The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced that its 70th Annual Scientific Session, ACC.21 taking place in Atlanta, USA, will be held across 15–17 May 2021, two months later than the original March dates.
“With continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, our hope is that the new dates will allow more people to attend in person and take advantage of the opportunity to reimagine global heart health, refocus on science and reconnect with friends and colleagues,” said ACC president Athena Poppas.
Planning for ACC.21 is already underway, the organisation said in a statement, with registration and call for abstracts opening in October 2020. ACC Annual Scientific Session leaders and staff are also working to ensure a safe environment with the latest health and safety guidelines in place. Additionally, a ACC.21 virtual experience will also be available for those unable to attend the meeting in person. ACC’s 2020 annual meeting was held as a virtual event in March, having originally been due to take place in Chicago, USA.