In The News
by Seth J. Baum, MD
I’ve been speaking and writing about; and basically “living” the ASPC annual meeting for many months. Now it has come and gone. And it was spectacular! A few hundred attendees representing diverse medical, nursing, pharmaceutical, and basic science disciplines enjoyed clinically relevant lectures delivered by many of America’s most influential medical thought leaders. Experts in imaging, genetics, diabetes, lipids, biomarkers, heart failure, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, nutrition, metabolism, peripheral artery disease and more delivered riveting talks to a captivated audience. Attendees from six nations and over thirty states participated in the event. The Experts Level 1 course was so well attended that a last minute room change was required to accommodate all participants. And though this was the ASPC’s first time it invited posters, approximately thirty-five made the grade, were presented, and will be published on line in Clinical Cardiology this September. The top three young investigators were called to center stage where they adroitly presented their studies, and were in turn presented with gifts from the society. We even enjoyed a delicious 30th Anniversary cake during a celebratory evening event. All things considered, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I, as my ASPC colleagues, am grateful to all our sponsors, exhibitors, and mostly our attendees. If you were unable to join us this year, please put this meeting on your calendar for next year. I promise you will not be disappointed. See you next July in Boca Raton, Florida!