Israeli Heart Society

BCS Annual Conference, 8 – 10 June 2015 in Manchester.

The theme of the 2015 programme is ‘Hearts and Genes’, and we are delighted to announce that Professor Robert Winston will be giving this year’s Opening Ceremony Keynote Speech, entitled “Where are we going with molecular medicine?" This will be followed by a new-style BHF “gene-to-bedside” session focusing on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (facilitated by Professor Hugh Watkins) and BHF/UKGTN sessions on the new gene panels for diagnosis of inherited cardiovascular disease.

British Cardiovascular Society

Dr. Arthur Hollman Awarded Honorary Membership

British Cardiovascular Society Archivist Dr. Arthur Hollman, M.D., FRCP, FLS, was awarded Honorary membership into the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology the summer of 2013.

Summer 2014: British Cardiovascular Society Archivist Dr. Arthur Hollman, M.D., FRCP, FLS, was awarded Honorary membership into the California Chapter. L to R: Dr. Arthur Hollman, Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia and Dr. John Harold.
British Cardiovascular Society Archivist President Iain Simpson presenting the honorary membership plaque to Dr. Arthur Hollman, M.D., FRCP, FLS.

Multi-modality Imaging Preceptorship 2011 Report: Perceptorship Report

by Dr. Marc Dweck, Cardiology SpR & BHF Clinical Research Fellow, Edinburgh

In 2011, I was awarded an imaging preceptorship by the British Cardiac Society and the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. This proved to be a fantastic opportunity, which significantly furthered my education and has led to an an exciting research collaboration between the imaging group at the University of Edinburgh and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.

The ACC International Twinning Program: Report from Manchester, June 2010

ACC International Twinning ProgramDr. Ralph Brindis, Dr. John Harold, Dr. Jack Lewin, Dr. Daniel Berman, John Bournas, Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia and Dr. George Smith attended the Annual Conference and Exhibition of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). This year’s meeting was held at the Manchester Central International Exhibition and Conference Center in the United Kingdom. The BCS Leadership team will reciprocate by attending the October 2010 annual meeting of the ACC California Chapter at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (CAACC) is twinned with the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) as part of ACC’s International Twinning Program. The CAACC BCS relationship is the first pilot program between an ACC State Chapter (California) and a national cardiovascular society (BCS). The program is designed to develop long-term relationships between cardiovascular professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom. The program provides free access to member materials on the BCS Web site, as well as reduced or complimentary registration fees to CA-ACC and BCS educational programs and meetings. BCS and the CA-ACC will be able to contribute and have access to each other’s journals and newsletters. The program also provides unique opportunities for institutional visits, lecture tours and mini-preceptorships in the U.S and the U.K. The ACC-BCS Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging which began earlier this year is part of the program and is designed as a cooperative training experience between Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. California Chapter leaders were all made honorary members of the British Cardiovascular Society.

From Apothecaries Hall, City of London, June 1, 2009

Left to right: Fred Bove, MD, FACC - ACC President
Huon H. Gray, MD, FACC – Chair, ACC International Committee, Past President British Cardiovascular Society
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC- President, California ACC Chapter, ACC Governor Southern California
Jack Lewin, MD – CEO American College of Cardiology
John G. Harold, MD, FACC, Secretary ACC, Chair ACC Board of Governors.
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Purpose of our California Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality care for the individuals with such diseases and to foster the highest professional ethical standards. In carrying out these purposes the Chapter shall function in consultation with the leadership of the College and as an advisor to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease.

The Chapter shall, in the interests of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintain a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic issues which may influence access to high quality cardiovascular health care for all individuals.

The Chapter has been formed as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation underthe federal and California state tax codes. The Chapter maintains an Executive Office with a full time Executive Director and support staff. The Chapter also maintains a full time lobbyist and staff in Sacramento.

Israeli Heart Society Resources

The Israel Heart Society (IHS) was founded in 1952 in Haifa and currently has 709 active members. The aims of the Society: to enhance the professional and scientific knowledge of therapy and prevention of heart diseases in Israel. IHS is a formal society of the Israel Medical Association, and acts as a formal representative of the cardiology community in Israel as recognized by its scientific committee.

IHS is a formal member of:

BCS Resources

The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) was founded in 1922 and has evolved into a complex organisation that plays a pivotal role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK. There are currently over 2,500 members of the BCS. The membership is growing steadily and includes the great majority, probably 90%, of UK consultant cardiologists. Many Specialist registrars, GPs with a special interest, Nurses and other professionals with an interest in cardiovascular medicine are also member.

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"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied."
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