Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology

The ACC's Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for CHD professionals within the ACC, advocating for and advancing priorities of interest to the community.

Arwa Saidi, MB BCh. FACCArwa Saidi, MB BCh. FACC

Welcome to the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section.

Welcome to the ACC's Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Section! We aspire to have the ACPC Section be your professional home. The ACPC Section was established in 2004 to promote quality, education and advocacy issues facing the congenital heart disease (CHD) profession.

The Section welcomes pediatric cardiologists, adult congenital cardiologists, nurses, PAs, CHD surgeons, fellows, CHD administrators and adult cardiologists with an interest in CHD. The Section serves as a forum for all CHD professionals and stakeholders, including patients, and is focused on improving the care and outcomes of CHD patients and we welcome your input.

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We want to promote racial, ethnic, and gender diversity within our Section, especially in leadership. To help prepare our members for leadership at not only their own institutions but also at local, regional, and national levels.  
— Arwa Saidi, MB BCh. FACC

Section activities continue to  champion the adult congenital heart disease sub-specialty certification, QNet™ which includes both process and outcome quality metrics in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, and working with patient advocacy groups to advocate for our patients. Thanks to your input and support we now have an annual CHD Community Day that allows members to have an in-depth focused discussion on timely issues within our field.  

Moving forward we want to provide value to your ACPC Section membership. We will be working closely with the ACC, ABIM and the ABP to provide more maintenance of certification (MOC) options for our Section members.   We are excited that the first ACPC Question of the Month has been published and you can retweet to promote this MOC opportunity.

We want to promote racial, ethnic, and gender diversity within our Section, especially in leadership.  To help prepare our members for leadership at not only their own institutions but also at local, regional, and national levels.  To become the forum for heart center leadership (administrative, nursing, and physician) to exchange ideas that lead to advancement of our field. We have submitted a grant to improve diversity in applicants to congenital cardiology fellowships. We want to remain a resource for our Fellows-in-Training and Early Career members through the ACC's mentoring program that enriches their careers. We want to be an active voice in promoting the highest-quality, value based clinical care of our children and adults with CHD. And we want to open our doors to global initiatives that benefit CHD patients worldwide. And, of course, we wish to advance the scientific knowledge that benefits our patients.

It is a privilege to care for CHD patients and to work with my colleagues in our field of medicine. At this time, we face many professional challenges but with challenge comes great opportunities. The ACPC Section wants to collaborate with you. Help us mold the ACPC Section to be the instrument that solves these challenges and enriches your careers.

Please join the ACPC Section and let us know how you would like to become involved by sending your comments and interest to Michael Phillips, ACPC Staff Liaison, at mphillips@acc.org

I look forward to working with you!

Arwa Saidi, MB BCh. FACC
Chair, Adult Congenital & Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Section

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