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President's Message

september 2022

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the last few days of summer and the Labor Day weekend. Below are some of our Chapter achievements and upcoming meetings.

British Cardiovascular Society Centennial Conference

In June, the Virginia ACC Chapter was honored to join the 100th anniversary celebration at BCS in Manchester, England. The Virginia delegation included Dr. Mike Valentine, Dr. Todd Villines, Dr. Evan Ownby and Jennifer Ray Beckman. The Virginia Chapter strengthened ties with our sister chapter with engaging presentations including a dedicated session contrasting cardiovascular care during COVID in the US and the UK. Jennifer and Mike helped conclude a very successful inaugural year of the Emerging Leaders Programme, initiated by BCS with assistance from the Virginia Chapter. @BritishCardioSo

In tribute to the British Cardiovascular Society’s 100th year and in the spirit of continued friendship between the BCS and Virginia Chapter, we announced the Centennial Ambassador Program. This will sponsor four early career cardiologists from the UK to visit, learn and experience a cardiovascular practice in Virginia in the next year. We look forward to several of our members being able to collaborate with the Chapter in this endeavor.

ACC 2022 Legislative Conference  

Registration is open for the ACC’s Legislative Conference 2022, taking place from October 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC. Please take this opportunity to learn about advocacy efforts in the ACC and partner with colleagues as we meet with members of Congress and their staff to discuss ways to improve cardiovascular care and health policy. Click here for full details and conference registration. #ACCLegConf

Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium (MACCS) 2022

Sunday, November 20 at Heart House and the Georgetown Marriott. We are excited to return to our in-person meeting and expect to welcome a record crowd. Join us for a reception at Heart House on Saturday evening, November 19 from 5:30 to 7:00pm (guests welcome) followed the next day with CME. While you are gathering your educational credits, your family can take advantage of the easy walk to the Mall or the few short blocks to Georgetown for holiday shopping. Conference registration is open. #MACCS22

ACC Committees and Council Applications Are Now Open

Each fall the Nominating Committee solicits applications for open positions to over 90 committees across the College. ACC's governance process emphasizes specific competencies needed on a committee at a given point in time. This will vary, based on current ACC activities, skill sets possessed by current committee members, and needed skills/competencies related to rotation of members.

Please consider applying for these committees and councils. We are happy to offer letters of support for any Virginia members that would like to serve in this capacity. If you would like to apply or nominate a colleague, use the online application system.

Thank you all for your commitment to the Virginia Chapter and please enjoy a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!


Evan Ownby, MD, FACC

President, Virginia Chapter ACC 

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VCACC is proud be the official international exchange partner with the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). Above, VCACC members participate in the BCS Virtual Annual Meeting.

BVS and VCACC leadership


Our purpose is to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality of care for individuals with such diseases, and to foster the highest professional ethical standards.

The Virginia Chapter ACC supports the American College of Cardiology’s statement of support for the Ukrainian people; see this link for the full statement.

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Sunday, November 20

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Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

3445 Seminole Trail, Suite 253

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Phone: 877-793-8171

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