Chapter Events Update
September 21st California Chapter Meeting
September 28th Michigan Chapter Meeting
September 28th South/North Carolina Chapter Meeting
October 6th New York Chapter Meeting
October 13th Northern New England Chapter Meeting
June 9, Mississippi Chapter Meeting
The Mississippi Chapter meeting was found to be a success. The chapter will be launching a newsletter titled “Heart of the Matter” to transmit consistent, concise information from the national organization to its members. The newsletter will be emailed every other month in order to prevent inbox overload. Meeting attendance was a goal for the chapter throughout the year. Meetings were held in Tupelo (during MSMA Annual Session), Jackson, and Biloxi to provide location convenience for members in various areas of the state. Although the legislation was not successful, the Mississippi Chapter engaged in positive attempts for the statewide SmokeFree Air legislation. The bill was supported by essentially all health-related organizations in the state including the MSMA. Dr. Mansour spoke at a press conference hosted by the Mississippi Rural Health Association in support of the legislation.
June 1 - 3, Alabama Chapter Meeting
The ALACC meeting was quite successful. There were more than 100 registrants. Approximate 60 were FACC with the remainder being CCAs, FITs, and other member categories. There were many excellent presentations including two very interesting ones regarding TAVR. Hector Ventura presented a presentation on diastolic heart failure. The head of one of the large groups talked about hospital merger and really gave a great talk about how they did this in Huntsville, AL. It was a past, present, and future type talk about integration. At the Council meeting, the national speaker and ACC Staff were able to give some advise regarding statewide STEMI and there was a good conversation about the Million Hearts Campaign. There were made notables there including Stephen Lloyd, the ALACC president, Philip Laney, Michael Konan, and Dr. Richard Russell were there. In fact, Hector Ventura's talk was in honor of Dr. Russell as it is an annual named lecture.
A very active CCA, Jeffrey Herald, NP, AACC, received the Member of the Year Award. With his family all with him, he was obviously delighted to receive this award. It was a great meeting, and , as a bonus, the location, Sandestin, is quite beautiful.
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