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Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc./Eli Lilly and Company

Merck & Co., Inc.

sanofi-aventis U.S. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

The Medicines Company

Thoratec Corporation

At the time of posting, a complete listing of supporters was not available. Appropriate acknowledgment will be updated upon confirmation of support and at the time of the course.

12/12/2014 - 12/14/2014   iCal
Course Director(s):
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
New York Hilton – Midtown, New York
In Cooperation With:
The New York Cardiological Society of:


As 2014 comes to a close in December, make sure you are in New York for the 47th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium where world experts will review the year’s latest developments, advanced methods and cutting-edge technologies for treating cardiovascular disease. This stellar three-day course, directed for more than two decades by world renowned cardiologist and teacher Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, offers opportunities to compare cardiovascular techniques with international counterparts and hear expert opinions from highly trained and well regarded faculty on relevant topics such as:

  • Coronary Artery Disease – Atherothrombogenesis
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes – STEMI and N-STEMI
  • Chronic Coronary and Systemic Arterial Disease – Left Ventricular Dysfunction and PVD
  • Prevention – Lipids and Hypertension
  • Cardio-pulmonary and Electrical Failure
  • Valvular Heart Disease and Aorta
  • Genetics – Cell Regeneration and Molecular Signaling

Previous attendees praise the New York Cardiovascular Symposium as “an excellent symposium to learn updated information to apply in practice”. Come enjoy New York during the holidays and experience the one course that every year will have the greatest and most positive impact on your profession, your practice and, most important, your patients.

The goal of this course is to provide participants with the most recent advances in cardiovascular care including developments in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease, and to ensure clinical relevance for translation to practice.

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to —

  • Recognize the emerging clinical evidence in the comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of patients with, or at increased risk of, cardiovascular disease, including hypertension and diabetes
  • Identify the methods and timing of treatment for coronary artery disease, including the latest discoveries in athero-thrombogenesis
  • Evaluate and employ contemporary approaches, treatment and management strategies in patients with systolic heart failure and rhythm disorders (including atrial and ventricular arrhythmias)
  • Discuss optimal systems and strategies for the diagnosis and management of STEMI, including antithrombotic and non-antithrombotic challenges
  • Debate a multidisciplinary team approach to managing aortic valve disease and mitral regurgitation
  • Examine the 2014 highlights including gene therapy studies and cardiovascular risk factors for degenerative brain disease

This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, internists, family physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses in cardiology and physician assistants.

Course Director

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health
Richard Gorlin, MD Heart Research Foundation Professor of Cardiology
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York
General Director, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC)

Invited Faculty

David H. Adams, MD, FACC
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor
Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Heart and Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC
Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Innovation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Eugene Braunwald, MD, MACC
Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Founding Chairman, TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Blase A. Carabello, MD, FACC
Chair, Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart Valve Center
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Jose M. Castellano, MD, PhD
Clinical Research Associate
The Zena and Michael A. Weiner
Cardiovascular Institute
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD
Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration
Centre for Molecular Medicine
Goethe-University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany

Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre in Cardiovascular Research
University of Toronto
Peter Munk Chair in Multinational Clinical Trials
University Health Network

Ted Feldman, MD, FACC
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Evanston Hospital
NorthShore University Health System
Evanston, IL

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM, FACC
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD
Distiguished Chair in Human Nutrition
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Roger J. Hajjar, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiovascular Research Center
Arthur and Janet C. Ross Professor of Medicine
Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Jonathan L. Halperin, MD, FACC
Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Cardiology Services
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Robert A. Harrington, MD, FACC
Chair, Department of Medicine
Arthur L. Bloomfield Professsor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Borja Ibáñez, MD, PhD
Professor, Cardiovascular Research
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC)
Madrid, Spain

Shalom Jacobovitz
Chief Executive Officer
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Ik-Kyung Jang, MD, PhD, FACC
Director, Clinical Trials Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Smadar Kort, MD, FACC
American College of Cardiology, Downstate New York
President, The New York Cardiological Society
Professor of Medicine
Director, Valve Center
Director, Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
Director, Echocardiography
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC
Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine
Professor, Investigative Medicine and Public Health
Co-director, Clinical Scholars Program
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale, CT

Daniel Levy, MD, FACC
Senior Investigator
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Framingham, MA

Donna M. Mancini, MD
Medical Director
Center for Advanced Cardiac Care
The New York Presbyterian Hospital
Choudhrie Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
New York

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FACC
Director, Electrophysiology Program
Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD, FACC
Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Christopher M. O’Connor, MD, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Director, Duke Heart Center
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, FACC
Director, Vascular Medicine and Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC
Professor of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL.

