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Yearly Chapter Report


2019 State of the State Report

TOP ACCOMPLISHMENT
The 2019 Tallahassee Legislative Session presented a great challenge in the large number of bills that were introduced that could have negatively affected cardiology (and health care in general).  Without going negative, the chapter took time to educate lawmakers about unintended consequence and saw none of the onerous bills passed.  Our Legislative Day topped all others when the delegation was able to sit down and talk to Governor DeSantis about bills and our positions on other issues.

1. Increase Relevance as the CV Professional Home (in particular, highlight any activity/ies that advance diversity and inclusivity, and/or member wellness)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The WIC Committee joined with Alabama to be the primary hosts of the SE Regional WIC Conference.  This non-clinical conference included many travel grants to FITs so they could network and learn about career issues.  The WIC session at the Flagship Annual Meeting was able to reach more WIC members than before and also included dialogue with the men who came to hear the issues.

OPPORTUNITIES

Make it clear which sessions/educational events should be inclusive and educate men about issues that are unique to women so they have an understanding and appreciation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Through the international partnership with the Sociedad EspaƱola de Cardiologia (SEC) the chapter offered six travel grants for Early Career Physicians (ECP) and Women in Cardiology (WIC) to participate in a week-long preceptorship in Madrid, Spain.  Identifying the cause for low participation in these groups and encouraging mentors to reach out and invite them balanced the delegation.

OPPORTUNITY

Continue to foster relationships that were made and encourage ECP and WIC to ask others to consider joining the program.

2. Generate and Deliver Actionable Knowledge

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The chapter formed a cardio-oncology committee that cemented a relationship with the FL Chapter of the American Society of Oncology.  Both groups sent the same survey about cardio-oncology to their members and from this survey the committee is designing education materials to fill in knowledge gaps.

OPPORTUNITIES

Once the educational materials have been written and designed, a plan to get them in the hands of practitioners is needed.

3. Advance Quality, Equity, and Value of CV Care

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

FL-QUIC, our quality program that recognizes members from around the state who have initiated projects that include care coordination, process improvement and reducing unnecessary tests received a high of 17 submissions.  A judging panel gave out three top awards totaling $3500; winners presented projects at the Flagship Annual Meeting.

OPPORTUNITIES

The projects need to be more widely shared then just with the meeting participants.

4. Ensure Organizational Growth and Sustainability

ACCOMPLISHMENT

The FCACC Flagship Annual Meeting saw double the CVTeam members (42) attend in August 2019.  Carving out spaces for CVTeam networking and breakouts while ensuring a team approach in general sessions is a key factor to success.

OPPORTUNITY

Build up on the buzz that is generated and listen to specific needs of the team to create the next program.

ACCOMPLISHMENT

Three hospitals in Florida hosted fellows-in-training from Spain who were selected in a competitive process from the Sociedad EspaƱola de Cardiologia (SEC).  Members designed three-day observerships that reflected the FIT interests.

OPPORTUNITY

Continue to find ways to connect all levels of membership in our partnership with the SEC. 





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