2017 AACA Conference Social
Wednesday, July 19th
6:30-8:30 PM

"Medical Illustration and Invention over the Years" 

Sponsored by:

This years’ social is once again dedicated to the memorial of Dr. Robert Acland.

Places of Invention is a current exhibit at the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, DC.Medical innovations discovered by Minnesotans in the 1950’s are a prominent part of the Smithsonian exhibit.   

Similarly, this event will pay tribute to Minnesota’s longstanding history as a pioneer in cardiac surgery and cardiac rhythm management device design, by showcasing several exciting exhibits.  The Bakken Museum, which was founded by Earl Bakken, the inventor of the first wearable pacemaker and a co-founder of Medtronic, will be curating an interactive exhibit.  The Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, Midwest’s pre-eminent library for historical medical research, will exhibit a number of its rare books, including a few related to the heart and cardiology.  3D4Medical, a platinum sponsor of tonight’s event, will also be offering attendees an opportunity toexplore cardiac anatomy in the immersive world of augmented reality. Please come and see a range of clinical pathologies and procedures with their line of health care products directed at patient health and comprehension to understand how 3D4Medical truly is transforming medical learning.


Minneapolis Marriot City Center
Minnesota Room (exhibits) - 6th floor
Minnesota Room Foyer (drinks and hors d’oeuvres)-6th floor


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