Current ACC President Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC, once wrote, "As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, it is our job to ensure that all members have the tools and resources necessary to provide patients with care that meets the highest standards of accountability, ethics, reliability, and competence." But what are the most pressing issues that need attention?
In this March 2016 edition the CardioSurve Newsletter explores the challenges confronting cardiovascular professionals which require ACC support today and over the next few years. In this issue we will also spotlight two segments that best reflect the residency to retirement coverage of ACC membership, International Fellows in Training and Cardiologists over the age of 60, in our new "Member Trends" section. We also take a look at how the ACCEL Audio Journal helps to fill a learning niche for on-the-go CV professionals, and in our "Clinical Spotlight" we will examine the role of clinical trials in treatment decisions.