2018 Asia Conference


United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, we invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. The ACC Asia Conference 2018 provides an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making in order to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

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

Attend this conference and you will:

Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS in an intimate and interactive setting.

Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through educational topics such as the recently released hypertension guidelines and top clinical trials to change your practice as well as the latest in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, valvular disease, arrhythmia and prevention.

Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Participant driven sessions will challenge your knowledge in areas such as ECG and imaging interpretation.

Ignite conversation: The conference provides a platform for CREATING CONNECTIONS and networking with faculty and colleagues offering shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

PLUS: Become an ACC International Associate member or if you're already an ACC member, get access to one of ACC's premier educational products.


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.


By increasing their expert knowledge, participants should be able to identify guideline-driven, contemporary approaches to cardiovascular patient care.

Target Audience

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

Learner Objectives

  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of cardiovascular guidelines and diagnostic strategies needed in daily practice
  • Demonstrate improved ECG and imaging interpretation skills
  • Utilize appropriate therapeutic strategies in the treatment of patients with hyperlipidemia and hypertension
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management and surgical treatment of 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
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.


Ge Junbo, MD, PHD, FACC
President, Chinese Society of Cardiology
Director of Cardiology
Zhongshan Hospital
Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Ge Junbo, MD, FACC

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 (USA)

Aaron D. Kugelmass, MD, FACC

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 (USA)

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC


Joseph E. Marine, MD, FACC (Planning Committee)
Vice-Director, Division of Cardiology
Section Chief of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD (USA)

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

Anwar Santoso, MD, PhD, FACC
Indonesia Chapter Governor
Lecturer, Consultant Cardiologist
Department of Cardiology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

Hiroyuki Daida, MD, PhD, FACC (Planning Committee)
Dean, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine
Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan

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

Raul Lontoc Lapitan, MD, FACC (Planning Committee)
Philippines Heart Association President
Makati Medical Center
Makati, Philippines

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


Afzalur Rahman, MD, DM, PhD, FACC
Bangladesh Chapter Governor
Professor & Head, Department of Cardiology
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD)
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cai Jun, MD (Invited)
Fuwai Hospital
Beijing, China

Carlos I. Mena-Hurtado, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Internal Medicine
Medical Director Vascular Medicine (YNHH)
Yale University
New Haven, CT (USA)

Catherine M. Otto, MD, FACC
Director, UW Heart Valve Clinic
J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Cardiology and Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA (USA)

Chen Yundai, MD, FACC
Department of Cardiology
Chinese PLA General Hospital
Beijing, China

Dong Yugang, MD, PhD (Invited)
Director, Department of Cardiology
First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
Director, Key Laboratory of Assisted Circulation
Ministry of Health
Deputy Director, Heart Failure Group and Antiarrhythmic Agent Group
Guangzhou, China

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FACC
Director, Pacing and Electrophysiology Service
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL (USA)

Hean Yee Ong, BAO, MBBCH, FACC (Invited)
Vice Chairman, Chapter of Cardiology
Vice President, Singapore Cardiac Society
Senior Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Jeptha P. Curtis, MD, FACC
Associate Professor, Cardiology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT (USA)

John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC
Director of Veterans Affairs
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC (USA)

Jorge A. Sison, MD, FACC (Invited)
President, Philippine Heart Association (PHA)

Joseph G. Rogers, MD, FACC
Director, Duke Heart Failure Program
Duke University Medical Center Department of Cardiology
Durham, NC (USA)

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

Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD, MACC
James B. Herrick Professor
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL (USA)

Li Xinli, MD, PhD
First Affiliated Hospital
Nanjing Medical University
Nanjing, China

Liu Xuebo, MD, FACC (Invited)
Shanghai Tongji Hospital
Tongji University
Shanghai, China

Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Cardiology for Education and Cardiology
Fellowship Program Director
Medical Director, Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging
Major League Soccer, League Cardiac
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA (USA)

Pamela Bowe Morris, MD, FACC
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Co-director, Women's Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC (USA)

Pan Wenzhi, MD
Zhongshan Hospital, Department of Cardiology
Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Seung-Jung Park, MD, PhD, FACC (Invited)
Korea Chapter Governor
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Center, Asan Medical Center
University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
CardioVascular Research Foundation
Seoul, Korea

Shu Kin Li, MBBS, FACC (Invited)
Hong Kong Chapter Governor
Premier Medical Center
Hong Kong

Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, MBBS, FACC (Planning Committee)
Vice President, National Heart Association of Malaysia
Malaysia Chapter Governor
Interventional Cardiologist
University Malaya Medical Center
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Wan Joo Shim (Invited)
Korea University Medical College, Department of Internal Medicine
Seoul, Korea

Wang Jian'an, MD, PhD, FACC
Department of Cardiology
Second Affiliated Hospital
Zhejiang University School of Medicine
Department of Cardiology
Hang Zhou/Zhejiang, China

Yang Jiefu, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiology Department and EP lab
Beijing Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Beijing University
Beijing, China

Yao Yan, MD, PhD
Vice Director
Arrhythmia Center of Fuwaii Hospital
Peking Union Medical College and Chinese
Academy of Medical Sciences
Beijing, China

Zhang Shu, MD, PhD (Invited)
Chief of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical EP Lab and Arrhythmia Center
Beijing Fuwai Cardiovascular Hospital
Chinese Medical Sciences
Beijing, China

Please note: All ACC Asia Conference 2018 abstracts are embargoed until Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 8 a.m. CST/Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at 7 p.m. ET. ACC media staff will notify lead investigators if their submission is selected for further promotion. The ACC welcomes the participation of institutions in promoting research presented at ACC Asia Conference 2018. All promotions must abide by the embargo date and time. For questions, please contact ACC Sr. Media Relations Associate Katie Glenn, kglenn@acc.org.

Personalized Skills Center

The Personalized Skills Center offers a selection of modules to choose from to augment the learning that takes place in the traditional classroom.

Sharpen your core cardiology skills while learning at your leisure on iPads. This is a uniquely dynamic learning opportunity you won't want to miss!

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":

  • Common heart murmurs
  • More advanced sounds such as bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse
  • 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!

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!

To Register On Line for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

The registration rates include educational sessions, conference materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.

Register me as: Designation Before Aug. 1st
After Aug. 1st/On Site
MD, DO PhD RMB 700
(USD 110)
RMB 1100
(USD 174)
MD, DO, PhD RMB 900
(USD 142)
RMB 1300
(USD 205)
Nurse, FIT, Resident or Student PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, Emeritus, Resident, Student RMB 500
(USD 79)
RMB 700
(USD 110)

*Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for Fellow in Training. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACC.


Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. 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 course. 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.

The American College of Cardiology

The mission of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health for patients throughout the world. The ACC strives to achieve its enduring purpose through its initiatives in education, research, quality care improvement and health policy. The ACC is an experienced education provider with a proven track record of designing and implementing activities and programs that facilitate knowledge transfer, sustain a wide reach, and produce a measurable impact on the behavior of health care professionals and patients. In addition, the ACC's global network makes it an unparalleled purveyor of global thought leadership in cardiovascular health and guidelines of care.

Healthcare is a topic that has no borders, and the ACC is committed to improving cardiovascular health around the world through collaboration, knowledge exchange and resource sharing. ACC's commitment to improving global cardiovascular health is driven through targeted, localized initiatives, in partnership with leading cardiovascular societies around the world. This has been achieved through the development of International Chapters. Starting in 2009, ACC has been affiliating with leading cardiovascular societies around the world through these Chapters. The Chapters receive benefits from ACC such as joint sessions at major congresses, FIT membership, discounts on ACC activities, and opportunities to participate in ACC's Annual Scientific Session and other regional meetings. In exchange, these societies help to promote ACC to their local membership. Today, the ACC has 40 international Chapters and over 17,000 members outside the United States.

The ACC has a proud history of engagement with cardiologists both inside and outside of the USA that dates back to its founding. In recent years, the ACC has continued to see 40% of attendance at the Annual Scientific Session coming from outside of the United States. While recognizing the success of the Annual Scientific Sessions, many trends, including changing regulatory frameworks and increased global education, mean that ACC's future strategy will need to rely on reaching clinicians where they live and practice through a variety of innovative and cost-sensitive platforms. The ACC is developing a proactive and forward-thinking strategy to meet the needs of this shifting global landscape using the conveniences of modern technology and customized educational interventions for our global audiences.

For more information about the ACC, please visit acc.org/about-acc.

The Chinese Cardiovascular Association

Chinese Cardiovascular Association (CCA) was founded on 28th Dec 2015 in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). It was proposed by GE Junbo and HUO Yong, instructed by National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC), supported by Suzhou Industrial Park Administration Committee, and jointly established by National Institute of Hospital Administration, Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA), and China Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Development Association (PHIRDA).

