Letter from the President – June 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The last year challenged us as never before, but with teamwork, we have begun to rise from the depths of the pandemic. Dr. Hari Naidu and I started our terms as co-governors of the NYACC in March and have been working behind the scenes to restructure the NYACC committees and events to meet the changing needs of our cardiology community. We are now very excited to announce several networking and educational events coming up in the next few months! 

First up is our virtual Mentorship Mixer, which is slated for Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. It is targeted to the mentors and mentees participating in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force’s Mentorship Program. If you are interested in joining this program, either as a mentor or mentee, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for completing our NYACC Advocacy Priorities Survey and telling us about the issues that matter to you and your patients! We will have the opportunity to meet directly with legislators and their aides at ACC’s 2021 Legislative Conference from October 3-5. If you are interested in participating, please email us at [email protected].

Following the Legislative Conference will be our first in-person NYACC event of the year: the Shark Tank Challenge! Join us for the Annual Young Investigators’ Award Competition, dinner, and the Shark Tank Challenge at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. Stay tuned for more information regarding how to register; to apply to be a contestant, click here. We look forward to hearing about your innovative ideas!

For those interested in being more involved with our various committees, task forces, and workgroups, including the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force, the Women in Cardiology Group, and the Early-Career/Fellows-in-Training Group, contact us at [email protected] for details.

In summary, don’t forget to mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events. We are looking forward to socializing and collaborating with our cardiology community!

June 30, 2021 – The DE&I Task Force’s Inaugural Mentorship Mixer (by invitation)
October 3-5, 2021 – ACC’s Annual Legislative Conference
October 29, 2021 – Annual Meeting (Open to All) & Fall Council Meeting (Council Members Only)
October 29, 2021 – The 2021 Young Investigators Award Competition & The ‘Shark Tank Challenge’
April 2-4, 2022 – ACC.22 (ACC’s annual scientific session and expo)
June 3, 2022 – Save the Date! The 14th Annual Cardiovascular Team Symposium

We will keep our members and community updated via email but encourage you to follow us on Twitter (@NYSCACC) and check our website, https://ny-acc.org, for the latest information. In addition, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].

Hima Vidula, MD, MS, FACC