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Mission Statement:  

To serve as the professional home for cardiovascular team members and to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health in Iowa.

The present and the past.  Dr. Mahi Ashwath (current  president) presents a plaque to Dr. Nick Shammas (immediate past president) thanking him for his services to Iowa ACC. 

"The ACC is a great organization and I am proud to have served the ACC as the President of the Iowa ACC. It was an amazing opportunity. Mahi has done a phenomenal job in the short time she has been President with the educational lectures, educating hundreds of our future generation of cardiologists. She will do amazing things in her role."
  ~ Dr. Nicholas Shammas

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COVID-19 Resources

As we all work together on the front lines to best serve our patients and lead COVID-19 response planning for our institutions, the ACC is working to provide COVID-19 clinical guidance for the global cardiovascular care team. They have provided invaluable resources to help you navigate this crisis:

They have created the COVID-19 Hub and the Member Hub COVID-19 Discussion category.  The COVID-19 Hub is continually updated as new information becomes available. We urge you to utilize this valuable resource regularly.  A comprehensive collection of ACC content related to Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) may be found here:  ACC COVID-19 RESOURCES.

The ACC ran a terrific series of COVID-19 Education Webinars over the summer. You can access them here.

Honoring the Contributions of CV Administrators and Managers - Free Membership through 2021.

ACC is offering free membership to nonmember CV Team and CV Administrator professionals who join using the code below. These individuals will receive complimentary membership for 2020 and 2021. The $25 application fee is also waived!  Click here to apply.  Promo Code = HereForYou | Valid from April 10 – December 31, 2020.

FREE FIT Membership in ACC's 19+ Member Section

Did you know that FITs receive FREE membership in ACC’s 19+ Member Sections. Select your preferences and unlock access to a community of professionals that share your specialaity and/or interest areas. Gain leadership experience, network with leaders in the field and make progress on priorities that matter to you.

Our Advocacy Team attended the Virtual ACC Legislative Conference Oct 4th to 6th.  Click here for photos.

Important News

Spotlight on Iowa Women in Cardiology and Spotlight on Cardiology Practices

We plan to start a new series with a "Spotlight on Iowa Women in Cardiology" and a "Spotlight on a Cardiology Practice" periodically. Please respond with your interest to Dr. Ashwath ( or Nancy ( if you wish to be considered for this.

Do you Qualify for the FACC Designation?

Explore a New Pathway To Fellowship in the ACC

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The burden of cardiovascular disease doesn’t recognize borders or boundaries. Neither should leadership in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health.

The ACC is proud to announce a new pathway to the Fellow of the ACC (FACC) designation, one that considers service to the College and the cardiovascular community – in addition to education and publications – to determine your eligibility for the FACC designation.

We encourage you to use our FACC Eligibility Calculator to see whether you qualify.

Take your place as a leader in the field and collaborate with colleagues around the world to overcome the challenges we face today and work for a better tomorrow.

ACC Announces New Dates for ACC.21 in Atlanta

The ACC is excited to announce new dates for its 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo in Atlanta, GA. The three-day meeting will now take place from May 15 – 17, 2021. Visit the ACC.21 website for answers to FAQs and ongoing updates on key dates and announcements. Registration and abstract submissions opened in October.

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Submit Your Prior Authorization Data!

Having difficulties getting procedures approved? Yes! Please take a moment to tell us via ACC’s web-based prior authorization tool (PARTool)!

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Latest in Iowa Cardiology

Welcome New Iowa Chapter Strategic Council Members

  Central District Councilor  & Early Career Representative
   Ketan Koranne, MD, FACC 

  East Central District Councilor
  Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD, FACC

 East Central District Councilor
Brian Olshasnky, MD, FACC

  Cardiovascular Team Co-Liaison &  
  CV Team Council Co-Chair

  Shelly L. McGurk, PA, ARNP, NNP, 

  Cardiovascular Team Co-Liaison &
  CV Team Council Co-Chair
  Cynthia Burkholder, ARNP

  South Central District Councilor & Advocacy Representative
   Eduardo S. Antezano, MD, MBA, FACP, FACC

  WIC FIT Chair
  Corina Iorgoveanu, MD

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