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ABOUT THE ACC

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards, and guidelines.

Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at www.ACC.org or follow @ACCinTouch.

ABOUT ACC DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CHAPTER

We are the ACC Dominican Chapter, 2023 Distinguished Chapter. Our commitment is to excellence in cardiovascular care in the Dominican Republic, organizing high-quality congresses and scientific activities. Join us, your knowledge and experience are valuable. Together, we can make a difference. 

The Dominican Chapter of the American College of Cardiology has 41 Fellows dedicated to improving cardiovascular health. By joining, members gain access to a network of professionals, leadership opportunities, and a space for the exchange of ideas. Learn more at accdominicanchapter.com or follow @dominicanchapterrd on Instagram.

ABOUT THE DOMINICAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY

The Dominican Society of Cardiology is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the prevention and care of cardiovascular diseases, through activities, projects, campaigns, meetings, congresses, and scientific research, which aim to improve the cardiovascular health of citizens.

Our institution is of a specifically scientific nature that brings together duly qualified doctors specializing in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology, as well as those professionals whose practice is linked to cardiovascular health. Learn more at sodocardio.org.do.



ABSTRACTS

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to ACC Latin America 2024.

The abstract submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Thursday, 11 July, 2024. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Ashley Truluck at atruluck@acc.org.

CASES

Thank you for your interest in submitting a case to ACC Latin America 2024.

The case submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Thursday, 11 July, 2024. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Ashley Truluck at atruluck@acc.org.


TRANSFORMING GLOBAL HEALTH TOGETHER

United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), ACC Dominican Republic Chapter and the Dominican Society of Cardiology invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. ACC Latin America 2024 is designed to deliver an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Attend this conference and you will:

Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS and return to your practice ready to improve the care of your patients.

Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through topics such as Top Clinical Trials to Change Your Practice, as well as the latest in electrophysiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, interventional and structural, ischemic heart disease, multimodality imaging, prevention and health promotion, and valvular heart disease.

Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Challenge your knowledge in participant-driven sessions such as Rapid-Fire ECG and Imaging Interpretation.

Ignite conversation: Network with faculty from leading cardiovascular societies around the world in an intimate setting and CREATE CONNECTIONS with colleagues through shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

PLUS: Enjoy the benefit of ACC International Associate membership for 1 year included with registration.

Strive to be your best and join us in our vision of a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes.

ACC LATIN AMERICA 2024 REGISTRATION

Registration to ACC Latin America 2024 includes access to:

  • All conference educational sessions covering Electrophysiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Interventional and Ischemic Heart Disease, Multimodality Imaging, Prevention and Health Promotion, Valvular Heart Disease, and Special Topics.
  • Poster presentations
  • Networking opportunities with industry partners in our Expo Hall
  • Sponsored symposia featuring hot clinical topics
  • Daily meal breaks

REGISTRATION FEES (USD)

Registration Type Early Bird (Until May 30th) Advanced (May 31st to July 31st) Regular (August 1st-September 21st)
Physician Member $350 $400 $450
Non-Member Physician $400 $450 $500
Reduced (Allied Health Professional, Nurses, Students, Residents) $300 $350 $400

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION + ACC ANYWHERE

Access all the above with your conference registration plus get a 1-year subscription to ACC Anywhere, a comprehensive digital library of ACC's in-person and virtual meetings including on demand access to 200+ sessions from ACC.24!

Registration Type Early Bird (Until May 30th) Advanced (May 31st to July 31st) Regular (August 1st-September 21st)
Physician Member $750 $800 $850
Non-Member Physician $800 $850 $900
Reduced (Allied Health Professional, Nurses, Students, Residents) $500 $550 $600





CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

César Herrera, MD, FACC

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Adjunct)

Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, New York

Director, CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Juan Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC

Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine 

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine 

AHA Sun Coast Endowed Chair 

University of Florida 

Gainesville, FL, USA

CONFERENCE VICE CHAIRS

Juan Lopez-Mattei, MD, FACC

Medical Director, Cardiac Imaging 

Lee Health Heart Institute 

Fort Myers, FL, USA

Licurgo Crúz, MD, FACC

Director of Interventional Cardiology, Director of Education Department, HOMS

Chief of Cardiology, Hospital Estrella Urena

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Pura Henríquez, MD, FACC

Critical Care Cardiologist 

Member, ACC Critical Care Cardiology Section 

Member, ACC Women in Cardiology Section 

Coordinator, Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit  

Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud  

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Carmen Rodríguez, MD, FACC

Clinical Cardiologist, Heart Failure Specialist 

Head of the Cardiology, Coordinator Heart Failure Program

Hospital Regional General Dr. Marcelino Velez Santana

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Eliany Mejía, MD, FACC

Cardiac Electrophysiologist  

Medical Director, Clinica Brugal  

Director, Arrhythmia Service and EP LAB, MCA Santo Domingo  

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Franklyn Colón, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiology 

Cardiology Fellowship Coordinator, Dominican Society of Cardiology

Former President, North Chapter, Dominican Society of Cardiology

Cardiology Fellowship Coordinator, Clinica Corominas, Corazones del Cibao

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Research, and Thesis Advisor, PUCMM

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Giselle Baquero, MD, FACC

Interventional Structural Cardiologist 

Chief of Cardiology, Kuakini Medical Center 

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Hawaii 

CEO, Maika’i Hearts 

Honolulu, HI, USA

Gladys Velarde, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine 

Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program 

Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program 

University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville 

Jacksonville, FL, USA 

Grisel Canahuate, MD, FACC

Chief, Department of Echocardiography

Centro Diagnóstico Especializado (CEDISA)

Professor, Clinical Cardiology and Echocardiography

Hospital General Plaza de la Salud

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jose Joglar, MD, FACC

Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine, Parkland-UT Southwestern Medical Center

Elizabeth Thaxton and Ellis Batten Page Professorship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research 

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program 

UT Southwestern Medical Center 

Dallas, TX, USA

Mario Garcia, MD, FACC

Chief, Division of Cardiology 

Montefiore Medical Center and Health System 

Professor of Medicine and Radiology 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Bronx, NY, USA 

Nelson Acosta, MD

Fellow in Training

Hospital Virgen De La Arrixaca, Spain

Asociación Instituto Dominicano de Cardiología 

Hospital Docente Dr. Francisco E. Moscoso Puello

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Osiris Valdéz, MD, FACC

Specialist in Cardiology, echocardiography, and Hypertension

Former President, Central American and Caribbean Society of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk

Former President, Dominican Cardiology Foundation

Centro Medico Central Romana

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Pamela Piña, MD, FACC

Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

Member ACC Fellows in Training Leadership Council

Assistant Fellowship Program Director, CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

PRE-CONFERENCES

  • Critical Care Cardiology For the Clinician
  • Update in Current Cardiovascular Medicine For the Primary Care Physician
  • Introductory Concepts in Clinical Research: We All Can Do It

AGENDA

Don't miss our opening plenary, Transforming Cardiovascular Care in Latin America: Integrating SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP1 Receptor Agonists in Clinical Practice, as well as our other plenaries on:

  • Women Heart Matters: Navigating the Nexus of Pregnancy, Hormones and Cardiovascular Health
  • Update in Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: When Do We Need to "Turn the Beat Around"?
  • Top Clinical Trials
Download Agenda Here »

FIT JEOPARDY: THE CLASSIC GAME SHOW WITH A FIT TWIST!

Join ACC Latin America chapter teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – as they test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at ACC Latin America 2024!

FIT Jeopardy is a friendly competition that promotes a healthy rivalry between ACC international chapters, fosters FIT engagement within the chapters, and provides educational value to the contestants and audience. Participants will be quizzed on a variety of topics ranging from imaging, prevention, and interventional cardiology in an unconventional manner. There will be a panel of judges and chairs to moderate the competition.

Three ACC Latin America chapter teams will compete at ACC Latin America 2024 and the winning team will compete at the ACC.25 competition in Chicago, Illinois in March 2025!


