Our Mission is to Promote the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, including Stroke, in Blacks and other Minorities and to Achieve Health Equity for all through the Elimination of Disparities.
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For Health Professionals
Our annual 'Spirit of the Heart' awards dinner serves as a celebration of life with proceeds supporting ABCs ‘Spirit of the Heart’ community outreach which provides consumers with the knowledge that heart disease is preventable, and heart healthy activities are important for longevity. Your support also enables the continuing education of underrepresented minorities in the field of cardiology through our annual ABC fellowship awards.
Our mission is to champion the elimination of cardiovascular disparities through education, research, and advocacy. We are a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1700 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to this mission.
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day
The goal of the annual awareness day on February 22 is to increase recognition of the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives. While heart valve disease can be can be disabling and deadly, available treatments can save lives, making education and awareness particularly important. On this day and throughout the year, the campaign partners—advocates, educators, and health care professionals—are helping to spread the word about valve disease. www.ValveDiseaseDay.orgLearn More
ABC Clinical Trials Network
Clinical trials are an important step in discovering new treatments for cardiovascular disease as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the risk of disease. The TACT2 clinical trial follows patients for 5 years to perform an economic analysis of chelation therapy and to determine if a chelation-based strategy in patients with diabetes and prior myocardial infarction improves event-free survival and/or reduces mortality.Learn More
Through the ABC, I have developed significant mentoring relationships with many prominent cardiologists throughout the nation who have helped to broaden my research focus and strengthen my clinical endeavors.
ABC is on the forefront of health equity. Even though I am not a black cardiologist, I feel that the mission and values of the organization are very aligned with my own and the organization is very inclusive.
I was successful in winning the Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract award. This helped to foster collaborations and mentorship which have been invaluable for a junior attending.
The ABC has helped me to build and maintain professional relationships across numerous specialties in different institutions.
One of the things I like best about ABC is that they actively promote research and collaboration among its members and with other groups/institutions.