American College of Cardiology - Singapore Chapter

Welcome to the homepage of the Singapore Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The Singapore Chapter was formed on January 10th, 2012, after it received the official notice from Dr David Holmes, the President of the American College of Cardiology (for 2012), on behalf of the Executive Committee.

The Chapter has 39 Founding Members and 36 Associate Members – now it has grown larger due to yearly convocations of our Singapore Cardiac Society (SCS) members with FACC and an increase in numbers of trainees. The Chapter works closely with the Singapore Cardiac Society, the Chapter of Cardiology, College of Physicians and the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgery, College of Surgeons of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore to educate doctors and our community about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Singapore. It will also help the ACC in better serving its members in Singapore by facilitating a two-way flow of information, and in providing venues for local members to meet and discuss issues relevant to the practice of cardiology in the city state.

I'm delighted to inform that the Chapter has been elevated this year from Accomplished to Distinguished category - this is the highest level possible for chapters. This is made possible due to continuing work by the founding governor Prof YT Lim and my predecessor, Dr Bernard Kwok.

This year, the ACC is coming to Asia, by organizing the inaugural ACC Asia-Pacific conference. This will be held in Shanghai from 1-3 Dec 2017. Please block your calendar for this event. It would not be the best of ACC.17 but the best of ACC. Currently conference pathways are been discussed. ACC will bring their tools including heart songs; there will be a call for abstracts (and prizes); FITs activities will be organized and prominent faculty will be invited over.

In addition, the Chapter has also been invited to submit proposals from the JACC editors for Guest Editor's Pages and Fellows-in-Training/Early Career Pages. Lastly, from the recent SCS ASM, we have a winning 'Jeopardy' team that will likely represent us in the inaugural international Jeopardy competition in ACC.18 (Orlando).

With so many exciting events and programs, I thank all of you for your commitment with the Chapter and hope you will join us in our activities.

 

Assoc Professor Kian Keong Poh MBBChir, FACC
Governor, Singapore ACC Chapter

 


 
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