Convocation Ceremony to Celebrate Leadership and Achievements
After three days of creating connections, igniting innovation and engaging in disruptive discussion around the latest in cardiovascular research, ACC.16 will come to a close with the time-honored tradition of Convocation.
Presided over by outgoing ACC President Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD, FACC, the Convocation Ceremony will usher in the newest class of ACC Fellows and Associates. In addition, recipients of ACC’s Distinguished Awards, as well as recipients of ACC/Merck Research Fellowships, the ACC/William F. Keating, Esq. Endowment Award, the William W. Parmley Young Author Awards for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), the Young Author Achievement Awards for JACC journals, and the ACC Young Investigator Awards, will be recognized. Additionally, Convocation will honor the first class of Leadership Academy graduates.
“Convocation is an important opportunity to recognize outstanding leaders – both new and old – as well as formally acknowledge all of the new Fellows and Associates who have chosen the cardiovascular profession as their life’s work,” says Williams. “I’m looking forward to congratulating all of the award winners, Leadership Academy graduates, and our newly inducted ACC Fellows and Associates. Their dedication and involvement reaffirm my confidence that the future of our profession, and the future of the ACC, is in good hands.”
The evening also marks the official installation of new ACC leaders, including the new president. Tonight, Williams will pass the presidential chain to Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to be an integral part of what I feel is the most functional and focused organization to which I've been exposed,” says Chazal. “It is also a humbling experience to follow in the footsteps of talented and devoted leaders. The responsibility of helping member and staff colleagues to work toward our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health is enormous.”
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