ABC Events at ACC.17

ABC at ACC.17Join your colleagues for four days of exciting events and compelling presentations at ACC.17 in Wash., DC.
Limited seating at all events!

Advocacy Training Agenda

Thursday, March 16

ABC Networking Reception and
Lending Your Voice To Advocacy Training
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Farragut/Lafayette Room
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Please register for Advocacy Training no later than March 10
Sponsored in part by:

Fellows Dinner Meeting Agenda


Friday, March 17

ABC Fellows Annual Dinner & Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Declaration AB
Supported in part by St.Jude Medical


General Membership Dinner MeetingSaturday, March 18

ABC General Membership Dinner Program
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Museum Exploration
8:30 PM
National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Sponsored in part by:



ABC Members Presenting at ACC.17

Download the printable list of ABC Member Activities

Visit the ABC in Booth # PEP16 in the Patient Engagement Pavilion

All events take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
Please refer to the ACC.17 Program Planner for exact locations and times.

Friday, March 17

Walter E Washington Convention CenterACC’s Task Force on Diversity Presents:
Ensuring Diversity in the CV Field – A Listening Session
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
ACC Women in Cardiology Lounge (both men and women encouraged to attend)

Please join Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC, Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC and Claire Duvernoy, MD, FACC to share challenging and positive experiences of women and minorities in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery training and cardiology practice. Your ideas are needed to make this Task Force a success! Questions? Email Stephanie Mitchell at


ACC Poster Presentation: “Characteristics and Clinical Predictors of 11,569 Pneumothoraces Associated With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Procedures: Results From a Large National Database”
10:00 AM – 10.45 AM
Board 084, Poster Hall
Gbolahan O. Ogunbayo, MD, Presenter


ACC Poster presentation: “Biventricular Cardiac Function in Sub-Saharan Africans”
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Board 236, Poster Hall
Adebayo Christian Atanda, MD, Presenter
Moderated Oral Abstract Session: “Let’s Put the Trials to a Test: A 23 Year Review of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Records of Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Trials”
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM
Board 081, Hall C
Odunayo Olorunfemi, MD, MPH, Presenter
Emerging Issues in CV Disease Management: International Perspectives from the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, Turkish Society of Cardiology, and American College of Cardiology
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Room 145A
Kim Allan Williams, MD, Co-Chair
Barbara A. Hutchinson, MD, PhD, U.S. Lecture
 Presenter (12:42 PM – 12:53 PM)


An Update: The ABC Roundtable to Improve Health Care Access for Minority and High-Risk Populations
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
ACC Patient Engagement Pavilion, Room 1154
Barbara A. Hutchinson, MD, PhD, Presenter


ACC Poster Session:  “Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Death Prevention”
3:45 PM – 4.30 PM
Arrhythmias and Clinical EP Moderated Poster Theater, Poster Hall
Felix O. Sogade, MD, Moderator


ACC Poster Presentation: “Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery after Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: How Early is Too Early?”
3.45 PM – 4.30 PM
Board 307, Poster Hall
Gbolahan O. Ogunbayo, MD, Presenter


Saturday, March 18

Are We There Yet? The Long Journey to Health Equity
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Room 152A
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Mieres, MD and Keith Ferdinand, MD
Presenters: Icilma Fergus, MD, Herman Taylor, MD, James Young, II


Joint Symposium of the Association of Black Cardiologists and the
American College of Cardiology Scientific Session
“Disparities in Valvular and Structural Heart Disease”
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 209C
ABC Co-Chairs: Jennifer Ellis, MD and Oluseun Alli, MD




Session #404: Late Breaking Clinical Trials
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Hall D (Main Tent)
Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD, Panelist
ACC Poster presentation: “Hyperthyroidism Increases the Risk of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy among Hospitalized U.S Patients”
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Board 294, Poster Hall
Akintunde Mike Akinjero, MD, MS, Presenter


ACC Poster presentation: “Visceral but not Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Associates with Vascular Inflammation by 18-FDG PET/CT in Psoriasis”
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Board 064, Poster Hall
Joshua Rivers, Presenter 


Speed Mentoring Session at the Women in Cardiology Section Meeting
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM
Marquis Ballroom 7, Marriott Marquis
Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD, Facilitator


ACC Poster presentation: “Hemodynamic Management of Septic Shock in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Board 371, Poster Hall
Hakeem Ayinde, MD, Presenter


ACC Poster presentation: “A Network-Based Approach to Measuring the Reported Impact of Disclosing Genetic Risk for Coronary Heart Disease”
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Board 040, Poster Hall
Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD, Presenter


ACC Poster presentation: “Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery With or Without Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Excision for Atrial Fibrillation: A CHA2DS2VASc Matched Analysis of Thromboembolic Outcomes in a National Database”
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Poster Hall
Odunayo Olorunfemi, MD, MPH, Presenter


ACC Poster presentation: “Outcomes of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Use in Myocarditis Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock”
3.45 PM – 4.30 PM
Board 246, Poster Hall
Gbolahan O. Ogunbayo, MD, Presenter


Sunday. March 19


Controversies in Hypertension
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Ballroom B
Keith Ferdinand, MD, Co-Chair


ACC Poster presentation: “Comparative Effects of Metoprolol and Nebivolol on Blood Pressure Control in African-Americans”
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Board 246, Poster Hall
Adebayo Christian Atanda, MD, Presenter


Session #751: Emerging Concepts in Evaluation and Management of Hypertension, “Thresholds or Targets: Reconciling the Results of the SPRINT, ACCORD, and HOPE-3 Trials”
10:45 AM -12:15 PM
Ballroom B
Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD, Presenter


ACC Poster presentation: “Acute Limb Ischemia in a Previously Undiagnosed Case of Mid-Ventricular Non-Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”
1:30 PM
Poster Hall
Imo Ebong, MD, MS, Presenter


American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished International Service Award
ACC Convocation
6:30 PM
Main Tent, Hall D/E
Professor Ernest Madu, MD, Awardee


Induction Ceremony, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
ACC Convocation
6:30 PM
Main Tent, Hall D/E
LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH, Inductee



Throughout the weekend Friday to Sunday
Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD will conduct and oversee interviews for the ACC FITs-on-the-go expert video blog (, along with fellow co-editors from Mayo Clinic.