From keynote sessions to guideline updates, find out what you can expect to see at The American College of Cardiology's 72nd Scientific Session and Expo.
The American College of Cardiology will kick off its 72nd annual scientific session and expo on Saturday, March 4. From late breakers to guideline sessions, this event will feature hundreds of educational sessions and late-breaking clinical research on the biggest topics in cardiology. What can we expect to see?
This upcoming event will feature 11 learning pathways: electrophysiology, heart feature and cardiomyopathies, interventional and structural cardiology, ischemic heart disease, multimodality imaging, pediatric and congenital heart disease, prevention and health promotion, pulmonary vascular disease, valvular heart disease, vascular medicine, and special topics.
Upcoming Keynote Sessions
In these sessions, experts from around the world will detail their contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine. Who will be featured?
- 54th Annual Louis F. Bishop Keynote: Presented by Dr. Susanna Price, this keynote session will be presented in a session titled “Critical Care Cardiology Intensive I: Cardiogenic Shock,” on Saturday, March 4.
- ACC.23/WCC Kanu and Docey Chatterjee Keynote: This session, presented by Dr. Clyde W. Yancy, will take place as part of a session titled “Heart Failure Management in 2023 and Beyond on Sunday, March 5.
- ACC.23/WCC Dan G. McNamara Keynote: Presented by Dr. Daniel J. Murphy, this presentation will take place in a session titled “Beyond the Stethoscope: Wellness, Inclusivity, and Collaboration,” on Sunday, March 5.
- Douglas P. Zipes, MD, MACC, Distinguished Young Scientist Award Keynote: This presentation will take place in a session titled “Women Are Not Smaller Men! Unique Factors That Impact Women's Heart Health Throughout the Lifespan.” This session will be presented by Dr. Michael Honigberg on Sunday, March 5.
- ACC.23/WCC Eugene Braunwald Keynote: Taking place on Monday, March 6, this presentation will be featured in a session titled “Genetic Testing and Genetic Therapies For Cardiomyopathy,” presented by Dr. Elizabeth M. McNally.
Updates on the Guidelines
This event will also feature several sessions on guideline updates to help clinicians implement, optimize, and translate guidelines into clinical practice. This year’s sessions will focus on four current updates:
- The 2022 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease
- The 2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure
- The 2021 AHA/ACC/ASE/CHEST/SAEM/SCCT/SCMR Guideline for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Chest Pain, and
- The 2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization
This year’s conference will also feature three interactive sessions: The Engage Stage, Heart2Heart Stage, and the March Matchup. Here’s what you need to know about each:
Engage Stage: This stage will feature Chapters FIT Jeopardy Competition, the Young Investigator Awards, and more!
Heart2Heart Stage: Located the in Lounge & Learn Pavilion, global experts will engage in interactive sessions on everything from health equity to bridging the digital divide in cardiology to global collaboration for care.
March Matchup: Here, you’ll find an array of game show-like sessions such as “Stump the Chump” and ACHD Family Feud. Also, you’ll find out which of last year’s interventional trials will win the March Madness bracket-style debate.
With three days featuring over 300+ sessions and 80+ sessions live streaming around the world, explore the latest practice-changing advances in the field of cardiology.