March 23rd, 2012
Early Morning, Early Start to ACC
Several Cardiology Fellows who are attending ACC.12 this week are blogging together on CardioExchange. The Fellows include Tariq Ahmad, Bill Cornwell, Megan Coylewright, Jeremiah Depta, and John Ryan (moderator). Read the first post here. Read the next one here.
When I arrived at the airport in Rochester this morning at 6 a.m., it was dark (but, amazingly, warm). Already, half a dozen fellows and consultants with suitcases in tow were there, ready for Chicago. The banter was light; everyone seemed excited for reconnecting, learning, sharing, networking, and, for us from quiet, southern Minnesota, some needed time in the city.
Before the meeting even starts, we get the opportunity to sit down with some of the greatest leaders in our field: Drs. Braunwald, Colombo, Fuster, Somerville and Yacoub at the Legends of Cardiovascular Medicine Roundtable. I’ll be heading over in a bit to McCormick Place, South Building, Room S100c for this landmark event of “where we are and what the future holds.”
A few friends of mine are also leading a charge to get fellows on camera during ACC 2012 — these “roving reporters” will be wanting your two cents worth on posters, sessions, social events and the like. I hope you’ll indulge us and provide short snippets on how fellows experience the meeting. Looks like John and Tariq have shared some great resources to get us all started.
See you all soon,