Happy New Year to all! Hope everyone had a nice holiday season. For one of your New Year’s resolutions, we welcome you all to become more engaged in your PaACC Chapter. Please check out our website for details and to learn about how you can become more involved! Below are highlights from the past month or two:
This fall we had an election for our future governors representing both the Eastern and Western sides of the state. Congratulations to Dr. Marietta Ambrose from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania who was elected as the Eastern Governor Elect and Dr. Timothy Wong from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who will be the Western Governor Elect. Both Doctors Ambrose and Wong will assume their Governor roles at the ACC Scientific Sessions in 2025.
Congratulations to the team from Penn State Hershey that won the Fellows Jeopardy Competition for Pennsylvania at the recent MACCS meeting. The team beat a host of other fellowship teams from around the state. They will be representing PaACC at the ACC.24 Scientific Sessions in Atlanta April 6-8, 2024. If you are attending, please stop by and cheer them on!
Along those lines, there is still time to register for ACC.24 at a reduced rate. If you choose to attend, please plan to join us for an informal PaACC reception on April 6. Details to follow.
The PaACC chapter has a sister relationship with ANMCO, which is the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists. We recently hosted five early career Italian cardiologists for a visit where they were able to spend a day at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. They also attended the American Heart Association meeting in Philadelphia and participated at the MACCS meeting in Washington, DC. It was felt to be a successful trip by all!
There is an opportunity for early career PaACC cardiologists or advanced fellows in training to participate in a similar week-long program in Italy this May 2024. If you are interested please reach out to me or our Chapter Executive Jennifer Ray Beckman for more information and to express interest.
Our CVTeam is hosting their next Educational Forum Series Topic on February 21st “Cardiogenetics and Implications to Clinical Practice”. This Zoom webinar is free to attend and provides CEU credits, but you must register ahead of time here.
We continue to welcome feedback and are excited about growing and having more member get involved. Please check out our website at www.pcacc.org, follow us on Twitter @PAChapterACC, and reach out any time via email@example.com with questions, ideas, needs or if you would like to get involved in PaACC activities.
Ross Peterson, MD, MBA, FACCPresident, PaACC
Governor, Western PA
CONGRATS TO Penn State Hershey!
The team from Penn State Hershey will represent the PaACC at
ACC.24/ACC Jeopardy in Atlanta.
CardioOB & PaMed
If you are also a PaMed member, please sign on to this link and comment on the resolution to provide blood pressure cuffs to high risk pregnant women.
February 21 & March 20
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Negotiating Your First Employment Contract
Date: February 22
Time: 7:00 pm
Additional information and registration are here
Mid-Atlantic Women Cardiologists Seminar:
Renegotiation: Rethinking Your Next Contract
Date: March 13
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PAACC WELLNESS RESEARCH
The PaACC is interested in promoting research that addresses physician and CVTeam wellness, diversity and inclusion.
Click here for information on a current survey regarding: PROVIDER OPINIONS ON DEPRESSION SCREENING AND TREATMENT IN CARDIOLOGY