Richard Popp, MD, MACC 2017-07-19 02:29:01
Receives Hewlett Award Richard Popp, MD, MACC, recently received the Albion Walter Hewlett Award, which honors an “exceptional physician with ties to Stanford.” In announcing the award, Stanford writes: “From M-mode to two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging of the heart’s structures, Popp and his colleagues transformed ultrasound of the heart by learning to measure volumes, ejection fraction, and pressure gradients. Over the years, Popp learned a great deal about biomedical engineering from industry engineers, working with them to improve ultrasound equipment. Today’s handheld machines are one current evolutionary product of that career trajectory.” New Look for Education on ACC.org As part of ongoing improvements to ACC. org, enhancements have recently been made to the online learning catalog and the educational transcript page. Users will benefit from a cleaner look and improved navigation. Additional updates to the online catalog and other aspects of the website are planned for this year. As in the past, ACC.org users can get the most out of the website by personalizing their account and staying logged in. In a few short steps, users can select the clinical topics most relevant to them, create a custom filtered view on their homepage and receive digest emails with curated content. Logging in also allows users to save content to their personal library, manage ACC newsletter subscriptions and see members’ only content on ACC member section homepages. For a quick-start guide to getting the most out of ACC.org personalization, visit ACC.org/Personalize. Call For Papers: Cardiac Transplantation With the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant approaching, JACC: Heart Failure is planning to honor this milestone with a special themed issue in December 2017. JACC: Heart Failure editors are seeking manuscripts spanning cardiac transplantation, including surgical outcomes, surgical complications, mechanical support used as bridge therapy, immunosuppression and rejection, donor selection and management, intra- and early post-operative management, recipient selection, transplant listing status, primary graft dysfunction, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, post-transplant rejection monitoring including the role of biomarkers, and other relevant issues. Interested authors should submit their papers online at JACCSubmit-HeartFailure.org by July 28. On the submissions page, please select “Cardiac Transplantation” from the “Special Issues” pull-down menu. JACC Journals Continue to Rank Among Top CV Journals in the World JACC Journals continue to rank among the top 10 cardiovascular journals in the world based on the latest Impact Factors released last month. For the fourth year in a row, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology retained its #1 position, while JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure and JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions all ranked in the top 10. The journals continue to be the profession’s top destination for significant clinical and translational cardiovascular research, guidelines and review articles. ACC members can read the entire family of JACC Journals for free at JACC.org. Meanwhile, the JACC family of journals officially welcomed two new editors-in-chief in June. The first issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging overseen by Y.S. Chandrashekhar, MD, FACC, and the first issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions overseen by David J. Moliterno, MD, FACC, are now live and can be accessed at JACC.org. Call For Applications: Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair 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. This governance model for ACC’s flagship Annual Scientific Session ensures consistent leadership and allows for continual improvement of the meeting. A cover letter and curriculum vitae must be submitted along with the application. Completed materials should be submitted to Jill Diamond, email@example.com, on behalf of the Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee, which oversees the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session. Applications are due by Friday, July 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. There will be no extensions to this deadline. Read the full job description on ACC.org.
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