American College of Cardiology Leaders Share Expertise During Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology

ACC leaders will feature in sessions on publishing, CVD in women, heart failure and more

Contact: Katie Glenn,,

WASHINGTON (Oct 17, 2020) -

Leaders from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) will be featured throughout the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology to share their expertise on best practices and current research in cardiovascular care. The virtual conference will take place Oct. 19-25, 2020. As part of the ACC's efforts to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health, ACC leaders seek to enhance cardiovascular care through the collaboration and exchange of knowledge and resources with colleagues around the world.

Editors from all the JACC Journals, including Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, will participate in sessions during the conference. The sessions include:

  • The Best of the JACC Journals: Partnering with China to Advance Cardiovascular Medicine - Oct. 20, 7-9 a.m. ET
  • Evolution from JACC to JACC: Asia - Oct. 21, 2-3:30 a.m. ET
  • JACC: Inside the Publishing Process and the Vision for the Future - Oct. 22, 2-3:30 a.m. ET
  • JACC Journals Editors: What is the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine and Research? - Oct. 24, 7-9 a.m. ET

ACC president Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, will lead a virtual delegation of ACC experts participating in sessions through the conference. These sessions include:

  • CV Disease in Women – Oct. 21, 9-10:30 p.m. ET
  • Heart Failure: Keeping Up – Oct. 21, 9-10:30 p.m. ET
  • Modern CAD Treatment – Oct. 22, 9-10:30 p.m. ET

Poppas and Fuster will both participate in the conference's Opening Ceremony. Poppas will also welcome new fellows-in-training (FITs) to ACC membership. ACC leaders will serve as FIT Jeopardy judges where teams of FITs will test their knowledge against one another. Other ACC leaders will volunteer their time for one-on-one mentoring sessions with incoming FITs.

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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