ACC to Launch Summer COVID-19 Education Series

Virtual event kicks off June 6 with Plenary Address by U.S. Surgeon General

Contact: Nicole Napoli,, 202-375-6523

WASHINGTON (Jun 02, 2020) -

The American College of Cardiology is hosting a weekly virtual meeting— the Summer COVID-19 Education Series—to provide the health care community with actionable insights and solutions that will address key clinical and operational concerns and challenges during the pandemic.

The weekly series will be free of charge and address current and evolving knowledge and practice gaps to help clinicians manage patients with COVID-19 and heart disease both now and into the future.

The first series event will take place Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET. Content will be available on demand after the live event. Sessions include:

  • A welcome address by ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC
  • Remarks from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD
  • Discussions on approaches to personal protective equipment, testing and clinician wellness

For up-to-date information on the Summer COVID-19 Education Series, visit Members of the media may attend the virtual event by preregistering.

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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