ANMCO-PaACC International Partnership
The Pennsylvania Chapter and the Italian Federation of Cardiology, which is comprised of the Italian Society of Hospital Cardiologist https://www.anmco.it and the Italian Society of Cardiology https://www.sicardiologia.it are a part of the American College of Cardiology’s International Outreach program, commonly called "twinning." Under this program, cardiovascular societies from around the world come together in a formal manner to connect members for education and friendship. The IFC-PaACC relationship was formed through a desire of both organizations to develop long-term relationships between cardiovascular professionals in the United States and Italy. The PaACC was one of the pioneering chapters of the international outreach concept. This outreach and exchange concept was started in 2011 with education presented at ACC Annual Scientific Sessions and continues today with education, leadership meetings, and exchange programs.