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Hotel: Hard Rock Punta Cana


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino



Escape to the best all-inclusive beachfront hotel in Punta Cana, where delicious cuisine, excellent entertainment and celebrations are part of your incredible vacation experiences. Enjoy peace and freedom as you relax, play, eat, toast, dance, rest and do whatever you want at Hard Rock all-inclusive in Punta Cana. Indulge your senses at our spectacular restaurants and relax at our swanky bars with unlimited cocktails and the best entertainment. Come to our all-inclusive beach resort.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Escape to the best all-inclusive beachfront hotel in Punta Cana, where delicious cuisine, excellent entertainment and celebrations are part of your incredible vacation experiences. Enjoy peace and freedom as you relax, play, eat, toast, dance, rest and do whatever you want at Hard Rock all-inclusive in Punta Cana. Indulge your senses at our spectacular restaurants and relax at our swanky bars with unlimited cocktails and the best entertainment. Come to our all-inclusive beach resort.

Luxurious and Spacious Rooms and Suites

Rediscover romance and tranquility in modernly decorated rooms with beautiful views and luxury amenities including a whirlpool tub, LCD TV, 24-hour room service, WiFi, unlimited calls to the United States and Canada (restrictions apply). Our beautiful rooms and suites feature a top-shelf liquor dispenser.

9 Restaurants

Enjoy delicious international cuisine and exotic dishes prepared with the freshest local and imported products, including high-quality American beef, at our nine modern restaurants and snack bars. Enjoy the all-inclusive buffet and à la carte dining at restaurants with no exclusions or reservations; eat and drink whenever you want.

Activities and Water Sports

In this paradise you won't have time to get bored. Enjoy daily activities on the beach and pool, volleyball and water aerobics, and we also have the Kids Club to keep everyone entertained. You can use the $1,800 USD unlimited Resort Credit on spa services and select tours.

Entertainment

Day and night entertainment, including theme parties, shows, contests, concerts and live performances, to add fun to your All-Inclusive Plan.


Km 28, #74, Blvd. Turístico del Este, Punta Cana 23000



Rates


*All dates are in "DD/MM/YYYY" format.
IdHotelStartsEndsCurrencySGLDBLTPLQDRCHD1CHD2Comments
1215Hard Rock Punta Cana19/09/202422/09/2024USD395.00239.00225.000.0035.0035.00Accommodation before or after the event available



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SPONSORS

The American College of Cardiology and The ACC Dominican Chapter are pleased to invite you to support this innovative educational initiative. We consider supporters like you to be an important part of this conference, providing our attendees the opportunity to gather useful information about your products and services and further enhancing their knowledge and overall conference experience.

Multiple opportunities exist to support ACC Latin America 2024 through sponsorships and exhibitor presence. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Smart Congress at congresoacclatam2024@smartcongressrd.com or +1 (809) 686-7200.



Amadita
Grupo Punta Cana
GENCASA
Magnachen
Iberofarmacos
Banco Popular Dominicana
Cardiotech
Sandoz
REFERENCIA
Mapfre
FELTREX
Pharmatch
Siegfried

Stands

IdStandCompany
2831Magnachen
2763Amadita
2916Boston Scientific
2869Pharmatech
28210Aeropuerto Punta Cana
30211RESERVADO
28512Sandoz
30115Referencia
29916Siegfried
28119Banco Popular
30320RESERVADO
30022Gencasa
28024Iberofarmacos


WELCOME TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


The Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse country in the Caribbean. With direct flights from the main cities of Latin America, the United States, Canada and Europe, it is a country that stands out for the warmth of its climate and the hospitality of its people. Dominican Republic is an unparalleled destination that has an extraordinary nature, fascinating history and great cultural richness.

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the North and the Caribbean Sea to the South, the Dominican Republic is proud to have more than 1,600 km of coastline and 400 km of the best beaches in the world, magnificent hotels and resorts, and countless options in sports, entertainment and recreation. Here you can dance to the contagious rhythm of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and varied hotels, explore ancient ruins, enjoy the best Dominican cuisine, or live ecotourism adventures in our magnificent natural parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

Visit the following link to learn about the requirements for traveling to the Dominican Republic.


D.R. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS »