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Federal Cardiology Virtual Networking Forum

October 26, 2021

Upcoming Event

Connect with your community! Network with other members of ACC’s Federal Cardiology Section and register for the virtual Section meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Webinar: Alternative Careers in Cardiology

July 12, 2021

Featured Webinar

Tune in on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. ET, for a Federal Section webinar that will provide an overview of the different career opportunities in the Federal Sector above and beyond the Veterans Health Association.

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Roadmap of CV Care For Women in the Military and Women Veterans

April 6, 2021

Featured Webinar

Explore the work the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are doing to optimize care for women actively serving in the armed forces and women veterans during a revealing webinar on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. ET.

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Veterans Affairs and Military Contributions to CV Medicine

December 2, 2019

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

Military physicians and the Veterans Affairs (VA) play an important role in cardiovascular care and research. The ACC has long recognized this importance and in recent years has moved to further strengthen the role of its VA, military and public health sector members in college-wide activities.

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Webinar on the VA/DOD: What's Our Mission Anyway?

November 26, 2019

Featured Webinar

The new MISSION Act is designed to provide veterans with a wider range of health care options. But what are some of the challenges of outsourcing care – particularly cardiovascular care?

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Sign Up For “Microvolunteer” Opportunities

October 28, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

There are a lot of big ways to get involved with the College – being on a Section Leadership Council, participating on a taskforce or committee, or serving as faculty for a live course, to name a few. However, we know that not everyone has the time for some of these larger-scale commitments. That's why the ACC is excited to announce the launch of our Microvolunteering Platform.

Cardiology Magazine; July 2019

Check Out the July Issue of Cardiology; Your Member Magazine

July 23, 2019

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

Cardiology is the ACC's flagship member magazine — your member magazine — providing cardiovascular professionals with a comprehensive source for clinical and professional news. Find links to all of the July issue's articles and share on social media!

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Webinar: Transitioning From Military to Civilian Life

June 27, 2019

Featured Webinar

Join the ACC for a webinar on Tuesday, July 23 at noon ET, to learn about transitioning from Active Duty service or work within the Military Healthcare System to the civilian section.

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ACC Past President to Participate in Department of Defense Program

January 31, 2019

Feature Article

John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC, ACC past president and editor-in-chief of Cardiology – ACC's flagship member magazine – has been selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the secretary of defense.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Federal Cardiology Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

The September 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.19 Update

ACC Members, ACC.19 Registration is Now Open!

September 12, 2018

ACC20WCC

ACC.19 registration is NOW OPEN exclusively for ACC members. Nonmember registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 26. Register early for the lowest rates and best selection of hotel rooms!

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Federal Cardiology Section | The August Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

August 16, 2018

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

The August 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

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Federal Cardiology Section Meeting and Lunch

February 20, 2018

Don’t forget to register for the Federal Cardiology Section Meeting and Lunch at ACC.18 on Sunday, March 11, from 12 – 2 p.m. Add your voice to a conversation on some of the hottest topics in federal cardiology – including the future of electronic medical records.

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Hear From the Experts on the Hottest Trials From AHA 2017

November 22, 2017

In the latest ACC Cardiology Hour, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, is joined by Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC; Rachel J. Lampert, MD, FACC; Prediman K. Shah, MD, MACC; and Chadwick W. Stouffer, MD, in a roundtable discussion of the hottest trials from AHA 2017 in Anaheim, CA. Among the trials discussed are DACAB, CANVAS, EXSCEL, POISE-2 and more.

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Apply for ACC’s Membership Committee by Sept. 22

September 13, 2017

In conjunction with the ACC Committee Nominations cycle, the College’s Membership Committee is now accepting applications through Sept. 22. The Membership Committee was established as part of the 2015 College’s governance transformation and serves as standing committee of the College, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees.

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The August 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

August 21, 2017

The August 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

Cardiology Magazine, July 2017

The July 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

July 20, 2017

The July 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

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Call For Applications: Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair

July 20, 2017

The ACC is seeking qualified candidates to serve as vice chair of the Annual Scientific Session for a two-year term of office for ACC.19 and ACC.20, moving on to assume another two-year term as chair of ACC.21 and ACC.22.

Cardiology

The June 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

June 27, 2017

The June 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC

In Memoriam: ACC Past President Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC

April 14, 2017

ACC Past President Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC, passed away on March 30 at the age of 92 in his home in Florida. Dreifus and his wife, Seline, are well-known for their philanthropic work, especially the gracious donation of the "Man Helping Man" sculpture installed at Heart House in Washington, DC.

