ACC.17: Sneak Peek

Washington, DC, is America's front door. As the nation's Capital, it is home to the U.S. Government, countless museums celebrating history, art and culture, awe-inspiring monuments and memorials, and so much more. This March, it will also be home to cardiovascular professionals from around the world attending ACC.17.

For this year only, ACC.17 will start one day early – on Friday, March 17 – and end on Sunday, March 19. Participants will be able to choose to attend sessions from 11 learning pathways focused on the different clinical specalties of cardiovascular disease and featuring a breadth of topics relevant to daily clinical practice. In addition, the popular half-day intensive sessions will focus this year on palliative care, equity in health care and faculty development.

For cardiovascular professionals needing Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit, more than 300 sessions will offer dual CME/MOC credit. New this year, international attendees will be able to claim European CME while on-site.

"For this year only, ACC.17 will start one day early – on Friday, March 17 – and end on Sunday, March 19."

As always, ACC.17 will include programming and networking opportunities specific to cardiovascular team members, international attendees, Fellows in Training (FITs) and early career professionals. Cardiovascular Team members can take advantage of a diverse and innovative interdisciplinary program that showcases the positive impact of participation of the entire cardiovascular care team.

International attendees can take part in 19 International Perspectives sessions featuring representatives from 38 international societies. In addition, both the 9th Annual ACC Conference on the Middle East and ACC’s annual Conquering Health Care Challenges in the Emerging World symposia will take place on Thursday, March 16.

For FITs and early career members, sessions covering topics like social media use in practice, careers in academic medicine, guideline case studies, how to get published, and more, are designed to help with navigating a changing, more complex health care scenario that includes multiple specialty choices, different reimbursement and team management approaches, and intriguing new treatment options.

Networking and interacting face-to-face with colleagues from around the world is always a vital part of ACC’s Annual Scientific Session, as is discussion and debate over the latest cardiovascular research. Five Late-Breaking Clinical Trials sessions will take place over the three days, with three of the five sessions co-sponsored by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, ACC Annual Scientific Session

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