Dear PaACC Members:
As my wife likes to say, "Many hands make light work". I am a firm believer that this motto perfectly applies to the PaACC as we are so blessed to have a wonderful team/network throughout our great Commonwealth.
Over the past several months, through teamwork exemplified by the members of our organization, we have many accomplishments to feel good about:
...and so much more...
Wednesday, September 23 - FIT "Welcome to PaACC: - see above and please join us.
October 5-6: ACC Legislative Conference. This is the BEST way to both learn about, and participate in, ACC Advocacy. Learn about advocacy and strategies on the evening of October 5, then join in virtual meetings with DC legislators & staff during the day October 6.
The time to sign up is RIGHT NOW - registration literally closes tomorrow! Sign up for the ACC Legislative Conference HERE.
Of note, there is also an optional, intriguing HeartPAC event on the evening of October 4. More information is HERE.
Jeopardy Saturdays FIT Jeopardy is back! Final details are being worked out in conjunction with ACC national. Stay tuned!
Finally, it has been a true honor and blessing to have served for the past 18 months as PaACC president - thank you all so much for allowing me the privilege to represent our organization in the role of advocate not only for patients, but for our own livelihood. I have learned a lot along the way and have enjoyed every minute of it. Many thanks to the wonderful role models in whose footsteps I have had the honor of following; I can only hope I served you well. I look forward to 18 more months as the Eastern Governor and as part of the leadership, and am excited to continue working with our new President, Dr. Katie Berlacher, who now takes the baton.
Thank you again; it’s been my pleasure.
Andrew R. Waxler, MD, FACC
Governor, ACC, representing eastern PA
July 2020 - Kinan Kassar, MDSaturday 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