Partners in Innovation: ACC.17 Expo Showcases the Latest Innovations in CV Products and Services

The ACC.17 Expo continues to be the largest global gathering for cardiovascular innovation, with 290 companies and organizations showcasing the latest advances in cardiology. Attendees will have a total of 19 hours to explore the exhibits on the Expo floor, where industry representatives will be on-hand to provide information on the newest innovative pharmaceuticals, imaging, devices, technologies and services needed to provide high-quality patient care.

The ACC.17 Expo will be located on the Lower Level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, March 17 and Saturday March 18, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.

ACC.17 Expo highlights include the following Specialty Areas, Learning Destinations and dining areas:

Specialty Areas

ACC Central

Stop by ACC Central for comprehensive information on ACC’s new and ongoing quality campaigns and initiatives, NCDR registries, accreditation services and educational self-assessment tools. Attendees will also find information on live events, membership opportunities, and tips for ensuring practice viability and protecting patient access.

International Chapters

An area has been set aside for representatives from 26 of the ACC’s International Chapters. Here, international members can meet and discuss issues relevant to the practice of cardiology in their home countries.

Health IT Pavilion

The ACC is highly committed to assisting its members in adopting and implementing health information technology (IT) to promote quality in cardiovascular care. At the Health IT Pavilion, IT companies and consultants will showcase their products, services and technologies and their benefits to health care providers.

Interventional Pavilion

A visit to the Interventional Pavilion will help interventional and general cardiologists keep up with the latest technologies, devices and services coming into the interventional cardiology marketplace.

Patient Engagement Pavilion

The Patient Engagement Pavilion highlights ACC’s commitment to quality patient-centered care. Here, presenters will showcase their programs, tools, and resources designed to empower patients, cardiovascular clinicians, and caregivers to work together to improve cardiovascular outcomes, reduce the cost of care and improve patient satisfaction. See related article on page 49.

Learning Destinations

Industry-Expert Theaters

Stop by the Industry-Expert Theaters during scheduled daily breaks for presentations featuring information on the latest in cardiovascular practices, services and technologies. Attendees can enjoy refreshments or lunch while learning about topics like reversal agents in anticoagulation care, clinical review of a current therapy for additional LDL-C lowering, wearable cardioverter defibrillators, the role of atrial natriuretic peptides in heart failure, and new clinical trial data on a type 2 diabetes treatment.

Innovation Stage

The Innovation Stage is a unique venue where attendees can enjoy 30-minute presentations in a relaxed setting and intimate format that is more like a living room than a classroom. Presentations will focus on topics including the goal-oriented approach in pulmonary artery hypertension, neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, and more.

Interactive Learning Labs

Interactive Learning Labs will engage attendees in participatory hands-on training and interactive presentations in a classroom-like setting. Attendees will learn about new information and technologies that provide valuable tools for use in daily practice. The scheduled interactive learning sessions include topics such as “Advancing the Treatment of Heart Failure,” “Advanced Heart Failure and VAD Therapy,” “Identifying the nOH Patient in the Cardiology Clinic,” “nOH treatment,” “Orthostatics,” and more.


ACC.17 Expo will include a number of accessible, healthy choices for attendees to stay fueled while participating in the important meetings and sessions during the conference. The Bistro ACC will serve an all-inclusive buffet lunch with assorted menu options. Quick, to-go options will be available at other dining venues.


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