Member Benefits

JACC Leadership Page: Leadership in Cardiology

April 5, 2017

In a recent Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)A. Allen Seals, MD, FACC, the immediate-past chair of ACC’s Board of Governors, and Mark Hertling, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, discuss the importance of medical leadership and the critical need to involve physicians in significant roles in the health care environment.

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This Saturday: All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17

March 14, 2017

Attending ACC.17? Join us for the All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17! The event happening THIS Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis will give you a chance to learn more about what ACC's 19+ Member Sections are working to accomplish and to connect with members in your specialty or interest areas.

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Federal Cardiology Section Meeting and Lunch This Saturday

March 14, 2017

Confirm your attendance at this Saturday's Federal Cardiology Section Meeting and Lunch! We'll be meeting from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis hotel and addressing hot button issues such as the future of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, the National Defense Authorization Act/DHA ownership and electronic health records. Come network with your peers and discuss what the future holds for federal cardiology. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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Federal Cardiology Section Meeting and Lunch – March 18

February 14, 2017

Join us on Saturday, March 18 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Marquis for the Federal Cardiology Section Meeting and Lunch! We’ll have what’s sure to be a lively debate on the future of Veterans Affairs and also be tackling electronic health records and the National Defense Authorization Act/DHA ownership. You won’t want to miss this special event! RSVP today.

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Apply Now: Federal Cardiology Section FIT Travel Awards for ACC.17

January 26, 2017

The ACC Federal Member Section has a limited number of travel awards available to cover expense for a Federal Section FIT member to travel to the 2017 Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.  The award provides funding for airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation to the conference that will be held March 17-19, 2017. Apply today!

Ifeoma Onuorah-Ezenekwe, MD, FACC

My Early Career Interest in Women's Cardiovascular Health

December 20, 2016

I have always had an interest in women's cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in women, with one in three women dying from heart disease compared to one in 13 from breast cancer based on the 2015 American Heart Association heart disease and stroke data.

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The Federal Cardiology Section at Work: New JACC Publications

November 14, 2016

The ACC’s Federal Cardiology Section is continuously working to raise its profile and to strengthen and enhance its perspective within the ACC. As part of our efforts, we’ve produced two papers that have been published in recent issues of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , highlighting issues of specific relevance to our Fellow in Training and Early Career Audiences---the future of our profession.

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Use of Palliative Care on the Rise in Veterans With Severe HF

August 8, 2016

The use of palliative care in veterans with severe heart failure (HF) doubled over the course of six years, according to a research letter published July 6 in JAMA Cardiology. The study, conducted from 2007 to 2013, looked at 4,474 patients with severe HF. Overall, 51.2 percent of HF patients died within one year of hospitalization.

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Study Examines Outcomes at VA Hospitals

February 24, 2016

Older men hospitalized at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF) or pneumonia experienced lower 30-day risk-standardized all-cause mortality rates for AMI and HF, but higher 30-day risk-standardized all-cause readmission rates for all three conditions than those treated at non-VA hospitals, according to a study published Feb. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more >>>

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Best of ACC.org: Going Army: The Life of a Deployed Cardiologist

December 3, 2015

When a physician chooses to serve in the military, they are likely signing on for the unique responsibility of deployment and treating patients in a variety of settings and conditions. It is a practice setting few cardiologists will experience in their lifetime. Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) Todd Villines, MD, FACC, a member of the ACC’s Federal Cardiology Section, shares his deployment experience and sheds light on what it is like to “Go Army.”

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Study Finds African-American Veterans Have Lower Mortality, CHD Than White Veterans

October 23, 2015

African-American veterans may have lower incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and lower all-cause mortality than white veterans, according to a study published Sept. 18 in Circulation. These results are in contrast with the higher mortality experienced by African-Americans in the general population. The authors write that biological differences, overwhelmed by the socioeconomic disparities in the general population, may be a possible explanation for these racial discrepancies.

ACC Member Publications

Latest Issue of Cardiology Focuses on Big Data

May 26, 2015

The cover story in a recent issue of Cardiology magazine provides an in-depth look at big data and its implications on the future of medicine. It also features an article about the CardioEncounters program, a new approach to patient-clinician interactions, and includes an exclusive interview with the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco Robert Califf, MD, MACC.

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Advocacy: An Individual Right and a Professional Responsibility

January 20, 2015

The ACC’s long-term advocacy focus has been, and continues to be on the ultimate wellbeing of patients, both in the U.S. and around the globe. One need only look at some of the College’s recent efforts to make this point: advocacy for funding for cardiovascular research; advocacy for the use of scientific registries for quality improvement; advocacy for pulse ox legislation and smoke-free laws.