Countdown to ACC.13

It’s hard to believe that in just a few days, a year of planning for ACC.13 will come to fruition. I have the pleasure of kicking-off the ACC’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session & Expo during the opening showcase session held Saturday, March 9 from 8 – 10 a.m. PT in the Esplanade Ballroom.

It is a session you won’t want to miss, as I will be introducing the speaker of the 2013 Simon Dack lecture, one of the ACC’s Legends of Cardiovascular Medicine: Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC.  I’ll also be giving out the first CardioSmart Patient Advocate Award to Larry King. His foundation – the Larry King Cardiac Foundation – is celebrating 25 years of providing funding for life-saving cardiac procedures for individuals who, because of limited means and no insurance, would be otherwise unable to receive treatment.

I’ll also announce the official launch of the College’s innovative Lifelong Learning Portfolio for the cardiovascular professional, in addition to the redesigned CardioSmart.org for patients and their care team.

We’ll then hear from the investigators of the first Late Breaking Clinical Trials of ACC.13.  From there, ACC.13 will be in full-swing with three full days of the latest science, oral sessions, LBCTs, MOC sessions, and more.

As you are preparing for your trip here are a few last minute reminders:

  • If you haven’t already, be sure to download the ACC.13 eMeeting Planner App. The mobile app really is the best way to navigate through the meeting. Here are two tutorials for a detailed look at using the app:  “How to Create and Export Your Schedule” and “How to Use Filters”.
  • If you are a social media user, be sure to follow @ACC_2013 on Twitter and use the hashtag #ACC13. My opening session will be live-tweeted from the @ACC_2013 Twitter account, and you’ll get the latest news throughout the meeting. Check out the other ways to stay connected through social media here.

I hope you all have safe travels to San Francisco and I look forward to seeing you all in the City by the Bay!

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