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President's Message

june 2022

Dear Colleagues,

In the past month, I had the pleasure to participate both in the UF College of Medicine Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony and the Class of 2022 Commencement Exercises. It was wonderful to be out with colleagues in public and doing things that have been put on hold for the last couple of years. As summer approaches, there are signs of COVID surging again, so I hope you all stay safe in the things you do with your friends and family. Please stay healthy, so we can keep our patients healthy.

Shortage of Iodinated Contrast

Last month we spoke about the changes in recommendations for aspirin and the confusion that was generated in the lay press. This month, our clinical challenge is shortages of iodinated contrast, limiting patient access to valuable or potentially life-saving tests and procedures. According to a press release from GE dated May 23, 2022, the affected plant should be at 60% capacity now and 75% by the end of next week. Other resources that may be helpful for you and your practice are here.

Sociedad Espanola de Cardiologia Preceptorship June 2022

The Florida Chapter has a busy summer planned, starting with a trip to Madrid. Several chapter members will be participating in our exchange program that includes networking with members of the SEC, shadowing physicians in hospitals near Madrid, and seeing the sights. Many of our members also stick around for a few days after to explore other areas of the country, or use the trip as a jumping off point to visit other parts of Europe. I strongly encourage you all to consider the exchange at some point. It is an incredibly unique opportunity to directly observe your area of practice in another system of care. Next month, we will report back on everyone’s experiences.

Annual Meeting, registration and hotels open!

August will be here before you know it and it will be time to get together in Orlando. This year’s meeting agenda features a wide variety of topics: artificial intelligence, congenital disease in adults, COVID, and an overview of the new chest pain guidelines from lead author Dr. Martha Gulati. Research and cases will be presented from CV Team members, FITs and residents, PhDs, and of course quality improvement and FL-QUIC. (There’s still time to submit your quality project for the Quality Improvement Competition – click here for details.) Hotel rooms at the Grand Floridian will sell out quickly – reserve yours today. We cannot wait to see you all.

Best regards,

David Winchester, MD, MS, FACC

President, Florida Chapter ACC

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