Members of the global cardiovascular community will gather in San Diego, California, March 14-16, 2015, for the 64th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology. This year’s meeting, designed to be innovative, interactive, and informative, will leverage the entrepreneurial environment of Southern California to inspire registrants. Although meetings of this nature have experienced a steady decline in attendance during the past 5 to 10 years, they still can influence the pace of change and quality of care by providing for instantaneous dissemination of content across multiple digital distribution channels. Educational relevance and value in the current era are best measured in units of new scientific knowledge bytes and novel insights gained. The ultimate goal, of course, is to link active learning with demonstration of improved patient outcomes.
Patrick T. O’Gara, William J. Oetgen. Innovation and Implementation in Cardiovascular MedicineChallenges in the Face of Opportunity. JAMA. 2015;313(10):1007–1008. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1921