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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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Learn From Esteemed Faculty at Heart Valve Summit

July 26, 2019

Educational Opportunities

Join your colleagues for the highly interactive and unique Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making, taking place Oct. 3 – 5 in Chicago, IL.

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!

ACC.19 Update

New Cardiac Surgery Post-ACC.19 Content

June 13, 2019

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

The ACC.19 Meeting Coverage Page on ACC.org now features post-meeting content on cardiac surgery to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.19.

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How Do You Know You Want to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?

November 1, 2018   |   Makoto Mori, MD

Feature Article

As an integrated cardiothoracic surgery intern at the time, my general surgery chief resident asked me, "How did you know so early on that you wanted to do cardiothoracic surgery?" To her, who decided on her subspecialty fellowship after seeing the breadth of surgical subspecialties through years of general surgery training, a medical student deciding on an integrated pathway to a subspecialty seemed too early and uninformed.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Surgeons’ Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The September 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.19 Update

ACC Members, ACC.19 Registration is Now Open!

September 12, 2018

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

ACC.19 registration is NOW OPEN exclusively for ACC members. Nonmember registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 26. Register early for the lowest rates and best selection of hotel rooms!

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Surgeons' 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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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.

Cardiology; Jan. 2017

The Heart Team: A Powerful Paradigm For Future Training of CV Surgeons

June 15, 2018

A paradigm shift in cardiothoracic surgery training known as the "heart team" may have created an integrated educational approach between heart surgery and cardiology, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published June 4 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 28, 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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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.

Cardiology August 2017

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

August 21, 2017

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!

Cardiology Magazine, July 2017

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

July 20, 2017

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

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.

Cardiology

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

June 27, 2017

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

Focused Update of the Valvular Heart Disease Guideline Released

March 28, 2017

The ACC and the American Heart Association have released a focused update of guidelines for the treatment of patients with valvular heart disease. The new guidance, which has been updated to reflect the latest research since the last guidelines were published in 2014, was published March 15 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

ACC.17

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

March 14, 2017

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.

Meetings

Apply Now: Surgeons Section FIT Travel Awards for ACC.17

January 26, 2017

The ACC Surgeons Member Section has a limited number of travel awards available to cover expense for a Surgeons Section FIT member to travel to the 2017 Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.  The award provides funding for airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation to the conference that will be held March 17-19, 2017. Apply today!

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New Guidance Released For TAVR

January 18, 2017

A new expert consensus decision pathway will assist clinicians and hospitals in assessing patients’ eligibility for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), successfully performing the procedure and providing appropriate follow-up.

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TVT Registry Annual Report Illustrates Valuable TAVR Trends and Improvements

December 21, 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry has revealed a number of important trends and improvements in the patient outcomes and clinical care of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients, according to the 2016 Annual Report of the STS/ACC TVT Registry published Dec. 9 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Meetings

Learn From Esteemed Faculty at Heart Valve Summit

September 8, 2016

Join your colleagues at an interactive and unique Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision Making Course, from Oct. 20 – 22 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL.

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Expert Journal Club Faculty Discussion of the PARTNER 2 Trial

June 20, 2016

The May ACC Journal Club discussion is now available online. Click here to view slides and hear experts discuss “PARTNER 2: Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Best of ACC.org

Best of ACC.org: A Special TAVR Patient

December 3, 2015

When Johanna Wiggins came to see James B. McClurken, MD, FACC, a member of ACC’s Surgeons’ Section, for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) evaluation due to shortness of breath and declining activity capacity, he had no idea that she would have such a profound impact on him.

ACC.org Clinical Topic Collections

Explore the Cardiac Surgery Clinical Topic Collection

July 1, 2015

Did you know the Cardiac Surgery Clinical Topic Collection provides easy access to current clinical practice guidelines, updates on the latest research and news pertaining to surgeons, interactive patient case quizzes, and links to images and slides?

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New Societal Overview Addresses Implantation of LAA Occlusion Devices

June 30, 2015

The ACC, along with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), have published a new overview on the implantation of left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices. The document, published June 29 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, is the first in a series from the ACC, HRS and SCAI that will address the integration of new technologies into the care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).