ACC Latin America Conference highlights cardiovascular research, practice in region

The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America Conference in partnership with the Peruvian Society of Cardiology in Lima, Peru, on November 16-17, 2018, bringing together top experts to review and discuss new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region. This is the first time the conference will be held in South America.

Hector Michelena, MD, FACC, and José Manuel Sosa Rosado, MD, FACC, will serve as co-chairs of the conference, which will feature original, educational content to meet the needs of the cardiovascular care team throughout the region. The conference will provide a platform for cardiovascular professionals to increase their knowledge in important areas of practice such as prevention, coronary artery disease, valvular disease, heart failure and more.

“Achieving the ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health around the world requires that we recognize different regions have different needs,” Michelena said. “ACC Latin America Conference was crafted by global and local experts so cardiovascular care team professionals from around the region can take what they learned home and use it to transform their communities, we come to inspire and be inspired.”

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, is the featured speaker at the ACC Latin America Conference. Fuster’s lecture at the start of the second day will examine strategies to move away from evaluating and managing heart disease to prevention of heart disease. Fuster will also give a special address during the ACC’s Third Annual Latin America Conference Closing Celebration.

Other key sessions specifically crafted for the region include The Power of Transformation: A Path to High-Quality Heart Care, The Power of Data: A Path to Evidence-Based Excellence, and a panel discussion on leadership.

The following abstracts are a selection of the posters being presented. To receive embargoed copies of these abstracts, see a full list of abstracts being presented or to speak to study authors, contact Katie Glenn at [email protected]”>[email protected] All ACC Latin America Conference 2018 abstracts are embargoed until Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. PET/1 p.m. ET.

* Static and Dynamic Physical Activity Are Independently Cardioprotective Throughout Adulthood (press release available upon request)

* Are infective endocarditis epidemiology and in-hospital mortality different in underdeveloped countries? – results from a 16 years registry

* Structuring a Cardiovascular Surgical Program in the Caribbean: Quality Improvement Initiatives and Measurement of Society of Thoracic Surgery Indicators

* Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Experience of a Latin-American Center

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

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