JACC Leadership Page: Geriatric Cardiology: Two Decades of Progress and Strategy for the Future

In a recent Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Andrew P. Miller, MD, FACC, ACC secretary and chair of the ACC Board of Governors; Mathew Maurer, MD, FACC, immediate-past chair of the ACC Geriatric Cardiology Section Leadership Council and Karen P. Alexander, MD, FACC, chair of the Council, discuss the evolution of geriatric cardiology at the College and how the Council plans to align with the goals of the upcoming strategic plan. Since becoming a member section in 2011, the Geriatric Cardiology Member Section has grown to one of the largest member sections of the College and seeks to include members from across the cardiovascular care team. The section seeks to provide a knowledge base for geriatric cardiology, collaborate with other councils and committees regarding the care of older adults, and provide a forum to share experiences relevant to the care of older patients with cardiovascular disease. “The ACC has demonstrated its commitment to address the aging demographic through support of geriatric cardiology education and training,” the authors write. “This is a great time to be in geriatric cardiology.” Read more.