Cardiology Magazine July 2020 Web Edition

Transforming Care For LGBTQ+ Patients

August 4, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

With roughly 10 million adults in the U.S. identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and more, the LGBTQ+ community is one of the populations arguably among the most underserved when it comes to health care.

Cardiology Magazine July 2020 Web Edition

Research For Early Career Interventional Cardiologists

August 4, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

Writing manuscripts, submitting grants and presenting at conferences in the first few years of clinical practice is hard to maintain without structure and appropriate support.

Cardiology Magazine July 2020 Web Edition

The Stories of ISCHEMIA

August 4, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

The results of the ISCHEMIA trial were published on March 30, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. In brief, the study showed no significant difference in death, myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest or hospitalization for unstable angina or heart failure during follow-up.

Cardiology Magazine July 2020 Web Edition

Cardiology in the Post COVID-19 Era: Less Essential Than Before?

August 4, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

When Mount Sinai Hospital in New York decided to reassign house staff to the front lines, the cardiology fellows were initially protected to maintain adequate staffing on presumably essential cardiovascular services: it seemed unlikely that patients were going to stop developing heart attacks, congestive heart failure and lethal arrhythmias.

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Help Us Improve Your ACC.org Experience

August 4, 2020

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

The College is working to improve the ACC.org homepage experience for all ACC members – and we need your help! Take two to three minutes to fill out a brief survey letting us know what information that matters most to you on ACC.org.

Cardiology Magazine July 2020 Web Edition

A Framework to Integrate Popular Media Into CV Medicine

August 4, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

How does one know whether information accessed through the internet is accurate? A recent Cardiology article discusses how accessing accurate and high-quality medical information has become a challenge in today's era of self-purported experts propagating medical information, or likely misinformation, with limited evidence-base over the Internet.

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Check Out ACC's "Quick Tips for Fast Thinking" Video Library

July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Hub Video

In ACC's "Quick Tips for Fast Thinking" video library, ACC thought leaders provide structured reviews of emerging science, perspectives from the front line, guidance on nonclinical issues and sharing of best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ACC, ABIM Extend Deadlines For Completing 2020 CMP Requirements

July 15, 2020

Announcements

The ACC and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) have extended the deadline for meeting 2020 Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) requirements into 2021 to provide physicians with the flexibility to focus on their patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JACC Journals Webinar: Must-Know Tips For Publishing

July 10, 2020

Featured Webinar

Learn techniques and strategies for publishing in JACC Journals during a free webinar presented by JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions Editor-in-Chief David J. Moliterno, MD, FACC, on Thursday, July 30 at 9 a.m. ET.

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HRS 2020: My Top Five Takeaways

July 8, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

In a recent Cardiology article, Edward Chu, MD, cardiology Fellow in Training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, discusses his top takeaways from HRS 2020 Science Online, which highlighted the impressive scientific advancements made by the EP community.

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The Urgency of Clinician Well-Being During the COVID Pandemic

July 8, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a dramatic source of stress for physicians in the U.S. The pandemic has created an abrupt increase in workload, exposed physicians to personal risk of infection, forced many to practice outside their typical area of expertise, and exposed them to tremendous moral distress and human suffering.

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When COVID-19 Came to Town

June 24, 2020

Everything changed from one day to the next when COVID-19 came to my community. My institution was selected by the government as the primary COVID-19 hospital in the region and an emergency meeting was scheduled.

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Approaching Market Uncertainty Early in Your Career

June 24, 2020

Feature Article

One day during my intern year, not long after the stock market crash of 2008, my chief resident changed the morning report format to discuss the stock market. She informed us that the S&P 500 had lost nearly 50% of its value from a year earlier.

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Experience New Interactive and Comprehensive Board Prep

June 23, 2020

Educational Opportunities

The ACC is excited to announce a whole new board prep option — ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience and ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience.

ACC Webinar

Live Webinar on June 18: CVD Prevention in Women

June 5, 2020

Featured Webinar

Explore the unique risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women – as well as prevention and treatment strategies – when you register for an ACC live webinar on June 18.

Cardiology Magazine May 2020

Accelerating the CV Subspecialist Training Pathway

June 1, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

In a recent Cardiology article, Edward Chu, MD, Fellow in Training (FIT) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY, explains how although recent measures have ameliorated the debt accrued during medical school, none have addressed the extensive and perhaps unnecessarily long length of medical training, particularly to become a cardiology subspecialist.

Cardiology Magazine May 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: An FIT Perspective

June 1, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The global pandemic caused by disease from the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus has had an unparalleled impact on our society, health care systems and cardiovascular community, including fellows-in-training (FITs).

Cardiology Magazine May 2020

Lessons From Wuhan: Insights From Our Colleague in China

June 1, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

In late March, a series of live video webinars held through a collaboration of the ACC and the China Cardiovascular Association brought early insights on managing COVID-19 from the front lines in Wuhan, China.

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS

Dear Early Career Member

June 1, 2020

Announcements

Welcome to your professional home at the ACC – the Early Career Section! I would like to thank you all for your hard work during these challenging times caring for COVID-19 patients, and your continued commitment towards the care of our cardiac patients.

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Financial Moves to Consider During a COVID-19 Economic Upheaval

May 27, 2020

Feature Article

As I write this article, I am working from home after a week on the inpatient cardiology service. Unfortunately, I am being asked to check my temperature each day because of potential exposure to someone in the hospital who later tested positive for COVID-19, despite the lack of any symptoms.

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COVID-19: Lessons From the New York City Epicenter

May 27, 2020

Feature Article

The first case of a pneumonia of unknown cause was reported to the World Health Organization by China on Dec. 31, 2019. Subsequently, news report headlines were dominated by the devastation caused by SARS-CoV2 in China, then Iran and then Italy.

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Clinician Well-Being in the COVID-19 Era: Strategies to Reflect and Renew

May 27, 2020

Feature Article

In the midst of all the challenges that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, self-care and well-being may be lost in the chaos and lack of clarity that many of us are experiencing at this time. As clinicians, we are truly in a unique position – and now, possibly even more than ever, is the time to sustain focus on our own well-being in order to take on the emerging challenges that continue evolve in the health care environment.

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Coping With COVID-19 as an Early Career Professional

May 27, 2020

Feature Article

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll and it feels like our world has been turned upside down – both at work and at home. Because of the work we are called to do, early career cardiologists and cardiologists-in-training are counted on to "carry on" at work.

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Explore the Well-Being and Burnout Interest Group

May 8, 2020

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

Careers in cardiology are demanding – and the global pandemic has only highlighted some of the challenges that cardiovascular professionals face.

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Antiplatelet Therapy For High Bleeding Risk Patients Undergoing PCI

May 5, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

DAPT after PCI improves morbidity and mortality by reducing ischemic events but increases bleeding risk, especially for high bleeding risk patients. Nearly one-third of patients treated with PCI are considered to be at high bleeding risk, but these patients are frequently excluded from stent trials.

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ACC.20/WCC Top Interventional Takeaways

May 5, 2020

ACC20WCC

Several important trials were presented during the ACC.20 Together With World Congress of Cardiology virtual experience that may change treatment and guidelines for coronary artery disease management, PAD and coronary artery interventions.

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Join a Twitter Chat on JACC COVID-19 Hub Research

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage

As cardiovascular professionals work on the front lines to treat patients with COVID-19, JACC Journals has been compiling a collection of manuscripts with the goal of providing guidance on the novel coronavirus for clinicians.

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COVID-19: Disruption and the Innovation it Demands From Early Career Cardiologists

April 22, 2020

Feature Article

As of the time of this writing, more than 160,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19, with over 39,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully disrupted every industrial sector including agriculture, manufacturing, hospitality, education, sports, transportation and health care.

