Get Ready for ACC.22: A Comprehensive Guide For FITs

ACC.22 is just around the corner – and we’re helping FITs prepare with this in-depth guide to navigating the event of the year taking place April 2 – 4 in Washington, DC and virtually. FITs will have unique opportunities to hone their knowledge of current medical advances and research, network with colleagues, and gain insights into nonclinical aspects of the cardiology profession. From Late-Breaking Clinical Trials to FIT Jeopardy and everything in between, learn about the must-do activities and sessions for FITs attending ACC.22.

Forums and Bootcamps

Three FIT Forums – Stump the Professor, FIT Mix 'n' Mingle and FIT Jeopardy: Battle of the Chapters Competition – are on the must-do-agenda for FITs. In addition, for those interested in interventional cardiology, two dedicated FIT Boot Camp sessions are part of the ACC.22 Interventional and Structural Learning Pathway. One session will focus on coronary topics such as PCI, stable angina and challenging lesions and patients, while the other will focus on noncoronary topics such as TAVR, mitral interventions, peripheral "disasters," and case-based examinations of the contemporary management of pulmonary embolism.

FIT Jeopardy

FIT Jeopardy is back live and in-person on the Engage Stage during ACC.22. The preliminary competitions will take place on April 2 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. ET and 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. ET, with semi-finalists battling it out on April 3 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET for a spot in the Finals later in the day. The finals, which will be live streamed on social media, will take place on April 3 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. ET.

Build Your Network

Having a mentor can help to navigate career decisions, develop research and sponsorship proposals and even learn how to get published. Learn more about mentorship in the WIC Lounge on April 2 from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. ET with 5006. Mentorship in Clinical Trial Research Leadership and on April 3 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. ET with 5004. Merging Mentorship and Sponsorship to Narrow Gaps.

In addition, FITs can rub elbows with mentors and ask questions of leaders in the field during the annual FIT Mix 'n' Mingle on April 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. ET. After that, be sure to head over to The Future of Cardiology Reception, also on April 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET.

Lastly, don’t miss the Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Event in the Member Hub Lounge on April 3 from 8 – 10 a.m. where Tripti Gupta, MD, an FIT member, will discuss her experience with the community and how it can help ACC members achieve their goals.

Young Professionals Lounge

The Young Professionals Lounge is hosting the following events and networking opportunities for FITs:

Sunday, April 2

5009. Opportunities Gained, Lessons Learned: A Cardiology Community Experience through COVID
10:45 to 11:45 a.m. ET

5018. Navigating Career Transitions: FIT to FACC to Mid-Career
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, April 3

5023. FIT & Early Career Editor Networking
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. ET

5026. Meet Your FIT Council
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET

5028. Building a Successful Career as a Clinician Educator: Learn, Teach, and Innovate
12 to 1 p.m. ET

5029. Developing a Successful Academic & Research Career: How to Survive and Thrive
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET

5031. FIT Chapter Representatives and Chief Fellow Networking
5 to 6 p.m. ET

Discover Career Paths and Options

Learn about career options during the following Lounge & Learn sessions taking place on April 3. In the WIC Lounge, learn why cardiac electrophysiology and interventional cardiology are a great choice for career paths, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. ET, while the Young Professionals Lounge will offer two separate sessions on how to build a career as a clinician educator (9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ET) and how to develop a successful academic and research career (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET). Additionally, the Young Professional Lounge will be home to a focused session on April 2 on navigating career transitions from FIT to FACC to mid-career.

ACC.22 Online Program Planner

Want to plan out your ACC.22 itinerary ahead of time? Check out the Online Program Planner tool, where you can, search for sessions by keyword, day, practice focus, session type, session format or pathway. Add sessions to your itinerary and create a schedule customized to your needs. To save your itinerary and sync it across devices, log in using your ACC account.