As has become our profile, we will adopt an evidence-based guideline driven update of the critical domains in cardiovascular medicine. We will especially focus our update on hypertension, prevention, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and acute coronary syndromes. Significant new data and guidelines from 2016 –2017 will represent the platform for our discussions. We are once again benefitted by the presence of lead authors and writing group committee members who are on our faculty and others with whom we frequently collaborate. 

In our two and a half day meeting we have allowed ample time for discussion including small group networking sessions. As before, we will use contemporary audience response technology to allow real-time questions and answers.