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Connecticut Chapter of the
American College of Cardiology

From the CCACC 2016 Annual Meeting


Qurat-ul-ain Jelani, MD is the winner of the CCACC's Annual Meeting Poster Competition's First Prize in Original Research Abstracts, with the presentation on VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IS SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE AMONG LOW-MODERATE RISK AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES PRESENTING WITH CHEST PAIN TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. 



Simone Bailey, MD is the winner of the CCACC's Annual Meeting Poster Competition's First Prize in Case Vignette Abstracts with the presentation, SEVERE AORTIC REGURGITATION DUE TO GRANULOMATOUS 


Dr. Patrick O'Gara's Key Note speech on New & Evolving Non-Surgical Approaches to Valvular Heart Disease was well received and his collegial style of presentation fostered some great interaction. Dr. Larry Cohen sharing his perspective.


Dr. Ed Tuohy provides a STATE of the CONNECTICUT CHAPTER REPORT along with an ACC analysis of MACRA


CCACC Council Members Seth Lapuk, MD, FACC and Gilead Lancaster, MD FACC at the Ceremonial Bill Signing for Public Act 15-94 on August 5th, 2015. 


An Act Concerning The Inclusion of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training, the Safe Use of Social Media and Computer Programming Instruction in the Public School Curriculum.

This law will mandate CPR training in Connecticut High Schools and has been a long- standing goal of the Connecticut Chapter.



The most important area for CCACC advocacy is the Connecticut Legislature.  The CCACC has formed a PAC to maximize our legislative presence. By gathering the support of many Cardiologists into one source, the CCPAC creates a collective source that politicians recognize and respect.  The PAC allows CCACC leadership to attend legislative meetings and fund-raisers, building bi-partisan relationships and being a vocal presence at the legislature. 

Please join your colleagues in support of cardiology in Connecticut.  Your contribution to the CCPAC must be a personal contribution.  Checks should be written to CCPAC and mailed to:

PO Box 1058
Glastonbury, CT 06033