New York Cardiovascular Symposium

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New York Cardiovascular Symposium

Endorsed by: The New York Cardiological Society of the New York State Chapter, American College of Cardiology

Discover Innovative Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular clinicians world-wide require evidence-based general cardiology courses that incorporate rigorous science with clinically current and emerging approaches to cardiovascular disease risk management. The American College of Cardiology responds to this need by offering the New York Cardiovascular Symposium.

Join world-renowned cardiologist and course director, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC and his team of expert presenters for thought-provoking topics including the year's ground-breaking scientific advances, their clinical practice applications and how the future of cardiovascular medicine will improve patient care.

Topics Include:

  • Trends and Challenges in ACS, CAD, HF, Prevention and more
  • New Technologies, Approaches and Guidelines
  • A Year in Review: Progress in 2018
  • The Future of Medicine

As an attendee, you will experience dynamic education, an engaging expo hall and pre-conference opportunities — all under one roof!

See why fellow cardiovascular clinicians come year after year to ACC's premier course — set in the excitement of New York City during the holidays.

"Dr. Fuster's review of literature is the best. If you come to this course you are up to date on a wide variety of literature review in cardiovascular medicine topics — very well rounded and contemporary topics!"
      — 2017 Attendee


Statement of Need
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality across the US and globally. It is essential that cardiovascular clinicians be both skilled and current on contemporary best practices to ensure that patients with CVD receive consistent, high-quality care. The annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium (NYCVS) is a 3-day course that is designed to provide clinicians with in-depth reviews of the latest science and cutting edge advances. The broad-based course is organized around core areas of cardiovascular care and speaks to numerous disease processes that clinicians routinely encounter.

Learner Objectives
The goal of this course is for participants to incorporate the most recent advances in cardiovascular care, including developments in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease, and to ensure clinical relevance for the translation to practice.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize emerging evidence on the clinical significance of nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors and risk markers
  • Discuss new insights into the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes
  • Identify evolving strategies for evaluating and managing coronary, cerebrovascular and venous thromboembolic disease
  • Summarize lifestyle trends and challenges in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Evaluate contemporary approaches to evaluating and treating patients with heart failure and rhythm disorders
  • Identify current challenges in managing patients with aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Review 2018 advances in the fields of genetics, cell regeneration and molecular signaling

Target Audience
This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, internists, family physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses in cardiology and physician assistants.

Course Director

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Invited Faculty

David H. Adams, MD, FACC
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

Mohammed K. Ali, MB ChB, MSc, MBA
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Dominick J. Angiolillo, MD, PhD, FACC
University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

Jeroen J. Bax, MD, PHD, FACC
Leiden University Medical Center

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Roberto Bolli, MD, FACC
University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Eugene Braunwald, MD, MACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Alain Carpentier, MD, PHD, FACC
Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou

Alberico L. Catapano, PhD
University of Milan

G. William Dec Jr., MD, FACC
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Michael Gold, MD, PhD, FACC
Medical University of South Carolina

Samuel Goldhaber, MD, FACC
Brigham & Woman's Hospital

Judith Hochman, MD, FACC
New York University, School of Medicine

L. Nelson Hopkins, MD
University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Inc.

Frank B. Hu, MD
Harvard School of Public Health

Amy Kontorovich, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Darwin Labarthe, MD
Northwestern University

Carl Lavie, MD, FACC
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute

Douglas L. Mann, MD, FACC
Washington University School of Medicine

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FACC
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Manuel Mayr, MD, PhD
King's College London

Christopher A. Miller, BSc, MBChB, MRCP
The Manchester University

Paul Muntner, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Christopher O'Conner, MD, MACC
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA, FACC
The American College of Cardiology

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

John Puskas, MD
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Vivek Y. Reddy, MD
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH, FACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Nancy Rigotti, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Patrick Serruys, MD, FACC
Cardialysis, Department Medical Affairs

Samin K. Sharma, MBBS, FACC
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine

J. Chad Teeters, MD, FACC
University of Rochester

C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
Stroobants Cardiovascular Center

Carole Warnes, MD, FACC
Mayo Clinic

David J. Wilber, MD, FACC
Loyola University Medical Center

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, FACC
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Armin A. Zadeh MD, PhD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University


ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner has, occurring within the past twelve months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by course directors, ACCF education staff, and members of the Accreditation Compliance Workgroup through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

New York Cardiovascular Symposium Faculty Disclosures

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

The registration tuition includes educational sessions, light continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, and attendee materials.