CCA establishes a systematic cooperative and interactive platform in the field of cardiovascular medicine among government departments, academic organizations, experts, doctors and enterprises. It works on the prevention, control, treatment, output, learning and research of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) from six directions, which are academic exchange, publication & dissemination, training & accreditation, not-for-profit public-benefit programs and public education & diseases screening.

Vision: Improve heart health for all Chinese
Mission: Early realization of bending curve of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity
Task: Integrate efforts from all parties to prevent and treat CVD in China

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

The ACC Asia Conference 2018 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
If you take taxi to venue center, please show the address as below to the taxi driver:

Taxi Card

Click the map to guide you there:


Airport pick-up service

The event secretariat can provide airport pick-up and drop-off service, but please notice this service is at participant's own expense.

To learn more about it please contact the event secretariat at: accasiaconference@163.com
Tel: +86

Time-zone: Beijing's time zone is UTC +8 hours.

Currency: China's unit of currency is the Yuan (RMB). Major foreign currencies are exchangeable at banks, hotels and airport.

Power plugs and sockets: Please see below.

Power plugs and sockets


Late autumn and early winter in Shanghai is from November to December. The weather in late November is generally cold and sometimes windy. Average temperature in late November is 10℃/50℉. Jackets and coats are recommended when outdoors.

Chinese Visa Information:

Instructions for Filling Out China Visa Application

How to Fill Out your Chinese Visa Application form:
Step 1: Go to the link provided
Step 2: Select "Visa Application Form.pdf (V. 2013)"
Step 3: Begin filling out your application form.

  • All answers should be in capital letters except for your signature on the last page, which you will sign by hand. Push caps lock button and leave on for duration of application
  • If items do not apply type N/A or None. Do not leave sections blank.
  • The application does not save your information. Please do not save and try to complete later. Complete in one sitting and print out.

*Please use mock application form below if you have any questions

Dear Partners,

The American College of Cardiology and the China Cardiovascular Association are pleased to invite you to support a groundbreaking and innovative educational initiative — the ACC-CCA Asia Conference, scheduled for November 30 – December 2, 2018 at the Kerry Hotel in Pudong. This event will continue the success of the inaugural ACC-CCA Asia Conference, held in Shanghai last year. The ACC-CCA Asia Conference will be held in partnership with ACC International Chapters throughout the Asia region and presents a unique opportunity to reach a targeted group of around 1000 cardiovascular professionals from across Asia in an intimate setting.

The three-day conference will feature exceptional educational content designed by internationally renowned faculty, and will cover the most cutting-edge research and technological advancements in cardiology. The conference will emphasize interactive education modules and hands-on clinical decision-making skills to best meet the real-world needs of cardiologists across the region. This innovative approach breaks new ground in the way that allows clinicians to interactively participate in the conference and makes the ACC-CCA Asia Conference the most exclusive and sought after professional development opportunity in Asia.

Multiple opportunities exist to support the ACC-CCA Asia Conference 2018 through customized sponsorships and an exhibitor presence. For sponsors, visibility and access to conference attendees will gain recognition for your company as a forward-thinking organization on the forefront of innovation and interested in perfecting the cardiovascular practice. For exhibitors, attendee flow into the exhibit hall will be maximized due to dedicated exhibit times, coffee breaks in the exhibit hall and co-location with a late-breaking poster session.

ACC and CCA considers supporters like you to be a vital part of this conference, providing our attendees the opportunity to gather useful information about your products and services. Your participation as a leading innovator in the cardiology field will complement the unique format of the conference and allow you to make impactful connections with the current and future leaders of cardiology in the region.

On behalf of the entire conference committee, we are excited to partner with you through the ACC-CCA Asia Conference and look forward to seeing you in Shanghai!


Ge Junbo, MD, ACC member
Coference Co-Chair, People's Republic of China

Harlan Krumholz, MD, ACC member
Conference Co-Chair, United States

Aaron Kugelmass, MD, ACC member
Conference Co-Chair, United States

Exhibit sales are now underway for the ACC-CCA Asia Conference 2018. The conference will be held at the Kerry Pudong Hotel in Shanghai, November 30 – December 2, 2018.

For further information regarding sponsorship opportunities contact:


The China Cardiovascular Association
Contact: Nancy Ji
Tel: 139 1806 7006
Email: Nancy.ji@ccahouse.org
Website: www.ccahouse.org


The American College of Cardiology
Contact: Ryan Fioresi
Tel: (+1) 202-375-6589
Email: rfioresi@acc.org
Website: www.acc.org


ACC-CCA Asia Conference Representor
Contact: Julia Zhu
Tel: (+86) 138 1158 6496
Email: Julia@unionst.cn