ACC Cardiovascular Summit Teaches Innovative Approaches to Leadership, Business Strategies to Improve Cardiovascular Care

Attendees will learn how to improve outcomes, implement more efficient spending and improve the clinician experience

Contact: Katie Glenn,, 202-375-6472

WASHINGTON (Jan 30, 2020) -

The American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Summit will take place Feb. 6-8, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, as leading experts teach innovative approaches to health care economics, cardiovascular care delivery and the cardiovascular clinician experience.

ACC Treasurer Howard Walpole, MD, MBA, FACC, is the course director for CV Summit 2020. He is joined by course co-directors Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC; Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC; and Geoffrey Rose, MD, FACC, in creating a course that will help participants from across the different cardiology practice settings to adopt business and leadership strategies and skills that advance the Quadruple Aim within their work environment.

Over 400 clinicians, care team members, administrators and executives will attend sessions covering a variety of topics applicable to the business side of practice, as well as improving patient care and enhancing clinician well-being. Attendees will also hear from keynote speakers working throughout the health care field.


  • Hospital Finance 101
  • Flexible Careers Focus: Part Time/Job Share/Male/Female/Paternity - How Do We Work Them In?
  • Novel Approaches for Access: Clinics/Curbside Clinics/Virtual/Telehealth

Keynote Speakers:

  • Former FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, on "Futurist View: What Will Cardiology Look Like in 2025?"
  • Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC, on "Innovation and Health Care Delivery"
  • Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, on "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference"

Joint Society Sessions

The ACC will also hold joint sessions with fellow cardiovascular subspecialty societies, including the Heart Rhythm Society; the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology; the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; and the American Society of Echocardiography. Leaders for all the societies will hold sessions on wearables, ambulatory procedures, advanced imaging and more.

Abstract Presentations

The following abstracts are a selection of the posters being presented. To see a full list of abstracts visit under "Accepted Abstracts & Poster Session Information." If you would like to receive embargoed copies of the abstracts or to speak to study authors, contact Katie Glenn at All posters are embargoed until Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 12:45 p.m. ET. If you would like to receive media credentials to attend the meeting, please contact Katie Glenn.

  • Community Paramedicine: A Novel Approach to Reducing Readmission
  • Value Optimization of the TAVR Patient: Throughput, Coding and Clinical Efficiencies
  • Improving Turnover Time in Cardiac Catheterization Lab, a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Reducing Non-Critical Telemetry Alarm Activations: A Continuous Quality Improvement Project
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce the Impact of Readmission and Healthcare Expenses in the Peripheral Arterial Disease Patient

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


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