ACC Cardiovascular Summit Equips CV Team to Transform Care, Address Emerging Trends

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

WASHINGTON (Jan 25, 2024) -

The American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Summit (CV Summit) will take place on February 1-3 in Washington, DC. Bringing together all members of the CV team, the educational event highlights best practices for creating a more efficient, effective and equitable health care system.

As health care systems continue to evolve, CV teams must be equipped to address these emerging trends and changes in operations, economics and the workforce. This year’s CV Summit will feature an array of educational sessions for clinicians, administrators and executives that encompass a multitude of practice models. Participants will learn how to distinguish between innovative strategies and emerging trends in CV care, assess operational efficiencies to enhance the effectiveness of the CV service line, and adopt customizable approaches that support economic sustainability.

"The Cardiovascular Summit is the ACC’s primary meeting focused solely on the non-clinical business skills of cardiology,” said Howard (Bo) Walpole, MD, MBA, FACC, ACC CV Summit course director. “This is our forum for discussing and teaching everything necessary for running an efficient private or academic practice while improving leadership and organizational skills.”

Some of the exciting live sessions from this year include:

  • What Will CV Services Look Like in 2030? Two Different Paths to the Future – Harold D. Miller, MS – Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at 12:45 p.m. ET
  • It’s Time to Have a Dedicated CV Medicine Board of Our Own – Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC; Edward T.A. Fry, MD, MACC – Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at 5:20 p.m. ET
  • AI Potential For CV Care – Ami B. Bhatt, MD, FACC – Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Prepping For Ambulatory Procedural CV Care – Gerald G. Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC; Karen Engelhardt, BS; Joel Porter, JD, MBA; Frederic R. Simmons Jr., CPA Moderator: Charles L. Brown III, MD, FACC – Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at 3:40 p.m. ET
  • Evolving Trends in CV Employment – Karen Engelhardt, BS; Kevin Mair, MBA, CMPE; Joel Porter, JD, MBA; Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC Moderator: Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC – Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Most of ACC CV Summit 2024 will become part of the ACC Anywhere video library following the conclusion of the course. Learn more at

Abstracts and Posters

The following abstracts are a selection of the posters being presented. All ACC Cardiovascular Summit 2024 abstracts are embargoed until Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 6 a.m. ET.

  • Real world results of a “CT first” strategy for evaluation of stable chest pain
  • Optimization of Weekend Ambulatory Services to Reduce Emergency Department Utilization
  • Do Socioeconomic Disparities Arise Through the Care Pathways for Patients with Aortic Stenosis?
  • Heart and Vascular: Role Delineation and Ambulatory Clinic Staffing

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

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