The American College of Cardiology has announced Julie Damp, MD, FACC, as the next vice chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session. Damp will serve as vice chair for ACC.25 and ACC.26 and transition to chair for ACC.27 and ACC.28.
“ACC Annual Scientific Session is an incredibly impactful learning experience for cardiovascular care providers globally,” Damp said. “I am truly honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with the ACC team to provide effective and innovative education that impacts the care of our patients and expands the reach of cardiovascular science.”
Damp is a professor of medicine in cardiovascular medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee, where her clinical focus is cardio-obstetrics, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She is also program director for the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at VUMC and prior assistant director of the Vanderbilt Educator Development Program. She earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2001 followed by residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at VUMC.
Damp has a dedicated interest in medical education and a long history of leadership within the ACC, serving as current chair of the ACC Professional Development Courses and prior chair of the Program Directors and Graduate Medical Educators Section and Curriculum Design Committee. She is also a member of the ACC Competency Management Committee and former member of the Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee.
ACC established the role of vice chair in 2014 to ensure consistency and continual improvement of the ACC’s flagship meeting. The Annual Scientific Session vice chair and chair are responsible for leading the development of the educational program, which attracts over 13,000 professional attendees to the meeting each year. ACC.24 will be held April 6-8, 2024, in Atlanta and led by current Annual Scientific Session Chair Douglas Drachman, MD, FACC, and Vice Chair Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at www.ACC.org or follow @ACCinTouch.