  Tuition Early (Until 8/15/18) Advance (Until 10/17/18) Regular/Onsite 
Early Early Gold* Advance (Until 10/17/18) Advance Gold* Regular/ Onsite Regular/ Onsite Gold*
Physicians (MD, DO, MBBS, PhD) Member Physician (Includes International Associates) $1,200 $1,629 $1,335 $1,764 $1,435 $1,864
Non-member Physician (Includes Industry Professionals) $1,450 $1,979 $1,595 $2,124 $1,695 $2,224
Reduced (RM, NP, PA, CNS, CV Team, PharmD)
Member (Includes FIT, Resident, Student, Emeritus and Government rate) $850 $1,059 $980 $1,189 $1,080 $1,289
Non-member Reduced
$1,100 $1,359 $1,235 $1,494 $1,335 $1,594

* Add $10 for domestic shipments and $45 for international shipments for iScience.

The NYCVS Gold package includes registration to the conference plus online access to iScience, the ACC.19 Meeting on Demand™ Program. The education from ACC.19 is a great complement to the education you will experience in New York, and iScience lets you watch it within 24 hours of its original live presentation in March 2019. Order now to get the lowest possible price; the Gold package saves you more than $1,000!

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The New York Cardiovascular Symposium will be accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 19 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) have recognized each other's accreditation systems as substantially equivalent. Apply for credit through the post-course evaluation.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants
PAs may claim a maximum of 21.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC Provider number 0019).

ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21.50 continuing nursing education contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.


Learner Bill of Rights


All sessions will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10019. The meeting site telephone number is 212-586-7000.

A block of rooms has been set aside at The New York Hilton Midtown which is located within walking distance of a multitude of famous attractions, including Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, MOMA and Broadway. Stop by the Concierge and Theatre & Transportation desk in the Lobby of the New York Hilton Midtown for tips, tickets and travel in and around the city.

The New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212-586-7000

Rate: $504 + tax and additional guest charges (currently 14.75% tax + $3.50 per room per day)

Reservations: Click Here

Top Five reasons to book at the New York Hilton Midtown: 

  • It’s the center of conference activity — providing you with the best conference experience.
  • Network with over 500 attendees staying at the same hotel.
  • Most of the Faculty stays here.
  • Easily accessible to the conference and all of the conference functions. Quick trip back to your room!
  • ACC negotiated very competitive rates for you — terrific location during the busy holiday season.

GROUPS: Special packages are available to meet your group’s needs for a full breakfast. 

New this year for international groups: Book at the NYCVS block and receive $1,100 flat rate for the conference. Please contact for more information.

Travel — Getting to New York
The Hotel is on Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) between West 53rd and West 54th Streets. 53rd street is westbound and 54th street is eastbound.

  • By Air
    Area airports, distance from Hotel and ground transportation estimates follow:
    • La Guardia International Airport (8 miles from Hotel)
      Limousine: $103 USD
      Taxi: $35 USD
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport (17 miles from Hotel)
      Limousine: $119 USD
      Subway/Rail: $7.50 USD
      Taxi: $65 USD
    • Newark International Airport (15 miles from hotel)
      Limousine: $139 USD
      Subway/Rail: $10 USD
      Taxi: $85 USD
  • Driving
    The Hotel is on Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) between West 53rd and West 54th Streets. 53rd street is west bound and 54th street is east bound. Valet parking is $60 USD standard vehicle; $75 USD for SUV’s.  There is no self-parking.


Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.

The American College of Cardiology is pleased to invite you to exhibit at the New York Cardiovascular Symposium, Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown. This ACC flagship annual meeting offers attendees the opportunity to interact and learn from a renowned faculty of top trialists, authors of top research, renowned educators and international luminaries in their field, selected and led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC — all under one roof!

ACC considers exhibits to be an integral part of this intimate meeting. Exhibit space is limited, which increases your opportunity for meaningful interaction and face to face discussions during dedicated breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. As an exhibitor you will connect directly with key opinion leaders in the field including physicians and scientists. Over 90% of the attendees at this meeting are physicians!

Full information plus new opportunities about the exposition, lunchtime symposia and sponsorship opportunities are in the Exhibitor Prospectus — contact James Moran at or 202-375-6327 to discuss options.

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Valvular Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine, Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD/PAD), Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Prevention, CHD and Pediatrics and Quality Improvement, Acute Heart Failure, Chronic Heart Failure, Mitral Regurgitation

Keywords: Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency, Mitral Valve Insufficiency, Heart Valve Diseases, Heart Failure, Heart Failure, Systolic, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Coronary Artery Disease, Risk Factors, Heart Defects, Congenital, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Stroke, Aorta, Physician Assistants, Patient Care, Life Style, Regeneration, Pulmonary Embolism, Risk Management