general information


hyattThe Hyatt Regency Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada is the venue and headquarters hotel of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CARDIOLOGY, ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2017, 22nd WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE.

Hyatt Regency
1 Discovery Square, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada

Toll Free: +1 800 233 1234
Tel: +1 604 683 1234; Fax: +1 604 689 3707
Reservation Fax: + 1 604 6394829

Please note that the meeting this year will begin one day earlier than in previous years. We encourage all attendees to arrive in Vancouver on Thursday, July 13, 2017.
The Scientific Program will run from 08:00 on Friday, July 14 to 15:00 on Sunday, July 16.

Registration will be open from 16:00 - 19:00 onThursday, July 13th and a Get Together Reception from 18:00 - 19:00 on Thursday, July 13th.


The scientific program of the International Academy of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions 2017, 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease has been reviewed by the American Medical Association and approved for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. One credit may be claimed for each hour of participation in approved sessions.

The official language of the Congress is English.

The average July temperature in Vancouver is warm and comfortable, mostly sunny during the day, with the possibility of clouds and rain approx: 23ºC / 74ºF. A light jacket for the evening is suggested as temperatures may cool down. Clothing is informal for all occasions.

The Canadian Government have introduced new entry requirements to Canada, please see below. Additional information can also be found at the following link:

New entry requirement now in effect
Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

Be prepared: Apply for an eTA before you book your flight to Canada. Most applicants get approved within minutes. However, some applications can take several days to process so don’t wait until the last minute. Applying for an eTA is a simple online process. Most applicants get their eTA approval (via an email) within minutes. However, some requests can take several days to process if you're asked to submit supporting documents. It is best to get an eTA before you book your flight to Canada.

An eTA:

  • is an entry requirement for travellers from visa-exempt countries who fly to or transit through Canada,
  • is valid for up to five years or until the passport you used to apply for your eTA expires, and
  • allows you to travel to Canada many times, and stay for up to six months (the border officer will tell you how long you can stay).

  • The above information refers to people entering Canada by air. If, however, you require a visa to enter Canada, we suggest that you contact the Canadian Embassy/Consulate in your country or ask your travel agent for assistance.


    Registration Categories

    up until
    July 6, 2017

    Standard /
    On Site

    July 6, 2017
    Participant US$ 700 US$ 780
    Nurse, Technician, Trainee *
    Student **
    US$ 600 US$ 680
    Farewell Dinner (optional) US$ 120 US$ 120
    Get-Together Reception cost for Accompanying Person(s) US$ 50 US$ 50
    Printed Congress Abstract Book – Journal of Heart Disease US$ 20 US$ 20

    * Letter of verification required
    ** Valid student card required

    Fees for PARTICIPANTS include: participation in all scientific sessions, Congress kit, Program and Invitation to Get-Together Reception.

    Payment for registration fees may be made directly via our website:, by credit card, i.e. Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, by check payable to the International Academy of Cardiology, or by bank transfer to the World Congress on Heart Disease. For further information regarding a bank transfer, please contact the Secretariat.

    Please note that Registration fees are not transferable.

    Cancellation received up until May 31, 2017, full refund less $100 administrative fee
    Cancellation received from June 1 – June 14, 2017, 50% refund of registration fee paid
    Cancellation received from June 15 – June 30, 2017, 25% refund of registration fee paid
    From July 1, 2017, no refund available.

    The Congress Secretariat, Organizers, the International Academy of Cardiology and the Congress Venue, The Westin Copley Place, Boston cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants, students and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2017, 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance and safe keeping of personal property.


    Participants interested in presenting oral communications and/or poster presentations are invited to submit their abstract(s) directly via the congress website for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Please see Abstract Guidelines page and Abstract Form for online submission.

    Abstracts sent by mail or fax will not be processed by the Secretariat and will not be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review. In case of genuine difficulties, please contact the Congress Secretariat: Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. If submitting an amended abstract, please indicate that it is a replacement abstract and provide the number assigned to the abstract. Each presenting author may submit up to two abstracts for oral presentation and two abstracts for poster presentation.

    Symbols, tables, graphs or pictures cannot be submitted via the website.  Abstracts containing symbols, tables, graphs or pictures must be e-mailed as a Word document attachment to the Congress Secretariat: Include the presenting author's full contact details as well as the category under which your abstract should be reviewed.




    All abstracts will be reviewed by at least seven members of the Scientific Committee. An abstract may be accepted for oral presentation, as a poster, or may be rejected.

    You will receive confirmation from the Secretariat that your abstract has been received, indicating the abstract number, which it has been allocated. Please refer to this number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.

    The Scientific Committee will assess all submitted abstracts, and information regarding acceptance and scheduling will then be sent to authors. Authors whose abstracts are accepted agree to give the International Academy of Cardiology permission to publish his/her abstract(s), without compensation, in the JOURNAL OF HEART DISEASE, on its website, and in the supplement issue of the journal CARDIOLOGY.

    Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to pay Registration fees no later than June 12, 2017 in order to present their study at the Congress.

    Presenters will be limited to no more than four (4) presentations at this Congress, 2 oral and 2 poster.

    Abstracts must be presented by one of the co-authors of the study.



    Submitted, accepted abstracts will be published as follows:

    1. In the online supplement journal of CARDIOLOGY. The journal CARDIOLOGY is published by S. Karger AG Medical and Scientific Publishers, Basel, Switzerland ( and the supplement issue will appear in CARDIOLOGY. Permission has been granted for Congress participants to print copies of the supplement and there is also free online access to this supplement issue.

    This publication will be registered at bibliographic services such as PubMed/Medline, Current Contents/Life Science, Journal Citation Reports/Science, EMBASE and Chemical Abstracts.

    2. In the Journal of Heart Disease (ISSN 1556-7451) – Participants wishing to receive a printed copy of the Journal of Heart Disease – the Congress Abstract Book, should pre-order this on the Registration Form, no later than May 31, 2017. The cost is US$ 20. Participants will receive the pre-ordered book on registration at the Congress.

    3. Accepted abstracts will also be published on this website just prior to the commencement of the Congress.

    An exhibition is planned to take place during the Congress. For further information, please contact:

    The Organizing Committee
    PO Box 17659
    Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
    Tel: +1 310 657 8777; Fax: +1 310 659 4781

    For further information, please contact:

    The Organizing Committee
    PO Box 17659
    Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
    Tel: +1 310 657 8777
    Fax: +1 310 659 4781


    Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require additional information or assistance. All correspondence should be addressed to:

    PO Box 17659
    Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
    Tel: +1 310 657 8777
    Fax: +1 310 659 4781


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      international academy of cardiology