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.

ABC/Biosense and Richard Allen Williams Scholarships

Apply now for the ABC/Biosense Scholarship for Medical Students and the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship for Medical Students for the 2024-2025 academic year.  Click the links below for more information.


Deadline: June 7, 2024 1:59PM ET

Cleveland Spirit of the Heart - Community Leaders Forum

Saturday May 18th, 2024


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Doors Open at 9:30 AM
Mt-Sinai Friendship United Church
7510 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44104

Local Host: Lee Kirksey, MD, MBA

Walk With A Doc:
Immediately following Bruch event.

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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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ABC Submits Letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra regarding Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

ABC Member Dr. Foluso Fakorede submits letter on behalf of ABC with nine recommendations to address systematic health inequities and concerns to ensure more informed healthcare provider decision making to prevent non-traumatic leg amputations.

Read the full letter here

22nd Annual ESCAPE 2024 Amelia Island, Florida


MAY 29 – JUNE 2, 2024

OMNI Amelia Island Resort – Amelia Island, Florida

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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.

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Sponsor: Amgen

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