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
Board of Directors Elections
Three Member-at-Large positions are available for election to the 2015-2017 Board. Please take a moment to vote for your leadership as we have a wonderful group of candidates running. On the ballot you will see an image of each candidate with their name hyperlinked to their Biography, Candidate Statement and Resume. Please review each candidate's materials and then select the three (3) you believe to be the best to serve on the APACVS Board. You will receive the ballot via email. Elections will officially close Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:59pm ET. Vote today!
Susan Lusty Excellence
in Publication Award
This award recognizes and encourages written research contributions by Physician Assistants to the body of work that furthers understanding and evidence based practice of cardiothoracic surgery. Further, this award honors the memory of Susan Lusty who not only championed literary contributions by Physician Assistants, but provided a professional forum in which to publish them. This honor is awarded annually at the Winter Educational Meeting. The author of the selected manuscript will receive a cash award of $1,000.00. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2014. The winning author will receive travel expenses and one night’s accommodations at the Bellagio for the opening presentation at the 34th Annual Education Meeting in Las Vegas on March 1-4, 2015. Eligibility requirements include:
  • The awardee must be a member, in good standing, of the APACVS
  • The awardee must be a primary or secondary author of the manuscript
  • The manuscript must be published in a peer reviewed, Index Medicus journal
  • The manuscript must be relevant to the practice of cardiothoracic surgery or critical care
  • The manuscript must be <2 years old, to ensure that the paper is clinically relevant
  • Members of the review committee, the Board of Directors and the CME Committee are ineligible to receive the award
Manuscripts and questions should be directed to the National Office.
  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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