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Rainy Day Coverage: The Unexpected Value of Umbrella Insurance

April 22, 2020

Feature Article

During my college days, I "shared" a car with several of my friends for short trips into town. New Hampshire, then and now, does not require a driver to possess an auto insurance policy. At the time, saving a few hundred dollars more than paid for gas and seemed like a great deal.

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The Importance of Focus in a World of Distractions

April 22, 2020

Feature Article

When I sit down to focus on the task at hand, such as writing a research manuscript, I am typically barraged from multiple directions by calls, pages, texts, emails, knocks on the door, etc. While most of these are not urgent, they need to be triaged and a quick response is often expected. The bombardment continues all day, although the intensity waxes and wanes.

JACC

Catch Up On the Latest COVID-19 Manuscripts From JACC Journals

April 21, 2020

Highlights From JACC

In a new Editor's Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, and Justine Turco, ACC's divisional senior director of publishing, provide a look on how COVID-19 has impacted clinical care and peer-review publishing.

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Take the Next Step in Your Career With ACC’s Cardiology Careers Page

March 28, 2020

Career Development

Let the ACC help you take the next step in your career by visiting the Cardiology Careers page. With more than a thousand job listings and dozens of career-focused articles, Cardiology Careers will help you find your next job or succeed at the one you have now.

JACC: Case Reports

Call For COVID-19 Clinical Cases

March 25, 2020

In an effort to help inform and educate our medical community on improved patient care related to the COVID-19 pandemic, JACC: Case Reports offers a publication avenue for sharing this knowledge with less preparation time than traditional manuscripts and fast-tracked review.

JACC

JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Cardio-Obstetrics – Developing a Niche in Maternal CV Health

March 25, 2020

Highlights From JACC

As the future holds great promise for improved multidisciplinary collaborations between cardiology and obstetrics, cardio-obstetrics may present a unique opportunity for Fellows in Training (FITs) and early career professionals to develop a niche in this expanding subspecialty, according to an FIT/Early Career Page published March 16 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

JACC

JACC FIT/Early Page: Embarking on a Career in Cardio-Rheumatology

March 25, 2020

Highlights From JACC

Cardiology fellowship programs may need to expand their curriculum to include cardio-rheumatology didactics, clinical rotations and mentoring opportunities for fellows to explore their interests in this field, according to a Fellows in Training (FIT) and Early Career Page published March 23 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

JACC

JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Training the Next Generation of Cardiometabolic Specialists

March 16, 2020

Highlights From JACC

Early exposure and training in cardiometabolic medicine may help prepare emerging clinicians with the tools and knowledge needed to deliver optimal and unified care to this high-risk cohort, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career Page published March 9 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

JACC

JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Emerging Specialties For a New Year

March 16, 2020

Highlights From JACC

As a new year is well underway, the Fellows in Training (FIT)/Early Career Page, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, will be running a new series featuring work from early career leaders in emerging cardiac subspecialties.

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Recommended Reading | The Future of AI: Fight, Flight or Lead?

March 2, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Despite all the hype (and fear) that AI could replace clinicians, we are far from this scenario. Much of the technology exists to execute pieces of such a clinic visit, but that is a long way from implementation of safe, effective and efficient "AI for health care" solutions.

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Recommended Reading | Transitioning From Fellow to Attending: Tips For the Job Hunt

March 2, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Transitioning from medical school to residency and from residency to fellowship follows an established, comfortable template. Transitioning from training to full-time employment is a different animal. Gone is the warm blanket of the clearly-defined timeline and process, which can be appropriately anxiety-provoking for graduating fellows.

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Recommended Reading | Cardiac Critical Care – An(other) Emerging Subspecialty to Consider?

March 2, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The field of cardiology has grown tremendously in the past two decades. No longer are cardiology fellows only pursuing the traditional subspecialties of intervention, electrophysiology or heart failure. Now they are actively creating their own niches, and the newest area of interest that has caught the attention of budding cardiologists is cardiac critical care.

JACC: Case Reports

JACC: Case Reports Addresses Social Media; Kardashian Index; More

March 2, 2020

Highlights From JACC

The latest issue of JACC: Case Reports is now available online, featuring a mini focus issue on myocardial and pericardial inflammation, second mini focus issue on electrophysiology, new Technical Corner, and wide variety of clinical cases.

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A Day in the Life of an Early Career Cardiologist in Canada

February 26, 2020

Feature Article

Before reading my story below, there is a limitation that readers should be aware of: The experiences described reflect my reality as an early career cardiologist, and may not be generalizable to other individuals or health care settings. They may also not accurately represent all the days in my schedule.

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Career Planning: Achieving Success in Your First Job Post-Fellowship

February 26, 2020

Feature Article

When I was a resident, one of my faculty mentors suggested that I read the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. On her advice, I read the book and absorbed Sandberg's wisdom regarding the power of saying "yes" to work opportunities. I thought of this book again as I started my first faculty position as a pediatric cardiologist at NYU/Hassenfeld Children's Hospital.

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Multimodality Imaging Training in Cardiology: Is it Worth the Effort?

February 26, 2020

Feature Article

The recent advances in cardiac imaging techniques have created an increasing interest in training cardiology fellows in multiple different imaging modalities. Advanced training or Level III training in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT (CCT) and cardiac MRI, or combination of the above, pose a dilemma to the cardiology fellows and the training programs nowadays.

JACC

2019 JACC Top Picks From Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

February 26, 2020

Highlights From JACC

As part of the latest issue of JACC, Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, has published his annual Editor-in-Chief's Top Picks. Each year, Fuster personally selects the top 100 papers from the previous year, including both original investigations and review articles from 15 distinct specialties.

ACC.20/WCC

Advance Your Career With ACC’s Cardiology Careers Resource

February 26, 2020

Career Development

Did you know the ACC has a resource for members that offers news, career advice and opportunities with employers looking for top talent? Visit ACC's Cardiology Careers whether you are looking to find your next career opportunity or find new employees.

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Publishes Two In-Depth Focus Issues

February 18, 2020

Highlights From JACC

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging has recently published two special issues: one dedicated to the topic of noninvasive imaging for the evaluation of diastolic function and the second to the value of left ventricular global longitudinal strain in cardiology.

ACC.20/WCC

RSVP For the Early Career Section Meeting at ACC.20/WCC

February 18, 2020

Save the Date

Hear from ACC Past President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, and Board of Trustees Member Edward Fry, MD, FACC, as they discuss the important role members like you can play in the College at the Early Career Section Meeting, taking place March 28 at 5 p.m. CT in the Early Career Lounge at ACC.20/Together With World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC).

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Last Chance! Submit NCDR Research Proposals by Feb. 3

January 31, 2020

Announcements

Don't forget to submit NCDR research proposal applications (RPAs) by Monday, Feb. 3. NCDR is accepting AFib Ablation Registry RPAs for the first time this year. Also, beginning this year, NCDR is changing its Research & Publications (R&P) cycle to offer one annual research proposal deadline and one annual review meeting for all NCDR registries, except the STS/ACC TVT Registry, PINNACLE Registry and Diabetes Collaborative Registry.

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Keeping a Smart Watch on Heart Health: A Look Ahead to Consumer Wearable Devices in the 2020s

January 31, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

In a recent Cardiology article, Naomi F. Botkin, MD, FACC, shares her story about how a wearable device may have saved her life when she was experiencing moderate-intensity chest discomfort at work. After turning to her Apple watch for an ECG, she noticed an ST elevation on the single lead tracing, and was later diagnosed with an acute myocardial infarction secondary to spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

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Cardiology Magazine Cover Story Spotlights Implicit Bias and the Unconscious Barriers to Quality Care and Diversity in Medicine

January 31, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Everyone, including physicians and other health care professionals, has implicit (also called unconscious) biases that affect how they view the world and interact with others. A recent Cardiology magazine article deep dives into the several definitions of implicit bias that all come down to the same thing: attitudes or decisions that lead to unintended disparities and inequalities and reinforce cultural biases, resulting in "unintended consequences."

