Fellows in Training and Early Career Professionals

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Today's Fellows in Training (FIT) and Early Career professionals begin their careers in a complex health care scenario that includes multiple specialty choices, changing reimbursement rules, multidisciplinary team approaches and intriguing new treatment options. At ACC.19 you will have the opportunity to take full advantage of ACC.19's world-class educational opportunities, career advice, hands-on training, networking opportunities, and more.

ACC.19 is more than education or science meeting because only at ACC.19 can you experience the whole of cardiovascular medicine in one place. Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to find mentors, network with colleagues, find training positions and jobs, gain insight into non-clinical aspects of cardiology, all the while keeping up to date on current medical advances and research.

Fellows in Training will want to begin networking by attending the popular FIT Forum Mix and Mingle (#403), where you will be able to meet with peers and a variety of leaders from multiple subspecialties in the cardiovascular profession. In addition, make time to attend FIT Jeopardy: Battle of the State Chapters where you can meet colleagues, learn valuable information and have a bit of fun. 36 state chapter FIT teams will compete in a two-day tournament for prizes, glory, and the title of national ACC FIT Jeopardy Champion.

The FIT Lounge continues to be a great place to meet other Fellows and mingle between sessions. The FIT Lounge will also host smaller, more intimate mentoring sessions with experts in cardiology. And don't forget to look for the roving reporters from the FITs-on-the-GO blog as they chronicle ACC.19.

  • FIT Forum: Mix and Mingle (session #403)
  • Innovation Bootcamp: Fellows, Cardiology Educators, and Shaping Innovators (session #620)
  • Stump the Professor (session #905)
  • Acing the Transition: What FITs Need to Know to Launch a Healthy, Successful Career (session #732)

If you are interested in Interventional Cardiology, attend the Intervention Bootcamp focused on the fundamentals including structural heart disease and coronary disease management.

Early Career professionals can look forward to these special program options scheduled for the ACC.19 Early Career Lounge:

  • Personal Finance from Cardiologists for Cardiologists: This unique session, led by practicing clinicians, will feature interactive sessions regarding personal finance that all cardiologists and cardiology team members face, especially early in their careers.
  • Early Career Transitions: Career Guidance for the Early Career and Beyond: Speakers who have successfully navigated typical early transitions will give attendees their informed perspectives and tips for navigating the challenges successfully.
  • How Can Industry Influence My Practice? A Primer for Early Career Physicians: This session will review the possible interactions between health care professionals and industry, highlight the benefits, and provide advice on how to use industry relations appropriately to achieve career goals.

Take advantage of the many things offered at ACC.19 and expand your personal network by getting to know colleagues from across the country and gain practical skills you'll use in the clinic every day.

Don't miss these hot topics:

  • A Career in Academic Cardiology: Key Points to Success (session #656)
  • Succeeding in Alternate Payment Models (session #761)
  • Acing the Transition: What FITs Need to Know to Launch a Healthy, Successful Career (session #732)
  • Addressing Barriers to Women Entering and Advancing in Cardiology (session #719)
  • Just Tell Me the Fa(c)ts About the New Cholesterol Guideline! (session #636)
  • Practical Evaluation of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (session #625)
  • A Panoply of Perspectives on Pulmonary Hypertension: Patients, Practitioners, and Political Advocates (session #681)
  • The Current Landscape in Cardio-Oncology (session #688)
  • Controversies in ACS Guidelines and Actual Care: What the Experts Don't Always Tell You (session #735)
  • Practical ECGs with the Experts: Hallmarks of High Risk (session #748)
  • Cardiovascular Update for the Clinician Symposia, led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, FACC (session #101, #107)
  • Best of JACC Journals and Eugene Braunwald Keynote, Monday, March 18 (session #411)
  • Personalized Skills & Simulation Center: Hone your auscultation skills with Heart Songs, test your expertise during simulations at the Clinical Judgment Station using Body Interact; improve your patient communication techniques at the Shared Decision-Making Station; challenge your acute heart failure care at the Immersive Station and practice your procedural skills. (session #1501, 1502 and 1503)
  • Core Curriculum and Test Yourself with Questions sessions Learn more about these sessions and more happening at ACC.19 with the Online Planner.
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