ACC Latin America 2024

ACC Latin America 2024


Join the American College of Cardiology (ACC), ACC Dominican Republic Chapter, and the Dominican Society of Cardiology for ACC Latin America 2024! Designed to elevate your practice and deliver the latest cardiovascular science and best evidence-based strategies for improving global heart health, you won't want to miss the chance to be part of the action!

Expand your horizons and engage with global experts on topics spanning the entire field of cardiovascular medicine including:

  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
  • Interventional and Structural Heart Disease
  • Multimodality Imaging
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • And Much More

Take advantage of opportunities to exchange ideas and connect with colleagues from your region and around the world, cheer on local FIT Jeopardy teams, explore emerging trends and hot topics, and leave with practical strategies to directly impact patient care.

All attendees receive FREE ACC International Associate membership for one year, which includes access to the globally recognized family of JACC Journals, discounts on ACC educational activities such as the Annual Scientific Session, and much more!

Join us in the Dominican Republic and return to your practice inspired to transform cardiovascular care for all.

Target Audience
This conference is intended for practicing cardiologists, fellows-in-training, nurses, pharmacists and other members of the cardiac care team in the Latin America region.

Overall Goal
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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the latest strategies in multi-modality imaging such as echo and CMRI.
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  • Identify prevention strategies for treating cardiovascular disease including managing diabetes and hypertension.
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management, and surgical treatment of patients with valvular heart disease.
  • Evaluate contemporary strategies in the investigation and management of interventional cardiology and ischemic heart disease.
  • Examine current trends and advancements in electrophysiology, covering a variety of topics such as ECG interpretation and atrial fibrillation.
  • Analyze emerging trends and contemporary approaches in cardiovascular disease treatment and management, encompassing diverse topics and evolving management tools.

Registration for ACC Latin America 2024 is now open!

Registration includes full access to the conference including engaging scientific sessions, poster presentations, challenging clinical case discussions, expo, daily meal breaks, and 1 year of FREE ACC International Associate membership!

Registration Type Early Bird
Until May 30
May 31 – July 31
Aug. 1 –Sept. 21
Physician Member $350 $400 $450
Nonmember Physician $400 $450 $500
(Allied Health Professional, Nurses, Students, Residents)
$300 $350 $400

Registration + ACC Anywhere
Access all the above with your conference registration plus get a 1-year subscription to ACC Anywhere, a comprehensive digital library of ACC's in-person and virtual meetings including on demand access to 200+ sessions from ACC.24!

Registration Type Early Bird
Until May 30
May 31 – July 31
Aug. 1 –Sept. 21
Physician Member $750 $800 $850
Nonmember Physician $800 $850 $900
(Allied Health Professional, Nurses, Students, Residents)
$500 $550 $600

Don't miss our opening plenary, Transforming Cardiovascular Care in Latin America: Integrating SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP1 Receptor Agonists in Clinical Practice, as well as our other plenaries on:

  • Women Heart Matters: Navigating the Nexus of Pregnancy, Hormones and Cardiovascular Health
  • Update in Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: When Do We Need to "Turn the Beat Around"?
  • Top Clinical Trials

For a look at the complete agenda, click here!

Join ACC Latin America chapter teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – as they test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at ACC Latin America 2024!

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 Latin America chapter teams will compete at ACC Latin America 2024 and the winning team will compete at the ACC.25 competition in Chicago, Illinois in March 2025!



Juan Aranda Jr., MD, FACC
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
AHA Sun Coast Endowed Chair
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA


Cesar J. Herrera, MD, FACC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Adjunct)
Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, New York
Director, CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



Licurgo Jacob Cruz Díaz, MD, FACC
Director of Interventional Cardiology Department, HOMS
Director of Teaching Department, HOMS
Chief of Cardiology Department, Hospital Estrella Urena
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic


Pura Henríquez, MD, FACC
Critical Care Cardiologist
Member, ACC Critical Care Cardiology Section
Member, ACC Women in Cardiology Section
Coordinator, Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Juan Lopez-Mattei, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiac Imaging
Lee Health Heart Institute
Fort Myers, FL, USA



Nelson Acosta Morla, MD
Fellow in Training, Cardiology
Hospital Virgen De La Arrixaca, Spain
Asociación Instituto Dominicano de Cardiología
Hospital Docente Dr. Francisco E. Moscoso Puello
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Giselle A. Baquero, MD, FACC
Interventional Structural Cardiologist
Chief of Cardiology, Kuakini Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Hawaii
CEO, Maika'i Hearts
Honolulu, HI, USA


Grisel Canahuate, MD, FACC
Specialist in Adult Cardiology and Echocardiography
Professor and Chief, Department of Echocardiography
Centro Diagnóstico Especializado (CEDISA)
Professor, Clinical Cardiology and Echocardiography, Department of Cardiology
Hospital General Plaza de la Salud
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Franklyn A. Colon Arias, MD, FACC
Specialist in Interventional Cardiology
International Relationship Coordinator, Dominican Society of Cardiology
Former President, North Chapter, Dominican Society of Cardiology
Cardiology Fellowship Coordinator, Clinica Corominas
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Research, and Thesis Advisor, PUCMM
Clinicas Corominas, Corazones del Cibao
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic


Mario J. Garcia, MD, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Montefiore Medical Center and Health System
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY, USA


Jose A. Joglar, MD, FACC
Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs at Parkland, Department of Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Thaxton and Ellis Batten Page Professorship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA


Eliany Mejia Lopez, MD, FACC
Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Medical Director, Clinica Brugal
Director, Arrhythmia Service and EP LAB, MCA Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Pamela Piña Santana, MD, FACC
Clinical Cardiologist
Advanced Cardiovascular Imager
ACC FIT Leadership Council Member
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Carmen Rodriguez Díaz, MD, FACC
Clinical Cardiologist, Heart Failure Certificate
Head of the Cardiology Department, Coordinator of Heart Failure Program
Hospital Regional General Dr. Marcelino Vélez Santana
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Osiris Valdez Tiburcio, MD, FACC
Specialist in Cardiology and Echocardiography
Specialist in Hypertension
Former President, Central American and Caribbean Society of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk
Former President, Dominican Cardiology Foundation
Centro Medico Central Romana
La Romana, Dominican Republic


Gladys P. Velarde, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Women's Cardiovascular Health Program
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to ACC Latin America 2024.

The abstract submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Thursday, 11 July 2024. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Ashley Truluck at

Thank you for your interest in submitting a case to ACC Latin America 2024.

The case submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Thursday, 11 July 2024. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Ashley Truluck at