Council Mission Statement
The ACC Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership Council will create a forum for cardiovascular imaging society leadership to collaborate on issues facing cardiovascular specialists using imaging technologies to provide optimal patient care. The Leadership Council will represent those interests within the ACC and facilitate achieving consensus on issues affecting the various cardiology imaging modalities. The purpose of the Leadership Council will be to represent the interests of the cardiology imaging community and to work with ACC leadership to promote communication and cooperation among organizations and cardiovascular societies in the field.
Membership of the Leadership Council consists of 14 Fellows of the ACC. Each of the following societies has two member representatives on the Council: ACC, ASE, ASNC, SCAI, SCCT, and SCMR. Additional members are a pediatric/adult congenital representative appointed by ACC, and the immediate past chair, who serves on the Council ex officio. The Leadership Council reports to the ACC Board of Trustees.
Participating societies nominate individuals for each of the society's representative positions. Leadership Council nominations are handled through the ACC committee appointment process. If a nomination is not accepted by the ACC, the society may nominate another individual for consideration. Individual terms are limited to, two consecutive two-year terms and are staggered to ensure continuity on the Leadership Council.
Once appointed, Leadership Council members nominate at least two individuals among the Leadership Council members for the Chair position, the term for which is one year. The Chair is appointed annually by ACC’s President-Elect. The ACC representatives are not eligible to serve as Chair of the Leadership Council.
The ACC Cardiovascular Imaging Section Leadership Council: