Association of
Physician Assistants
in Cardiovascular Surgery
37th Annual APACVS Meeting

The APACVS is the leader in Cardiovascular and Thoracic education and professional development of PAs who practice in cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery and critical care. The values in which the Association is founded are Education, Professionalism, Advocacy, Teamwork, and Service. The APACVS is the only society dedicated to representing the unique needs of cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgical PAs.

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35th Annual Meeting
Presentation slides and audio from the General Session and Cardiac Breakout at the 35th Annual Meeting are now available online!

View 2015 Program Presentations & Audio

International Coronary Congress: The Surgical Assistant Workshop Co-Sponsored by APACVS
We are happy to announce that under the guidance and mentorship of Drs. Puskas and Taggart and co-directors David Lizotte, MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS and Robert Carlucci, MPAS, PAC, FAPACVS, world-renowned experts in surgical coronary revascularization, the 2017 International Coronary Congress will be back in New York and co-sponsored by APACVS! The Surgical Assistant Workshop will continue to drive excellence in surgical assisting with a superb and innovative Program unmatched by any other symposium. Find out more here!

The APACVS continues to maintain excellent relationships with our surgeon's professional societies the STS and AATS. We have asked for and received their official endorsement of PA's working in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The STS has also endorsed our Post Graduate Training Initiative and our Fellow Member Category. The documents are available here for you to download in case you need evidence that there is physician suppport for PA's working in CT Surgery.
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