JACC: CardioOncology

Learn Alongside Cardio-Oncology Leaders at ACC's Unique Course

January 23, 2020

Highlights From JACC

Learn side-by-side with peers, participate in interactive case discussions on evidence-based treatment strategies and build your cardio-oncology community at ACC's Advancing Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course, taking place Feb. 14 – 16 in Washington, DC.

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Most Talked About JACC Journals Articles From 2019

January 23, 2020

Highlights From JACC

Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality in Italian Adults by Marialaura Bonaccio, PhD, et al. received the most online attention among research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) in 2019.

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JACC Leadership Page: Addressing Clinician Well-Being

January 23, 2020

Highlights From JACC

In a Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Akshay Khandelwal, MD, FACC; Laxmi Mehta, MD, FACC; Scott Lilly, MD, FACC; and Poonam Velagapudi, MD, FACC, discuss the importance of addressing burnout and clinician well-being and the necessity to address systemic issues that improve clinician efficiency while reducing unnecessary administrative burdens.

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Webinar: Social Media to Educate, Promote, Collaborate and Build Your Brand

January 23, 2020

Featured Webinar

Are you on social media? Join the ACC for a webinar, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET, to discuss the reach and utility of social media to advance knowledge, as well as how to successfully promote oneself and collaborate with others with similar interests to advance their careers.

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JACC: CardioOncology Editor’s Page: The Impact of Mentorship

December 18, 2019

Highlights From JACC

In a new Editor's Page published in the JACC: CardioOncology, Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC, discusses the critical importance of building the pipeline of young, motivated investigators and clinicians who want to make a difference. Ky also sat down with Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MACC, recently to discuss the importance of mentorship.

Evan D. Ownby, MD, FACC

New Practice Made Perfect Podcast Episode Discusses Population Health

December 18, 2019

Featured Podcast

The newest episode of ACC's Practice Made Perfect podcast is now live. Evan D. Ownby, MD, FACC, hosts ACC CEO Tim Attebery, DSc, MBA, and Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, to discuss population health, the impact on patient care and measurable outcomes. Listen now.

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Happy Holidays From the Early Career Council!

December 16, 2019

Feature Article

As the holiday season approaches, we take time to reflect on the year's accomplishments, the importance of family and friends, and the role of community in our professional lives. The ACC Early Career Council has undertaken a number of efforts this year to connect the Section and fortify the role that early career physicians have within the College. In early 2019, a wellness initiative was born within the council. Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC, and Tami M. Atkinson, MD, drafted an outline regarding the importance of provider wellness – both for professional satisfaction and for patient care.

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Taking Time to Breathe

December 16, 2019

Feature Article

I recently read the obituary of one of my esteemed colleagues. It listed all his certifications, achievements, awards and invaluable contributions to our field – symbols of his pioneering vision. I thought to myself. I hope he had time to take a step back, look at all his achievements and life journey with a smile. I hope he took a walk in the rain. On a day so bleak and dreary, the rain-tipped leaves formed diamond crystals that sparkled.

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Financial Wellness: The Wellness Dimension Nobody is Talking About

December 16, 2019

Feature Article

Financial planning is rarely discussed as a strategy to improve overall physician wellness. Yet, for many early career cardiologists, financial issues have a disproportionately large impact in overall wellness as they make the toughest financial choices in their lives. Professional decisions on work hours, salary and benefits must be made alongside personal decisions on marriage, children or buying a home – all of this frequently in the backdrop of repaying six figures of student debt. During your early career, a sound financial plan is critical for achieving overall long-term wellness.

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A Case For Support for Breastfeeding Cardiology Fellows

December 13, 2019

Highlights From JACC

"Cardiovascular medicine is among the most gender-imbalanced medical specialties in the United States. Over the last 12 years, the proportion of women in U.S. cardiology fellowship programs has remained stagnant around 20 percent," write Jenna Kay, MD, Nosheen Reza, MD, and Frank E. Silvestry, MD, in a recent "Voices in Cardiology" piece in JACC: Case Reports.

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Would You Like to See Your Clinical Case Presented During ACC.20/WCC?

December 13, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

Submit to JACC: Case Reports by Dec. 31, and your case could be selected for presentation during the Journal's Best of 2019 session at ACC.20 Together With the World Congress of Cardiology. All cases submitted in 2019 will be considered. Learn expert tips and tricks for writing clinical cases in this video with JACC: Case Reports Editor-in-Chief Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, and Associate Editor Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC.

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Want to See Your Clinical Case Presented During ACC.20/WCC?

November 26, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

Submit to JACC: Case Reports by Dec. 31 and your case could be selected for presentation during the Journal's Best of 2019 session during ACC.20 Together With the World Congress of Cardiology.

Alison Bailey

Part Two of Practice Made Perfect Podcast Continues Conversation on Negotiation Skills

November 26, 2019

Featured Podcast

The second episode in the two-part conversation, Negotiation Skills: Helping Leaders Get Ahead, is now live. Practice Made Perfect podcast host Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC, and guests Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC, and Peter L. Duffy, MD, FACC, continue their conversation on contract negotiation at any career stage, from first job to retirement.

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Portfolio Rebalancing – Building on Concepts

November 26, 2019

Feature Article

Having covered a rebalancing example in our previous article, we will build on those concepts by reviewing risk and return characteristics, as well as the concept of correlation.

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FIT/Early Career Page: CV Education Science

November 5, 2019

Highlights From JACC

Engaging in cardiovascular-specific education science may present an opportunity for Fellows in Training (FIT) and early career cardiologists to make novel contributions to a nascent field with potential for collaboration across specialties, according to an FIT/Early Career Page published Oct. 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

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Women in Cardiology: Is it Possible to Have it All?

October 28, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Toniya Singh, MBBS, FACC, and Tina Shah, MD, FACC, are two busy cardiologists. They are also women who have a family and make time to be active volunteer members of the ACC. In a recent Cardiology article, Singh and Shah talk about making it all work, progress made for women and unfinished business, and advice for their younger self.

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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.

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Webinar: What to Expect at the 2019 Legislative Conference

October 18, 2019

Featured Webinar

Are you attending ACC's 2019 Legislative Conference? Join us for a webinar, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, to hear from ACC Advocacy leaders about the College's ongoing advocacy activities and details for conference.

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Last Call For Submissions: JACC: Case Reports Special Issue CVD in Women

October 18, 2019

Highlights From JACC

Submissions for a JACC: Case Reports special issue on cardiovascular disease in women are due on or before Oct. 31. Clinical cases, clinical case series and Voices in Cardiology will be accepted, as well as commentaries and perspectives if sufficiently rigorous and impactful.

Heart

Attend ACC’s CV Summit and Showcase Your QI Best Practices

October 11, 2019

Educational Opportunities

Join your colleagues for ACC's Cardiovascular Summit, taking place Feb. 6 – 8, 2020 in Washington, DC, for an educational experience featuring the latest cardiovascular management and leadership strategies.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2019

Latest Issue of Cardiology: Exploring ACC Membership; Building Pipelines; Physician Well-Being; More

October 4, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

In the latest issue of Cardiology, read how the value derived from membership is as varied as the paths of nine different members leading to a career in cardiovascular medicine, and how being a part of the "ACC Family" brings unique opportunities, like it did for Yan Wang, MD, PhD, in China, who is being mentored by ACC Vice President-Elect Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC.

Bonnie Ky, MD, FACC

JACC: CardioOncology Publishes First Issue

October 3, 2019

Highlights From JACC

The first issue of ACC's newest JACC Journal, JACC: CardioOncology, is now online, providing a comprehensive new resource to better understand and apply evolving research surrounding the cardiovascular health of cancer patients and survivors.

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Behavioral Finance: An Introduction

September 24, 2019

Feature Article

Many articles on personal finance and investing provide valuable insight into the mechanics – what is a mutual fund? Why is diversification important? Why and how to rebalance your portfolio? However, writing about investments today would be incomplete without discussing the most important factor – you, as the investor, and actions you may or may not take that affect the long-term success of your investment strategy.

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Opportunity to Participate in ACP Care Coordination Workgroup

September 24, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

The ACC is seeking one to two members to participate in the American College of Physicians Care Coordination Workgroup. The goal of the workgroup is to develop principles for how patient care is shared between primary care and specialty care practices.

Prevention

JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Enhancing Preventive CV Medicine Training During General Cardiology Fellowship

September 24, 2019

Highlights From JACC

In order for cardiologists to be well versed in managing complex patient issues related to primary and secondary ASCVD prevention, the current preventive cardiovascular medicine training model for cardiology Fellow in Training (FITs) may need to be enhanced, according to an FIT/Early Career Page published Sept. 16 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Take Part in the ACC California Chapter Tech Symposium

September 4, 2019

Save the Date

The ACC Health Care Innovation Section is partnering with the ACC California Chapter for the Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Innovation and the Future of Cardiology. The symposium takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA, and will include engaging discussions on the future of digital medicine.

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Highlights From JACC | Case Reports Second Issue Now Live

August 29, 2019

Highlights From JACC

The second issue of JACC: Case Reports is now online. Accompanied by a summary podcast from Editor-in-Chief Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, the issue includes a mini-focus issue on interventional complications and their management, a heart care team/multidisciplinary team live case, clinical vignettes and more.

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Committee Nominations Now Open

August 26, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

Nominations for available positions on ACC Committees, including NCDR and Accreditation Services committees, are now being accepted until Friday, Oct. 4.

JACC

JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Surgical Training in an Era of Change and Innovation

August 13, 2019

Highlights From JACC

In the face of endovascular transformation, trainees may need to learn to interpret and predict changes in the landscape of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery to set the "right" career course, according to an FIT/Early Career Page published Aug. 5 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Highlights From JACC | Basis to Translational Science Increases to Monthly Publication

July 26, 2019

Highlights From JACC

Beginning this August, JACC: Basis to Translational Science publication will increase from six to 12 issues per year. The increased frequency will allow Editor-in-Chief Douglas L. Mann, MD, FACC, and the editorial board to publishing even more research with the potential to translate into new therapies for patients affected by cardiovascular disease.

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Highlights From JACC | Case Reports Call For Papers: CVD in Women

July 26, 2019

Highlights From JACC

The detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and applications of medical and device therapies have been limited, and there are significant differences in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and outcomes in women, as well as in clinical presentations that may be unique to women.

Cardiology Magazine; July 2019

Check Out the July Issue of Cardiology; Your Member Magazine

July 23, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

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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Feature | Options to Structure Your Home Mortgage

July 23, 2019

Feature Article

We are in home buying season, with the majority of purchases occurring during the spring and summer. We have previously discussed home buying considerations for new physicians with detailed important factors to consider throughout the home buying process. This article will focus on the financing side of becoming a homeowner.

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Feature | Welcome to Early Career!

July 23, 2019

Feature Article

The transition from Fellow in Training to practicing physician is both exciting and stressful. The autonomy we wished for as trainees is suddenly right in front of us, as are the obligations for billing, establishing a referral network and perhaps getting to know a new health system.

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Feature | Tips and Tricks For Locum Cardiology

July 23, 2019

Feature Article

In a previously published article on ACC.org, I explored the advantages and drawbacks of locum cardiology practice. In this part-two article on locum cardiology, I will give you tips and tricks to optimize your experience.

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Submit Your Next Manuscript to JACC: CardioOncology

June 27, 2019

Announcements

For researchers examining the complex and growing field of cardio-oncology, JACC: CardioOncology offers an excellent opportunity to publish in the highly read, highly ranked JACC Journals family.

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Career Development | Building a Successful Career in CV Imaging

June 25, 2019

Feature Interview

Matthew W. Parker, MD, FACC, ACC Early Career Section imaging editor, talked with Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FACC, about building a successful career in cardiovascular imaging. Soman is the past president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, associate professor of medicine (cardiology) and clinical and translational science, director of nuclear cardiology, director of the cardiac amyloidosis center, and director of advanced cardiac imaging fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Feature | The Reluctant (Peripheral) Interventionalist

June 25, 2019

Feature Article

Interventional cardiology fellowship training programs have undergone several changes over the past decade. Historically, these training programs limited themselves to PCI. However, there has been a massive shift lately towards exposure to structural and peripheral interventions, in addition to coronary interventions.

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Highlights From JACC | Perspective: Providers Need to Consider Their Own Mental Health

June 20, 2019

Highlights From JACC

In a "Voice of Cardiology" viewpoint article in the inaugural issue of JACC: Case Reports, Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, MS, writes that over the last several decades as health care has evolved into more of a business model, it still remains that "few other professions bear such responsibility, accountability and daily stresses."

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Highlights From JACC | JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers

June 11, 2019

Highlights From JACC

As a result of ACC's Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers (3T) program, future Fellows in Training (FIT) and early career teachers may be more prepared to approach the future of medical education, according to an FIT/Early Career Page publish June 3 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Career Development | Recorded Webinar: How to Write a Case Report

May 23, 2019

Featured Webinar

JACC: Case Reports Editor-in-Chief Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, and Associate Editor Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, have recorded an informative webinar on how clinicians and members of the care team can develop a high-quality case report submission.

Cardiology Magazine, May 2019

Leading Through Example: Fitness For Heart Health

May 23, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

As we mark National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Cardiology magazine featured photos of activities that members enjoy in their pursuit of being fit.

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Feature | Cultivating Habits to Keep Burnout at Bay

May 21, 2019

Feature Article

There is increasing awareness of a "burnout epidemic" among physicians. Most commentators tend to advocate practical solutions to this epidemic: time with family, exercise, adequate sleep, changing workflows and electronic health record mastery. These solutions are worthy suggestions that I have embraced, and they can definitely improve one's daily grind.

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Feature | Death by a Thousand Clicks

May 21, 2019

Feature Article

I have been in clinical practice for 3.5 years since completing my interventional cardiology fellowship in 2015. Thus far, I have remained in the same job at a medical school in Tennessee, employed as faculty and mostly working at an outlying hospital as a community cardiologist. In those 3.5 years of practice, I had to learn four different electronic medical records (EMRs).

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Feature | Why Locum?

May 21, 2019

Feature Article

This article title may sound like the subject line of one of the countless emails you get every day and conveniently delete without a second thought (if you are me). However, this is a question I was forced to ask myself. Just so everyone is on the same page, a locum job is a short-term job with variable requirements. As a cardiologist, you may be asked to cover night call, weekend coverage or an entire week for a group or practice. What you end up doing depends completely on what kind of coverage the group needs. As such, your pay rates also depend upon how intensive and busy your coverage is.

David Cho, MD, FACC

Future Hub at ACC.19

April 23, 2019   |   David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC

Feature Article

The Future Hub returned for its second year at ACC.19 in New Orleans, LA. Designed to inform, educate and inspire ACC.19 attendees, the Future Hub showcased the latest advances in digital health, medical devices, artificial intelligence and big data. Situated in the Expo Hall, this interactive venue encouraged collaboration and networking amongst clinicians, entrepreneurs and industry partners to complement the traditional scientific sessions.

Scott M Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

Take-Home Points From ACC.19

April 23, 2019   |   Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

Feature Article

ACC.19 wrapped up more than a month ago. Amidst the music and bustle of New Orleans, LA, generational landmark trials were reported, the Clinician Wellness Intensive session was launched and the place of wellness within ACC's Strategic Plan was established. It is indeed a dynamic cardiology landscape in 2019.

Chapters

Get Questions Answered and Find a Mentor in ACC's New Member Hub

April 4, 2019

Announcements

Unlock the power of your ACC network with ACC Member Hub – designed to help you connect, collaborate and create! Get your career questions answered, learn from those who have gone before and connect with those who understand what you are going through now.

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JACC FIT/Early Career Page on Cardiac Critical Care: Training Pathways and Transition to Early Career

April 4, 2019

Highlights From JACC

Since cardiac critical care is a specialized clinical practice that is rapidly developing within cardiovascular medicine, early career cardiac intensivists may need evaluate how their career aspirations integrate with the various models for delivery of care, according to a Fellow in Training (FITs)/Early Career Page publish April 1 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Training Cardiology Fellows in Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

March 7, 2019

Highlights From JACC

As use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) becomes an important diagnostic tool in the cardiology inpatient and outpatient settings, it may be imperative that cardiology fellowship programs and key stakeholders enhance training standards and develop a FoCUS curriculum tailored to Fellows in Training (FITs), according to an FIT/Early Career column published March 4 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Editors-in-Chief Named For Two New JACC Journals

March 6, 2019

Announcements

Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, and Bonnie Ky, MD, FACC, have been named Editors-in-Chief of the two newest JACC Journals – JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology – launching in June and September, respectively.

Andrew M. Freeman MD, FACC

ACC Early Career Professionals Section: When Home Really Feels Like Home

February 26, 2019   |   Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC

Feature Article

With so many things competing for an Early Career Professional's time, the ACC has not always been a top priority for some. Be it completing board exams, reading to stay current, starting a new job, starting a family and taking care of kids, or of course, maintaining an active practice or research, time is in short supply for Early Career Professionals.

ACC.19 Update

Don’t Miss World-Renowned Thought Leaders at ACC.19

February 25, 2019

ACC20WCC

ACC.19 is more than a meeting, it's an experience you won't want to miss! Immediately following the highly-anticipated Apple Heart Study, the first Late-Breaking Clinical Trial, don't miss an all new session – Digital Disruption at our Doorstep – Implications for Clinicians and Patients – focused on disruptive innovation in health care, its intersection with daily practice, and implications for patients.

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JACC FIT/Early Career Page: Rethinking the Modern Cardiology Morbidity and Mortality Conference

February 21, 2019

Highlights From JACC

Since the medical decisions of Fellows in Training (FITs) and Early Career cardiologists have important, often acute ramifications – which directly impact patient safety, morbidity and mortality – cardiology-specific morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences may be of critical importance, according to an FIT/Early Career column published Feb. 18 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Survey Indicates Need For Supporting Clinician Educators

February 8, 2019

Highlights From JACC

Since clinician educators remain the most recruited group of cardiologists and the nature of academic promotion continues to evolve, fostering and supporting these physicians may be critical to the future of academic cardiology, according to a paper published Feb. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Divorce Among Physicians and Medical Trainees

January 31, 2019

Highlights From JACC

While quality of marriage has been found to correlate with physician wellbeing at all stages of career, peer-reviewed medical literature may lack guidance for coping when marriage ends, according to an FIT/Early Career column publish Jan. 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Bina Ahmed, MD, FACC

Training Millennials

January 21, 2019   |   Bina Ahmed, MD, FACC

Feature Article

Of all the transitions after starting the multitiered training process in medicine, the fellow to attending evolution has to be one of the most daunting.

ACC.19 Update

Early Career Section Meeting and Reception at ACC.19

January 21, 2019

ACC20WCC

Connect and exchange strategies with other early career professionals at ACC.19 during the Early Career Section Meeting and Reception, taking place Sunday, March 17, from 5 – 6 p.m. CT.

Chapters

Five-Year Anniversary of the JACC FIT and Early Career Page: Reflections on a Journey

January 17, 2019

Feature Article

As the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) celebrates its five-year anniversary of the Fellows in Training (FIT)/Early Career column, Shashank S. Sinha, MD, et al., reflect on the success of important topics that are specifically germane to the FIT and early career cardiologist community and demographic.

Islam Abudayyeh, MD, MPH, FACC

Developing an Early SHD Career Part II

December 18, 2018

Feature Article

Structural heart disease (SHD) has substantially expanded over the last few years, and is spurred primarily by the development of new devices and decreasing percutaneous coronary intervention volumes.

Marysia S. Tweet, MD, FACC

A Motherhood Experience as a CV Physician

December 18, 2018

Feature Article

Motherhood and a career in cardiology are two fulfilling aspects in my life. Some fear that these roles are not compatible; however, they can be complementary.

Scott Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

Physician Wellbeing

December 18, 2018

Feature Article

Provider wellness and avoiding burnout have recently received growing attention within the ACC and across all of medicine. Perhaps the origins of this attention can be traced to limit trainee work hours, something many Early Career have members lived through.

Chapters

Disrupting Fellow Education Through Group Texting

December 18, 2018

Feature Article

As most medical trainees struggle with having limited time, group social media platforms may help enrich an emerging framework for fellowship education and lifelong learning, according to an FIT/Early Career column published Dec. 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

ACC.19 Update

Submit Your Ideas For the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge

December 17, 2018

ACC20WCC

Returning for its second year at the Future Hub – taking place during ACC.19, March 16-18, 2019 in New Orleans, LA – the ACC will partner with AngelMD to host the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge.

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Time to Get Going on Involving FITs in Clinical Trials

November 27, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Engaging more Fellows in Training (FITs) in clinical trials may allow them to acquire new technical skills related to running a clinical trial, as well as increased access to mentorship and networking opportunities beyond their respective institutions, according to an FIT/Early Career column published Nov. 26 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Chapters

Physician, Heal Thyself

November 20, 2018   |   Nasrien E. Ibrahim, MD, FACC

Feature Article

I came up with the topic of this article on a plane ride from Boston to Miami during Columbus Day weekend. Self-care, wellness, burnout – the buzzwords floating around social media in the recent years.

Chapters

Value-Based Cardiology

November 20, 2018   |   Kunal Uttam Gurav, MD, FACC

Feature Article

Value-based care in simple terms is providing high quality service at a lower cost, thereby creating value for individuals and the population in general.

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Building Bridges in Cardiology and Radiology

November 19, 2018

Highlights From JACC

As health care moves away from volume-based imaging to integration and value-based imaging, a collaborative approach unbound by subspecialization from the Fellows in Training (FIT) and early career level may be transformative for the medical field, according to an FIT/Early Career column published November 12 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiology Interventions Sept/Oct 2018

Latest Issue of Cardiology: Interventions Now Live

November 16, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Don't miss FIT perspectives on the top takeaways from TCT 2018 and a closer look at the future of diagnosing ischemic heart disease with CCTA in the latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions.

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Showcase Your QI Results at ACC's CV Summit

November 1, 2018

Upcoming Event

The deadline to submit abstracts for ACC's Cardiovascular Summit, taking place Feb. 14 - 16 in Orlando, FL, is Monday, Nov. 12. Don't miss the opportunity to showcase how your hospital or practice has found ways to advance care delivery, reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, implement science at the bedside, and thrive in the new value-based care environment. Abstracts from across the clinical care team are welcome.

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The Case For a Hybrid Cardiology Job

October 24, 2018   |   Amit Nilam Keswani, MD, FACC

In general, there are three main physician practice opportunities for cardiologists: academic medicine, hybrid academic and private practice. Physicians in a hybrid practice model typically retain an academic appointment with a medical school or training program but have a limited role in trainee education and clinical research. Their clinical practice is in the community setting as opposed to a tertiary academic hospital.

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The Essential Role of Leadership Development

October 23, 2018

Highlights From JACC

In order to deliver high-quality care at the patient level, it may be essential for cardiovascular professionals to have the requisite tools and experiences to lead at a team- or systems-based level, according to a Fellows in Training (FITs)/Early Career column published Oct. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Early Career Professionals Member 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!

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ABIM/ACC Competency-Based Education Pilot in Internal Medicine-Cardiology

September 17, 2018

Highlights From JACC

The American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIMs) competency-based pilot in internal-medicine cardiology may offer an opportunity for a paradigm shift in graduate medical education training of future cardiovascular specialists, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published Sept. 10 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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!

