ACC.20/WCC in Chicago is cancelled

Virtual options for science, award presentations will be announced in coming days; updated clinical bulletin on COVID-19 preparedness now available.

The American College of Cardiology has made the difficult and unprecedented decision to cancel the ACC’s Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) scheduled to take place March 28-30, 2020 in Chicago.
The decision to cancel ACC’s flagship annual event was not taken lightly. The College has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments. In the last week, the College also learned of the increasing number of travel advisories and restrictions being placed on health care providers and hospitals and institutions in the U.S. and globally.

“The health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, exhibitors, faculty and other stakeholders is of paramount importance,” said ACC President Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC. “With an ever-increasing number of ACC members on the front lines of preparing and reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is in the best interest of everyone to cancel the meeting and ensure our members are able to do what they do best – help and heal.”

The American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session & Expo together with the World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology will take place Saturday, March 28 – Monday, March 30, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for more than 52,000 cardiovascular professionals from around the world. ACC 2020 will provide an engaging and empowering educational environment that offers state-of-the-art updates, expert perspectives on challenging clinical decisions regarding patients with cardiovascular diseases, and tools to help clinicians navigate challenges faced in clinical practice with the collective goal of improving patient outcomes.