Welcome to the online media center for ACC.20/WCC.

Here you will find access to press materials and virtual presentations for the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together With World Congress of Cardiology.


  • NOW AVAILABLE: ACC.20/WCC Virtual Sessions Link. Content and live sessions will be available at this link beginning on Saturday, March 28.
  • ACC.20/WCC media registrations remain valid and will grant registered media access to the virtual presentation options that will be announced in the coming days. Visit the ACC.20/WCC scientific session website for the latest updates.
  • Existing embargoes and plans for simultaneous publications remain in place and are subject to the existing embargo policies.
  • ACC has prepared an initial FAQ document to help with answering travel, refund and other questions for attendees. This document will continue to be updated.


Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Featured Clinical Research are embargoed until the start of the session in which they are presented. Posters and Oral Presentations are embargoed until official publication in the meeting proceedings, which is approximately two weeks before the start of the meeting. Some abstracts may be held longer or released earlier to support additional media promotions. Please note embargo times listed throughout this site.

By accepting a media registration for ACC.20/WCC or accepting ACC embargoed materials from this online newsroom, you acknowledge the embargoed information is for your use in preparing media coverage and you will not distribute or publish the information while the embargo is in effect. The embargo policy also applies to news releases or other communications from outside organizations that include embargoed information scheduled for presentation at ACC.20/WCC.


All meeting materials including but not limited to slides, news conference slides, abstracts, posters or any substantial portion of the above-mentioned materials are owned by the American College of Cardiology. The American College of Cardiology reserves all copyrights in meeting materials including but not limited to the materials mentioned above. By accepting a complimentary media registration, journalists agree to abide by ACC embargo policies related to studies scheduled for presentation during ACC.20/WCC.

Violations of the embargo policy can result in expulsion from the meeting, revocation of media credentials for the current year and next year, and removal from access to embargoed ACC journal information.


Communicating about ACC.20/WCC by way of social media is encouraged within embargo restrictions. Photographs from ACC.20/WCC, including images of single slides from sessions, are allowed to be shared via social media. The Twitter hashtag for the for ACC.20/WCC is #ACC20/#WCCardio. Follow @ACCMediaCenter and @ACCinTouch for meeting updates.

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