AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE | AD-HOC

The Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the organization’s finances and its financial management and ensuring that money is being spent according to the mission of the organization. Additionally the committee reviews unaudited monthly financial reports and the annual audit report, manages investments and works with management in preparing the annual budget. Its ultimate purpose is to deter or detect financial mismanagement or fraud. The committee meets three times annually (January, June, and around September/October). Additional meetings may be called on an as-needed basis.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE | AD-HOC

The Outreach Committee reviews and proposes initiatives to engage the members of the Chapter and other stakeholders in the State of New York. Topics of interest and discussion might include social media, press/news releases, a speakers’ bureau, website enhancements, etc.

D&I AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS TASK FORCES | AD HOC

Two components of the Outreach Committee are the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Task Force, which aims to improve diversity and inclusion within the NY cardiovascular workforce and the Chapter membership/leadership by offering a diverse array of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives, and the Global Affairs Task Force, which may be asked to help develop an exchange program for FITs or help to develop NYACC’s international relations, including such countries as Argentina and India.

WOMEN IN CARDIOLOGY (WIC) GROUP | AD-HOC

The Women in Cardiology (WIC) group will propose ways to advance the interests of practicing female cardiologists through the creation of professional development, mentoring and networking programs and may also recommend changes in training programs by promoting effective, efficient and diverse practice opportunities, such as promoting careers in cardiovascular medicine for women in all cardiovascular practice areas. *Note: Membership is limited to medical doctors.

QUALITY COMMITTEE

This committee assists the membership in bridging the gaps between science and practice to ensure patient access to high-quality, appropriate and cost-effective care. The committee will both develop and implement statewide quality initiatives and also work with the ACC on national initiatives, which may include PARTool, NCDR, etc.

EARLY-CAREER & FIT GROUP | AD-HOC

This group is charged with organizing events and/or initiatives that focus on New York’s Early-Career and FIT Members. It is typically headed up by the Chapter’s two FIT Liaisons. This group helps to plan and implement New York’s semi-final competition of FIT Jeopardy, the winners of which go on to the national ACC competition. The group is open to all NYACC members.

CVT GROUP | AD-HOC

This workgroup is charged with planning the Annual CVT Symposium and for organizing events and/or initiatives that focus on New York’s Cardiovascular Team (CVT) Members, including NPs, PAs, RNs, etc. It is typically headed up by the Chapter’s two CVT Liaisons.

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Committee Structure

ADVOCACY (GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS) COMMITTEE

The Advocacy Committee is involved in legislative, third-party reimbursement, carrier advisory, interspecialty areas and the House of Delegates. The committee may monitor legislative issues on the grassroots level, interact with the ACC on national legislative matters, review reimbursement issues on the grassroots level and interact with the ACC on national reimbursement matters. The committee partners with the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) in advocating for physicians. Committee members are expected to arrange and support visits to local legislators in their home districts; participate, whenever possible, in ACC Legislative Conference; and to represent the Chapter on MSSNY committees. Meetings are called on as-needed basis.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Nominating Committee is comprised of the two immediate past governors and five other Chapter members as appointed by the President. The committee is responsible for preparing a slate of candidates for the position of Secretary-Treasurer and for each council district position when current terms of office are due to expire. Committee members are expected to suggest and vet potential candidates. The committee meets 2-3 times annually or until the process is complete.

AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Awards Committee is responsible selecting the winners of the Chapter-sponsored Young Investigators’ Competition. Committee members are expected to review and rank all submitted abstracts. Committee members must recuse themselves from the judging of abstracts submitted from their own institutions.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The executive committee has the authority to exercise all powers vested in the Council between Council meetings. The executive committee meets once annually and additionally at the request of the President. *Note: Membership is limited to the two present governors, the secretary-treasurer and the two immediate past governors.

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