The VCACC and the British Cardiovascular Society are a part of the American College of Cardiology’s International Exchange program. The BCS-VCACC relationship was formed through a desire of both organizations to develop long-term relationships between cardiovascular professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The official agreement for the partnership was signed in June 2018 in Manchester at the British Cardiovascular Society’s Annual Meeting. Signed by VCACC Past President (and current ACC President) C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, VCACC International Outreach Committee Member Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC, Sarah Clarke, MD, FACC, BCS President, and Simon Ray, MD, BCS Incoming President, the partnership will bring members from both nations to learn about advances in CV science and exchange ideas on quality programming and health systems. Both societies aim to develop a portfolio to include educational programs, leadership courses, preceptorships, visiting lectures, etc. on both sides of the Atlantic.
More to come for this exciting program. To volunteer to join the International Outreach Committee please contact Jennifer Ray Beckman firstname.lastname@example.org.