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2020 ACC-Mass Virtual Annual Meeting

  • 17 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual


  • The registration fee for the meeting is free for members of the Massachusetts Chapter, ACC. Our goal is to bring you timely information at this unprecedented time. You will receive log-in information for event after you register for the meeting.

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2020 ACC-Mass Annual Meeting

Join us virtually on Saturday, October 17th for the 2020 Abstract Competition for FITs & Residents and then Keynote Speaker Claire S. Duvernoy, M.D., Trustee of the American College of Cardiology.

The registration fee for the meeting is free, but all attendees must register to receive the meeting link.

9 a.m. - Welcome and Chapter Announcements

9:15 a.m. - Top Five Abstract Competition Presentations

9:20 a.m. - Presentation #1: Association between Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors with Cardiovascular Events and Atherosclerotic Plaque

Presenter: Zsofia Drobni - Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC), Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

9:35 a.m. - Presentation #2: Incidence, Characteristics, Predictors, and Outcomes of Surgical Explantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement – A Population-Based, Nationally Representative Analysis

Presenter: Sameer Hirji - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

9:50 a.m. - Presentation #3: An Unusual Cause of Functional Mitral Stenosis: A Left Atrial Intimal Sarcoma

Presenter: Jamie Diamond - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

10:05 a.m. - Presentation #4: Lymphocytic Myocarditis Presenting with High Grade Atrioventricular Block and Mimicking Lyme Carditis

Presenter: Sabawoon Mirwais - Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, USA

10:20 a.m. - Presentation #5: Exertional Hypoxemia due to Right to Left Interatrial Shunt after Left Pneumonectomy 

Presenter: Sonu Abraham - Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, USA

10:30 a.m.  - Morning Break

11:00 a.m. - The State of ACC with Keynote Speaker Claire S. Duvernoy, M.D. - Trustee of the American College of Cardiology


Claire S. Duvernoy, MD, FACC, is a professor of medicine specializing in interventional cardiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. She served as chief of the cardiology section at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center for more than 10 years before transitioning to her role as director of the regional cardiology network.

Duvernoy attended the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also finished her internship and residency in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology. Later, she was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where she studied myocardial blood flow using positron emission tomography.

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