Dr. Candice Silversides Announced as Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of JACC: Advances

Renowned Canadian physician to lead new journal seeking to advance the next generation of academic cardiologists and cardiovascular researchers

Contact: Dana Kauffman, dkauffman@acc.org, 202-375-6294

WASHINGTON (Jul 28, 2021) -

Candice Silversides, MD, FRCPC, has been announced as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the American College of Cardiology’s newest journal, JACC: Advances. The journal will publish original research and review articles with a particular focus on new and emerging subspecialities in the cardiology field including congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiology, critical care cardiology, geriatric cardiology, cardio-obstetrics, and cerebrovascular disease, among others. JACC: Advances adds to the growing Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) family of journals, which now includes 10 premier, peer-reviewed publications.

“I am very honored to serve as the first editor-in-chief of JACC: Advances,” Silversides said. “As the field of cardiology continues to grow, new subspecialities have developed and it is the perfect time to create a new journal that will publish original manuscripts dedicated to these evolving fields of cardiology. I look forward to working with the editorial board members of JACC: Advances in our shared commitment to help improve cardiovascular care for current and future generations.”

Silversides is a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and chair in Pregnancy and Heart Disease at the Miles Nadal Heart Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she leads the Obstetric Medicine program and is director of the Cardio-Obstetric clinic. She also works at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center, specializing in adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography and is vice president of the Canadian Adult Congenital Heart Network. Silversides’ research interests include pregnancy and heart disease and adult congenital heart disease. She has contributed to many international practice guidelines and consensus statements, including serving as chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s guidelines on the management of adults with congenital heart disease.

JACC: Advances, an online Open Access journal, will aspire to be the leading publication for new and emerging areas in the cardiovascular field. The journal is currently finalizing its editorial board that will include representatives specializing in various areas of cardiovascular medicine.

To learn more about the JACC family of journals, please visit JACC.org.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

The ACC’s family of JACC Journals rank among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for scientific impact. The flagship journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) — and family of specialty journals consisting of JACC: Advances, JACC: Asia, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: CardioOncology, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Case Reports, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Heart Failure — pride themselves on publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.


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