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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.
To volunteer to join the International Outreach Committee please contact Jennifer Ray  Beckman


pict of VCACC leaders with BCS

The cooperation between the BSC and VCACC continues to flourish despite the pandemic. Mike Valentine, MD, MACC, partnered with ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, to present a session on physician wellness at the June BCS Annual Conference - held virtually. The event precipitously was held the day prior to the Royal College of Physicians’  Health and Social Care Committee  published a report on workforce burnout in the National Health Service. Click here for the report itself.

The BCS Emerging Leaders Programme welcomed the next co-hort this month. Jennifer Ray Beckman, MBA, CAE, Executive Director of the VCACC worked with the previous co-horts on communication through sessions on the DiSC behavior assessment tool and is looking forward to continuing work with early career and FITs in the UK.

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