ACC 65th Anniversary Timeline

1949
13 cardiologists, led by Franz Groedel, MD, MACC and Bruno Kisch, MD, MACC, found the American College of Cardiology

1951
The first ACC scientific meeting is held in New York

1956
ACC three-day “workshop” programs begin

1958
The American Journal of Cardiology makes its debut under the leadership of Editor Simon Dack, MD, MACC

1961
ACC President Eliot Corday, MD, MACC receives federal funding for the first international circuit course in Taiwan and the Philippines

1965
First Bethesda Conference takes place

1965
The College moves from New York City to Bethesda, MD

1969
The College launches an audiotape journal called ACCESS (now called ACCEL) featuring recordings from the annual meeting, symposia and reviews of key articles from print journals

1970
ACC’s Government Relations Committee forms

1977
Heart House opens in Bethesda, MD

1981
ACC publishes first Journal of the American College of Cardiology under Editor Simon Dack, MD, MACC

1984
First ACC/AHA Guideline on Pacemaker Implantation published

1987
The first ACC Chapter is established

1996
ACC debuts on World Wide Web

1996
ACC Relationship with Industry Guidelines are established

1997
NCDR is born

1999
The College launches guidelines applied in practice (GAP), the first quality improvement program

2000
ACC partners with AHA on National Performance Measurement Standards

2002
ACC’s Political Action Committee is created

2003
ACC expands membership to the cardiac care team

2004
First ACC Mobile App is released on guidelines

2005
First ACC Sections are established

2005
ACC develops first Appropriate Use Criteria

2006
Heart House relocates to Washington, DC

2007
First ACC Council is established

2008
ACC launches CardioSmart

2008
First outpatient clinical data registry — PINNACLE Registry — launches

2009
First International Chapter launches

2010
ACC expands its registries internationally

2014
More than 40,000 members, 50 state chapters and 30 international chapters, a worldwide network of cardiovascular professionals dedicated to transforming cardiac care and improving heart health


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