Advocacy Work Group

The goal of the WIC Advocacy Work Group is to increase WIC involvement in federal and state-level advocacy activities, legislator practice visits, grassroots communications, and Legislative Conference.

Co-chairs

Smadar Kort, MD, FACC

Smadar Kort, MD, FACC

Kamala Tamirisa, MD, FACC

Kamala Tamirisa, MD, FACC

If you're interested in joining please contact Mary Byrnes (mbyrnes@acc.org).

Communications Work Group

The ACC WIC Communications Work Group was established in December 2014 to create new ways to connect and collaborate with all ACC WIC members virtually. Over the years, they have introduced initiatives such as the #ChooseCardiology article series and quarterly #WICBOOK Club. The Work Group continues to cultivate a network of female cardiologists both on and offline. The development of ACC WIC state chapters and regional meetings provide opportunities for female cardiologists and trainees to connect locally.

Co-chairs

Hena Patel, MD

Hena Patel, MD

Ritu Thamman, MD, FACC

Ritu Thamman, MD, FACC

The Communications Work Group meets bi-monthly via conference call. If you're interested in joining please contact Mary Byrnes (mbyrnes@acc.org).

WIC-Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Work Group

The section's newest Work Group, WIC-ACPC, was established in 2020. The group's mission is to address the unique challenges that women in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology encounter while strengthening the pipeline by creating and supporting professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities through the WIC Section.

Co-chairs

Jennifer Co-Vu, MD, FACC

Jennifer Co-Vu, MD, FACC

Puja Banka, MD, FACC

Puja Banka, MD, FACC

If you're interested in joining please contact Mary Byrnes (mbyrnes@acc.org).