ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic

ACC Latin America

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

MOVE INTO AN ERA OF GLOBAL COLLABORATION
The American College of Cardiology and CardioAcademic invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic 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 Impact Your Practice, as well as the latest in electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional and structural, ischemic heart disease, multimodality imaging, prevention, and valvular heart disease.

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 Latin America 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.
  • Identify the latest strategies in multi-modality imaging such as echo and CMRI.
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  • Identify prevention strategies for treating cardiovascular disease including managing diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.
  • 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.

Registration for ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic is now open!

The hybrid model allows attendees to access the entire conference either in-person or virtually. Click on the Register Now! Button above for more details on each registration type and to register today!

Registration includes full access to the conference with engaging scientific sessions, abstracts, challenging clinical case discussions, an interactive learning lab, expo and more! Plus, with simultaneous audio translation, attendees can choose to listen in English or Spanish!

Registration Rates

In-Person Advance
(January 1 – March 31)
Standard / Onsite
(April 1 – Onsite)
Physicians $3,500 MXN $4,000 MXN
Residents $1,500 MXN $2,000 MXN
Nurses / Students $900 MXN $1,000 MXN
Virtual Advance
(January 1 – March 31)
Standard / Onsite
(April 1 – Onsite)
Physicians $1,700 MXN $2,000 MXN
Residents $800 MXN $1,000 MXN
Nurses / Students $700 MXN $800 MXN

Don't miss our opening plenary presented by JACC Editor-in-Chief, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC as well as our other plenaries on the most important guidelines of the year, coronary disease in women, and top trials to impact your practice! Click here to view the full agenda.


ACC Leadership Development Program

The American College of Cardiology's Leadership Development Program offers a half-day intensive workshop that addresses various skills and knowledge in cardiovascular leadership. The program design provides you with a broad understanding of leadership styles and skills. This program addresses diverse perspectives on critical leadership challenges while also providing an awareness of concepts and techniques relevant to leading effectively within one's own healthcare institution. The ACC often draws upon those who complete this program for future leadership roles within the College.

This interactive program provides attendees with insight into their country's healthcare and leadership challenges. The program serves as a platform for emerging leaders in the cardiovascular community to gain a deeper understanding of the varied challenges facing the College's ever-growing international community. By connecting these emerging leaders, the program facilitates the building of professional relationships and creates new opportunities for collaboration that defy geographical distance.

This program will be held as a pre-conference opportunity on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

In-Training Fellow Exam

The ACC In-Training Exam features over 140 case-based questions and is an opportunity for Fellows and practicing physicians to take an objective assessment of their cardiology knowledge. The exam allows participants to identify knowledge gaps that may require further learning and provides final reports on scores related to specific cardiology topic areas such as arrythmias, coronary artery disease and heart failure, as well as a study guide.

This program will be held as a pre-conference opportunity on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Experience interactive case discussions and personalized learning in the Interactive Learning Lab! This unique educational opportunity puts new technology in your hands and offers in-depth, intimate discussions around the most challenging cases in your region!

Challenging Clinical Case Discussions
Join subject matter experts in engaging discussions on real life cases submitted by attendees. These sessions will offer high interactivity for participants using an open Q&A forum.

Personalized Skills Area (iPads)
Learn at your leisure and sharpen your core cardiology skills with Heart Songs and ECG Drill & Practice. These modules 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 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!

ECG Drill & Practice
Improve your ECG interpretation skills with ECG Drill & Practice. This program reviews key findings in clinical electrocardiography and 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 ECG "flash cards" that you can practice interpreting. Turn each card over to see the answer and explanation.
  • Perform Mode: 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!

Join ACC Latin America chapter teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – as they test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic!

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

Three ACC Latin America chapter teams will compete at ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic and the winning team will compete at ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans, Lousiana!

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

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B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
Executive Vice-Chair
The Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Chair-elect, Governance Committee
Immediate Past Chair,
Membership Committee &
Board of Trustees
American College of Cardiology
Charlotte, NC, USA

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Erick Alexanderson, MD, FACC
Chairman, Nuclear Cardiology Department, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez"
Member, ACC Governance Committee
CardioAcademic Director
Member, SNMMI Board of Directors
Mexico City, Mexico

CONFERENCE VICE CHAIRS

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Juan Aranda Jr., MD, FACC
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
AHA Sun Coast Endowed Chair
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA

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Xavier Escudero, MD, FACC
Clinical & Interventional Cardiologist, Hospital Medica Sur Mexico City
Governor, ACC Mexico Chapter
Scientific Committee, Mexican Society of Cardiology
Mexico City, Mexico

PLANNING COMMITTEE

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Amada Álvarez-Sangabriel, MD
Clinical Cardiologist, Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Emergencies and Coronary Care
Deputy Head, Outpatient Department
Associate Physician, Heart Failure and Transplant Clinic
Ignacio Chávez National Institute of Cardiology
Mexico City, Mexico
Subspecialty in Heart Failure, ICICOR Clinical Hospital
Valladolid, Spain

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Jorge A. Gonzalez, MD, FACC
Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (CT/MRI)
Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
Director, Aorta Imaging Clinic
Scripps Clinic
Divisions of Cardiology & Diagnostic Radiology
La Jolla (San Diego), CA, USA

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Samuel O. Jones IV, MD, MPH, FACC, FHRS
Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Chair, Health Affairs Committee, American College of Cardiology
Co-Lead, EP Service Line, CommonSpirit Health
Chattanooga Heart Institute
Chattanooga, TN, USA

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Manlio F. Márquez, MD, FACC
Deputy Director of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chávez
Coordinator, SCD and Channelopathies Clinic, National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chávez
Past Secretary 2019-2020, Latin American Heart Rhythm Society
Coordinator, Alliance Against Cardiac Sudden Death, Inter-American Society of Cardiology
Mexico City, Mexico

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Aloha Meave, MD
Mexico City, Mexico

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Óscar Millán Iturbe, MB MSc, MPH
Mexico City, Mexico

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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

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Abel Pavía, MD
Interventional Cardiology Medical Staff
Centro Medico ABC (American British Cowdray Hospital)
Atherosclerosis Chapter Member, Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología
Chairman, Mexican Guidelines of Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis
Clinical Investigator, OMEGA Research Center
Mexico City, Mexico

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Yigal Piña, MD
Mexico City, Mexico




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Michael J. Rinaldi, MD FACC
Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine
Medical Director, Structural Heart Program
Professor of Medicine, UNC
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC, USA

Submit your abstract to ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic and you could get the chance to present it at ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans, Louisiana! The top three abstract winners will receive a travel scholarship to assist with expenses to present at ACC.23/WCC.

The abstract submission site is now open and all abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, 7 June, 2022.

Please ensure you have read the submission 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/26943700/2060573

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? If so, submit it to ACC Latin America 2022 Together With CardioAcademic for the chance to present it during one of our Challenging Clinical Case Discussion sessions!

The case submission site is now open and all cases must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, 7 June, 2022.

Please ensure you have read the submission policies and procedures and 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/26953667/2061587

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