I have recently realized that if I want to remain board certified in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology, I must begin the lengthy process to re-certify now. No longer are doctors board certified for life; the process must be repeated very ten years. For me, it won’t be long before I’m taking the tests for the third time and I carry two board certifications that are subject to this every-10-year requirement.
With overregulation of the clinical research arena, the whole area is ripe for disruption, especially for research performed on rare disorders. Today, it appears that a new mode of assessing efficacy of novel therapies using social media might just be the perfect disruptor:
Yesterday, I arrived at the Land of Make-Believe: The 2011 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.