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Dr Estefania Oliveros, Temple University Hospital, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19444, USA. estefania.oliveros@temple.edu @EstefaniaOS

The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.



  • cardiology
  • diversity and inclusion
  • women

Reflections After ACC.23 From the Council of the Women in Cardiology


Journal Title:

JACC: Case Reports


Volume 21


, Pages 101966-101966

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Article | Final Publisher PDF


The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Women in Cardiology (WIC) Leadership Council hosted several sessions in the WIC Lounge at the ACC.23 Annual Meeting with the intention of collaborative discussion toward widening the pathway and furthering the opportunities to include WIC. Some sessions focused on empowering women, supporting leadership and career advancement, protecting women's health, and addressing the barriers in the work environment. Among the ACC members, the United States and international physician WIC members constitute approximately 15% according to the ACC member data in 2023. The purpose of this article is to share the efforts of WIC at the ACC.23 meeting and the actionable items discussed at these sessions toward a leveled playground for WIC and to create a safe space for open dialogue.

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© 2023 The Authors

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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