Tina Varghese, MD

Feature | Why I Chose Preventive Cardiology

August 23, 2018

Feature Article

On Valentine’s Day 1994, I was 5 years old and carefully crafting a card for my grandparents in art class. I remember gluing a white lace heart onto a red sheet of construction paper, excited to share my masterpiece. My grandfather picked me up from the bus stop that afternoon. Once home, he held his chest and reported pain. He tragically died in route to the hospital from a massive myocardial infarction at the age of 61. While I cannot recall if my grandfather’s early death was the impetus for my longstanding aspiration to become a cardiologist, it undoubtedly influenced my interest in preventive cardiology.

Chapters

Get Involved With the Early Career Section

August 22, 2018   |   Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

The transition from Fellow in Training to practicing physician is both exciting and stressful. The autonomy we wished for as trainees is suddenly right in front of us, along with the obligations for billing, establishing a referral network and perhaps getting to know a new health system.

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Save the Date: Join ACC’s Next Twitter Journal Club

August 18, 2018

Save the Date

Save the date for the next ACC Twitter Journal Club on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3 - 4 p.m. ET! ACC Journal Club faculty members Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, and John Ryan, MD, FACC. Itchhaporia AND Ryan will be joined by Annabelle Volgman, MD, FACC, ACC Cardiovascular Disease in Women committee member; Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section council member; and Dave Dixon, PharmD, FACC, ACC Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disorder sub-section member, to discuss some of the hottest topics from ESC Congress 2018 in Munich.

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

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

August 16, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

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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Electrophysiology Without Borders

August 7, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Although complications can occur, Fellows in Training (FITs) and Early Career cardiologists may benefit from involving themselves in the subfield of “humanitarian electrophysiology” at home and abroad, according to an FIT/Early Career column published July 30 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Geoffrey Rubin, MD, describes his experiences training abroad and notes that it is eye-opening to leave the comfort zone and daily routines of a resource-laden U.S. medical center, especially for training physicians. MORE...

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Highlights From JACC | JACC Now Offers European CME Credit

July 23, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Clinicians can now earn European Continuing Medical Education (ECME) credits by completing online activities for select Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) articles. The Journal is offering two ECME credits per month upon successful completion of related self-assessment questions for each article.

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Highlights From JACC | Opioid Epidemic and Heart Transplantation: A Trainee's View

July 9, 2018

Highlights From JACC

All health care professionals — regardless of specialty or degree — may need to more actively acknowledge the growing opioid epidemic and its impact on organ donation, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published July 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Career Development | Apply For the 2019 Research and Career Development Awards

June 14, 2018

Educational Opportunities

The ACC is proud to support the next generation of cardiovascular research legends. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Research & Career Development Awards, which help to fund six FIT and Early Career researchers with $70k in funding to pursue a year of research.

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Highlights From JACC | Upcoming Webinar: Get Expert Advice on Publishing in JACC Journals With Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

May 29, 2018

Save the Date

Join Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), June 13 at 9 a.m. ET, for a webinar on techniques and strategies for publishing in high-impact journals. Fuster will share his expertise in working with researchers and authors throughout the research publishing cycle, how to develop papers for premium publications and how publishing in JACC provides the opportunity to broadly disseminate findings.

Nishtha Sareen, MD, FACC

Feature | She Needed a Hero, So That's What She Became

May 23, 2018   |   Nishtha Sareen, MD, FACC

“No, I would like a female interventional cardiologist to do my heart catheterization. There are so few of them in this profession, so they must have to work much harder and have to be much better to get where they are,” said a 67-year-old male patient when my office offered to reschedule his heart catheterization with one of my extremely talented and experienced male colleagues who had an earlier availability.

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Highlights From JACC | Two Newest JACC Journals Now on PubMed, PubMed Central Data Sharing in Cardiology: A Trainee’s Perspective

May 4, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Secondary use of shared data may be an important adjunctive resource for Fellow in Training and Early Career investigators to complement primary data generation, as they are believed to be at the forefront of shared data consumption, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published April 30 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Highlights From JACC | Two Newest JACC Journals Now on PubMed, PubMed Central

April 13, 2018

Highlights From JACC

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology has been accepted for full indexing in PubMed, a free, online archive powered by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). The database comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books.

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Highlights From JACC | Addressing Psychological Comorbidities in Cardiology Training

April 5, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Incorporating a psychosocial perspective into cardiology practice may be necessary for physicians to recognize and understand mental health effects of illness in patients, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published April 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Feature | Developing a Cardio-Oncology Program From an Early Career Perspective: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned

March 28, 2018   |   Richard Cheng, MD, FACCAna Barac, MD, PhD, FACC

Feature Article

The number of cancer survivors has increased in the last several decades due to rapid advances in therapy. Many of these patients are exposed to cardiotoxic regimens that can potentiate downstream cardiovascular risk, particularly on a background of shared medical and lifestyle risk factors for cardiac disease and cancer. 

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Highlights From JACC | Should There be a Hybrid Training Model For SHD?

March 22, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Adopting a hybrid attending-fellow-in-training (AFIT) training model may offer a solution to funding an additional year of training for structural heart disease (SHD) trainees, while also allowing them to act as part-time interventional cardiology attendings, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published Feb. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Highlights From JACC | Palliative Care Education in Cardiology

March 22, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Despite cardiologists’ widespread interest in developing palliative care skills, additional training may be needed to develop expertise in this arena, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published March 19 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Career Development | PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program

March 22, 2018

Educational Opportunities

The PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program, an independently-reviewed competitive grant program supported by Amgen, is accepting proposals for novel research aimed at advancing the understanding of PCSK9 and atherosclerosis.

Member Benefits

Highlights From JACC | The Perfect ECMO Candidate

March 22, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Although trainees become technically proficient at initiating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and grow accustomed to the pressure of cannulating patients in unstable scenarios, there is still much to learn when it comes to the decision-making progress, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published March 5 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Member Benefits

Feature | Transcatheter Heart Valve Handbook: A Surgeons and Interventional Council Review

March 22, 2018

Quick Reads and Recommendations

ACC’s Surgeons and Interventional Member Section Councils have created a transcatheter heart valve handbook to provide a single source of introductory information on aortic, mitral and pulmonary transcatheter valve technology, intended for residents and Fellows in Training in cardiovascular medicine and cardiothoracic surgery. 

Meetings

Hear From the Experts on the Hottest Trials From AHA 2017

November 22, 2017

Quick Reads and Recommendations

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.

Member Benefits

Early-Career Academic Cardiology: The Challenges Continue

October 25, 2017

Highlights From JACC

The global status of early-career academic cardiology remains uncertain. This is among the conclusions of the Early Career Section Academic Working Group of the ACC, in a report of their study assessing the current status and challenges for this group, published Oct. 23 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Fawaz Alenezi, MD

Challenges in Early Career Research

October 18, 2017   |   Fawaz Alenezi, MD Muath M. Alanbaei, MB, BCh, FACC

Early career cardiologists are defined as those who are within the 10-year time frame of completion of a cardiology fellowship training program. Many early career cardiologists view a career in academics as a research opportunity to make discoveries that may lead to new therapies or influence clinical practice in substantive ways.

Susan Wiegers, MD, FACC, FASE

'Don't Sit in the Back Row'

October 18, 2017   |   Matthew W. Parker, MD, FACC

Matthew W. Parker, MD, FACC, Early Career Imaging Section Editor, discusses career development in the field of cardiovascular imaging in this interview with Susan Wiegers, MD, FACC, FASE, past president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and current professor of medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, where she is senior associate dean of Faculty Affairs and senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education.

Sourbha Dani, MD, FACC

The 'Waiting' Room: A Thing of the Past

September 20, 2017   |   Sourbha S Dani, MD, FACC

Outpatient clinics form the backbone of the US health system. It is estimated that there were 125.7 million patient visits yearly to various outpatient clinics and the visit volume is only expected to increase as the number of hospitalizations is in decline.

