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WASHINGTON (Oct 11, 2017) -
Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC, has been selected as the next vice chair of the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session. Morris will serve as vice chair for ACC.19 and ACC.20, and will transition to chair for ACC. 21 and ACC.22.
ACC established the role of vice chair in 2014 to ensure consistency and continual improvement of the ACC's flagship meeting. The Annual Scientific Session vice chair and chair are responsible for leading the development of the educational program, which attracts over 13,000 professional attendees to the meeting each year.
"Dr. Morris is an outstanding choice for this crucial leadership role in the annual scientific session," said Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, president of the ACC. "She has been active throughout her membership in the ACC and is passionate about educating herself and other clinicians through her work on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council, the ACC roundtables and on the Annual Scientific Session Program Committee. Her vast experience and leadership will ensure that the ACC Annual Scientific Session continues to be the premier cardiology meeting."
Morris is the director of the Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program at the Medical University of South Carolina and an associate professor of medicine and cardiology. She is also the co-director of MUSC Women’s Heart Care Program where she works to educate physicians and women – locally and nationally – on women's cardiovascular risks.
Morris was appointed by the ACC's Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee from a field of applicants. She currently serves as the chair of the ACC's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Council, as well as a member of several expert consensus task forces. She has previously served on the ACC's Population Health Committee.
The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.