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Abstracts Submissions Now Being Accepted for ACC.23/WCC

The ACC is seeking abstract submissions for ACC.23 Together With the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in New Orleans, March 4 to 6, 2023! Submissions will be accepted across 10 learning pathways and the Spotlight on Special Topics featuring cardio-oncology, cardio-obstetrics, global cardiovascular health, innovation, digital health and technology, sports and exercise, training and lifelong learning, and medical humanities.

Presenters will have the opportunity to share their research in person and virtually — and accepted abstracts will be published online in JACC! The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. ET. Click here to submit your science!

Be Recognized: ACC Award Deadlines

ACC Distinguished Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Distinguished Awards! Honor a colleague making contributions to the cardiovascular profession with one of the most prestigious awards in cardiology. ACC's Distinguished Awards honor those demonstrating leadership, advancing science and innovation, fostering the future of cardiology and making a difference in their communities. Award winners will receive global recognition and will be honored during the Convocation Ceremony during ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans. Submit a nomination by Friday, Sept. 30. Click here to learn more and apply.

Hani Najm Global Scholar Award

Applications are now open for the Hani Najm Global Scholar Award! The award will provide Early Career professionals in the Middle East and North Africa regions the opportunity to participate in a global knowledge exchange program in the U.S. by shadowing practicing cardiologists and attending special programming at ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 30. Click here to learn more and apply.

ACC Committee Nominations

Nominations for available positions on ACC's Committees, including NCDR and ACC Accreditation Services' committees, are now being accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 13. Interested applicants or nominators are encouraged to review the open positions on the Committee Nominations Portal and may self-nominate or nominate a colleague. Applicants will be notified of results by the end of 2022. Click here to get started.

For more information, view the Committee Nominations FAQs or email with questions.

See You in Barcelona! ACC at ESC Congress 2022

Attending ESC Congress 2022? Be sure to look for all the JACC events, including an author reception and Editor-in-Chief Meet and Greets at the ACC booth, along with a host of simultaneous publications across the JACC Journal family. ACC leaders will also be participating in several joint sessions and the College will be providing live coverage of Hotlines like SECURE, REVIVED, DELIVER, INVICTUS, APOLLO and other late-breaking science. Follow it all on Twitter (@ACCinTouch) and bookmark for all video updates, news stories, trial updates and more.

Guiding Principles and Member Guidance: Maternal CV Care

The ACC in June released guiding principles and member guidance regarding maternal cardiovascular care intended help members as they continue to provide the highest levels of care to patients following the recent Supreme Court decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson.

As background, the ACC has long advocated for patients engaging with their doctor and the cardiovascular care team about their heart health and related risks. Shared decision-making is an essential tool in helping to navigate the risks and benefits of all treatment options, taking into account the latest science and medical evidence, social determinants of health, emphasis on health equity, and the patient's own beliefs and goals.

While the ACC has no official policy on abortion, clinical practice guidelines and other clinical guidance tools address the dangers of pregnancy in certain patient populations at higher risk of death or serious cardiac events. As such, the College is deeply concerned about the potential implications of the Supreme Court decision regarding Dobbs vs. Jackson on the ability of patients and clinicians to engage in important shared discussions about maternal health, or to remove previously available health care options, especially given the alarming maternal health crisis in the U.S.

Similar with topics like gun violence that impact the broader medical community and patients, the ACC will continue to work with the larger House of Medicine to address specific laws and policies as they move forward that would threaten or criminalize patient-clinician discussions regarding maternal cardiovascular care.

Click here to access the complete list of guiding principles and guidance for clinicians.

New 2023 ACC Slate of Officers Announced

The ACC Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved the College's newest slate of officers and trustees put forth by the ACC Nominating Committee. These officers, which include the next president and vice president, will transition following ACC.23 Together With the World Congress of Cardiology in March.

The 2023 slate of officers and trustees, include:

B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
(ACC President 2023-2024)

Cathleen Dalton Biga, MSN, RN, FACC
(ACC Vice President 2023-2024)

Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC

Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC

Sandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC

Akshay K. Khandelwal, MD, FACC
(Finance Committee Chair-Elect 2023-2024; Chair 2024-2027)

"With the ACC preparing to embark on its next Strategic Plan and focusing on identifying new ways to leverage science, knowledge and innovation to truly transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for all, I can't think of a better group of individuals to help move the College forward," said Nominating Committee Chair and ACC Immediate Past President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, MACC. "These new officers and trustees bring critical leadership competencies, experiences and perspectives to their respective roles that will undoubtedly propel us forward and ensure we continue to be the professional home for the entire field of cardiology."

The ACC Nominating Committee, made up of Itchhaporia, Richard Chazal, MD, MACC; Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC; Andrew P. Miller, MD, FACC; Pamela Bowe Morris, MD, FACC; Robert A. Shor, MD, FACC; C. Michael Valentine, MD, MACC; and ACC President Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC (nonvoting), put forth the new slate of candidates using the College's Leadership Competencies as a guide. To learn more about ACC's governance structure and the roles of Officers and Trustees in strategically achieving the College's Mission and Vision, visit

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