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President's Message

November 2020

As the end of 2020 draws near and new challenges arise, we should all take a moment to reflect on what we have survived this year.

We’ve learned new skills to tackle telemedicine and teach over Zoom. 

We’ve familiarized ourselves with the concepts of neutralizing antibodies and spike proteins. 

We’ve operationalized clinic closures and re-openings. 

We’ve carried our heads high as we work together to provide the best care that we can to patients who now more than ever need our help. 

Be proud of what we’ve done and where we’ve come.  

With dropping temperatures and rising COVID-19 cases, we must all get ready for what’s next. If you haven’t started using the ACC’s COVID-19 Hub, check it out here. The Covid Hub has curated science, operational policies, and clinical guidance, as well as links for patient education and clinician well-being.

Finally, please join me in congratulating our new Governors-elect: Elizabeth Piccione, MD, FACC, for Western PA and Srinath Adusumalli, MD, FACC, for Eastern PA. Both will be Governors starting in March 2022 guiding our chapter to new heights. 

Stay safe!

Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC

President, PaACC

Governor, ACC, representing western PA

    Humans of Cardiology logo

    July 2020 - Kinan Kassar, MD 

    Saturday Morning Zooms: The Distancing That Brought Us Together

    "Welcome to the meeting!" I woke up to this early morning announcement as I logged in to my first Zoom meeting with my cardiology co-fellows. What a huge surge of unpleasant feelings I felt that morning as our program director announced the new measures we would be taking as a training program during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the rest, click here.

    Humans of Cardiology is an opportunity for PaACC members to share motivating stories about their personal and professional lives and was inspired by the wildly popular Humans of New York series. Submit your story and view past posts here.   


    Date: December 1

    Time: Noon-1:00pm

    Location: Zoom

    Additional information and  Registration  here.

    ACC Membership Renewal

    The ACC and Chapter membership renewal deadline is just around the corner on December 10th. This year, the greater ACC community has rallied together to face unprecedented challenges to our practices and our communities. 

    Be sure your voice is at the table in 2021. Our membership prices are the same. Additionally, if you’re unable to pay your full renewal amount—contact us. Your membership is worth more than a single year’s dues payment, and we’re happy to work with you on alternate payment options for 2021.

    Additionally, at the Chapter level, we’ve been hard at work providing you with localized opportunities for involvement, education and networking—plus providing you with representation to lawmakers and decision makers at the local and state levels.

    Keep ACC as your cardiovascular home as together we transform CV care and improve heart health.

    Renew online or by calling ACC Member Care at 202-375-6000, ext. 5603.


    ACC CardioSmart recently published the infographic below to emphasize the importance of maintaining heart health through the epidemic. Click here for additional information.

    Heart Health during COVID-19 graphic
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