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Apply for ACC’s Membership Committee by Sept. 22

September 13, 2017

Educational Opportunities

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.

Member Benefits

Father’s Day: Raising a Family in the Profession of Medicine

September 8, 2017

Highlights From JACC

In a recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Michael A. Lee, MD, and his son, Michael Lee, Jr., MD, JD, share heart-felt stories about their experiences growing up in the difficult, yet rewarding profession of medicine. They discuss the sacrifices that come with being a doctor, but also the importance of remaining devoted to both patients and family.

Cardiology August 2017

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

August 21, 2017

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

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!

Young Doctors

Coding/Billing Corner – Patient Case: Stenting in NSTEMI With ACLS, Cardiogenic Shock, PCI

August 16, 2017   |   Aneesh Pakala, MD, FACCJayanta T. Mukherjee, MD, FACC Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FACC

Feature Article

A 65-year-old male patient presents to the emergency room with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Cardiology service is consulted for further management. The patient has a history of uncontrolled type II diabetes mellitus and uncontrolled hypertension. During his physical examination, he becomes pulseless.

Cardiology Magazine, July 2017

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

July 20, 2017

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

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!

Meetings

Call For Applications: Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair

July 20, 2017

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

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.

Scott Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

Welcome to the Early Career Section!

July 19, 2017   |   Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

The transition from Fellow in Training (FIT) to practicing physician is both exciting and stressful. The autonomy we wished for as trainees is suddenly right in front of us, as are the obligations for billing, establishing a referral network and perhaps getting to know a new health system.

Member Benefits

Submit Nominations For the 2018 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award

June 30, 2017

Educational Opportunities

For over a decade, the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award has recognized young physician scientists who—in amassing an impressive body of scientific research in the basic or clinical domains—have already made their contributions felt in the field of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiology

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

June 27, 2017

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

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!

Member Benefits

FIT/ECP Webinar: How to Find the Right Mentor

April 14, 2017

Educational Opportunities

Join the ACC on April 19 for the next FIT/ECP webinar, How to Find the Right Mentor, and get tips for identifying, approaching and working with the right mentor for you.

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

March 14, 2017

Save the Date

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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March 3, 2017

Quick Reads and Recommendations

The ACC wants to especially recognize and honor the indelible mark so many women have left — and will continue to leave — on medicine in general and the field of cardiology in particular. Throughout the month of March, the ACC is waiving the $150 application fee for women cardiologists who have completed their cardiovascular training within the last two years or who are within six months of completing training.

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Early Career Section Breakfast at ACC.17

February 14, 2017

Save the Date

Join us for good food and even better conversation at the Early Career Section Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18! We’ll be meeting in the Early Career Lounge and discussing topics such as working group accomplishments and initiatives, the Section webpage redesign, and ways you can get involved in your local Chapter. We also want to hear from you, so bring your ideas on how we can make the Early Career Section an even better resource for members. Submit your RSVP!

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All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17

February 14, 2017

Save the Date

Save the Date for the All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17! Happening on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, this event will give you a chance to learn more about what ACC’s 19+ Member Sections. Submit your RSVP to attend.

Young Doctors

10 Things to Know About Coding and Billing

December 14, 2016

Errors in billing can be caused by many factors such as human error, coding errors, out-of-date management software and unverified patient information.

Meetings

How to Transition Into a New Job

December 14, 2016

Although most of us remember the Head and Shoulders™ ad for its cautionary slogan of "you never get a second chance to make a first impression," no one knows who exactly coined this wisely used phrase.

Ifeoma Onuorah-Ezenekwe, MD, FACC

My Early Career Interest in Women’s Cardiovascular Health

December 14, 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.

Financial

Rising Interest Rates – Why the Fuss?

December 14, 2016

If you have tuned into the financial news recently, you may have heard about the Federal Reserve possibly raising interest rates in the near future.

Young Doctors

Acknowledging the Contribution of Women in Cardiology

October 19, 2016

Upon receipt of the Early Career Travel Award for the ACC Legislative Conference, I immediately registered for the Women in Cardiology (WIC) Leadership Conference that was scheduled for the day before. I have heard great things about the WIC Leadership Conference over the past year and was excited to attend.

Young Doctors

My Experience at ACC's 2016 Legislative Conference

October 19, 2016

My experience at ACC's 2016 Legislative Conference exceeded my expectations. Though this was my initial visit to the Capitol with the ACC, it was not my first trip to DC as an advocate.

Young Doctors

Developing a Niche in Structural Heart Disease

August 17, 2016

Structural heart disease (SHD) field has rapidly expanded over the last few years. Most think of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures as the prototypical structural procedure, but the field really encompasses multiple non-coronary interventions.

Young Doctors

Investment Portfolio Rebalancing – The Basics

August 17, 2016

Most cardiologists will become investors at some point in their lives, whether this begins with savings from a high school summer job, an employer-sponsored retirement plan as an attending, or anywhere in between.

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Got Heart? Stay Smart! Sage Advice For the Early Career Cardiologist

July 6, 2016

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine highlights advice for early career cardiologists from seasoned members of the ACC, including John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC, chief innovation officer of the ACC; C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, vice president of the ACC; and Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, a member of ACC’s Board of Trustees...

Young Doctors

Building a Career as a Physician-Scientist in Academic Medicine in 2016

June 22, 2016

The journey to establish a career as a cardiologist in academic medicine is a long one and for many start prior to fellowship. I will share some of my experiences and try to provide some tips that I learned along the way either from my personal experience or that was shared by my peers.

Young Doctors

Estate Planning – Basic Steps For the Young Cardiologist

June 22, 2016

Estate planning is one of the last areas of planning we often see our clients address. This is not because they do not value it, but because these items may seem either too daunting or morbid to place at the top of one's to-do list.

Young Doctors

Call For Applications: Associate Editor of ACC.org Innovation

April 28, 2016

The ACC is accepting applications for the position of associate editor of ACC.org innovation. The editor will help implement the long-term vision of ACC.org as the go-to web experience that incorporates authoritative perspectives on global cardiovascular knowledge, resources and developments, and adapts the individual experience to fit the needs of each cardiovascular professional.

Young Doctors

Disability Insurance – Three Common Questions

April 20, 2016

Spring is in the air. Along with it comes graduating medical students, interviews and, for cardiologists entering practice, questions on how best to protect their incomes. We would first like to agree with you that disability insurance is not the most exciting area of building your financial plan.

Young Doctors

PCSK9 Research Grants Available

February 25, 2016

ASPIRE Cardiovascular, a Pfizer-supported independent competitive grants program, is awarding individual grants of up to $200,000 from a total fund of $2 million to support projects which bring new insights or advance the understanding of the role of the PCSK9 protein/gene in health and disease. Emerging investigators, within 10 years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor/Instructor, or equivalent, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Member Benefits

Share Your Opinion About JACC Audio Summaries

February 25, 2016

Audio summaries from Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology Editor-in-Chief David Wilber, MD, FACC, are interactive features offered by the journals. Fuster, Wilber and the JACC journals team want to hear from you about these summaries in order to make them even better.

Young Doctors

Challenges of Early Career Academic Physicians

February 17, 2016

As cardiology fellows approach the end of their fellowship training and start looking for their first job, they face a critical decision regarding their future career: (1) location, (2) salary and (3) academic versus private practice setting.

Young Doctors

Recent Market Events – What They Mean For the Long-Term Investor

February 17, 2016

If you have seen any news about the stock market recently, then there is a good chance you have noticed the negative performance over the first few weeks of the year. In fact, the first two weeks of 2016 were the US stock market's worst start to a calendar year in history, including the Great Depression era.

