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American College of Cardiology
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Conferences & Symposiums
February 18 – 20, 2016
2016 Cardiovascular Summit: Solutions for Thriving in a Time of Change
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About Our Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality care for the individuals with such diseases and to foster the highest professional ethical standards.
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Chapter Leadership

Meet our volunteer Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Committees & Committee Chairs. Get to know our chapter governance structure and find out how you can get involved.
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Our 2014 Focus

The ACC is THE Professional Home for Cardiovascular Specialists and the Care Team.

To represent YOU, the ACC is actively working on:
Member Value & Engagement
Purposeful Education
Data, Information & Knowledge
Transformation of Care
Population Health
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World Class Education from Cedars Sinai Heart Institute

Visit Cedars Sinai Heart Online Education Center to explore more world class education!
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California ACC Calendar of Events

February 12, 2016: 12th Annual Valentine's Health Seminar

Beverly Hills, CA | "The ACC/AHA Prevention of CVD and Cholesterol Management Guidelines: Looking Beyond and New Therapies" with Dr. Nathan Wong

February 17, 2016: Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Online or Concord CA | Cardiac Amyloidosis

February 20, 2016: 2nd Annual CVT Southern California Conference

Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot | A day of CEU education, followed by Santa Barbara Urban Wine Rail to Trail Excursion

March 6 - 11, 2016: Interventional Cardiology 2016

The Westin Snowmass Hotel, CO | 31st Annual International Symposium.

March 18 - 20, 2016: Clinical Lipid Update 2016

Omni San Diego Hotel | Earn 29+ hours of continuing medical education.
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California ACC Latest News

Survey by February 12, 2016

CMA seeking physician feedback on proposed health insurance mergers.

Mended Hearts February Newsletter

For Chapter 62 | San Diego

CA ACC Advocacy Meeting

See the photo on Twitter of Sandeep Krishnan, MD, Rep. Ted Lieu, John Harold, MD, Daniel Westerdahl, MD, FACC

Hardship Exemption for MU 2015

Because of a delay in the publication of regulations governing the Medicare meaningful use program, physicians are being urged to preemptively file for a 2015 hardship exemption to avoid penalties in 2016.

Legislative Report #279: Groups File Complaint Against State Over Low Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rates

Administrative Complaint; Re: Inadequate Access to Health Care Violates California’s Medi-Cal Program

Hospital To Home: CA ACC Quality Committee Goals to Help

Case Report: The CA ACC Quality Committee’s goal to help our members improve the transition of their patients from the hospital to the community.

Caring for California Fall Newsletter

President’s Corner, News you Can Use, etc.

California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Mandatory CURES Registration Moved to July 2016.

Continuing Medical Education Webinar

MedReviews CME offers continuing med educ activity from Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine available thru Jan. 2016.

YouTube: Airline Cardiac Emergencies

Watch Now: Oregon ACC Brian Gross, MD and Joaquin Cigarroa, MD explains what to expect when an airline pilot asks for medical help.

Check Out ACC's New Look!

The ACC's new website,, is now live, offering enhanced features and design requested by ACC members. link and Quick Start Guide: