ACC Cardiovascular Summit Virtual Aims to Equip Health Care Leaders with Essential Leadership Skills

Conference features three days of plenary sessions, mini-intensives, workshops and access to on-demand content

Contact: Katie Glenn,,

WASHINGTON (Feb 10, 2022) -

The American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Summit Virtual (CV Summit) will feature three days of live content on Feb. 17-19, 2022, providing opportunities for the entire CV team to learn from multi-dimensional education courses on CV management and leadership strategies.

Course director Bo Walpole, MD, FACC, and course co-directors Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC, and Geoffrey Rose, MD, FACC, have designed CV Summit for members of all practices—private, integrated and academic—to discover innovative approaches to patient care and clinician experience in the areas of: managing rapid change, transforming cardiovascular care, optimizing the clinician experience, navigating health care economics and enhancing the academic agenda. Participants will learn to employ leadership strategies that foster collaboration, teamwork, diversity and inclusivity, along with best practices to sustain workforce well-being, key elements of a value-based practice environment and much more.

Participants will also be able to join Biga and select faculty for a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET to discuss "Building Your Foundation for the Cardiovascular Summit."

Live Sessions Include:

  • How to Fix Healthcare
  • Planning for the Inevitable: Workforce and Patient Access Challenges
  • Culture Change: Professionalism, Anti-Bullying, and Harassment - What Do You Do at Your Institution to Approach These Challenges?
  • Health Care Systems, Employed Cardiovascular Physicians, and Independent Practices: Challenges and Opportunities


The following abstracts are a selection of the posters being presented. All ACC Cardiovascular Summit abstracts are embargoed until Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET.

  • Improving Blood Pressure Management Through Blood Pressure Recheck Compliance
  • Reducing Patient Blood Pressure Using the Hypertension Bootcamp Approach with Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Improves Outcomes in Patients with Long COVID
  • Association Between Erectile Dysfunction, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Coronary Artery Disease: Role of Exercise Stress Testing and International Index of Erectile Function Questionnaire
  • Improving Emergency Medical Services First Medical Contact to Primary Coronary Intervention Time

If you would like to receive embargoed copies of these abstracts or register for media access to the conference, contact ACC Associate Director for Media Relations Katie Glenn at

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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