Asia Pacific Conference 2017



Awaken your curiosity and challenge your assumptions in the pursuit of continuous learning! Join the ACC and the world’s leading cardiovascular professionals in Shanghai for two-and-a-half-days of interactive education and shared discussion. Hosted in partnership with the China Cardiovascular Association, the ACC Asia Pacific Conference 2017 brings together global cardiovascular experts to provide education that is both locally RELEVANT and highly PRACTICAL.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues, ask top experts in the field your questions and stay at the cutting-edge of your profession!

Attend this conference to experience:

  • Local – Educational topics such as the recently released heart failure and syncope guidelines as well as the latest in acute coronary syndrome, hypertension management, valvular disease, arrhythmia and prevention all tailored to the needs of the Asia Pacific region
  • Relevant – Contemporary review of cardiovascular science offers the general cardiologist practice-ready prevention and management strategies
  • Unique – Hands-on practice and skill building in auscultation, ECG and echo interpretation, and clinical decision making using virtual simulated patients
  • Connecting  – The conference provides a platform for connecting with faculty and colleagues offering shared discussion and bi-directional learning

This is ACC education delivered like you have never seen before, planned by regional experts and facilitated by prominent international faculty.


Advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have yielded remarkably positive results, with a steady decline in CVD mortality across the globe. However, despite this remarkable progress, CVD remains the leading cause of death throughout the world and its prevalence remains high, making it a global public health priority and an intensive focus of research. Such research has led to new evidence that continues to accrue about the underlying pathophysiology as well as strategies to enhance CVD prevention, evaluation and treatment. As care of the patient with CVD becomes more complex, it is imperative that cardiovascular professionals have an opportunity for a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices and exposure to state-of-the-art updates, innovative techniques and translational research on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.


The overall goal of this conference is to provide emerging trends and evidence-based practices resulting in guideline-driven, practical cardiovascular prevention and management patient care. 


  • Synthesize foundational and advanced cardiovascular disease knowledge, contemporary best practices, and effective care delivery for cardiovascular prevention, evaluation and management
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of cardiovascular guidelines and diagnostic strategies needed in daily practice
  • Review the global burden of cardiovascular disease and the world-wide initiatives to reduce its mortality
  • Utilize appropriate therapeutic strategies in the treatment of patients with hyperlipidemia and hypertension
  • Characterize the timing and expected outcomes of contemporary interventions in patients with valvular heart disease
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure including new drugs, surgical strategies and after-discharge care strategies

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This conference is intended for practicing physicians in cardiology, internal medicine and family practice as well as cardiology Fellows in Training.

The call for abstracts has closed. Submitters will be notified of their abstract disposition beginning of November.

The ACC Asia Pacific Conference 2017 will feature two-anda-half-days of exceptional educational content designed by internationally renowned conference co-chairs Junbo Ge, MD, FACC; Harlan Krumholz, MD, FACC and Aaron Kugelmass, MD, FACC, and will cover the most cutting-edge research and technological advancements in cardiology. 

Innovative Learning

The conference will emphasize interactive educational sessions and hands-on clinical decision-making skills to best meet the real-world needs of cardiologists across the region.  This innovative approach will break new ground in the way that clinicians interactively participate in a conference and quickly make the ACC regional conference the most exclusive and sought after professional development opportunity in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Educational topics include acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, valvular disease and prevention
  • Hands-on practice and skill building in auscultation, ECG interpretation and clinical decision making using virtual simulated patients

Learning Lab

Heart Songs
Research reveals that cardiologists failed to identify more than half of basic murmurs and about 35 percent of advanced murmurs when challenged at a major medical meeting, but skills improved after a 90 minute training session.

Heart Songs provides you with a unique audiovisual experience specifically designed to refresh your cardiac auscultation skills. This clinical skills workshop features three “tracks”:

  1. Common heart murmurs
  2. More advanced sounds such as bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse
  3. Expert murmurs such as combined aortic stenosis and regurgitation, or combined mitral stenosis and regurgitation

First, pick a track and assess your baseline skills by taking a confidential pretest.  Then simply view videos featuring classic heart murmurs accompanied by phonocardiograms and color Doppler echoes. Each video includes hundreds of repetitions of its murmur, and studies show that simple repetition is all you need to master a new sound.  Watch the videos as many times as necessary to see a significant improvement on your posttest scores (most people need to watch 2 to 4 times). Each Heart Songs track takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and sessions are self-paced.

Heart Songs makes sure you know what your stethoscope is telling you!

ECG Drill & Practice
Brush up on your ECG interpretation skills with ECG Drill & Practice.  Using our online Learn-Practice-Perform model, you will be able to:

  • Learn about some the most common abnormal ECG findings as well as how to differentiate them from each other
  • Practice your interpretation skills in comparison to our experts with online flash cards
  • Practice/Perform a simulated ECG test featuring the format and answer options similar to those of the ABIM’s certifying examination in cardiovascular disease and compare your answers to the experts

Brush up on a core cardiology skill with ECG Drill & Practice’s 100+ ECGs and expert insight!

Body Interact Simulation Lab:
Take an experiential, game-based deep-dive into acute and chronic cases covering a broad range of clinical scenarios with the help of the Body Interact Simulation. This physician guided, learn-by-doing approach is highly customizable and suitable for early career and advanced clinicians alike. Cases presented will utilize guidelines and clinical evidence, and will provide you with immediate feedback via a visual dashboard and expert debriefing. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to test your skills and develop your clinical decision-making through real-time patient interaction and peer-to-peer discussion!

Pre-Conference Activities

ACC Cardiology Publishing Intensive Program

Go behind-the-scenes of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the most read cardiovascular journal worldwide!

Join the JACC Editor-in-Chief, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC and other peer-reviewed journal Editors for the ACC’s Cardiology Publishing Intensive Program. This half-day course will provide insider knowledge about the publishing process, as well as teaching practical skills about writing and revising manuscripts for the highest impact peer-reviewed journals.  

Conference Chairs

Ge Junbo, MD, FACC
President, Chinese Society of Cardiology
Director of Cardiology
Zhongshan Hospital
Fudan University
Shanghai, China
Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC
Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health
Yale School of Medicine
Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Yale New Haven Health
New Haven, CT
Aaron D. Kugelmass, MD, FACC
Vice President, Baystate Health
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Program
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine
Springfield, MA

Planning Committee

Keiichi Fukuda, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics
Graduate School of Medicine
Keio University
Tokyo, Japan

Huon H. Gray, MD, PhD, FACC
Consultant Cardiologist, Southampton University Hospital
National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease, NHS
Southampton, United Kingdom

Huo Yong, MD, FACC
Past President, Chinese Society of Cardiology
Director, Department of Cardiology and Heart Center
Peking University First Hospital
Beijing, China

Saturnino Perez Javier, MD, FACC
Past President, Philippine Heart Association
Adult Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist
Makati Medical Center
Makati City, Philippines

Ma Changsheng, PhD, FACC
Past Chairman, Great Wall International Cardiology Conference
Director of Cardiology, Center for Atrial Fibrillation
Beijing Anzhen Hospital
Capital Medical University
Beijing, China

Lisa Mendes, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 

Kian Keong Poh, MB, BCH, FACC
Governor, ACC Singapore Chapter
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology
Clinical Director of Research for the Department of Cardiology
National University Heart Center in Singapore (NUHCS)
Singapore, Singapore

Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, MBBS, FACC
Vice President, National Heart Association of Malaysia
Interventional Cardiologist
University Malaya Medical Center
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 

Khung Keong Yeo, MD, FACC
Senior Consultant
Program Director
SingHealth Cardiology Senior Residency Training Program
National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)
Singapore, Singapore

Featured Speakers

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Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
Physician-in-Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health
Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor
The Mount Sinai Health System
General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares
Carlos III (CNIC)
New York, NY
John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chief Innovation Officer
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

To register for the course, click the "Register" button at the top of the page.

Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another conference is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled conference. A full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the conference. No refund will be given for no-shows.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

Location: The conference will be held at Kerry Pudong Hotel, Shanghai.

The ACC Asia-Pacific Conference 2017 is being held at the Kerry Pudong Hotel in Shanghai, China. The Kerry Hotel, Pudong, is the first of a new class of luxury hotels from the Shangri-La Group. With a premier city center location and cutting-edge facilities, your stay is engaging at every turn. The hotel is also within easy reach of Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the expansive Century Park, and the Kerry Parkside shopping mall and office tower.

Kerry Hotel
No.1388 Hua Mu Road
Pudong, Shanghai
201204, China
TEL: (86 21) 6169 8888