News | ACC | March 07, 2024

FDA Commissioner, Host of Cardiovascular Leaders to Offer Keynote Addresses at ACC.24

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the 73rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo, ACC.24, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, among a host of highly-regarded cardiovascular thought leaders and practitioners. The 3-day conference will be held April 6 - 8, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the ACC 73rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo, ACC.24, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, among a host of highly-regarded cardiovascular thought leaders and practitioners during the April 6-8 meeting in Atlanta, GA.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced its stellar line-up of keynote speakers for the 73rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo, ACC.24, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, among a host of highly-regarded cardiovascular thought leaders and practitioners. The 3-day conference will be held April 6 - 8, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Image courtesy: US FDA


March 7, 2024 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the ACC 73rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo, ACC.24, to be held April 6 - 8, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Planners working with the theme, "Transforming Cardiovascular Care for All" note that each of the highly-respected individuals to be presenting were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine. 

The ACC.24 Eugene Braunwald Keynote will be presented by Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Califf's address, “Time for a Revamp of the Clinical Evidence System” is set for the final day of ACC.24 on Monday, April 8, 12:45 – 2 p.m.

An summary of additional keynote sessions and presenters follows.

ACC.24 James T. Dove Keynote 

Business of Cardiology Intensive Session I: Business Basics For Everyone
Saturday, April 6, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Why Quality Increasingly Matters”
Presented by Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, FACC, who is Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University Brown School of Social Work; and Co-Director, Washington University Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy & Economics Research

ACC.24 Dan G. McNamara Keynote 

Unlocking the Diversity Key in the Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Workforce
Saturday, April 6, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“From Civil Rights to Patient Equity — A Legacy of Strength”
Presented by Josephine B. Isabel-Jones, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, UCLA Health.
Introducing Isabel-Jones will be Annette Kesewah Ansong, MD, Medical Director, Outpatient Cardiology, Children’s National Hospital (Wash, DC)

The 55th Annual Louis F. Bishop Keynote 

Business of Cardiology Intensive Session IV: Hot Topics in Business of Cardiology
Sunday, April 7, 9:45 – 11 a.m.
“The Future of Cardiology: Value-Based Care, Private Equity and Practice Landscape”
Presented by Gerald Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MedAxiom, an ACC company

Douglas P. Zipes, MD, MACC, Distinguished Young Scientist Award Keynote 

“Don't Stop Me Now: Achieving Cardiovascular Health for Women”
Sunday, April 7, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Presented by Emily Shou Wai Lau, MD, MPH, FACC, cardiologist and investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

More information: www.acc.org

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