ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023

ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023


United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, the American College of Cardiology and Hellenic Society of Cardiology invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023 is designed to deliver an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Attend this conference and you will:

Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS and return to your practice ready to improve the care of your patients.

Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through topics such as Top Clinical Trials to Impact Your Practice, as well as the latest in electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional and structural, ischemic heart disease, multimodality imaging, prevention, and valvular heart disease.

Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Challenge your knowledge in participant driven sessions such as Rapid-Fire ECG and Imaging Interpretation.

Ignite conversation: Network with faculty from leading cardiovascular societies around the world in an intimate setting and CREATE CONNECTIONS with colleagues through shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

PLUS: Enjoy the benefit of ACC International Associate membership for 1 year included with registration.

Strive to be your best and join us in our vision of a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes.

This conference is intended for practicing cardiologists, fellows-in-training, nurses, pharmacists and other members of the cardiac care team in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean region.

The overall goal of this conference is to examine emerging trends and evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices resulting in guideline-driven, practical cardiovascular prevention and management for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Registration for ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023 is now open!

Click on the Register Now! button above for more details on each registration type and to register today!

Registration includes full access to the conference with engaging scientific sessions, abstracts, challenging clinical case discussions, an interactive learning lab, expo and more!

Individual Registration Until July 30 July 31 – October 5 October 6 – November 5
Physicians €570 €610 €650
Residents & Allied Health Professionals €380 €400 €420
Medical Students €200 €215 €230

Topic areas will include:

  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
  • Interventional and Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Multimodality Imaging
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Don't miss our plenary sessions:

  • Advances in Heart Failure
  • Diversity, Equity and Belonging in Cardiology: Building a Sustainable Profession
  • Top Trials to Impact Your Practice

Click here to download the full Conference Program

Conference Co-Chairs

Tarek Helmy, MD, FACC
Athanasios J. Manolis, MD, PhD

Conference Vice Chairs

Wael A. Jaber, MD, FACC
Maria Marketou, MD

Planning Committee

Gerassimos Filippatos, MD
Eugenia Gianos, MD, FACC
Ioannis Kanakakis, MD
Theodoros Karamitsos, MD
Antonis Manolis, MD
Andrea Natale, MD, FACC
Gurusher S. Panjrath, MBBS, FACC
Athena Poppas, MD, MACC
Konstantinos Toutouzas, MD
Charalambos Vlachopoulos, MD

Planning Committee Advisor

Wael A. Almahmeed, MD, FACC

Challenging Clinical Case Discussions
Join subject matter experts in engaging discussions on real life cases submitted by attendees. These sessions will offer high interactivity for participants using an open Q&A forum.

Personalized Skills Area (iPads)
Learn at your leisure and sharpen your core cardiology skills with Heart Songs and ECG Drill & Practice. These modules provide a uniquely dynamic learning opportunity you won't want to miss!

Heart Songs 5
Research reveals that cardiologists fail 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 Heart Songs training session. Heart Songs 5 provides you with everything you need to effortlessly improve your cardiac auscultation skills! Heart Songs 5 will help you:

  • Prepare for the cardiac exam of the future by learning the complementary role of handheld echo in the bedside detection of heart sounds. Heart Songs 5 includes basic, intermediate, expert, and adult congenital murmurs, plus images of phonocardiograms, CT scans and videos of color Doppler echocardiograms. These visual enhancements will facilitate your understanding and mastery of many heart murmurs/sounds.
  • Master cardiac auscultation by reviewing the auditory characteristics and handheld echo findings of each heart sound.

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
Improve your ECG interpretation skills with ECG Drill & Practice. This program reviews key findings in clinical electrocardiography and contains a self-assessment ECG test, featuring the format and answer options similar to those of the ABIM's certifying examination in cardiovascular disease. It's a great resource for anyone preparing for initial Board certification in CV disease and for anyone looking to hone their ECG interpretation skills.

Three convenient modes let you use this product in whatever way best meets your needs.

  • Learn Mode: Teaches you how to recognize & differentiate ECGs across the topics above.
  • Drill & Practice Mode: Shows you ECG "flash cards" that you can practice interpreting. Turn each card over to see the answer and explanation.
  • Perform Mode: Practice interpreting ECGs using the ABIM's interpretation list. Receive detailed commentary on how your answer compares to the experts'.

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

Join ACC Middle East & Eastern European chapter teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – as they test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023!

FIT Jeopardy is a friendly competition that promotes a healthy rivalry between ACC international chapters, fosters FIT engagement within the chapters, and provides educational value to the contestants and audience. Participants will be quizzed on a variety of topics ranging from imaging, prevention, and interventional cardiology in an unconventional manner. There will be a panel of judges and chairs to moderate the competition.

Three ACC Middle East & Eastern European chapter teams will compete at ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023 and the winning team will compete at the ACC.24 competition in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2024!

EACCME® Accreditation
We are very pleased to inform you that ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). with 24 credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Participants will be able to download their EACCME®/UEMS credit certificates based on their attendance during the congress days only and upon filling in the feedback questionnaire after the end of the Congress.

The abstract submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Thursday, 31 August 2023. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Holly Santry at

The case submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Thursday, 31 August 2023. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Holly Santry at

The American College of Cardiology and Hellenic Society of Cardiology is pleased to invite you to support this innovative educational initiative. We consider supporters like you to be an important part of this conference, providing our attendees the opportunity to gather useful information about your products and services and further enhancing their knowledge and overall conference experience!

Multiple opportunities exist to support ACC Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean 2023 through sponsorships and exhibitor presence. Click here to see the full conference prospectus, which contains details on all sponsorship opportunities. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact FREI S.A. Congress Organizers at and

British Cardiovascular Society
Egyptian Society of Cardiology
ACC Egypt Chapter
Emirates Cardiac Society
German Cardiac Society
Irish Cardiac Society
Israel Heart Society
Jordan Cardiac Society
Lebanese Society of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Pakistan Cardiac Society
Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Saudi Heart Association
Cardiology Society of Serbia
Spanish Society of Cardiology
Turkish Society of Cardiology