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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Student National Medical Association (SNMA) 60th Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC)More Details
ABC/ACC Joint Symposium: We’re Going the Wrong Way – 80 Million Preventable Deaths, How Do We Get Back On Track?More Details
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.Read More
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
Message to ABC Members Colleagues in Interventional Cardiology - February 2024
In celebrating Black History Month, we honor the pioneering contributions of Dr. Alphonzo Jordan, a founding member of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and often cited as the first Black Interventional Cardiologist. Under the mentorship of the renowned Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, Dr. Jordan was instrumental in the early advancements and refinement of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), establishing a foundational role in the field of interventional cardiology. His commitment to mentoring nearly 150 cardiologists exemplifies the excellence and leadership that are hallmarks of our organization. Read more about the formation of the new ABC Interventional Cardiology Committee chaired by Drs. Tayo Addo and Yolanda Hendley.Learn More
22nd Annual ESCAPE 2024 Amelia Island, Florida
ON CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS
PREVENTION & EDUCATION
MAY 29 – JUNE 2, 2024
OMNI Amelia Island Resort – Amelia Island, FloridaRead More
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
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.