ACC Leaders Discuss Innovations, Challenges in Cardiology, Mentor Young Cardiologists at Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology

Four joint sessions will cover a range of cardiovascular practice

WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2019) — American College of Cardiology President Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, will lead a delegation of ACC experts at Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, held in Beijing on Oct. 10-13. The ACC is hosting four joint sessions at the meeting focused on prevention, cardio-oncology, interventional cardiology and JACC Journals.

The ACC was the first international society to send faculty to the Congress 15 years ago and has continued to regularly send a delegation of experts.

ACC chairs and speakers include:

  • Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, incoming ACC Board of Trustees member
  • Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, ACC Cardio-Oncology Council co-chair
  • B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, ACC Board of Trustees member
  • Aaron Kugelmass, MD, FACC, ACC Asia Conference 2019 co-chair
  • Salim Virani, MD, FACC, ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council chair
  • Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC, ACC Annual Scientific Session vice chair
  • And others

ACC and GW-ICC will host four joint sessions during the Congress, the sessions include:

  • The Evolving Dynamics of JACC, Oct. 10, 15:30-17:00 China Standard Time (CST)
  • Interventional Cardiology, Oct. 11, 10:30-12:00 CST
  • Cardio-Oncology, Oct. 11, 14:00-15:30 CST
  • Prevention, Oct. 11, 16:00-17:30 CST

The ACC and GW-ICC will also host a FIT Jeopardy competition on Friday, Oct. 11, from 17:40-18:30 CST. ACC leaders will host mentoring sessions at ACC’s booth on Friday, Oct. 11, from 12:00-15:00 CST and Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9:00-17:00 CST. The sessions are an opportunity for young cardiologists to meet ACC faculty and learn and receive advice on a number of topics, including general career advice, medical specialties, exchange research interests and explore ideas on how to improve their practice. 

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