2022 Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy

Date: May 1-3, 2022
Meeting Type: Live Meetings
Location: Heart House, Washington, DC
Course Director(s): Rick Nishimura, MD, MACC; Patrick O'Gara, MD, MACC

Course Overview/Statement of Need
The success of the "actionable knowledge" pillar of the ACC's strategic plan depends upon ongoing contributions from talented, expert clinicians. Emerging faculty must be identified and guided into both the ACC teaching fold and leadership positions. Completion of this course provides additional opportunities for engagement in various roles across the College, particularly those aligned to ACC educational activities.

A grant from The Michael Wolk Heart Foundation, along with a direct investment from the ACC, supports the 2022 Rick Nishimura, MD, MACC and Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy.

One ACC W. Proctor Harvey, MD Young Teacher awardee will be selected from among the Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy participants. This award is presented for the purpose of identifying, recognizing, and honoring young members of the College who have distinguished themselves by their dedication and skill in teaching, and to stimulate the awardees to continue their careers in education. The ACC W. Proctor Harvey, MD Young Teacher awardee receives a $5000 award along with complimentary registration and transportation for the subsequent ACC Annual Scientific Session.

The goal of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills for faculty committed to contributing to ACC's education mission and to facilitate the transfer of evolved competence into practice.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective creation of an inclusive, interactive learning environment
  • Reflect upon and enhance teaching approaches through the incorporation of knowledge and techniques of master educators
  • Apply evidence-based learning strategies which lead to achievement of well-defined learning outcomes
  • Exemplify leadership in the continuing education of healthcare professionals through participation in ACC's education offerings and committees

Target Audience
This course is intended for physicians or cardiac care clinicians who are ACC Fellows or Associate Fellows serving in full-time academic positions where there is a complement of medical students or house staff to be taught.

Course Directors

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Planning Committee

Geoffrey D. Barnes, MD, MSc, FACC
University of Michigan

Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Heart & Vascular Institute

Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
Centennial Heart at Parkridge

Kara Dixon
American College of Cardiology

Joyce Donnellan, MSN
American College of Cardiology

Kathleen Donnelly-Bensalah, PhD
American College of Cardiology

Steve Kerchner, MSc
American College of Cardiology

Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC
Northwell Health

Jane A. Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, FACC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Mike Monahan, MEd, RN
Healthcare Resources Associates

Nick Morse
American College of Cardiology
United Health Group

Sarah Sears
American College of Cardiology

Lara Slattery, MHS
American College of Cardiology

Robyn Snyder
American College of Cardiology

Justine Turco
American College of Cardiology

David Wardrick
American College of Cardiology

Marthea Wilson
American College of Cardiology

Faculty Disclosures

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purposes of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by ACCME as an equivalent number of hours of participation.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ may fulfill CPE requirements in some states; however, pharmacists should check directly with their state's board of pharmacy to find out if CME credit is accepted.

Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy

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