#GAACC2018: Bigger and Better and “Tech-ier”

This year’s GA ACC Scientific Meeting was the largest to date with over 180 member cardiologists and cardiovascular team members in attendance.

Our Program was rigorous with over 90 speakers, moderators, and panelists and included Cardiogenic Shock; Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology in GA; Stroke and Neuro Cardiology; Women in Cardiology; Imaging/Worried, Well-Patient; and our case presentations of Faux Pas to Fortune.

We also held our FIT’s Poster Presentations and Cardiology Jeopardy. We heard from ACC President Mike Valentine and the ACC’s strategic goals for 2019.

“Cardiology in GA” Session

Cardiology Jeopardy


Our new GA ACC conference mobile app was launched and attendees had all the details and contacts at the meeting right in the palm of their hands. Several members took to the app right away adding photos and comments on the activity stream. Our members could ask questions to speakers and our presenters could poll the audience.


We celebrated the Lifetime Achievements of Dr. John Cantwell and his extensive dedication to cardiology, the wellness of athletes, travels around the world and his incredible family. Congratulations, John.

Fun was also on the agenda with opening dinner in the Ritz’s new pavilion, Saturday activities on the lawn (thankful for fabulous weather), Santa by the fireplace and a children’s movie night.

We were all astonished by our Saturday night mentalist, Oz Pearlman! How did he do that? How did he know that?



We are grateful for our conference sponsors and
cannot hold this meeting without you!



Our exhibitor partners are also vital to the GA ACC.
Thank you Exhibitors!


  • Abbott Vascular
  • Abiomed
  • Akcea
  • Acist Medical
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
  • Allergan
  • Ambry Genetics
  • Amgen Cardiovascular
  • Alnylam
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Astrazeneca
  • Biotronik
  • Boehringer lngelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cardionet
  • CHF Solutions
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Cryolife
  • iRythmn
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Gilead
  • Grady
  • Janssen
  • Lantheus Medical
  • Livanova
  • Medtronic
  • Northeast Georgia Heart Center
  • Northside
  • Novartis
  • Osprey Medical
  • Penumbra
  • Pfizer
  • Philips
  • Piedmont Heart Institute
  • Portola
  • Regeneron
  • Sanofi
  • Siemens
  • WellStar
  • Zoll
  • Zywie



Cardiovascular Team Update 2019
May 31, 2019
Piedmont Athens Regional
Athens, GA


GA ACC Scientific Meeting
November 22-24, 2019
Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee
Greensboro, GA