55th Annual ACC Scientific Session ushers in breakthroughs in cardiology research

BETHESDA, MD (February 7, 2006) World-renowned practicing cardiologists will be gathering for the 55th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), taking place March 11-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 28,000 attendees from around the world are expected at this year's meeting where presentations will focus on exciting new breakthroughs such as the latest procedures and diagnostics, the future of cholesterol-fighting statin drugs, the promise of new stem cell therapies and key late-breaking clinical trials within the cardiovascular field.

Linking together research and clinical practice, ACC.06 will facilitate international collaboration regarding global health issues and challenges related to cardiovascular care and vascular disease prevention. With more than 1,800 abstracts being presented, ACC.06 will provide a window into the cutting edge research taking place worldwide.

"ACC.06 delivers the rigorous science and clinical relevance attendees expect every year in a manner designed to deliver that content effectively and efficiently," said Pamela S. Douglas, M.D., F.A.C.C., president of ACC.

Expert instructors will be covering several key areas:

  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac risk factors and secondary prevention
  • Electrophysiology
  • Integrated Imaging modalities

    The meeting promises to tailor to the specific needs of top specialists within the various realms of cardiology, as well as provide an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the leading minds in cardiovascular medicine.

    "ACC.06 brings to the forefront cardiovascular research that will improve the quality of care and treatment for all patients," explained Robert A. Harrington, M.D., F.A.C.C, ACC.06 co-chair. "It underscores research efforts that have proven so valuable in moving cardiology forward."

    Press briefings on the late-breaking and regular clinical trials research from ACC.06 will take place regularly Sunday, March 12 through Tuesday, March 14. For more information, please visit acc.org or contact Amy Murphy at 301-581-3476 or amurphy@acc.org.

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    The American College of Cardiology (www.acc.org) represents the majority of board certified cardiovascular physicians in the United States. Its mission is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research, promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines- and to influence health care policy. ACC.06 and i2 Summit will bring together more than 30,000 cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists to share the newest discoveries in the treatment and prevention, while helping the ACC achieve its mission to address and improve issues in cardiovascular medicine.


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