Association of
Physician Assistants
in Cardiovascular Surgery
35th Annual APACVS Meeting


Registration & Housing are Open
Registration for the 2016 APACVS Annual Meeting Housing for the 2016 APACVS Annual Meeting

The Preliminary Program is now available
Preliminary Program for the 2016 APACVS Annual Meeting

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.

The Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery (PACTS) Foundation was created to provide opportunities for physician assistants in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. The goal of this Foundation is to provide grants and scholarships to individuals in need of specific education in the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical fields and support the advancement of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

The PACTS Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support education within our specialty.

Donate to the PACTS Foundation

APACVS Board of Directors Call for Nominations Now Open!

The Board of Directors elections are approaching. If you are passionate about your profession and the organization that represents it, please consider an active role in the development of the Association. Available positions for the 2016 Board include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Members-at-Large. Login to the members only area to submit your nomination by December 11.

APACVS Board of Directors candidates must:

  • Exemplify integrity, good communication skills, leadership and planning skills, analytical ability, decision-making ability, and the ability to organize and monitor work.
  • Be an active APACVS member for a minimum of one year prior to serving on the Board and must be in good standing.
  • Understand the accountability to the membership and the community for competent, conscientious and effective accomplishment of the obligations of the Board. Board members act in good faith and in a manner consistent with a Code of Ethics that is not influenced by the desire for personal gain.
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    APACVS 34th Annual Meeting
    The 34th Annual Meeting of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery held March 1-4, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV was a huge success. Attendees gained valuable knowledge through a number of presentations that were given and hands-on labs as part of this great educational program. We are looking forward to an even greater turnout for the 35th Annual Meeting in 2016!