Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology

The ACC's Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for CHD professionals within the ACC, advocating for and advancing priorities of interest to the community.

The ACC's Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for CHD professionals within the ACC, advocating for and advancing priorities of interest to the community.

Welcome

A unique blend of forum and network, the Section is advancing ACC’s efforts and offerings in quality, advocacy, clinical practice and educational activities surrounding congenital cardiology. Explore these pages to find out how we do it and who we are.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Serve as a voice for the congenital heart disease community and become a part of the ACPC Member Section today! To join, call the ACC's Resource Center at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Member Benefits

The ACPC Section membership provides participants with opportunities to make a difference in congenital heart disease and:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

Welcome to the ACC's Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section! We aspire to have the ACPC Section be your professional home. The ACPC Section was established in 2004 to promote quality, education and advocacy issues facing the congenital heart disease (CHD) profession.

The Section welcomes pediatric cardiologists, adult congenital cardiologists, nurses, PAs, CHD surgeons, fellows, CHD administrators and adult cardiologists with an interest in CHD. The Section serves as a forum all CHD professionals and stakeholders, including patients, and is focused on improving the care and outcomes of CHD patients and we welcome your input. Read more >>>

Recent Section activities have included championing of the adult congenital heart disease sub-specialty certification, the launching of QNet™ which includes both process and outcome quality metrics in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, and working with patient advocacy groups to advocate for the need of increased research funding for CHD.

Thanks to your input we now have Community Day during the annual ACC scientific sessions that allows members to have an in-depth focused discussion on timely issues within our field. The past two Community Days have focused on outcome measures, data transparency, and life-long challenges for our CHD patients. We have been attentive to our FIT members as evidenced by our launching of an ACPC FIT workgroup and open discussion regarding the CHD workforce.

Moving forward we want to provide value to your ACPC Section membership. We will be working closely with the ACC, ABIM and the ABP to provide more maintenance of certification (MOC) options for our Section members.

  • We want to promote racial, ethnic, and gender diversity within our Section especially in leadership.
  • We want to help prepare our members for leadership at not only their own institutions but also at local, regional, and national levels.
  • We want to become the forum for heart center leadership (administrative, nursing, and physician) to exchange ideas that lead to advancement of our field.
  • We want to be a resource for our FITs and Early Career members through the ACC's Mentoring program that enriches their careers.
  • We want to be an active voice in promoting the highest-quality, value based clinical care of our children and adults with CHD.
  • And we want to open our doors to global initiatives that benefit CHD patients worldwide. And of course we wish to advance the scientific knowledge that benefits our patients.

Throughout my career of caring for CHD patients and their families I have witnessed great advancements. It has been nothing short of exciting and it has given me a sense of complete privilege to have worked with my colleagues in our field of medicine.

At this time, we face many professional challenges but with challenge comes great opportunity. The ACPC Section wants to collaborate with you. Help us mold the ACPC Section to be the instrument that solves these challenges and enriches your careers.

Please join the Section and let us know how you would like to become involved by sending your comments and interest to Olivia Kranz, ACPC Staff Liaison, at okranz@acc.org.

I look forward to working with you!

Timothy F. Feltes, MD, FACC

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Section News

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

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

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

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!

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Get Connected

The ACPC subgroup on LinkedIn is an open community for those interested in discussing education, advocacy and quality issues related to care of pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart patients.

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