ACC Asia 2021 Together With SCS 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting Virtual

ACC Asia 2021 Together With SCS 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

MOVE INTO AN ERA OF GLOBAL COLLABORATION

United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Singapore Cardiac Society (SCS) invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. ACC Asia 2021 Together With SCS 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting Virtual 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 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. 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 innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

CONFERENCE 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

  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of cardiovascular guidelines and diagnostic strategies needed in daily practice.
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  • Identify prevention strategies for treating cardiovascular disease including managing dyslipidemia.
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management and surgical treatment of patients with valvular heart disease.
  • Evaluate current treatment strategies in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease.
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Demonstrate improved ECG and imaging interpretation skills.

ACC ASIA 2021 CO-CHAIRS

Photo

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Photo

Kian Keong Poh, MBBChir, FACC
Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Senior Consultant Cardiologist, NUHCS, Singapore
Chair, AIG Steering Committee, American College of Cardiology
Singapore

SCS CONFERENCE ORGANIZING CHAIRMAN

Photo

Tee Joo Yeo, MBBS, MRCP (UK), MCI (Singapore)
Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Consultant Cardiologist and Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit
National University Heart Centre Singapore
Singapore

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Photo

Toon Wei Lim, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Senior Consultant, Cardiac Department
National University Heart Centre, Singapore
Vice President, Singapore Cardiac Society
Singapore

Photo

Julian Kenrick Loh, MBBCh BAO (Hons)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Consultant Cardiologist & Director, Coronary Care Unit
National Heart Centre Singapore
Singapore

Photo

Hean Yee Ong, MBBCh BAO, FAMS, FRCP, FACC
President, Singapore Cardiac Society
Singapore

Photo

Edgar Tay, MBBS, FACC
Director, Structural Heart Disease Programme
Senior Consultant Cardiologist
National University Heart Centre Singapore
Governor, ACC Singapore Chapter
Singapore

Photo

Colin Yeo, MBBS, FRCP, DRCPSC
Consultant Cardiologist, Changi General Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS
Singapore

US FACULTY

Photo

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY, USA
General Director, National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC)
Madrid, Spain

Photo

Aaron D. Kugelmass, MD, FACC
Vice President and Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Program
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, UMMS-Baystate
Springfield, MA, USA

Photo

Paul J. Mather, MD, FACC
Physician Leader, Heart Failure Disease Management, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Director, Faculty Development, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Heart Failure Transplant Program
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Photo

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Co-Director, Women's Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA

Photo

Athena Poppas, MD, MACC
Immediate Past President, American College of Cardiology
Chief, Cardiology Division
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Rhode Island, Miriam and Newport Hospitals
Professor of Medicine, Brown University
Providence, RI, USA

Photo

John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC
Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Science Officer, American College of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO, USA

Photo

James D. Thomas, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University
Director of Academic Affairs, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University
Co-Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Disease, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University
Past President, American Society of Echocardiography
Lead Scientist for Ultrasound, NASA
Chicago, IL, USA

Registration includes full access to the conference with live streaming sessions, abstracts, challenging clinical case discussions, a virtual learning lab, expo and more, as well as on-demand access until October 31, 2021.

Our innovative digital platform has been built for learning, collaboration, and networking with more opportunities to engage and interact with attendees from around the world.

Registration Rates

ACC/SCS Member Non-Physician (Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Fellows-in-Training* Students, etc.) $25 USD
ACC/SCS Member Physician $35 USD
Non-Member Non-Physician (Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Fellows-in-Training* Students, etc.) $75 USD
Non-Member Physician $95 USD
* You must send a letter from your Head of Department to ryoung@acc.org for FIT verification.

Learn at your leisure and sharpen your core cardiology skills with Heart Songs, ECG Drill & Practice, and ACCSAP. These products 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 colour 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 also 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 ECGs "flash cards" that you can practice interpreting. Turn each card over to see the answer and explanation.
  • Perform: 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!

ACCSAP (Adult Clinical Cardiology Self-Assessment Program)
ACCSAP is ACC's flagship self-assessment program – covering the entire field of adult clinical cardiology – and is designed to help you perfect your knowledge of CV medicine. Use ACCSAP to identify your knowledge gaps, reinforce your existing knowledge, and learn new information. ACCSAP teaches learners through both lectures and text and includes hundreds of ABIM-style questions with rationale, references, and links to related text to help plan additional study.

Join ACC international chapter teams and Singapore local teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – as they test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at the ACC Asia 2021 together with the SCS 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting!

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 intervention in an unconventional manner. There will be a panel of judges and chairs to moderate the competition.

Three local teams from Singapore and three ACC international chapters teams will compete in preliminary rounds with a final round between the winning local Singapore team and the winning ACC international chapter team. The winning team will compete at the ACC.22 competition in Washington, DC in March 2022!

This competition will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 7:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. SGT.

Submit your abstract to ACC Asia 2021 together with the SCS 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting and you could get the chance to present your abstract at ACC.22 in Washington, DC! The top three abstract winners will receive a travel scholarship to assist with expenses to present at ACC.22.

The abstract submission site is now open and all abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. SGT on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Accepted abstract presenters will be notified by Friday, June 4, 2021.

Please ensure you have read the abstract policies and procedures and submission instructions thoroughly before submitting your abstract.

Follow the directions and be cognizant of the deadline. Given the thorough review process, only submissions recognized as complete will be considered.

Please click on the following link to begin your submission:
https://podio.com/webforms/23567553/1694383

By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to prepare your presentation materials by Friday, June 18, 2021 if your abstract is accepted.

For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Robin Young at ryoung@acc.org.

Do you have a challenging clinical case with valuable learning insights that you want to share with your colleagues? If so, submit it to the ACC Asia 2021 together with the SCS 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting Virtual for the chance to present during one of our Challenging Clinical Case Discussions.

Selected case presenters will be invited to participate in these highly interactive sessions – moderated by our expert faculty – that will spur debates and offer practice improvement recommendations.

All conference attendees are encouraged to submit challenging cases with key questions and relevant teaching points. The selection criteria is based upon the type of case, teaching opportunity, and management issue. Clinical decision-making cases will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation and discussion during the conference. Selected case presenters will present their case and participate in a discussion with a panel of expert faculty.

The case submission site is now open and all cases must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. SGT on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Accepted case presenters will be notified by Friday, June 4, 2021.

Please ensure you have read the submission instructions thoroughly before submitting your case.

Follow the directions and be cognizant of the deadline. Given the thorough review process, only submissions recognized as complete will be considered.

Please click on the following link to begin your submission:
https://podio.com/webforms/23970014/1737741

By submitting a case, you are agreeing to present it live during the conference if it is accepted.

For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Robin Young at ryoung@acc.org.