December Issue of Cardiology: ACC’s Education Enterprise, Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Health, Innovation Road Map, and More

The cover story in the December issue of Cardiology highlights the partnership of ACC members and staff in the ACC’s education enterprise of serving the lifelong learning of the cardiovascular community. Also in this issue, review some of the things we’ve learned this year about prevention of cardiovascular disease and read about the ACC’s Innovation strategy. Get the full issue at

January Issue of Cardiology: Digital Health Solutions in Cardiovascular Medicine, Leadership Forum, Physician Assistant Workforce Survey, and More

The cover story in the January issue of Cardiology highlights the potential for digital health solutions in cardiovascular medicine and how the ACC’s Innovation Strategy is optimizing this impact. Leadership Forum brings us three stories: the debut of the “Healthy Leadership Forum” designed by Julie M. Clary, MD, MBA, FACC; longevity secrets from John Day, MD, FACC, and how Travis Batts, MD, FACC, views service through leadership to help patients and meet ACC’s mission. Learn about the evolution of the physician assistant workforce in cardiology based on results from a survey by the ACC’s PA Work Group. Get the full issue at

February Issue of Cardiology: Interventions Looks at Inflammation for the Cardiologist; Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine for 2018; ACC.18 Sneak Peek, and More

The cover story in the latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions examines the emerging role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease including findings from the CANTOS trial. Read more on this topic from Editor-in-Chief Peter C. Block, MD, FACC. Learn what leading experts think will most impact cardiovascular medicine in this new year. And learn about catheter-directed management in pulmonary embolism in the FIT perspective by Brett Carroll, MD. The ACC.18 Sneak Peek will help you start planning your best meeting now. Get the full issue at

Interactive Forum at ACC.18 on ACC’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The College will host an interactive, town hall-style forum focused on ACC’s diversity and inclusion strategy on March 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Regency Ballroom T. Led by Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC and Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC of the ACC Task Force on Diversity, the forum will provide an opportunity to learn more about ACC’s diversity and inclusion strategy, and attendees are invited to share ideas, ask questions, offer suggestions and become involved in ACC’s work to expand the role of diversity in the cardiovascular workforce, the College and the workforce pipeline. Register for the session here by Feb. 23 and contact Stephanie Mitchell with questions.

New ACC Video Showcases Stories of Leadership in Cardiology

Leaders from across the cardiovascular care team share their paths to leadership in a new ACC video. The video captures stories from a diverse array of ACC members, including ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, and Vice President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, as well as up-and-coming leaders, including Board of Governors member Laxmi Mehta, MD, FACC; and Travis Batts, MD, FACC, from ACC’s Leadership Academy Cohort II. The stories these leaders share illustrate the importance of seeking opportunities to lead under ACC’s new governance structure, which supports centralized authority and decentralized decision-making, finding mentors and providing mentorship, and maintaining a focus on the College’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. Watch the video here.

ACC Defines New Core Values

The College recently unveiled its new Core Values as part of the work toward developing the ACC’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, and ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, shared them in a perspective piece on The three core values – patient-centered, teamwork and collaboration, and professionalism and excellence – are the result of months of work in a collaborative effort by both members and staff. “On behalf of the BOT, we believe that these Core Values, taken together with our strong Mission and Vision, appropriately represent where the College is headed over the next five years, and into the future,” writes Walsh. Read more on

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