Young Doctors

Global Health Experiences Important to Development of New Cardiologists

February 2, 2016

As the global burden of cardiovascular disease continues to increase worldwide, nurturing the development of early career cardiologists interested in global health is essential to create a cadre of providers with the skill set to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases in international settings, according to a review topic by ACC’s Early Career International Working Group, published Jan. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Young Doctors

Fiduciary Duty – An Important Factor When Choosing a Financial Advisor

December 16, 2015

Financial planning is becoming increasingly complex, particularly for cardiologists who must decide between student loan repayment methods, how best to save for retirement and which disability insurance to choose in order to protect their income, all with very limited time. Because of this, many cardiologists work with a financial advisor for guidance and help implementing their plan.

Young Doctors

On Advocacy and the Early Career Cardiologist

December 16, 2015

The 2015 ACC Legislative Conference provided Early Career physicians with a unique and exciting opportunity to work directly with lawmakers in order to shape important policy issues and have discussions that will impact how we provide cardiovascular care in everyday clinical practice. We had terrific representation of young eager cardiologists who got a chance to learn what happens in the government at a local and national level.

Young Doctors

Update From Work Groups of the Early Career Section Leadership Council

December 16, 2015

Academic Work Group: The academic work group aims to promote and nurture successful development of early career academic cardiologists in the current difficult environment. We have been informing the cardiovascular medicine community about challenges that early career academic cardiologists face and developing possible solutions.

Young Doctors

A Day in the Life of an Early Career Professional

December 14, 2015

John J. Ryan, MD, FACC, may be considered an early career cardiologist, but he is also considered a mentor and a leader at the University of Utah Hospital, where he works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He was recruited in 2013 to help build and grow the Dyspnea program, and is co-director of the Dyspnea Clinic, a combined, multidisciplinary Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction program between the University of Utah Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.

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Providing Tools to Build a Strong and Successful Career

December 10, 2015

Are you searching for the best tools to help you build a strong and successful career? Find the answers at the Cardiovascular Summit, February 18 – 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. You will receive the strategies and skills you need to achieve operational excellence and financial success while improving high-quality, patient centered, cost efficient care.

Best of ACC.org

Best of ACC.org: Cardiovascular Team Members at Work and Play

December 3, 2015

The cardiovascular team is an essential part of the care team, helping to make crucial patient care and treatment decisions. The breadth of care team members in the College includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, genetic counselors, cardiac rehabilitation specialists and cardiovascular technologists. Here is a sampling of how this talented group spends their time at work and off the clock.

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Clearing a Patient For Surgery

October 21, 2015

Feature Interview

In this feature interview, John Ryan, MD, FACC, asks Eiman Jahangir, MD, FACC, consultative cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center, Hansie Mathelier, MD, FACC, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Ben Freed MD, FACC, assistant professor at Northwestern University, "What language do you use when providers ask you to "clear a patient" for surgery?"

Financial

Student Loans – Forgiveness vs. Refinancing

October 21, 2015

The path to becoming a cardiologist is not an easy one. The coveted title of "fellow" is earned after undergraduate college, medical school and residency – the first eight of these years often financed by student loans. Taking out loans for your education can be one of the best investments you will ever make. However, they can also become more of a burden than necessary if not handled properly.

Young Doctors

What to Consider When Looking For a Job After Fellowship

October 21, 2015

Doctors in the last year of their cardiology training find themselves dealing with one of the most important dilemmas of their medical career: What's next? There is no single perfect answer to that question. Some may be happy joining a private practice in rural Pennsylvania and miserable being an academic cardiologist in Manhattan, or the other way around. There is one condition, though, that all graduating cardiologists are looking for: a good starting salary.

Smoking

ACC Councils Call For Greater Understanding of CV Effects of Smoking

October 19, 2015

While advancements have been made in the field of tobacco-related research, smoking cessation rates have slowed in recent years, showing that there is still need for greater understanding of the cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoke exposure and electronic cigarettes, according to a council perspective from ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council and Early Career Council published Sept. 14 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Mentorship, Leadership, and Teamwork: Harnessing the Power of Professional Societies to Develop Nonclinical Competencies

September 15, 2015

In this Fellows in Training (FIT) & Early Career Page published Aug. 24 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Shashank S. Sinha, MD, chair of the FIT Section Leadership Council, and Michael W. Cullen, MD, immediate past chair of the Council, explore how initiatives evolving from ACC’s Strategic Plan can help FITs develop the nonclinical competencies necessary to their training.

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Bridging AFib Patients

August 17, 2015

Feature Interview

In this feature interview, John Ryan, MD, FACC, asks Eiman Jahangir, MD, FACC, consultative cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center, Hansie Mathelier, MD, FACC, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Ben Freed MD, FACC, assistant professor at Northwestern University, "In patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) how do you decide whether to bridge patients with anticoagulation and what strategies do you use (low molecular weight heparin [LMWH] or unfractionated heparin [UFH], etc.)?"

Member Benefits

Early Career Preview of Legislative Conference

August 17, 2015

We look forward to having Early Career Professionals join us at ACC's 2015 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. The Legislative Conference will provide you with a unique and exciting opportunity to meet directly with congressional leaders to share ways the cardiovascular community is providing quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care to millions of patients nationwide.

Financial

IRAs: Types and Strategies For High Income Earners

August 17, 2015

When investing for retirement, there are several decisions that will determine how successful your plan is. Three of the most important decisions are how much to save, your asset allocation (choosing which investments to hold and in what proportions), and which accounts you use. This article will focus on the account side – specifically individual retirement accounts, or IRAs – as opposed to employer-sponsored retirement accounts like 401(k)s and 403(b)s.

Webinar Related

Surviving MI Webinar: How to Engage Executive Leadership in Health Care Organizational Culture Change

July 8, 2015

Join hospital leadership and quality experts on July 21 at 1 p.m. ET for a Surviving MI webinar that will provide administrators and clinicians with strategies for creating a culture of quality to improve patient outcomes. It will include a discussion on the importance of partnering with executive leadership in order to achieve a quality-driven culture and highlight how administrators and physician champions formed a statewide STEMI Network in Mississippi.

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ACC Council Analyzes Effect of Cardio-Oncology Services on Patient Care

July 7, 2015

While the impact of cancer treatments on cardiovascular health is an important consideration when treating cancer patients, only 35 percent of centers in a nationwide survey included cardio-oncology services managed by general cardiology, according to a Council Perspective published June 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The nationwide survey of cardiology division chiefs and cardiovascular fellowship program training directors, conducted by the ACC's Early Career Section, evaluated the current state of cardio-oncology services, practices and opinions.

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Welcome to the first issue of the Early Career Newsletter, ACC On-Call!

June 15, 2015

Dear Early Career Members, Welcome to the first issue of the Early Career Newsletter, ACC On-Call! As you previously heard, the newsletter is one of the biggest changes this year. The new ACC On-Call is built with Early Careers in mind, featuring trending news from social media, insights from section members, and relevant articles, webinars and upcoming events for our members to get involved.

Data

Transitioning to ICD-10-CM Resources

June 15, 2015

Are you ready for the implementation of ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015? Will your current documentation suffice when the diagnosis coding gets more specific? This article will give you some guidance to prepare for the new code set.

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MACRA 101: The New Medicare Payment System and Its Impact on Early Careers

June 15, 2015

Congress implemented the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) as part of the Balanced Budget Control Act of 1997 in an attempt to control the rising costs of Medicare payments for physician services. The flawed formula sought to limit clinician reimbursement by tying updates to targeted spending growth in the economy rather than to the quality of care delivered by providers.

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Beta-Blockers and Peri-Operative Risk

June 15, 2015

Feature Interview

In this feature interview, John Ryan, MD, FACC, asks Eiman Jahangir, MD, FACC, consultative cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center, Hansie Mathelier, MD, FACC, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Ben Freed MD, FACC, assistant professor at Northwestern University, "In light of the controversies surrounding some of the clinical trials of beta-blockers in modifying peri-operative risk, what is your current approach to the initiation of beta-blockers peri-operatively?"