2016 Annual Meeting Sets New Standard for Excellence

The Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee was filled to capacity for our Chapter’s Annual Meeting, held November 18-20. Over 400 people, including 140 cardiologists and 52 exhibitors, packed into the beautiful resort on yet another spectacular weekend. For the past few years, our chapter has contracted the entire facility for our meeting yet still faced challenges finding room and meeting space for everyone that wanted to attend.

Following are a few of the highlights of the weekend:

  • Over 40 of the specialty’s scientific leaders addressed cutting edge topics, beginning Friday at 2pm and ending Sunday at noon.
  • ACC President Dr. Rick Chazal and Chapter President Dr. Charlie Brown presented updates on the issues facing the specialty.
  • Dr. Ken Dooley was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Dr. Donald Page was recognized for three years distinguished service as Chapter President and ACC Governor.
  • Dr. Jason Reingold was presented the President’s Award for exemplary service as the Chapter’s representative on the Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC).
  • Dr. Salim Hayek, Emory, won the top award among eight FIT poster presentations.
  • For the third year, an outstanding track of CV surgery sessions was featured with rooms filled to capacity.
  • The Joe Gransden Orchestra presented a powerful celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centennial birthday on Saturday night.
  • Special thanks to our premier sponsors, Boston Scientific, Medtronic and Abbot Vascular, to Silver Sponsor Zoll Pharmaceutical and Bronze sponsors Arbor Pharmaceuticals and Piedmont Healthcare.

View slideshow of the weekend here