Dear PaACC Colleagues:
I hope you had an enjoyable, healthy, and restful summer. As we wrap up summer and turn to fall, PaACC and the ACC have a busy slate of activities planned which we are excited to share with you over the coming months.
First up, PaACC, led by Dr. Aniruddha Singh, MD, FACC, has been collaborating with the Delaware ACC Chapter to contribute to their annual meeting, ACC by the Sea, occurring from October 6-7 in Rehoboth Beach, DE – click here to register.
Next, as I mentioned in my last message, don’t forget to click here and register for the ACC’s Legislative Conference, occurring in Washington, DC from October 15-17. As with prior years, we are planning for a large PA delegation spanning the state with multiple opportunities to network with PA and national ACC colleagues alongside advocating for our patients and profession. If you can attend the conference, make sure to block the evening of October 16 for our PaACC annual legislative conference dinner, traditionally held at Rasika West End.
In November, schedule yourself to attend the Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium (MACCS) that the PaACC is co-sponsoring under the leadership of Dr. Marietta Ambrose, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACC, occurring November 18-19 at the ACC Heart House and the Westin Georgetown. Our agenda is shaping up to be fantastic including the latest on a diverse array of topics such as sports cardiology, structural heart disease, cardiovascular social determinants of health, and preventative cardiology. Information will continue to be posted as we update our agenda at maccscardiology.org
Did you know?
Among other career and care delivery transformation resources, the ACC has collaborated (along with a third-party firm) on two resources to help members navigate signing employment agreements and considering contracts, including a webinar on the topic on September 14 – click here for more details. We also wanted to highlight the resources of MedAxiom, an ACC company, as high yield and focusing on performance in achieving care delivery transformation and the Quintuple Aim. Of note, programming is not just for MedAxiom members and includes an executive certificate program in cardiovascular business and management essentials, conducted in collaboration with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Check out what they have to offer here.
Finally, Pennsylvania is only one of three states that has two governors/representatives to the ACC Board of Governors, one from the East and one from the West. Because of this arrangement, the title of President of the Chapter is shared over the three-year term. As such, at the end of September, I say goodbye to you as President as we welcome Dr. Ross Peterson, MD, FACC, from Erie, PA to the position. Ross and I have partnered in all our efforts in the last eighteen months, and I look forward to supporting him as PaACC vice president/eastern governor through the next eighteen months. It has been an honor to serve as your President – thank you for all you do for our patients and our profession and your support during my term!
Srinath Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, MBMI, FACC
Governor, Eastern PA
CONGRATS TO TOWER HEALTH!
The PaACC Jeopardy Team from Tower Health was in the Finals for ACC Jeopardy at ACC.23 in New Orleans and their final ranking was #3 out of 40 Chapters!
Team members Doctors Oreoluwa Oladiran, Tuoyo Mene-Afejuku, Tayyab Waheed and Hamza Hafeez deserve our congratulations! Thanks for representing the Commonwealth of PA in such an excellent manner.
Special thanks for the efforts of DME- Dr. Wei Du who was very supportive and provided remaining funding to add to the PaACC grants; the Associate Program Director Dr. Julian Diaz-Fraga who is a constant force and motivation for the program; and Ms. Jessica Martinez, program coordinator, who helped arrange Jeopardy try outs, and the trips to preliminary state rounds in Washington, D.C and the finals in NOLA.
Delaware ACC by the Sea:
2023 Chapter Meeting
Date: October 6-7, 2023
Click here for additional information
Go to maccscardioloy.org for registration, hotel, competition information and more!
PAACC WELLNESS RESEARCH
The PaACC is interested in promoting research that addresses physician and CVTeam wellness, diversity and inclusion.
Click here for information on a current survey regarding: PROVIDER OPINIONS ON DEPRESSION SCREENING AND TREATMENT IN CARDIOLOGY