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Spring 2017

May 3, 2017

It was great to see so many of you at ACC.17 this year, and I want to thank those of you who attended our joint reception with the Connecticut Chapter. We had an extraordinary turnout.

We had a tragic loss in the cardiovascular family a little over a month ago, ACC Past President Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC. Bill Lawson, MD, FACC Dreifus and his wife, Seline, were well known for their philanthropic work, especially the gracious donation of the “Man Helping Man” sculpture installed at Heart House in Washington, DC.

We were, and remain, very thankful for his outstanding contributions to the field of cardiology. “[The statue],” said ACC President Walsh, “reminds us not just of the legacy left by Dr. Dreifus, but also our purpose in serving our patients and the public good as clinicians.”

I hope that many of you are planing to attend next month’s Annual Cardiovascular Team Symposium in Canandaigua, NY. This is our 10th year hosting this event, and we will close out the conference with the Inaugural NYACC Summer Soirée, a party and networking event featuring the band Nik & The Nice Guys.

I am also excited to tell you that we have set a date for this year’s Annual Meeting & Scientific Session and the Inaugural New York FIT Jeopardy Competition & Cocktail Reception, which will be Dec. 6-7, 2017. If you are a fellow in training, consider participating in this year’s Young Investigators’/Case Presenters’ Award Competition. It is a wonderful opportunity to present your research to a distinguished group of speakers and to your fellow CV professionals.

Lastly, the New York State Chapter has partnered with the Argentina Chapter of the ACC and will be working with its leadership to create an exchange program for FITs and lecturers. We look forward to sharing the details about this exciting partnership as they emerge.

Bill Lawson, MD, FACC
Downstate Governor / President
New York State Chapter
American College of Cardiology
president@ny-acc.org

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Nurse Appreciation Month Discount

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 – 12 this year, but a week is not nearly long enough to properly show our appreciation for the important role nurses play in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health.

That’s why, through the end of May, nurses (RNs, NPs, CNSs, APNs) who become members of the ACC pay only $85 for 2017 membership—nearly 40 percent off the usual price—using the code ThnkNurses. The ACC is a stronger organization—and our mission ever more achievable—when all members of the care team contribute their expertise.

Encourage your nurse colleagues to join the ACC and get access to benefits worth thousands each year that will help them elevate their careers and the quality of patient care they provide. Learn more here: http://www.acc.org/appreciatenurses

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Check Out What’s Online at ACC.org

In case you missed it, the ACC provided coverage of the hottest trials that came out of ACC’s Annual Scientific Session (ACC.17) in Washington, DC.

To view all the latest science, check out the ACC.17 Meeting Coverage Page at ACC.org/ACC2017. Also, head to ACC’s YouTube Page to watch daily wrap-up videos highlighting the hottest trials from each day of ACC.17 and additional videos at ACC.org/CardiologyHour.

The latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions magazine presents the findings from SURTAVI and other key TAVR-related trials and registries from the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Featured Clinical Research sessions. The feature article presents a look at results from other key trials in interventional cardiology presented at ACC.17.

A perspective article written by FIT Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MS, reviews current evidence for transcatheter valvular interventions in adults with congenital heart disease. In an interview with Sun Moon Kim, MD, in another perspective article, David J. Moliterno, MD, FACC, talks about career challenges, the future of interventional cardiology and his plans as the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

The “Get to Know Your Leaders” article focuses on ACC’s new president Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC. The full issue is available at ACC.org/CardiologyInterventions.

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Upcoming Events

The Month of May
Stroke Awareness Month

May 6-12, 2017
National Nurses Week

May 11, 2017
NYU Session: Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/nyu-advances-in-risk-reduction/)

May 12-13
2017 MSK Cardio-Oncology Symposium
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/2017-msk-cardio-oncology-symposium/)

May 12, 2017
NYU Session: Dietary Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/dietary-strategies/)

May 13, 2017
New York Women in Cardiology (WIC) Panel
[Registration required]
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/2017wicpanel/)

May 19-20, 2017
Long Island Heart Conference
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/li-heart-conference/)

June 2, 2017
10th Annual Cardiovascular Team Symposium & Inaugural Summer Soirée
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/10thannualcvt/)

December 6, 2017
6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
NY’s Inaugural FIT Jeopardy Competition & Cocktail Reception
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/jeopardy-and-reception/)

December 7, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NYACC’s Annual Meeting and NYCS’ Annual Scientific Session & Young Investigators’ Poster Presentation
View Details > (http://ny-acc.org/2017annualmtg/)

December 8-10, 2017
New York Cardiovascular (Fuster) Symposium
View Details > (http://www.acc.org/nycvsymposium)

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In other news…

There is a cardiology practice for sale in Queens, NY, and the seller says it is located in a state-of-the-art building and offers full diagnostic services, including echocardiogram, nuclear stress tests and vascular diagnostics. For more information, please contact Dr. Nadia Afridi at 917-860-8307.

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The Chapter is always seeking volunteers for its committees and working groups (http://ny-acc.org/getting-involved/committees-groups/) ! Want to become more involved with the planning of Chapter activities? Reach out to us at ask@ny-acc.org to let us know your interest.

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Use the JACC Journals App to access the latest research and clinical practice updates from the top-ranked family of JACC Journals. This single app puts all of your favorite content at your fingertips – and is accessible across all iOS and Android devices. The app lets you browse new issues, link to featured articles, and interact with figures, tables and multimedia content. The “My Reading List” feature allows you to save articles for offline reading; share via social media; email useful content; and much more! Download the app from the iTunes App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/ua/app/jacc-ipad-edition/id401259610?mt=8) or get it on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elsevier.gmr.JACC) today.

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Winter 2017

February 2, 2017

Dear Member,

I had a great time in Orlando last week at the 2017 ACC Leadership Forum and CV Summit.

Each year ACC brings together an array of experts in the field of cardiology, business practices and leadership to offer an educational experience that leads to operational excellence, cost efficiency and leadership training during this time of radical care delivery transformation, and this year did not disappoint.

We had a chance to network with other cardiologists and CVT members from around the country and to discuss the major changes for our industry that are coming our way.

Lieutenant General Hertling spoke to us about the basics of leadership and gave his proven examples of success in Healthcare Leadership Training, and there were many sessions on MACRA and what we can expect as we move to a new model of care.

MACRA went into effect on 1/1/2017. It was passed with bipartisan support with the objective of replacing the SGR, improving value, and containing health care costs. Failure to participate in the program (either MIPS or an alternative payment model) will result in a 4% reduction in CMS payments in 2019.

It is also important to know if you report individually or as a group (dependent on tax ID number) as to how your quality metrics will be collected and analyzed. Having an EHR able to reliably pull the measures that you select will be essential for accurate and complete reporting. Cost will not be a factor this current year but will rise in importance in coming years. Continually updated information and past webinars can be found under MACRA onACC.org.

While there, we also were very pleased to introduce your newly elected upstate and metro NYACC Governors, Chad Teeters, MD, FACC, and Norma Keller, MD, FACC, respectively, to ACC leadership and their soon-to-be fellow governors. See their mini bios below and join me in congratulating them on their elections as Governors to the New York State Chapter of ACC.

And finally, I hope to see many of you at the 10th Annual CVT Symposium and our FIRST-EVER NYACC Summer Soirée on June 2nd. Save the Dates have been out, so be on the lookout for yours.

We also have several other great events coming up. Click on the ‘Events’ tab to see what’s in store!

In service,

William E. Lawson, MD, FACC | Upstate Governor
President, New York State Chapter of the
American College of Cardiology
president@ny-acc.org

 


Congratulations to NYACC’s Newest Governors-Elect!


J. Chad Teeters, MD, FACC
, has been a cardiologist and on faculty at the University of Rochester since 2009 and is currently one of the District 6 Councilors for our chapter.

He is the Chief of Cardiology at Highland Hospital (a part of the University of Rochester Medical Center) and Director of the Heart Failure program there as well. He is currently active on our Outreach Committee and with the national ACC PAC.

Dr. Teeters is Board Certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Ultrasound and has been a FACC for many years. He has a Masters in Clinical Investigation and is currently working towards completing his MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

In Rochester, he serves on the Hospital Quality, Contract and Payment Committee and on the Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Teeters is also on the board of Mended Hearts’ Rochester chapter (a national advocacy group for patients with heart disease).


Norma M. Keller, MD, FACC,
has been a New York cardiologist for nearly 20 years, has been an FACC for 15+ years and is currently one of our District 1 Councilors.

She is involved with advocacy for the chapter and has represented the ACC at its annual Legislative Conference in Washington DC. Dr. Keller is currently the Clinical Chief of Cardiology at Bellevue Hospital and is the cardiology lead for the NYC Health and Hospital enterprise.

She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and sits on the clinical board and also directs the clerkship in Critical Care Medicine, which she developed. Dr. Keller is a key faculty member of the Cardiovascular Fellowship at NYU School of Medicine and is an Adjunct at the NYU Steinhardt School, where she teaches cardiopulmonary pathology.

She has received multiple awards, including the Philip Freilich Memorial Award for Personal Achievement, the Ciba-Geigy Award for Outstanding Achievement, the American Heart Association’s Doctor with Heart and Heart of our Mission awards, as well as several others for teaching, physician excellence and leadership.

 


It’s That Time of Year!

Are you receiving too much email from the ACC? Not enough? Be sure you update your personal notification preferences by visiting www.acc.org/my-acc/my-communication-preferences, clicking on “Configure Your Settings” and then selecting “Manage eNewsletter Subscriptions.”

Be sure that you also update your ACC Member Profile. The ACC wants to make sure it is sending you only the most relevant information to you and your profession and wants to be sure that it has your current contact information, specialty areas, clinical interest areas and practice information. Don’t miss out on the latest cardiovascular research, new clinical guidelines, advocacy updates, ACC news and your member benefits. Update your profile online at ACC.org/MyProfile.

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Fall 2016

November 1, 2016
The seasons turn, and change is in the air. Our annual Scientific Session saw a change in venue to the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Located only four blocks from Penn Station at the Hotel Eventi, the event also featured a meet-and-greet cocktail reception the evening prior to the Society’s 88th Annual Scientific Session. The demographics of our patient population continue to evolve, as does our paradigms of care, driven by new drugs and devices, cost, societal concerns, and politics.The focus of our Annual Meeting was particularly timely in this regard. The event, titled “Cardiology for the Ages: Tailoring Care for our Aging Population,” featured a distinguished faculty, providing both a broad overview and helpful advice to the practitioner for these changing times. Attendee feedback throughout the meeting was outstanding, and many I talked to were favorably impressed with the organization, hotel, service and the proximity to transportation.In other exciting news, we have established a new partnership with two cardiological societies in Argentina to facilitate chapter exchange. The purposes of the partnership include promoting the academic exchange of young physicians between hosting medical institutions, organizing joint sessions during selected meetings, promoting shared registries and developing consensus documents.The annual meeting of the Argentine Congress of Cardiology is held in October in Buenos Aires, and the National Congress of Cardiology is held in June in Rosario. Other specialty meetings are also held on an annual basis. We are currently in the process of defining areas of shared interest and potential collaboration and soliciting interest in and developing a list of institutions interested in hosting visiting cardiologists.

At our State Chapter meeting, we have begun to explore the possibilities of providing seed money grants for pilot projects of new investigators. Another hot topic was how to assess the interest of our trainees and training programs, organize and select a team for participation in National ACC Scientific Session Jeopardy Competition. At this time, any and all suggestions are welcome

Finally the trick-or-treat season has also brought us the final version of MACRA from CMS. MACRA reflects the beginning of a sea change in health care emphasis and reimbursement from fee for service care to quality- and value-based care.

Most providers will be participating in the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS), which will replace the current meaningful use, physician quality reporting system and the value-based payment modifier.

Due to advocacy efforts, new providers and providers who bill Medicare less than $30,000/ year or provide care to fewer than 100 Medicare patients are not required to participate in MACRA. Performance data can be collected as early as Jan. 1, 2017, although CMS has agreed to allow practitioners to begin collecting data as late as Oct. 2, 2017.

The data collected in 2017 will determine payment adjustments beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Failure to participate will result in an automatic 4% decrease in payments, and submission of a full year of data is required for the possibility of receiving a positive payment adjustment of up to 4% in 2019. You can learn more about the program from the CMS website, (https://qpp.cms.gov/).

An excellent and local choice to learn more about how to prepare yourself for the significant changes in practice and reimbursement that MACRA will bring is the New York Cardiac Center Lecture,featuring Paul N. Casale, MD, MPH, FACC – “MACRA: a Paradigm Shift in How CMS will Pay Clinicians.” It will be held on Dec. 07, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Uris Auditorium on the Weill Cornell campus. Look forward to seeing you there!

William E. Lawson, MD, FACC | Upstate Governor
President, New York State Chapter,
American College of Cardiology
president@ny-acc.org

 


Congratulations!

On October 8th, NYACC held its Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, titled “Cardiology for the Ages: Tailoring Care of our Aging Population.”

We would also like to once again congratulate all of our Young Investigator winners:

Abstract Award Winners: 

  • Saurav Chatterjee, MD (First place)
  • Joshua M. Lader, MD (Second place)
  • Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD (Third place)

Clinical Case Award Winners:

  • Aeshita Dwivedi, MD (First place)
  • Gustavo S. Guandalini, MD (Second place)

NYACC would also like to thank all of you who attended, as well as our presenters:

  • Joseph Alpert, MD, FACC, of University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Sabahat Bokhari, MD, FACC, of Columbia University
  • Sarwat Chaudhry, MD, of Yale University School of Medicine
  • Kumar Dharmarajan, MD, MBA, of Yale School of Medicine
  • John Dodson, MD, FACC, of NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Mat Maurer, MD, FACC, of Columbia University
  • Nicole Orr, MD, FACC, of Tufts Medical Center
  • Mike Rich, MD, FACC, of Washington University in St. Louis
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Summer 2016

August 1, 2016

A very happy August to you. I hope your summer has been pleasant thus far and that you are finding some “cooler” moments to spend outdoors. This will be my last message to you as President of NYACC, as my role now shifts to serving as President of the New York Cardiological Society.

We have scheduled several upcoming events for you, and I am excited about all of them. Our 88th Annual Scientific Session and 26th Annual Meeting will be held October 7-8 at the Hotel Eventi in NYC. We have a wonderful lineup of speakers, including Drs. Joseph Alpert, Sabahat Bokhari, Sarwat Chaudhry, Kumar Dharmarajan, John Dodson, Mathew Maurer, Nicole Orr, and Mike Rich, who are experts on aging in the field of CV care. This should be a great event, and I hope to see many of you there.

We have been working hard to provide greater member benefit to you, and as such, there will be no fee (for NYACC members) for this year’s Scientific Session. In addition, the night prior (Oct. 7th), we have added a free member reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This event will also be held at the Hotel Eventi to give you all the opportunity to socialize and to network. If you plan on attending, you must register for both events, as space is limited.

You can register now at http://ny-acc.org/2016annualmtg or by calling (212) 686-0228.

If you are a Fellow In Training (FIT) or a fellowship director, consider being a part of the Young Investigators’/Case Presenters’ Award Competition. It is a wonderful opportunity to present your research to a distinguished group of cardiovascular professionals at one of our biggest events of the year.

I am also happy to share that we will be co-sponsoring this year’s “Janet Baldwin Dinner/Lecture,” a 50-year-running lecture that features a prominent pediatric cardiologist, with the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York. More details are forthcoming.

As a final note, with implementation and congressional oversight of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) well underway, it is a critical time for us to be in Washington D.C. to personally deliver cardiology’s message. Several of your NYACC leaders will be representing our Chapter next month in D.C. during ACC’s 2016 Legislative Conference. If you wish to join us, you can register online here.

Have a great rest of your summer; I’ll see you in October!

Tim Malins, MD, FACC | Upstate Governor
President, New York State Chapter,
American College of Cardiology
president@ny-acc.org


Heart Failure Management    

Last month the ACC held its Emerging Strategies for Heart Failure Roundtable, which brought together a wide group of experts and relevant stakeholders to examine the practical barriers and gaps in care and/or knowledge around HF management.

Discussions focused on three primary areas: 1) Accountability in Heart Failure: The Challenges and Complementary Nature of Adherence, Measurement and Evolving Science; 2) New Medications, New Choices – Which Guideline Directed Medical Therapy Should be Used for Optimal Medical Therapy; and 3) Prevention of AHA Stage C Heart Failure.

The Roundtable is the first step in launching the College’s new “Succeed in Managing Heart Failure” Initiative, a multidisciplinary quality program designed to improve care for heart failure patients. Outcomes from the Roundtable will be used to inform the development of clinical tools and patient resources.


ACC Among Best Places to Work    

 

 

The American College of Cardiology was selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016.

Increasing staff and member knowledge and skills is one of the College’s top priorities. This honor is truly a reflection on the College’s efforts to ensure that staff are able to best support our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.

Specific rankings will be announced on Oct. 6 at the Modern Healthcare awards gala in New Orleans.

News from ACC

Recommendations on two new heart failure (HF) medications are detailed in a focused update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, released May 20 by the ACC, American Heart Association (AHA) and Heart Failure Society of America and published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology.

The focused update includes the addition of an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) (valsartan/sacubitril), and a sinoatrial node modulator (ivabradine) to the list of treatment options for Stage C HF patients with a reduced ejection fraction.

“This document details the benefits and risks of these new therapies so that patients at high risk can be directed towards alternative therapies,” explains Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, chair of the writing committee. Read more on ACC.org.

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Spring 2016

Dear Members,

Springtime is a beautiful time of the year in our State of New York. It is always refreshing to be through the winter thaw and onto longer, more sunny days. I’ve said it before, but we are truly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country.

As I enter my last six months as President of the NYACC, I am reflective as to the important issues we have been facing during this time. There have been many challenges to us, such as MOC, re-certification, life-long learning and now MACRA and Medicare Payment Reform. Both nationally and at a state level, I can tell you that the ACC has been working hard to make reasonable and rational recommendations in response to these issues we face.

As of this writing, April 27, CMS just released the changes to our reimbursement and what MACRA will mean to us. Both national ACC and the NYACC will communicate to you in the very near future our response.

In addition, our ACC-PAC has been a great resource and very helpful. Like it or not, we have to become part of the political process. If you haven’t spoken with local representatives and wish to, please do so. If you haven’t learned what the ACC-PAC does for our members, please take five minutes and browse their website.

We also have several upcoming events sponsored by the NYACC that I encourage you to check out. Visit our Events Page for details and to register. In particular, NYACC’s Annual Meeting and Scientific Session has been scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Eventi Hotel in NYC. We are doing something a little different this year. The night prior to the Session, also at the Eventi, we are hosting a cocktail hour and having drinks and hors d’oeuvres for all our NYACC member attendees. It should be a great time, I encourage you to consider clearing your calendar to attend.

Happy Spring!

Tim Malins, MD, FACC
Upstate Governor / President
New York State Chapter
American College of Cardiology
president@ny-acc.org


Members Approve New Councilors

In January, the Chapter voted in favor of its slate of Councilors, and this month, the new Councilors were confirmed.

Please join us in welcoming District 2 Councilor Jay J. Dubowsky, MD, FACC, of Manhasset; District 3 Councilor Benjamin Schaefer, MD, FACC, of Rhinebeck; District 5 Councilor Michael Sassower, MD, FACC, of Utica; District 6 Councilor Charles J. Lowenstein, MD, of Rochester; and District 7 Councilor Stanley Fernandez, MD, PhD, of Buffalo; and in congratulating District 2 Councilor Amgad N. Makaryus, MD, FACC, and District 4 Councilor Robert S. Phang, MD, FACC, on their re-elections.

In addition, the Chapter is very grateful for the service of outgoing Councilors Marc Baker, MD, PhD, FACC; Donna Denier, MD, FACC;Vijay Iyer, MBBS, FACC; Kevin McGrody, MD, FACC; and Joseph Tartaglia, MD, FACC.


ACC.16 Recap

From trial summaries to presentation slides, videos and news articles, get all of the hot clinical news from ACC.16 on ACC.org here.

Also, get perspectives from leaders on the ACC in Touch Blog and you can find wrap-up videos from each day of the annual scientific sessions and hot trial videos on YouTube. You can also view the ACC.16 videos from FITs on the GO, the roving reporters who also happen to be ACC Fellows-in-Training. All of the videos are archived here.

Check out “archived tweets” by searching for the official meeting hashtag, #ACC16, or scroll through our live coverage of the meeting via Twitter at @ACCCardioEd.

Read More: The Most Significant Trials from ACC.16

+ PARTNER 2a: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Compared with Surgery in Intermediate Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis: Final Results from the Randomized Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves 2 Study

+ HOPE-3: Blood Pressure Lowering in People at Moderate Risk; Effects of Rosuvastatin on Cardiovascular Disease in Moderate Risk Primary Prevention in Diverse Ethnic Groups; and the Effects of Combined Lipid and BP-Lowering on Cardiovascular Disease in a Moderate Risk Global Primary Prevention Population

+ GAUSS-3: Comparison of PCSK9 Inhibitor Evolocumab Versus Ezetimibe in Statin-intolerant Patients: The Goal Achievement After Utilizing an Anti-PCSK9 Antibody in Statin Intolerant Subjects 3 Trial

+ FIRE & ICE: Largest Randomized Trial Demonstrates an Effective Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

+ STAMPEDE: Bariatric Surgery vs. Intensive Medical Therapy for Long-term Glycemic Control and Complications of Diabetes: Final 5-Year STAMPEDE Trial Resultsus.

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Winter 2016

Dear Members,

Happy New Year! I hope that your 2016 is off to a great start.

The New York State Chapter of the ACC and the New York Cardiological Society have already had some exciting changes, including the move to our new headquarters (555 8th Ave., Suite 1902, New York, NY 10018) and the onboarding of our new executive director, Mary Leslie, who many of you got to meet at our Annual Scientific Session.

In December, Downstate Governor Bill Lawson, MD, FACC, provided the welcome at the New York Cardiovascular Symposium in New York City. There were more than 2,000 attendees, half of whom were international visitors. We were extremely proud to play host state to this annual New York State Chapter-endorsed event.

February, as most of you know, is American Heart Month, and we are very interested in knowing about any activities that you have planned or programs/initiatives that you are involved in to promote heart health. Please tell us by sending an email to press@ny-acc.org.

You may have also noticed that we joined a few new social media platforms. We now have a LinkedIn Company Page that will provide general updates on news and events for the Chapter and Society. We have also created an Early-Career Member Group and a Cardiovascular Team (CVT) Member Group on LinkedIn and encourage you to follow and/or join these if you have an interest in becoming more engaged in your Chapter’s activities. In addition, we created a FourSquare Profile and have given our Facebook page a bit of a facelift. I encourage you to start or join a conversation. We are also pleased to share that we will be re-designing our website and integrating many of our social media platforms into it.

And finally, thank you to everyone who voted in our recent elections. A separate announcement regarding our newest Councilors will be sent at a later date.

As always, we’re eager to hear about your ideas and accomplishments. Please stay in touch by sending your news to press@ny-acc.org so that we can share it with your colleagues.

In Service,

Tim Malins, MD, FACC
Upstate Governor / President
New York State Chapter
American College of Cardiology
president@ny-acc.org
 


 

Chapter-Endorsed NYU Programs

The New York State Chapter of the ACC has endorsed two programs being offered by NYU Langone Medical Center this May. The first, “Dietary Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction,” will be held Thursday, May 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the NYU Langone Farkas Auditorium.

The second, “Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction,” will be a full-day course on state-of-the-art management of patients with cardiovascular risk factors, with a focus on prevention. It will focus on recent clinical trial results with implications in the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors, new developments in PCSK9 treatments for familial hypercholesterolemia, the use of aspirin in cardiac prevention and weight loss surgery insights, and how environmental toxins can affect cardiovascular health.
 


 

It’s That Time of Year!

Are you receiving too much email from the ACC? Not enough? Be sure you update your personal notification preferences by visitingwww.acc.org/my-acc/my-communication-preferences, clicking on “Configure Your Settings” and then selecting “Manage eNewsletter Subscriptions.”

Be sure that you also update your ACC Member Profile. The ACC wants to make sure it is sending you only the most relevant information to you and your profession and wants to be sure that it has your current contact information, specialty areas, clinical interest areas and practice information. Don’t miss out on the latest cardiovascular research, new clinical guidelines, advocacy updates, ACC news and your member benefits. Update your profile online at ACC.org/MyProfile.