In this issue:
KY-ACC Reception at ACC 17!

Planning to attend ACC 17? If so, please join your Kentucky colleagues for a Networking Reception of light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on Friday, March 17 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Meeting Room 7. Please RSVP via email to Cody Jones.
KYACC Women in Cardiology Luncheon
March 25 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Register now for the upcoming Kentucky Women in Cardiology (WIC) Luncheon presented by the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. This event will provide a unique opportunity for you to enjoy a program featuring a relevant and timely topic, among great company.

Mark your calendar for this exciting event, which will take place at Gardencourt, 1044 Alta Vista Road in Louisville, on Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m.

To register online, click here. To download a registration form, click here.

While there is no required registration fee, a $50 donation to the KY-ACC Advocacy Fund is encouraged. These funds will be used to support KY-ACC initiatives that advance cardiology care throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Keynote Speaker:
Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health

Featured Speaker:
Allison Ball
Kentucky State Treasurer

The Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The Southern Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All persons participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Southern AHEC are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. The Southern Kentucky AHEC office of Continuing Medical Education presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to use their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of their recognized expertise in the field.


Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities Now Available!

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are now available for the Kentucky Chapter-American College of Cardiology’s (KY-ACC) 13th Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. This meeting is one of the largest ACC state chapter meetings in the country—over 300 attendees are expected, including cardiologists, Fellows in Training, PAs, APRNs, cardiovascular pharmacists, nurses, echo technicians and other cardiology professionals. 
We encourage all our attendees to visit the table top exhibits during dedicated viewing times. Based on your feedback, we have added extra time during the afternoon with the exhibitors.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.  Exhibitor Set Up
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Exhibits/Continental Breakfast
9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  Exhibits/Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Lunch in Exhibit Area
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Exhibits/Coffee Break
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Exhibits/Coffee Break
2:45 p.m.  Exhibitor Tear Down

In addition, each year we hold a drawing for airfare and admission to the following year’s ACC Annual Scientific Meeting. This popular drawing requires attendees to visit a set number of exhibitors to qualify.
We hope you will consider joining us this year. You can view the Prospectus by clicking here. Please contact Ben Swartz at or at 859-977-9120 with any questions or for further information.



Legislative Update

Thanks to all of our KY-ACC Members that came to Frankfort for our Annual Joint Lobby Day with the Kentucky chapter of the American Heart Association. Our members are our best advocates in Frankfort and we are starting to see key pieces of legislation move forward in the Kentucky General Assembly.

Here is just a brief update of the progress we have made:
Senate Bill 4 establishes Medical Review Panels of medical malpractice cases and is a key component of overall tort reform in Kentucky. This bill has passed the Senate and has moved to the House of Representatives where it will be heard by the committee on Health and Family Services on Tuesday, February 28th.
Senate Bill 18 This piece of legislation would protect the peer review process used by healthcare providers from discovery in civil actions. This reform would ensure that medical professionals can expect the most honest and candid feedback from peer review without concern that such criticism could be used to initiate a lawsuit. SB18 has passed the Senate and awaits a hearing in the House Judiciary committee.
Senate Bill 78 would make all school campuses smoke free 24/7 while allowing the school districts to set their own disciplinary and enforcement provisions. SB78 has passed the Senate and awaits a hearing in the House Education Committee.
Senate Bill 89, which would provide for insurance coverage of FDA approved smoking cessation medicines and services, passed the Senate 35-2 and has been received in the House but has yet to be assigned to committee.
It is important that we keep up this momentum given the nature of our short legislative session. We are asking that today you call your legislator (1-800-372-7181) and tell them to vote yes on SB4, SB18, SB78, and SB89. The operator will ask you to provide your name, address, and telephone number. It will only take a minute of your time and will go a long way in making our voices heard in Frankfort!
If you have any questions or want to get more involved please contact Adam Haley at

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