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ACC Latin America conference 2019 to be held in Colombia for first time

Experts will offer perspective on clinical practice in Latin America

American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America Conference in partnership with the Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery in Cartagena, Colombia, from July 25-27, 2019, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region.

The conference, a collaboration between the ACC and 11 ACC chapters in the region, will provide a platform for cardiovascular professionals to increase their knowledge in important areas of practice such as acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, prevention and more. ACC Latin America Conference is an important opportunity for the global cardiovascular community to learn from one another.

Hector Michelena, MD, FACC, and Miguel Urina-Triana, MD, MSc, FACC, will serve as co-chairs of the conference, which will be held at the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. More information on the meeting can be found at

Local researchers will present abstracts on topics pertinent to the region and the broader cardiovascular community. Last year's abstracts topics included exercise type and heart disease, infective endocarditis and in-hospital mortality and transcatheter aortic valve implantation at a Latin American medical center.


Applying for Media Credentials

Eligible members of the media who register gain access to all the live science presented at the meeting as well as embargoed materials and interviews with top presenters and cardiology leaders. Please fill out this form to apply for media credentials for the ACC Latin America Conference 2019. All registrants will be required to submit appropriate documentation and/or media credentials. See the ACC Media and Communication Policies for more information about eligibility. Please direct any questions about media credentials to ACC Sr. Media Relations Associate Katie Glenn at

About the American College of Cardiology

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

About Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular

Desde su nacimiento en 1943, con la idea de organizar una entidad que se dedicara al estudio de los problemas de la fisiología, patología y fisiopatología y terapéutica del sistema vascular en Colombia, la Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular ha dedicado sus 75 años de existencia a consolidar una organización de profesionales de la salud, y afines del área cardiovascular, de altas calidades humanas y científicas; una organización comprometida con garantizar la excelencia permanente, mediante la educación médica continuada, actualizada, de calidad y de manera sostenible, la cual se ha dirigido a médicos especialistas, médicos de atención primaria y otros profesionales de la salud, impactando notoriamente en el mejoramiento de las condiciones de salud del país, trabajando mancomunadamente con los entes de salud del Estado. Hasta hoy, la SCC se ha mantenido fiel a la visión de continuar siendo la sociedad líder en educación médica cardiovascular en Colombia y a generar impacto en Salud Pública de las enfermedades cardiovasculares, estimulando la participación activa de sus miembros. Para más información, visite:

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