Association of
Physician Assistants
in Cardiovascular Surgery

Our Mission
The mission of the APACVS is to be leader in Cardiovascular and Thoracic education and professional development of Physician Assistants. The values in which the Association is founded are Education, Professionalism, Advocacy, Teamwork, and Service.

Association
The APACVS remembers
Michael Davidson, MD
Michael Davidson, MD
Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was incredibly supportive of the APACVS and devoted his time to the Association on numerous occasions to serve as faculty for our meetings. Dr. Davidson was fatally wounded on Tuesday, January 20 on call by a lone gunman. The APACVS extends its deepest condolences to the Davidson family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

Foundation
The Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery (PACTS) Foundation was created to provide opportunities for physician assistants in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. The goal of this Foundation is to provide grants and scholarships to individuals in need of specific education in the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical fields and support the advancement of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

The PACTS Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support education within our specialty.

Donate to the PACTS Foundation

  EDUCATION
APACVS Annual Meeting
34th Annual APACVS Meeting
March 1-4, 2015
Bellagio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

  APACVS CardioVision
The Fall 2014 edition of CardioVision is now available!

eNewsletter highlights include:
  • Keeping a "Finger on the Pulse" of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • APACVS Leaders Representing Our Membership Beyond the Association
  • 2014 Board of Directors Elections
    And much more!

View the latest edition


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