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Electrophysiology Without Borders

August 7, 2018

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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JACC Now Offers European CME Credit

July 23, 2018

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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Future of Quantitative Echocardiography For Trainees

July 17, 2018

By embracing change and evolution in design, echocardiography could lead diagnostic imaging and drive innovation, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published July 16 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Attending ESC Congress? Meet With the JACC Journals Editors-in-Chief

July 13, 2018

The JACC Journals editorial board is hosting their annual open board meeting and reception during ESC Congress to meet and engage with aspiring and established researchers and JACC Journals reviewers. All individuals interested in learning more about the JACC family of journals are invited to attend.

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Opioid Epidemic and Heart Transplantation: A Trainee's View

July 9, 2018

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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Message From Sena Kilic, MD

June 20, 2018

I am excited to serve as the new editor-in-chief for the ACC On-Call For FITs monthly newsletter. By way of introduction, I am currently chief cardiology fellow at Brown University in Providence, RI. I joined the ACC in 2014 as a medical resident and have been an active member ever since, beginning at my state chapter and expanding my engagement to the national level with a seat at the ACC FIT Section Leadership Council.

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Tell Your Library You Are Looking For Cardiology Answers

June 11, 2018

Through an institutional-level JACC Journals subscription, your entire organization can access the latest clinical findings, practice-changing science, visual abstracts and expert commentary uniquely provided by the family of JACC Journals.

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

May 29, 2018

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.

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New Podcast Series Highlights Career and Leadership Development

May 17, 2018

The second episode in a new podcast series developed by ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, Practice Made Perfect, is now live. In this episode, Valentine and Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC, discuss finding a job after fellowship.

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Data Sharing in Cardiology: A Trainee’s Perspective

May 4, 2018

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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Two Newest JACC Journals Now on PubMed, PubMed Central

April 13, 2018

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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Addressing Psychological Comorbidities in Cardiology Training

April 5, 2018

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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March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018 | Ada C. Stefanescu Schmidt, MD MSc

Happy Spring! We hope you had the chance to attend some of the FIT sessions at ACC.18 earlier this month, or read about them on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Perfect ECMO Candidate

March 19, 2018

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.

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Palliative Care Education in Cardiology

March 19, 2018

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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PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program

March 19, 2018

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.

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Transcatheter Heart Valve Handbook: A Surgeons and Interventional Council Review

March 19, 2018

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. 

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2018 Careers in Heart Failure & Transplant Symposium

February 28, 2018

Please join us for this year's Careers in Heart Failure & Transplant Symposium during ACC.18. The event will take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom Q at 4:30pm-6:00pm.

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Should There be a Hybrid Training Model For SHD?

February 13, 2018

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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Hear From the Experts on the Hottest Trials From AHA 2017

November 22, 2017

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

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Early-Career Academic Cardiology: The Challenges Continue

October 25, 2017

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.

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Apply for ACC’s Membership Committee by Sept. 22

September 13, 2017

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

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

September 7, 2017

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.

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Call For Applications: Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair

July 20, 2017

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

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ACC Members and Staff Support National Wear Red Day

February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 | Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS
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National Wear Red Day is observed on the first Friday of February every year to bring to attention the fact that heart disease is the most common cause of death among women and to raise awareness about women's heart health.