing and registration company. Attendees who did not book with a hotel in the official ACC housing block must contact their hotel/lodging directly to cancel reservations and are responsible for any associated fees from hotels. Please note that ACC will be sending an official meeting cancellation correspondence to all contracted hotels.
Please contact your airline or transportation provider directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.
The ACC will not refund cancellation fees. All attendees were urged to purchase personal travel insurance during the registration process.
Since the decision was made last Fall to move forward with a hybrid model for ACC.21, the ACC has been closely and diligently tracking several critical indicators, including the progression of the COVID-19 virus, the limitations caused by travel restrictions being extended into the second quarter of the year and beyond, and the progress made in rolling out a vaccine. As an integral part of the planning for the live event, there has been close collaboration with the city of Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center and, most recently, BioIntelliSense, to create a live component of the hybrid meeting featuring the highest standards of safety.
We have long said we would make a decision about the live portion of the meeting in Atlanta based on the best data in the New Year, and unfortunately, with COVID-19 continuing to take a toll on patients worldwide and a sharp increase in travel restrictions for attendees over the last few weeks, College leaders have decided it is in the best interest of members, patients, staff, industry partners and other stakeholders to move from a hybrid model to an all virtual delivery of ACC.21. We look forward to an anticipated return to our live meeting during ACC.22 in Washington, DC.
Yes. The submission of science for ACC.21 is excellent and we will have many exciting clinical trials and an outstanding abstract program to deliver. Our educational program is also top-notch and promises to offer the same quality learning that we have all come to expect from the ACC. Specific program details will be rolled out as planned in the coming weeks.
No, it will be better! We are very excited to have the opportunity to build on the success of ACC.20/WCC Virtual and to apply our learnings from ACC's other virtual meetings to create a best-in-class virtual experience connecting attendees with the best CV science and education from around the world.
Yes. We are excited to announce there will be a program of ACC.21 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Featured Clinical Research. Stay tuned for updates.
Yes! More details on Convocation will be coming in the next few weeks, however, look for an exciting program honoring ACC's incoming and outgoing presidents, recognizing Distinguished Award Winners, and welcoming new FACCs and AACCs to the College.
Yes! The ACC is working to build an innovative digital platform to allow for learning, collaboration and networking. Attendees are encouraged to connect with each other via social media now using #ACC21. More details coming soon!
Plans for a virtual Expo were already underway as part of the ACC.21 hybrid meeting. The Virtual meeting provides a unique ability to reach a wider audience through a Virtual Booth, Virtual Sponsorships or Virtual Learning Destinations. A representative from SPARGO will work with interested exhibitors to ensure a seamless transition.
ACC.22 is slated for Washington, DC, April 2 – 4, 2022.
The ACC is currently planning for all meetings between now and August 2021 to be held virtually. Any decisions about Fall meetings, including Legislative Conference, Quality Summit, NYCVS.21 and ACC International Conferences will be communicated later this year.
Requests for exceptions to these eligibility requirements must be made in writing and will be reviewed by the ACC.21 Chair and ACC.21 Vice Chair. These situations are expected to be rare given the comprehensive guidance as detailed above.
If you have any questions, please contact Holly Santry on ACC staff at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If it is accepted for publication close to the ACC.21 dates, it is possible to coordinate the date of publication with the ACC Media Relations team and the respective journal so that the ACC.21 embargo policies are not violated.
1) Fellow in Training (FIT): The first author and presenter must be a medical student or anyone in a fellowship or residency program.
2) Cardiovascular Team: The first author must be a non-physician CV team member, which could include nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, CV practice administrators, technologists, registered dietitian nutritionists or exercise specialists/physiologists. The presenter must be a CVT member.
3) MD/PhD: The first author is a medical doctor or researcher. The presenter is a medical doctor or researcher.
Priority will be given to FIT and Cardiovascular Team submissions during the selection process.
Yes. You can access your invitation(s) by visiting the ACC.21 Portal and clicking on the "Tasks" tab at the top of the page.
Please contact annual meeting education staff to let them know. You can find their contact information on the summary page of your invitation.
ACC.21 is a live, in-person meeting that will take place in Atlanta as planned. We regret that we are unable to allow remote presentation opportunities.
We would prefer that you confirm your role now; however, if you prefer not to do so we must have a response from you with either a confirm or a decline by Mon, March 1.
You must register yourself. You can register for ACC.21 by visiting the registration page.
Yes. As a faculty member you receive complimentary registration. However, you must wait until 24 hours AFTER accepting your invitation(s) before you can register for free.
Please view the ACC.XX Benefits for Faculty, Abstract Presenters and Contributors document.
No, you do not. The ACC does not pay an honorarium, nor reimburse for hotel, travel, or per diem expenses for ACC.21 faculty members.
Once you register for the conference, you will be able to obtain official documentation to get a visa. Please visit our International Travel and Visa Information page.
It could be one of two things. The first issue could be that your disclosures are currently up to date, but will expire before ACC.21 so our system is registering you as noncompliant. To make sure everything will stay current through ACC.21 go to your disclosure library and click on "I agree for the next 12 months" and then on "I Agree & Confirm" at the bottom of the page. This will update all disclosures and agreements under your account.
The second issue could be that you have multiple accounts with the ACC and the account you are updating is not associated with your faculty role. Please contact a member of our Member Care Team at email@example.com or (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 to see if you have numerous accounts. If you do, they will assist you with merging the accounts and they will contact annual meeting staff to ensure your correct account is associated with your faculty role.
As a case presenter you should work with the session chairs to develop an appropriate case. If you need the chairs' email addresses, you can find them on the summary page of your invitation under the "Presentations" header.
You can put in a request to change your talk title by emailing education staff. Upon receiving your request, they will reach out to the session organizers for approval, and if the session organizers approve the change, education staff will make it for you in the system.
That depends on your specific role within a session. Chairs, Presenters, and Panelists all have different responsibilities within a session. Please refer to the summary page of your invitation(s) to see what type of role(s) you have and the associated responsibilities. We will also send out more detailed information about this in March.
After accepting your invitation, you will be taken to a summary page. That summary page lists all session details, including other presenters within your session and their email addresses. You can find this under the "Presentations" header on the summary page.
No. However, we strongly encourage you to use the template to create continuity between presentations and sessions at ACC.21.
Yes. If you arrive at the Speaker Service Center by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and you explain to the staff that your presentation is at 8:00 a.m., they will make every effort to ensure that you are ready on time.
|Friday, May 14||Noon – 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, May 15||6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, May 16||6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Monday, May 17||7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
The sessions are organized by our ACC.21 Program Committee. Therefore, one of our Program Committee members selected you as faculty.
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