Michelle Obama to Address ACC Opening Session

Contact: Beth Casteel, bcasteel@acc.org, 202-375-6275

WASHINGTON (Mar 29, 2016) -

The American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session will hear from a special guest at the opening Showcase Session in Chicago on Saturday, April 2. ACC.16 Scientific Session Program Chair Athena Poppas, M.D., FACC, announced that first lady Michelle Obama will address attendees via video with a special welcome message.

The ACC's Annual Scientific Session brings together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC16 for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit acc.org.


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