New York City Highlighted as Popular Site for Meetings with Cardiology Symposium in Town

Latest Advancements in Cardiovascular Disease to be Revealed During Three-Day Educational Conference at Hilton New York
Convention to Generate $1.5 in Economic Impact to New York City

New York City (December 8, 2008) NYC & Company, the city’s marketing and tourism organization, today lauded New York City’s popularity as a meetings destination as it prepares to welcome the 41st annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium to town this weekend. Close to 2,000 attendees will join a team of more than 40 cardiology experts from December 12 to 14 during an intensive three-day, interactive conference, featuring the latest diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive approaches to cardiovascular disease, a primary cause of death and disability worldwide.

“It’s a privilege to welcome the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Symposium to New York City this weekend,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “With the City’s world-renowned hospitals and clinics, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and the guarantee of record-breaking attendance, the City is an ideal setting for this educational meeting.”

The symposium, taking place at the Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan, will generate close to 2,000 room nights and bring in close to $1.5 million in economic impact to the City.

Cardiovascular specialists, internists, family physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses in cardiology and physician assistants will attend the Cardiovascular Symposium, where key topics in cardiology, including coronary artery and valvular heart diseases, cardiac and electrical failure and atrial fibrillation will be explored.

The symposium, put together by the American College of Cardiology, is one of the association’s most popular educational programs of the year. The cardiology professionals will also return annually to New York City over the next several years.

“New York City is a living laboratory for the latest advancements in cardiology today, and we are confident the New York Cardiovascular Symposium will give our attendees the additional knowledge they need to enhance their careers and benefit their patients,” said Jack Lewin, CEO for the American College of Cardiology.

NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, is committed to the success of medical conferences in New York City such as the New York Cardiology Symposium. For next week’s meeting, the City will man a welcome desk at the Hilton New York for attendees and will distribute visitor information as well as marketing materials showcasing the City’s “Just Ask the Locals” campaign and the “Harlem for the Holidays” shopping promotion.

The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care—through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines—and to influence health care policy. To learn more, visit


Kimberly Spell
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