Good day colleagues and friends,

I was recently at Stonewall Jackson Resort for the Annual Structural Heart Program. There is a lot of excitement in cardiovascular medicine currently pertaining to structural heart (Watchman, Mitral clip, TAVR) as well as imaging. The program was very educational with great speakers. I would like next year for ACC WV to be co-sponsor for the meeting.

We are excited about the upcoming legislative session in Washington DC in late September. Anyone who wants to join us at that meeting, we would love to have you; it’s educational and eye opener 

I asked for your opinion about moving our annual meeting to Morgantown in 2019. The majority of respondents prefer to keep it in Charleston. Thank you all for your input. We will keep in Charleston but likely change to Embassy Suites who offer better rates with an otherwise similar venue.

Please continue to encourage our Fellow in Training to participate and get involved in ACC. It’s important to have young people's input and contributions. We are excited to have a new cardiology fellowship program in Charleston; let's reach out to welcome them and encourage them in their careers.

Please utilize the document button below to encourage and mentor FITS to stay involve and pursue their FACC.

Thank you, 

Elie Gharib, MD, FACC