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CVTeam Pillars of Cardiology
Virtual Learning Series

Join the CVTeam as we explore the latest therapeutics and diagnostic techniques in the essential areas of cardiology: Heart Failure, EP, Interventional and Prevention.  Each in-depth session will provide insights into how to incorporate the latest research into practice.  There is no charge for this event for members.

October 22 

7:00pm-8:00pm

Heart Failure: Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Moderator:

Amy L. Dukovcic, CRNP, MBA, MSN (disclosure)

Independent Healthcare Consultant

Gaithersburg, MD


Speakers:

Abby Hubbard, CRNP, CHFN (disclosure)

Heart Failure Bridge Clinic

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD


Sara Strout, PharmD, BCPS (disclosure)

Clinical Pharmacist for the Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant and Lung Transplant Programs

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD


Click Here to Register


Click here for CEU information and here to view the Planning Committee.  

December 3

7:00pm-8:00pm

EP: Atrial Fibrillation ablation and Pharmacotherapeutic interventions

Brandon Custer, PA-C

Lead PA In-patient EP/PA service

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD 


February 5

7:00pm-8:00pm

Interventional: Aortic stenosis: TAVR Assessment and Treatment/Heart Team approach

Rama Anthony, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC

Structural Heart Disease Program Clinical Coordinator

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD 


April 29

7:00pm-8:00pm

Prevention: Team based approach to HF Care 

Fall 2020

Hello Colleagues!

During these challenging times, I have never been more proud to be a member of the cardiovascular team. Nurses, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Clinical Nurse specialists, Cardiovascular specialists/techs all over the country have stepped up as first responders taking care of the sickest of the sick over the past several months. All are seen as heroes all over the world.   

ACC Advocacy, since the beginning of the pandemic, has been working on the behalf of our patients as well as our profession. Through ACC advocacy, NPs/PAs can now order Home Care for Medicare patients. In addition, ACC continues to advocate for APPs to supervise Cardiac Rehab programs to begin now (vs. 2024 as currently written). Further, the College opposes language deemed “physician oriented” which disqualified members of the CV team. Check out this article that summarizes some of the fantastic work ACC advocacy is doing for all of us.

ACC’s first program of the academic year, ACC Legislative Conference, held October 4-6, is going virtual this year. This is an excellent opportunity get involved in advocacy with colleagues in our state. You can talk with your congressional representative and senator from the comfort of your home/office. Register here by September 22.

Join the HeartPAC to support their on-going work and advocacy - especially in the face of the current pandemic. Even a small donation makes a difference and ensures our voices continue to be heard! Visit HeartPAC.org for more information. *You can also join us the first night of the Legislative conference (virtually) featuring the HeartPAC Committee Keynote speakers Charlie Cook and Amy Walter (October 4, 7:30 -8:30 pm) for a nominal cost. More information on this presentation is available here.

Extend Free Cardiovascular Team Membership to your non-member colleagues. Using the promo code CVTFree20 will extend their membership through December 31, 2021. Membership information can be found here.

Upcoming Events

  • Stayed tuned to this page for information on the MDACC CVTeam’s Pillars of Cardiology Virtual Learning Series. The first event is October 23. Registration opens soon, although there is no charge for this event for members.
  • Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium – MACCS on November 22, 2020
    • We will feature a CVTeam Case competition—if you have an interesting case study that you would like to present virtually, please consider entering the competition. Information and the submission link can be found here.
  • Save the Date! ACC.21 Scientific Sessions in Atlanta May 15 -17, 2021


Remember to Join the HUB - ACC Member Hub!

The ACC member hub is an online hub that allows members to connect, share, and collaborate clinically, professionally, and on personal topics as well.

Sincerely,

Angela Street, CRNP, MSN

CVTeam Highlights

Membership

Members are encouraged to apply for professional designations through the college. The AACC designation recognizes CVT professionals who provide a high level of cardiovascular care. The FACC designation, Fellow of ACC, is a recognition of professional achievement.

Join the Hub
Jae Patton, CRNP and John Lindsley, PharmD are our CVT Team HUB influencers 

The Cardiovascular Team

There are plenty of opportunities for CV Team members to be involved in chapter activities. CV Team members are welcome to all events and are encouraged to volunteer (email (jennifer@marylandacc.org to get involved).

The chapter leadership is dedicated to bringing CV Team member benefits and participation at the chapter level. If you are a CV Team member and have ideas on programs that would benefit the CV Team in the state of Maryland, please contact Jennifer Ray Beckman, Executive Director (jennifer@marylandacc.org) or Angela Street, CRNP, MSN, CV Team Liaison cvt@marylandacc.org

NEW: CV Team State Liaisons Committee Newsletter  

This new monthly newsletter was developed by Marci Farquhar-Snow, to keep you all informed about ACC and CV Team Section activities and opportunities to get involved.  Click here to read the first issue. 

CVTeam Webinars Available 

A new website featuring webinars has been created for the CVTeam. Find it here along with information regarding relevant upcoming webinars.  Archived webinar recordings are also available. 

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Angela Street, CRNP, MSN - State Liaison 

Rama Anthony, ACNP - Baltimore 

Amy Dukovic, CRNP - Southern Maryland 

Angela Greenfield - RN representative 
John Lindsley - PharmD 
Henry Wynn - PA representative 

We are in search of a Regional Representative for Western Maryland (including Columbia). Please contact me if you'd like more information. 

CVTeam Competency Consensus Statement

Click here to read the statement. 

2020 CVT GOALS

Membership goal: Increase Maryland ACC Cardiovascular Team Membership by 25% in 2020. Increase professional diversity in our membership.
Strategies/ Initiatives:
  • Utilize national ACC promotions to target different professional categories.
  • Leadership council to target/recruit from their own institutions and professional circles
  • Assess feedback on membership value by profession via membership surveys
Engagement goal: Create multiple and diverse opportunities for the MDACC CVT to get involved
Strategies/ Initiatives:
  • Hold two networking events in 2020 
  • Hold one educational event in 2020
  • Recruit the following representatives for our Leadership Council: Western Maryland, RCIS, RN, NP 
  • Market other opportunities for engagement in the ACC such as the Scientific Sessions, Capital MACCS, and Legislative Conference.
Impact goal: Grow our legislative engagement and presence on behalf of our membership and our patients.
Strategies/Initiatives
  • At the state level, support the creation of legislation protecting the scope of practice of our RCIS members.
  • At the state level, support legislation to improve cardiac arrest survival by ensuring access to AEDs in restaurants
  • At the federal level, support patient access to Cardiac Rehabilitation through the creation of legislation allowing PAs and NPs to order Cardiac Rehabilitation without a physician co-signature
  • At the federal level, support patient access to Cardiac Rehab through legislation to allow PAs, NPs and CNSs to supervise cardiac rehab programs 
Contact
Angela Street, CRNP, MSN
Cardiovascular Team Liaison
Maryland Chapter
American College of Cardiology

cvteam@marylandacc.org



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