San Francisco is an eclectic city with a rich history that is known for some of the most forward-thinking technology development in the country. In March, thousands of ACC members and colleagues will come together in San Francisco for our 62nd Annual Scientific Session (ACC.13). With this year’s theme: Discovery to Delivery, we'll be seeking to learn, explore, enjoy, and make a more lasting mark on the world through improving cardiovascular health.
In this month’s President Page published in JACC I dive into the reasons why ACC.13 offers something for everyone – with 16 learning pathways with topics ranging from interventional, imaging, and prevention, to heart failure, congenital disease, and all the topics in between.
In addition, to help members make the most of the sessions and activities that have been so effective in meetings past, such as guest lectures, late-breaking clinical trial presentations, and convocation, this year's meeting team is capitalizing on modern technologies with the ACC.13 eMeeting Planner App and Online Planner. I encourage you to use these tools to more easily explore sessions, presentations and speakers. Plus in the coming weeks, new features will be added allowing you to instantaneously locate sessions and design the agenda that best fits your needs, then automatically populate your electronic calendar with your sessions of interest. If you haven’t already, search “ACC.13” in your app store to download the app. This is our recommended way to navigate and attend the meeting, and tailor the science and education to your needs.
ACC.13 will also feature the official launch of two important web-based educational offerings: the College's Lifelong Learning Portfolio (LLP) for the cardiovascular professional, and the revamp of CardioSmart.org for patients and their care team.
The College is indebted to Dr. Miguel Quinones, chair of the Scientific Session, Co-Chairs Drs. Christie Ballantyne, Neal Kleiman and Mark Davies; TCT@ACC-i2 Chair Dr. Gary Mintz, Co-Chair Dr. Cindy Grines, and their committees for the superb planning of this Scientific Session. We’re looking forward to taking our hearts so San Francisco for a great meeting! See you there.
For more information about ACC.13, visit www.accscientificsession.org.