Cardio-Oncology Patient Education:
Co-Chaired by Drs. Bonnie Ky and Lavanya Kondapalli
We develop CardioSmart educational content for Cardio-Oncology patients and their families. In a collaboration between the American College of Cardiology and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, we have led the development of a Cardio-Oncology Patient Education Module on cardiosmart.org. The purpose of this initiative to provide a platform of materials specific to Cardio-Oncology that can be used by patients and providers as resources prior to, during and after their treatment. We hope to provide practical knowledge related to the intersection between cancer and cardiovascular risk factors and disease that can help equip and inform the growing community of patients and providers.
Co-Chaired by Drs. Anecita Fadol, Josh Mitchel, and Diego Sadler
We're focused on spreading the word about cardio-oncology on the state and federal level. We have an amazing group of professionals that are actively involved in Advocacy on many different levels. We are passionate in making sure that our providers and patients have the resources they need for treatment. Over the past few years, we have focused on bringing Cardio-Oncology awareness and education to many stakeholders involved with Cardio-Oncology patients.
Co-Chaired by Drs. Jeanne M. DeCara and Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie
We're focused on the role and importance of imaging in the treatment of Cardio-Oncology patients. Especially the indications of cardiac and vascular imaging by ultrasound, MRI, CT, SPECT and PET in the evaluation and surveillance of patients treated for cancer, the prognostic value of cardiac and vascular imaging, the role of imaging in patients treated with novel therapies, and the imaging of cardiovascular tumors.
Projects include the publication of educational cases and images on the ACC platforms in collaboration with the imaging council, the submission of sessions and workshops to the ACC Educational events.
Cardio-Oncology Section Website:
Chaired by Dr. Carrie Lenneman
We manage the Cardio-Oncology Section's ACC.org webpage, including the educational resource library, training programs, and section information. For 2020, we're planning to add new subpages for the section work groups, past Council members, and "research." The "research" area will highlight active Cardio-Oncology trials and allow investigators to identify other sites conducting research. We're also exploring ways to expand the resource library (ex: adding webinars and recorded lectures; linking to the Clinical Topic Collection).
The Cardio-Oncology Website Working Group is interested in soliciting more members who are motivated to improve our content or add innovative ideas to the website.
Pediatric & Adolescent Cardio-Oncology:
Chaired by Dr. Thomas Ryan
We're focused on cardiovascular issues pertinent to pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients exposed to cancer therapies. Our members include pediatric and adult cardiologists, and non-physician practitioners from within the ACC. Past projects have included a survey of providers from the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Member Section regarding practice patterns for managing pediatric Cardio-Oncology.
Training in Cardio-Oncology:
Co-Chaired by Drs. Joseph Carver and Joerg Herrmann
We're focused on developing and delivering a set of recommendations for cardio-oncology training programs. To this end, we're developed these specific goals:
- To define the core knowledge and proficiencies in cardio-oncology (educational standards)
- To organize a teaching curriculum and program that will deliver and test the core knowledge
- To outline level 1-3 training structures for cardiology fellows
- To assist cardiology fellowship directors in the organization and operation of level 1-3 training
- To provide support/resources for cardio-oncology clinics with a training program