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June 27, 2018

Insights For Early Careers

"Our Emotions Need to be as Educated as Our Intellect"

By Nasrien E. Ibrahim, MD, FACC, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

The term emotional intelligence was first coined in 1990 and is used to describe a person's awareness of and ability to respond to emotions in themselves and others. Emotional intelligence is distinct from academic intelligence, and it may be part of the reason we are able to provide compassionate care. Read more on

Expert Interview Series (Part 1): Introduction to Permanent His Bundle Pacing

In an interview with Henry Huang, MD, FACC, cardiologist at Rush University Medical Center, Parikshit S. Sharma, MD, MPH, FACC, electrophysiologist at Rush University Medical Center and expert in the field of Permanent His Bundle Pacing (PHBP), shares his experience and knowledge. Read more on

Who Do I Call?

This article was authored by Syed S. I. Bokhari, MD, FACC, interventional cardiologist at Saint Joseph Hospital in London, KY.

As an early career cardiologist, you often find yourself navigating through many challenges when starting your first job. These challenges are especially applicable when you move to a new state ... and you may find yourself asking, "who do I call?" Read more on

Developing a Program in Structural Heart Disease

This article was authored by Islam Abudayyeh, MD, FACC, cardiologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.

The field of cardiology, like most disciplines in medicine, is undergoing a rapid expansion in available treatments. Structural heart disease, in particular, has seen multiple exciting new therapies altering how previously intractable or challenging cardiac problems are evaluated and treated. However, for many cardiologists, the term "structural heart disease" is not well-defined. Read more on

Apply For the 2019 Research and Career Development Awards

The ACC is proud to support the next generation of cardiovascular research legends. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Research and Career Development Awards, which help to fund six Fellow in Training and Early Career researchers with $70,000 in funding to pursue a year of research. Applications are due by Sept. 21. Learn more and apply online. Also achieve recognition for your research and ask your mentors, training directors and colleagues to nominate you for the 2019 Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award. The award recipient receives $1,000, plus free registration, travel and housing for ACC.19 in New Orleans, LA. Nominations will be accepted through July 11. Learn more.

Geriatric Research Symposium and Workshop: Early Career Travel Award Program

ACC's Geriatric Cardiology Section, in collaboration with the American Geriatrics Society and National Institute on Aging, is sponsoring a Research Symposium and Workshop, Oct. 15 – 16, at ACC's Heart House in Washington, DC. The event will focus on current knowledge and future research directions related to diagnostic testing in older adults with cardiovascular disorders and include a half-day session on mentoring and research opportunities for residents, fellows and other early career investigators. The ACC is offering up to 12 $1,000 travel awards to support attendance by qualified trainees and junior investigators. Click here to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 17.

Practice Made Perfect Podcast Addresses Quality Measurement

In the newest episode of the Practice Made Perfect podcast series, Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, and Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC, discuss ways that providers and their hospital systems are ranked and measured based on quality of care. Other episodes of the podcast discuss contract negotiations, finding a job after fellowship, and coding and documentation. Find ACC's collection of podcasts at

Register For ACC's 2018 Legislative Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 ACC Legislative Conference, taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Don't miss this unique opportunity to invest in the College's advocacy initiatives; gain an insider perspective on how to impact health care policy in your state; and meet face-to-face with congressional leaders and staff on Capitol Hill to share the incredible work the cardiovascular community does to provide quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care. Register today.

Latest Issue of Cardiology: Diversity and Inclusion Take Center Stage; Early Career Perspective on Work-Life Balance; More

The latest issue of Cardiology shines a spotlight on ACC's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and offers first-hand looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with making both the College and the profession more diverse and inclusive. Also in this issue, get an early career perspective on work-life balance and burnout; read about a son who followed his father into cardiology 25 years later; and share your thoughts on today's digital-focused medical education by following @ACCinTouch on Twitter and using #ConvosWithKohli and #CardiologyMag. Get the full issue at

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