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.

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.

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Save The Date

35th Annual Meeting
March 13-16, 2016
Green Valley Ranch
Las Vegas, Nevada

  APACVS CardioVision
The Winter 2015 edition of CardioVISION is now available!

eNewsletter highlights include:
  • Board of Directors and Leadership Fellows Announcement
  • Gaining Cardiothoracic Surgery Knowledge and Experience Continues to be a Focus
  • The PA Profession & Independent Practice: A Modern Day Clinical Reality
    And much more!

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APACVS 34th Annual Meeting
The 34th Annual Meeting of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery held March 1-4, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV was a huge success. Attendees gained valuable knowledge through a number of presentations that were given and hands-on labs as part of this great educational program. We are looking forward to an even greater turnout for the 35th Annual Meeting in 2016!