Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
Fall 2014
» President's Message
» Keeping a "Finger on the Pulse" of Cardiovascular Surgery
» CardioVision 2014 House of Delegates Report
» APACVS Membership Update
» APACVS Announces 2014 Board of Directors Elections
» APACVS Leaders Representing Our Membership Beyond the Association
» APACVS Annual Meeting in Vegas

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The mission of CardioVISION™ is to provide a means of communicating pertinent information among practitioners of the specialty and among related professionals in the medical field and industry. CardioVISION™ is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that includes articles on practice issues, credentialing issues, educational opportunities and more. CardioVISION™ also includes classified job ads and industry advertisements.

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President's Message
David E. Lizotte, Jr. PA-C, MPAS, FAPACVS
David E. Lizotte, Jr.
PA-C, MPAS, FAPACVS

Dear Colleagues:
Henry David Thoreau wrote "It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see." When you look at our association, now in its 33rd year, what do you see? When was the last time you really looked at us? When was the last time you visited our website? When was the last time you attended one of our CME programs? The ever-changing world of healthcare makes our association that much more essential, and your membership in our association critical. More...


Keeping a "Finger on the Pulse" of Cardiovascular Surgery
Robert Carlucci, PA
Robert Carlucci, PA

As a newly inducted board member, it is my honor to reach out via CardioVISION. This publication is another means of sharing, collaboration, and communicating with clinicians and industry professionals in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery as well as critical care medicine. It is a means to keep "a finger on the pulse" of our specialty. More...


CardioVision 2014 House of Delegates Report
David J. Bunnell, MSHS, PA-C
David J. Bunnell, MSHS, PA-C

Every year the American Academy of Physician Assistants convenes the House of Delegates composed of representatives from every constituent organization to discuss the philosophy of the AAPA in how PAs relate to the practice of medicine, each other, and society. I was honored to be asked to represent the members of the APACVS on May 24th to 26, 2014 in Boston. More...


APACVS Membership Update
Chuck Cuttic, PA-C, FAPACVS
Chuck Cuttic, PA-C, FAPACVS

The most recent statistics reveal that we are 975 members strong, with 634 active members and 119 fellows. More importantly, 171 of you are PA students who envision themselves as being future contributors to the practice of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery, as well as critical care medicine. That is nearly one-fifth of our members, and we, as a committee, are aware that it is this group that will help shape the direction and future success of the APACVS. More...


APACVS Announces 2014 Board of Directors Elections

Do you have a strong motivation to lead and inspire others in pursuit of APACVS mission and goals and a demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member, with a willingness to learn from others and foster teamwork? More...


APACVS Leaders Representing Our Membership Beyond the Association

Michael C. Doll, MS, PA-C, FAPACVS, DFAAPA, Past President APACVS, current AAPA Director-at-Large has announced his candidacy for the AAPA Presidency with elections in April 2015. He is currently Chief PA in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center.More...


APACVS Annual Meeting in Vegas


APACVS Annual Meeting in Vegas

The 34th Annual Meeting of the APACVS will be held in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel on March 1-4, 2015. This is an exciting year for the Association as we explore a new pattern for our meeting with the majestic appeal of Vegas as our backdrop. The 34th Annual Meeting will include breakout sessions in Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery and state of the art hands on training. We are incorporating our acclaimed BioSkills training into this meeting as well as new Sternal Closure and Vascular Skills courses. More...