FIT Newsletter Winter 2013 : Page 1

ACC Fellows in Training QUARTERL Y NEWSLET TER SPRING 2013 VOL. V, NO. 1 Making the Most out of ACC.13 > page 1 THE KEYS TO SUCCEED DISCOVER ACC.13 From the Perspective of a Heart Failure FIT > page 3 Go Behind the Scenes as an FIT Video Blogger > page 3 Rediscover the FIT Lounge at ACC.13 > page 4 ACC.13 Symposium: FITs/Early Career Physicians in Heart Failure and Transplant > page 5 Attend a Section Meeting at ACC.13 > page 6 Advance Your Career at ACC.13 > page Making the Most out of ACC.13 as a Fellow in Training ACC.13 in San Francisco provides everything you need to achieve success in your profession — world-class educational opportunities, career advice, hands-on training, networking opportunities and more. This year’s FIT programs re ect a collaborative effort by FITs across the nation to ne tune and develop more comprehensive programs that address your needs better. Their creativity sparked new spins on established programs and expanded the use of the FIT Lounge, where small group mentoring sessions will be scheduled with career experts in congenital, preventive and interventional cardiology, heart failure, women in cardiology and more. ACC.13 offers a wide range of learning opportunities, such as the outstanding full day pharmacology program on Saturday and the FIT Forums that offer tips on how to build a successful career. Look to the extensive Core Curriculum courses and other Lifelong Learning courses to hone your knowledge in speci c areas. Consider carefully the Learning Pathways — Quality of Care and Outcomes Assess-ment and Practice Performance, Improvement and Administration — both of which include information about how the practice of medicine is changing and what you need to know for the future. Take advantage of the many things offered at ACC.13: Late Breaking Clinical Trials, in-depth symposia, Meet the Experts sessions, interactive case reviews, lively debates, oral abstract presentations and poster sessions. Expand your personal network by getting to know fellow FITs from across the country. Share your experiences with your peers and gain practical skills you’ll use in the clinic every day. Throughout ACC.13, you’ll learn how to translate science into patient care, enhance quality and improve clinical outcomes. Concentrate on one career path or sample from an unprecedented array of educational and networking opportunities and come away with new skills and new insight into your future. Inside this newsletter, you’ll nd out more about what ACC.13 has to offer the FIT attendee. To plan your ACC.13, however, download the ACC.13 eMeeting Planner App by searching “ACC.13” in your app store. Select “Browse FIT Sessions” to see all of the education selected just for FITs. 6 Simplify Your Education with the Lifelong Learning Portfolio > page 7 Transforming CV Care Digital Technology rough > page 7 ACC President: ACC President-Elect: Editor in Chief: Managing Editor: William A. Zoghbi, MD, FACC John G. Harold, MD, FACC Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD Amalea Hijar ahijar@acc.org (202) 375-6213 ACC’s Fellows in Training News is published four times per year by the American College of Cardiology, 2400 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1153. Contact: Amalea Hijar, ahijar@acc.org or call (202) 375-6213 All contents © 2013 American College of Cardiology. Opinions expressed in ACC’s Fellows in Training News are those of the identi ed interviewees and do not necessarily re ect the opinions or policies of the American College of Cardiology. www.CardioSource.org/FIT ➜ Continued, Top of Page 2

Making the Most out of ACC.13 as a Fellow in Training

ACC.13 in San Francisco provides everything you need to achieve success in your profession — world-class educational opportunities, career advice, hands-on training, networking opportunities and more.

This year’s FIT programs reflect a collaborative effort by FITs across the nation to fine tune and develop more comprehensive programs that address your needs better. Their creativity sparked new spins on established programs and expanded the use of the FIT Lounge, where small group mentoring sessions will be scheduled with career experts in congenital, preventive and interventional cardiology, heart failure, women in cardiology and more.

ACC.13 offers a wide range of learning opportunities, such as the outstanding full day pharmacology program on Saturday and the FIT Forums that offer tips on how to build a successful career. Look to the extensive Core Curriculum courses and other Lifelong Learning courses to hone your knowledge in specific areas. Consider carefully the Learning Pathways — Quality of Care and Outcomes Assessment and Practice Performance, Improvement and Administration — both of which include information about how the practice of medicine is changing and what you need to know for the future.

Take advantage of the many things offered at ACC.13: Late Breaking Clinical Trials, in-depth symposia, Meet the Experts sessions, interactive case reviews, lively debates, oral abstract presentations and poster sessions. Expand your personal network by getting to know fellow FITs from across the country. Share your experiences with your peers and gain practical skills you’ll use in the clinic every day.

