All the World's a Stage: Interactive Sessions at ACC.24

The Engage Stage, Heart2Heart Stage and April Adventure combine to offer attendees unique and interactive ways to learn and connect over the course of ACC.24.

Find out what's taking center stage and plan your program so you don't miss a beat!

April Adventure

Let the clinical games begin with April Adventure! Don't miss expert debates addressing challenging questions in the care of patients with valve disease, including a new segment on pulmonic valve disease. "Game of Shones" brings a playful twist with two competitions inspired by the "Game of Thrones" series, challenging participants with pediatric and adolescent/adult cases of left heart obstruction. Find out which interventional trial of 2023 will be crowned the winner in a bracket-style debate, or enhance your ECG interpretation skills with the expert panel in "The Great ECG Challenge".

In the first Family Feud-style session, the experts and the audience will debate important clinical applications of hemodynamic evaluations in various conditions, while the second session will bring together key stakeholders in the field of critical care cardiology and provide insight into the dynamics shaping the field. During "Battle of the Imagers - Jeopardy Edition", imaging experts go head-to-head in a battle of wits and expertise, testing their knowledge in a high-stakes competition.

Join us for an unforgettable series of April Adventure sessions providing a blend of education and entertainment during each unique clinical adventure! Highlights include:

  • Vexing Valves (Session 501)
  • Extreme Makeover, Diet Edition - Debating Controversies in Cardiovascular Health (Session 502)
  • Game of Shones (Session 503)
  • Top Intervention Trials of 2023 (Session 504)
  • The Great ECG Challenge (Session 505)
  • Under Pressure, Debating Hemodynamics With the Experts (Session 506)
  • Critical Care Cardiology Family Feud (Session 507)
  • Difficult Decisions in CTEPH – Balloon or the Scalpel? (Session 508)
  • Battle of the Imagers - Jeopardy Edition! (Session 509)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in Eradicating Vascular Medicine Disparities? (Session 510)
  • To Treat or Not to Treat Anatomy and Ischemia? (Session 511)

Engage Stage

Get all the questions to your answers at the ACC.24 Engage Stage. Cheer on your favorite ACC Chapter in the annual Battle of the Chapters FIT Jeopardy Competition and find out which team will be crowned this year's Jeopardy Champion. Also don't miss the Young Investigator Awards sessions, with winners being announced during Convocation on Monday, April 8, along with Heart Tank for the Cardiovascular Investigator, HEARTS in Cardiology, and "Unheard" Patient Stories! The ENGAGING lineup includes:

Heart2Heart Stage

Located in the Lounge & Learn Pavilion, join ACC leaders, global experts and others at the Heart2Heart Stage for informal discussions on topics ranging from career flexibility and opportunities for late career professionals, diversity, equity and inclusion in cardiology, nutrition and the FDA, understanding the role of advocacy and how to get involved, controversies in medical AI, and much more!

As we work together to achieve a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize care and outcomes, these heart-felt discussions are vital to moving us forward. Highlights from the Heart2Heart Stage include:

  • How to Start Niche Cardiovascular Programs (Session 2004)
  • Food Is Medicine: How Cardiologists and the FDA Can Improve Americans' Nutrition (Session 2005)
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Side Hustles to Increase Career Flexibility (Session 2010)
  • Optimizing Professional Opportunities For Late Career Professionals (Session 2011)
  • What Young Cardiologists Can Learn From Mature Cardiologists (Session 2012)
  • Leveling the Playing Field: Putting DEI Into Practice (Session 2013)
  • Demystifying Advocacy: Understand Your Mission and Know Your Audience (Session 2015)
  • Fostering Workplace Well-Being: The System and I (Session 2016)
  • Value-Based Care: Are You Making the Grade? (Session 2017)
  • Controversies in Medical Artificial Intelligence (Session 2020)
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