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Largest Citywide Meeting of 2011, ACC Convenes in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2011

Largest Citywide Meeting of 2011, The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Convenes in New Orleans April 2-5 with Nearly 30,000 Attendees
CardioSmart Health Fair to feature free health screenings for New Orleans community

WHAT: ACC’s 60th Annual Scientific Session and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2011

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (MCCNO)

WHEN: April 2-5, 2011

DETAILS: Nearly 30,000 medical professionals will gather in New Orleans, Saturday, April 2-Tuesday, April 5 at the MCCNO for the world-class cardiovascular meeting of the year. ACC’s 60th Annual

Scientific Session and i2 Summit, the first citywide convention of 2011, will feature the latest advances in high-quality cardiovascular care, 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest products, educational experiences,

cutting-edge science and the CardioSmart Health Fair.

The CardioSmart Health Fair will take place on Saturday, April 2, at Kingsley House, offering underserved New Orleans residents a chance to personally meet cardiologists and gain valuable information about healthy lifestyle choices through free cardiovascular, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Educational sessions will also be presented at the fair with topics such as weight loss management, fitness/exercise, nutrition, blood pressure management and medication education. The main goal of the fair is to offer free medical information for the underserved populations in the city. Dr. Karen DeSalvo, City of New Orleans Health Commissioner, will speak at the fair.

The ACC is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The College is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The ACC is a trusted source of up-to-date clinical cardiovascular and health policy information and provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.

The last ACC meeting in New Orleans was in 2007, and this year’s meeting is set to generate $35 million in economic impact.

WEBSITE: www.accscientificsession.org

MEDIA REGISTRATION: MCCNO, Hall D, Room 343/344

Click here for registration form, information on media policies, required media credentials and calendar.

MAJOR EVENTS:

  • Sat, April 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: CardioSmart Health Fair: New Orleans community gets a chance to personally meet cardiologists and gain valuable information about healthy lifestyle choices through free health screenings, educational sessions, etc. Karen DeSalvo, City of New Orleans Health Commissioner, is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street. No registration needed to cover Health Fair.
  • Mon, April 4, 6 a.m.: CardioSmart 5k Run/Walk including Jared Fogle, Subway spokesperson. Race starts and ends in front of the New Orleans World Trade Center, 2 Canal Street, No registration needed to cover Fun Run. Interviews with Jared and ACC CEO Jack Lewin available at 5:45 a.m. at start/finish line.
  • Mon, April 4, 11 a.m.: ACC.11 Session on childhood obesity with Jared Fogle, Subway spokeperson, Room 265-266. Media must be registered to attend the session. Interviews with Jared available prior to the session.

· Sun, April 2-Tues, April 5: Media Briefings. Gives an opportunity for local New Orleans media to ask questions to a panel of experts presenting the latest in topics like heart health in children, heart attacks before and after Katrina, and more. Click here for a full media briefing schedule. All sessions listed below being held at MCCNO. Media must be registered to cover these sessions.

Saturday, April 2nd

Sunday, April 3rd

Monday, April 4th

Tuesday, April 5th

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Media availability with Dr. Ralph Brindis, ACC President, Room 343/344

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Consumer Interest Press Conference: Heart Attacks Before and After Katrina, and Restless Leg Syndrome, Room 338/339

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Co-Chair Media availability with Dr. Tuzcu, Room 343/344

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Consumer Interest Press Conference: Yoga My Heart Study, Lifelong Exercise Training, and Hearth Health for Children,

Room 338/339

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Co-Chair Media availability with Dr. Moliterno, Room 343/344

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Co-Chair Media availability with Dr. McNulty, Room 343/344

1:30 – 2:0 p.m.

Co-Chair Media availability with Dr. Steimle, Room 343/344

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Co-Chair Media availability with Dr. Crawford, Room 343/344

EXHIBIT HALL: MCCNO, Halls A-H

HOURS:
Sun, April 3-Mon, April 4: 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Tues, April 5: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

PRESS ROOM: MCCNO, Hall D, Room 343/344
PHONE NUMBER: 504-670-5331
HOURS: Sat, April 2: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun, April 3-Tues, April 5: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
ACC: Briefings and Education Sessions contact: Amanda Jekowsky, 202-731-3069, ajekowsk@acc.org; CardioSmart Health Fair contact: Jason Schneider, 202-236-8583, jschneider@acc.org
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com
MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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