Throughout ACC.13, you’ll learn how to translate science into patient care, enhance quality and improve clinical outcomes. Concentrate on one career path or sample from an unprecedented array of educational and networking opportunities and come away with new skills and new insight into your future.
Inside this newsletter, you’ll find out more about what ACC.13 has to offer the FIT attendee. To plan your ACC.13, however, download the ACC.13 eMeeting Planner App by searching “ACC.13” in your app store. Select “Browse FIT Sessions” to see all of the education selected just for FITs.

Spotlight on FIT Forum I: Scholarship and Education
By Nehar Desai

This year’s ACC Scientific Sessions have wonderful programming specially aimed at Fellows in Training (FIT). Alongside Scott Lilly, an Interventional Cardiology Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, I will be moderating a session in the FIT Forum I, focusing on Scholarship and Education. We are lucky enough to have Anthony DeMaria, Spencer King, Jagat Narula and Christopher O’Connor joining us.

For many of us hoping to have successful careers in academic cardiology, these times seem quite daunting with changing practice models, payment systems and limited funding opportunities. However, with our all-star panel, we hope to begin to tackle some of these issues and give FITs a chance to ask questions and get valuable career advice. In addition, given the importance of publications, we will have a chance to hear from many of the leaders of prominent cardiovascular journals on how to move a scientific hypothesis to a published manuscript.

Dr. DeMaria, editor-in-chief of JACC, will discuss How to Write a Paper That Gets Published, offering his unique perspective and invaluable insight to FITs. The session will also track a manuscript from initial submission to successful publication, and include a discussion on how to revise a manuscript, led by Dr. Narula. The panelists are keen to engage in a dialogue with FITs and help de-mystify the often nebulous path of academic cardiology. This session launches the FIT programming at ACC.13 and I encourage you all to attend and participate.

Spotlight on FIT Forum IV: Preparing for and Finding the Right Job

When surveyed about what programing would be most valuable to Fellows in Training (FITs) at ACC.13, there were consistent requests for programing related to establishing a career and creating financial stability. In cooperation with the ACC Cardiovascular Leadership Institute, the ACC FIT Committee is excited to present Preparing for and Finding the Right Job on Sunday, March 10, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The first portion of the forum will center on finding the perfect job. Three sub-sessions will focus on private practice, academic practice and opportunities affiliated with veteran’s affairs. Talks will be given by authorities in each area with ample time for questions and answers.

A later section will address financial planning with an emphasis on topics important to FITs. Topics will include: prioritizing your financial needs, managing the transition to practice, insurance and investment. Again, there will be a dedicated question and answer session.

Spotlight on A Brand New Session for FITs this Year: “Outside the Box”

Join us Sunday, March 10, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a brand new FIT Forum. We have invited accomplished cardiologists that have accomplished things outside the scope of clinical cardiology!

Dr. Robert Harrington will discuss the usefulness of social media in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Paul Yock will talk about how to take your latest and best idea from innovation to idea to market. Dr. Thomas Gaziano will speak about how to integrate an interest in international health into your cardiology career. Also, for those of you interested in critical care medicine, Dr. David Morrow will discuss the present climate and potential need for the “cardiac intensivist.”

This session will broaden the scope of your day-to-day training and provide practical advice about how to integrate your parallel interests into your practice. Moreover, there will be time for questions and discussion — a real opportunity to engage present day “Out of the Box” leaders. Bring your individuality, ingenuity and energy; this promises to be one of the most talked about sessions of ACC.13!

Spotlight on FIT Forum VI: Stump the Professor

Fellows in Training (FITs) are invited to "Stump the Professor" with their clinical decision making cases in this exciting session moderated by Drs. Rick A. Nishimura, Patrick T. O’Gara and Thomas Bashore.

FITs were asked to submit case presentations that illustrated clinical decision making with teaching points. There were nearly 200 submissions for peer-review, and those cases that best described excellent clinical decision making used to arrive at a diagnosis and/or treatment were selected for either oral or poster presentation. Cases will be presented to the panel during the session for review and thought provoking discussion and question and answer. There is also time after the session to view other submissions in poster form.

Join your fellow FITs and see if you can arrive at the diagnosis, ask questions and learn from cardiology's leading clinicians!


Don’t miss these other FIT Forums at ACC.13!

FIT Forum II: Mix ‘n’ Mingle
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bistro ACC, North Expo
Attend this informal meet and greet featuring cardiovascular leaders!

FIT Forum III: Jeopardy!
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Moscone West, Room 3002
Test your knowledge against your peers’ as teams of FITs square off in this quiz-bowl environment!


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