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.

AHA Webinar: Importance of Lipoprotein(a) Screening and Testing

Discover the clinical significance of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] screening and testing with Dr. Keith Ferdinand, Professor of Medicine and researcher at Tulane University School of Medicine with interests in improving patient care and eliminating health disparities. Dive into compelling insights as Dr. Ferdinand breaks down Lp(a) values for practical use in patient care and why high-risk priority populations are ever so important with the worsening disparities in U.S. life expectancy. Unlock invaluable clinical perspectives on both. Unlock invaluable clinical perspectives on both Lp(a) screening and testing. Don’t miss out on this important event!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM CT

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Save the Date: September 13-14, 2024

15th Annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner & Fundraiser and Policy Pulse Summit
September 13-14, 2024

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

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Call For Scholarship Applications 2024-2025

ABC/Biosense Webster Scholarship for Medical Students
Through this partnership, $100,000 has been committed for tuition assistance. Ten (10) successful candidates will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarships to support the enrollment and academic success of promising medical students from Black and other underrepresented communities.

 

Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship for Medical Students
Named in honor of ABC Founder, Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA. Five (5) successful candidates will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship to support their academic journey to becoming cardiologists.

 

Deadline: Monday, July 7, 2024

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Insights and Recommendations from ABC’s 50th Anniversary Summit: Vision for the Future

As the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) approaches its 50th anniversary in November 2024, it has initiated a year-long series of forward-thinking events starting with the “Honoring Our Past, Creating Our Future” Summit on January 30, 2024. This seminal event convened over 70 leaders from diverse sectors, including the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry, medical device companies, patient advocacy groups, key academic institutions, and major medical associations. The Summit highlighted ABC’s ongoing commitment to the elimination of cardiovascular health inequalities and advance health equity, reinforcing existing innovative strategies – and highlighting new opportunities – that build collaborative pathways for a healthier future.

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ABC Issues Call-To-Action on Community-Engaged Partnerships to Medical Professionals and Healthcare Organizations in JACC Publication

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is delighted to announce the publication of “Promoting Cardiovascular Health Equity: Association of Black Cardiologists Practical Model for Community-Engaged Partnerships” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

The paper highlights the remarkable success of ABC’s two signature community programs: the Spirit of the Heart Health and Wellness Fair and the Community Health Advocate Training (CHAT) Program. The objective of this paper is 2-fold: 1) to illustrate how a medical professional society, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc (ABC), designed and implemented a practical model for developing sustainable community partnerships focused on promoting CVH equity in underserved communities; and 2) to issue a call to action for medical professional and health care organizations to embrace and integrate such partnerships into their core mission.

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The African American Heart Study

The observational African American Heart Study will investigate the association between lipoprotein(a) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in 5,000 African American participants in the U.S.

HEART STUDY’S GOAL: Better Understand and Serve the Underrepresented
The African American Heart Study aims to provide insights into the association between lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in African Americans, a population historically underrepresented in research.

GLOBAL PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:
Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Sponsor: Amgen

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