New Video and Exhibit Chronicle the History of ACC’s Heart House A video celebrating the 10th anniversary of ACC’s headquarters – Heart House – being located in Washington, DC, is now online. The video chronicles the history of the College’s headquarters and the reasons for each move, from the early days in the Empire State Building, to the campus-like setting in Bethesda with a state-of-theart Learning Center, to present day in the nation’s capital. Additionally, an exhibit in the lobby of Heart House features one of the Learning Center chairs from when Heart House was located in Bethesda, MD, with photos and details about Heart House then and now. The exhibit also highlights how learning has evolved over the decades with the advent of digital and mobile learning. This is illustrated with an interactive portion of the exhibit that allows visitors to click through some of the College’s most innovative digital learning products, including ACCSAP 9, ECG Drill and Practice and iScience. Cardiac Imaging Think Tank Report Embraces Quality and Innovation For the Future Those in the cardiac imaging field are optimistic about its future despite challenges from the changing health care landscape, according to a report from ACC’s Imaging Council published Oct. 3 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. The report gathers findings from a two-day Think Tank on the future of cardiac imaging. Chaired by Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC, and Manuel D. Cerqueira, MD, FACC, the Think Tank was organized around four goals: to preserve and enhance the relevance of cardiac imaging in a value-based health care system; define cardiovascular imaging for the future; ensure robust innovation and research in cardiac imaging; and maximize imaging formation and improve outcomes. Can the Supply of the CV Workforce Meet the Growing Demand For Quality Care? Meeting the growing demands of cardiovascular care presents a challenge to the current cardiovascular workforce, according to a Council Perspective from ACC’s Fellows in Training (FITs) Council published Oct. 3 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Akhil Narang, MD, chair of the FIT Leadership Council, et al., examine the factors that influence the supply and demand of the cardiovascular workforce including demographics, health care reform, training and access to care. The Council concludes that “careful consideration of how the changing health care climate influences the job market, career decisions and the cardiovascular workforce for young cardiologists is paramount.” ACC Member Renewals Due Dec. 10. Renew ACC membership today to continue to receive access to tools and benefits that help support you as a cardiovascular professional. With 300+ educational opportunities online, six JACC Journals and resources to help improve patient care and navigate practice change, the ACC is the best investment you can make in your career. Renew online at ACC.org/ Dues or by calling the Resource Center at +1 202-375-6000, ext. 5603. JACC Journals Now Offers Dual CME/ MOC Credit For Online Activities Each month JACC Journals offer continuing medical education (CME) activities for clinicians based on recent articles and the successful completion of self-assessment questions associated with the articles. New activities are posted on a monthly basis for JACC and JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions and on a per-issue basis for the other JACC Journals. The ACC is excited to announce that going forward clinicians may simultaneously earn both CME and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for completing these activities. Based on feedback from the ACC and other members of the internal medicine community, the American Board of Internal Medicine updated its MOC requirements last year to reduce redundancy with CME and allow medical societies like the ACC to more easily offer dual CME/ MOC options. The College piloted several dual CME/MOC offerings during ACC.16 in Chicago with much success. The JACC Journals activities are the next steps in the College’s efforts to continue to grow the number of free, dual CME/MOC activities for its members. For more on JACC Journals visit OnlineJACC.org. For more on MOC, visit the College’s online MOC hub at ACC.org/MOC. NOTABLE NEWS Health Affairs Committee Member Publishes Book on New Health Care System Gilead I. Lancaster, MD, FACC, a member of ACC’s Health Affairs Committee, recently published EMBRACE: A Revolutionary New Healthcare System for the Twenty-First Century, a book that details the Expanding Medical and Behavioral Resources with Access to Care for Everyone (EMBRACE) proposal that was first published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2009. It was developed by health care professionals – including Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC – with the aim of replacing the current health care system with one that can seamlessly integrate evidence-based medical guidelines, and provide effective and efficient care to patients. The book begins with a general description of the EMBRACE proposal, and each subsequent chapter describes how it would affect specific groups, including patients, health care professionals, hospitals, businesses, private health insurance companies, government and public health. ACC IN TOUCH Follow @ACCinTouch on Twitter for the latest news in cardiology and for live updates from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016 and join the conversation using hashtag #AHA16. Visit the JACC Journals’ Facebook page to watch “Facebook Live” video interviews from ESC Congress 2016, TCT 2016 and AHA 2016. In Memoriam: Joseph Lee Garvey Jr., MD, FACC Joseph Lee Garvey Jr., MD, FACC, past president of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), passed away on Oct. 22 at the age of 59. Garvey was a founding member of SCPC’s Board of Directors and served as the organization’s president from 2007 – 2008. He was currently a member of ACC’s Accreditation Management Board. Garvey earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame in 1979 and completed his doctoral and medical studies at the University of Cincinnati. His residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center began in 1988 and he elected to stay in Charlotte for the remainder of his career. He most recently served as medical director of the Chest Pain Evaluation Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. The care of acutely ill cardiac patients became the focus of his work and he was instrumental transforming emergency STEMI response treatment protocols in the Charlotte vicinity. Garvey was a co-founder of the North Carolina Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies, which became a national and international model of emergency cardiovascular care. “The entire SCPC organization has benefited from the leadership that Dr. Garvey demonstrated,” said Wil Mick, vice president of ACC’s Accreditation Services. “We are forever indebted to Dr. Garvey for his dedication and insight. He was particularly instrumental in the design of the Society’s community outreach program and his life’s mission will resound in our continued efforts to improve the treatment of heart attack patients.”
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