John D. Puskas, MD, MSc, FACC
Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Surgical Coronary Revascularization
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Vivek Y. Reddy, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Helmsley Trust Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Carlos E. Ruiz, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Cardiology, Pediatrics and Medicine
Director of Congenital and Structural Heart Disease
North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital
New York

Ralph L. Sacco, MD
Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders
Miller Professor of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics and Neurosurgery
Executive Director, Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Javier Sanz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Eric E. Schadt, PhD
Chairman, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Samin K. Sharma, MBBS, FACC
Director, Clinical and Interventional Cardiology
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Sidney C. Smith Jr, MD, FACC
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Allan Stewart, MD
Director of Aortic Surgery
Co-director of the Valve Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine
New York

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

47th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium Faculty Disclosures

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To Register On Line for the Course, please click the Register button at the top of the page.

To Register by Fax, Email or Phone for the Course, click here.

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Online registration will remain open until the program ends! Onsite rates increase by $100 after December 8 (see below)
  • Faxed and mailed registrations must be received by December 8th.  After that date you may either register online or at the meeting.  If you choose to register onsite, you may print the registration form and bring it with you to expedite the registration process.

If you have any special Dietary requirements, please note that this is now captured through your online profile. To enable us to accommodate your request, please ensure that your profile is up to date. If you select the (other) option, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your needs. If you require assistance, please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603.

The registration tuition includes education sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches and course materials.

Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received on/before November 18, 2014. A refund, minus a $50 USD administrative fee, will be given for written notifications received on/before November 18, 2014; $250 USD for written notifications received after November 18, 2014. No refunds will be given after December 8, 2014.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the tuition in full, but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur. No refund will be given for no-shows.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

All changes and cancellations to meeting registrations must be submitted in writing by e-mail: help@orchideventsolutions.com or fax: 801-355-0250. 

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.25 continuing education hours. Requirements for successful completion are attendance in a session in its entirety and completing the evaluation tool.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field. 



Learner Bill of Rights

Rooms are available at the New York Hilton − Midtown and the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. In order to make your hotel reservations, register for the Course and make your accommodations request with Orchid Event Solutions. 

Rates, Taxes & Additional Charges

New York Hilton − Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York. 
Rate: $504 plus tax and additional guest charges

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd St., New York. 
Rate: $489 plus tax and additional guest charges

  • All rates are per room and are subject to 14.75 percent tax (subject to change) as well as up to a $3.00 charge per room per day.
  • Special requests cannot be guaranteed however, hotels will do their best to honor all requests.
  • Hotel will assign specific rooms upon check-in, based on availability.

GROUPS: Special packages are available to meet your group’s needs for a full breakfast and porterage. Please contact Susie Brenner with Orchid Event Solutions for more details: susie@orchideventsolutions.com OR 801-505-4131.

Hotel Information & Policies

  • Those requesting a room must first register for the course.
  • Each registrant may reserve up to TWO rooms at the conference rate as long as rooms are available. Please contact Orchid Event Solutions if you need additional rooms.
  • A TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY is required.
  • Reservations will not be accepted without credit card guarantee or a check for one night's room plus tax for each room reserved.
  • We reserve the right to release a reservation for which payment (check or credit card) has been declined.


  • All rooms will be booked on a first come first serve basis and are subject to availability.
  • Rooms at the conference rate are available until November 13, 2014 – or earlier if the block sells out.
  • Changes and substitutions must be made by phone, fax, mail or internet by the dates indicated above. After these dates, please contact the hotel directly.


  • Orchid Event Solutions will send you an acknowledgment of your reservation. Please review all information for accuracy.
  • E-mail acknowledgment will be sent, if an e-mail address is provided (preferred), or by fax or mail.
  • If you do not receive an acknowledgment or have questions, please call Orchid Event Solutions. You will not receive a confirmation from the hotel.

Hotel Cancellations
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations AFTER OCTOBER 31, 2014 will be subject to a $50 service fee.

  • For cancellations received AFTER NOVEMBER 20, 2014: Those who have guaranteed their reservation by credit card will be charged by the hotel for one night’s room and tax for each room reserved. Those who have paid by check will forfeit the one night’s deposit(s) paid.

No shows: If you do not arrive at the hotel on the date indicated on your confirmation, you will forfeit your deposit and the hotel will cancel your room reservation.

Disclaimer: In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the American College of Cardiology and Orchid Event Solutions are not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

The ACC has negotiated discounts with United Airlines and (or) Delta Air Lines for 47th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium meeting attendees who are originating their travel in the United States or Canada.

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% - 10% based on the class of service booked. Travelers should reference the following:

Agreement code: 513268
Zcode: ZR3G

Reservations may be made via the United Airline Meeting Desk at 800-426-1122 or via www.united.com.

Delta Air Lines is offering discounts of 2% - 10% based on the class of service booked. Travelers should reference the following:

Meeting Code: NMH2Q

Reservations may be made via the Delta Meeting Network at 800-328-1111 or visit www.delta.com.

Travelers may also contact ACC’s Travel management Company, MacNair Travel Management, at 866-451-6432 to make their travel arrangements and take advantage of these discounts.


Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to New York, NY between the above dates. Includes travel up to three days prior to the 47th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium start date (December 12) and three days following the last day of the meeting (December 17). To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact MacNair Travel at 1-866-451-6432. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X36S-990 when making your reservation a 10% discount has been approved. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.


Shuttlefare.com is an airport transportation service that assists with airport transportation all over the U.S. Shuttlefare would like to offer 47th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium attendees a $5 discount off of their airport shuttle reservations in New York, on December 12th – 14th, 2014 during the course.

Shuttlefares are always lower than a taxi cab, and attendees can book their reservations online and in advance, knowing their ride will be at the airport when they arrive. Fares going to New York Hilton Midtown start at $16.

Use the below link to learn more about Shuttlefare’s services:

New York JFK Int'l Airport: http://www.shuttlefare.com/new_york_jfk_airport_shuttle_jfk

LaGuardia Int'l Airport: http://www.shuttlefare.com/new_york_laguardia_airport_shuttle_lga


Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.

The American College of Cardiology is pleased to invite you to exhibit at the 47th New York Cardiovascular Symposium, December 12 – 14, 2014, at the New York Hilton-Midtown. This course presents a unique opportunity to reach a targeted group of 2,000 cardiovascular professionals from around the world in an intimate setting. Exceptional educational content designed by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC along with other top leaders in the field make this one of the most sought after courses in cardiology.

Exhibit sales are now underway and space is limited. The exhibits will be open Friday, December 12 from 6:15 a.m. –5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 13 from 6:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., and Sunday, December 14 from 6:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please see below for some attendee demographics. For further information, and to reserve your booth, please consult the attached exhibit prospectus or contact James Moran directly.

James D. Moran
Education Exhibit Manager
American College of Cardiology
2400 N Street, N.W., #445a,
Washington, D.C. 20037
Direct: 202.375.6327
Fax: 202.375.6843 


NEW! Pre-Conference: Fact vs Fact: The Cholesterol Guidelines Debate

On the heels of the recently released results of the landmark IMPROVE-IT trial, ACC has just announced a complimentary pre-conference debate, Fact vs Fact: The Cholesterol Guidelines Debate, will be held on Thursday, December 11th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the New York Hilton- Gramercy Suite. Hear expert faculty battle it out on the controversial ACC/AHA Prevention Guidelines This engaging debate will assess current understanding of the guidelines and offer insights on their misconceptions and controversies, as well as the potential impact of emerging therapies. Additionally, this interactive session will offer you the chance to contribute to this compelling conversation with your peers and a world-renowned faculty. This session has been certified for 1.5 CME/CNE credits. A light buffet will be served.

The overall goal of this intervention is to provide HCPs with a balanced expert debate of new CVD prevention guidelines and the potential impact of emerging therapies in clinical practice.

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to —

  • Evaluate patient scenarios in light of the clinical guidelines to address controversies and misconceptions and guide participants to a deeper understanding of applicability to their patient population
  • Evaluate HCP’s attitude toward the guidelines in relation to patient scenarios
  • Describe the potential clinical impact of emerging therapies for the treatment of dyslipidemia
  • Compare and contrast practice changing strategies to improve patient care delivery



Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Medicine
Director, Prevention Intervention Center
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA


Henry Ginsberg, MD
Irving Professor of Medicine and Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Columbia University
New York

Conrad Blum, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York

James Underberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
New York University Medical School
New York

Seth S. Martin, MD
Pollin Cardiovascular Prevention Fellow
Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Fellow
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital