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  • The American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Annual Scientific Session and Expo is a global exchange for cardiovascular scientists and clinicians to discuss and debate the latest science and information
  • Several cardiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital play important roles within the ACC before, during and after the annual symposium
  • A few of them share their perspectives on what excites them most about being an integral part of the ACC and ACC.19

The American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Annual Scientific Session and Expo is a global exchange for cardiovascular scientists and clinicians to discuss and debate the latest science and information. Several cardiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital play important roles within the ACC before, during and after the annual symposium. A few of them share their perspectives on what excites them most about being an integral part of the ACC and ACC.19.

James Januzzi, MD: Trustee for the American College of Cardiology

"I have worked in multiple capacities for the American College of Cardiology over the past several years, including leading the Task Force on Expert Consensus Decision Pathway Documents and co-chairing the Science and Quality Committee. Each of these responsibities has been immensely rewarding, but I look forward to the next challenge, namely serving as a Trustee for the College. Being selected to the board of trustees is an extraordinary honor, something I could never have imagined when I joined the College as a fellow in training. I look forward to officially joining the board at ACC.19.

The board of trustees is responsible for putting the vision of the ACC into action. To join at this time is a remarkable opportunity, since the ACC is just beginning the implementation of the new 4 year strategic plan, focusing on living out the ACC's core values of being patient-centered, valuing teamwork and collaboration and fostering professionalism and excellence. I look forward to this challenge, and am exremely humbled to be a part of this exciting time for the ACC."

Follow Dr. Januzzi on Twitter: @JJheart_doc

Nasrien Ibrahim, MD: Designated Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Learning Pathway Tweeter at ACC.19

"I am excited to serve as the designated Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Learning Pathway Tweeter for ACC.19. I am looking forward to live tweeting some very exciting science, and sharing that science with my followers who are either unable to attend ACC.19, or are unable to attend the sessions I will be live tweeting. This opportunity allows me to be more engaged at ACC.19 and with the ACC itself.

I am looking forward to connecting with experts in my field, showcasing their work and sharing science with my colleagues all over the world."

Keep up with Dr. Ibrahim's #ACC19 tweets: @IAmDrIbrahim

Ada Stefanescu, MD, MSc: Chair for the American College of Cardiology Fellows-in-Training Section

"As the Chair of the ACC Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Section Leadership Council, I am very much looking forward to ACC.19 and the many wonderful sessions designed specifically for FITs.

For the second year in a row, FITs were on the programming committee for each scientific pathway and are part of an increasing number of sessions. My colleagues on the FIT Council and I have designed a packed program in the FIT Lounge, including presentations on:

  • Surviving Your First Medical Conference
  • Increasing Diversity in Cardiology: Effective Practices
  • Innovation Bootcamp: Training Fellows, Cardiology Educators, and Shaping Innovators
  • Acing the Transition: What FITs Need to Know to Launch a Healthy, Successful Career
  • Young Investigator Awards Presentations
  • The FIT Jeopardy competition

I worked on curriculum design for the sessions in the Simulation Lounge, including procedural and case-based simulation. I will also be presenting on transcatheter pulmonary valve interventions in adults with congenital heart disease.

Additionally, I’m one of the official ACC FIT Tweeters. Be sure to follow us at #ACCFIT and #ACC19 for news, advice and highlights from the FIT sessions. And most importantly, I look forward to gathering with current colleagues and Mass General Cardiology graduates from around the country (and the world!) to learn, and see them present their science and be honored for their contributions."

Following along with Dr. Stefanescu's #ACCFIT and #ACC19 tweets: @DrAdaStefanescu

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