Dear PaACC Members:
Legislative Conference is a great opportunity to learn about advocacy in general, to understand the specific cardiovascular issues on our radar and to discuss issues directly with legislators and staff. In 2017, our delegation had the honor of meeting Representative John Lewis - a civil rights giant and a true legend who recently passed away. The conference, in person or virtually, has always made a big impact on how we are viewed in Washington.
An important date on our chapter calendar is our annual FIT jeopardy contest. As you may know, we usually have a lively competition every October in Harrisburg/Hershey; instead of our in-person competition, we are working hard on putting together a “virtual FIT competition”, and the ACC is standardizing it across the country. Have no fear, we will get it done this fall, stay tuned for further details.
Andrew R. Waxler, MD, FACC
Governor, ACC, representing eastern PA
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.
Updated INFORMATION FROM ACC
The ACC has pulled together COVID-19 information and resources and is updating it daily. Click here for the COVID-19 Hub.
For the free Summer Education Series, click here.
Read Dr. Waxler's Letter to the Editor that was recently published in the Reading Eagle on not delaying treatment for heart symptoms.
CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR HEART: DON'T IGNORE HEART SYMPTOMS
ACC CardioSmart recently published the infographic below to emphasize the importance of maintaining heart health through the epidemic. Click here for additional information.
2020 Legislative Session
Click here for an overview of the week as well as a full report of bills the PaACC is following.
Practice Made Perfect
ACC President, C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, created an informative podcast series intended to help clinicians sharpen non-clinical competencies. The podcast, Practice Made Perfect, will be a series of expert discussions on career and leadership development