ACC Celebrates Heart Month 2021
February marks Heart Month and the ACC has activities planned throughout the month aimed at highlighting the importance of increased awareness and action around the prevention of heart disease. Throughout the month, the College will be supporting the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in their #OurHearts national campaign, in addition to helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention spread the word that hypertension control is possible. Don't forget to post a photo wearing red for Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5, using the hashtag #WearRedDay and tagging @ACCinTouch on Twitter. Other highlights include:
Women Physicians Day (Wednesday, Feb. 3)
- Read the article, "Finding My Purpose and Joie De Vivre in Cardiology," from Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, about her experience being a Black women in medicine and how to best transform delivery of care for all people.
- Launching in 2021, ACC's Sandra J. Lewis Cardiovascular Women's Leadership Institute will support the unique needs of mid-career women as they continue to sustain and grow their leadership skills. Read this article to learn more about the Institute's goals.
- Join the conversation via #WomenPhysiciansDay on social media and check out ACC's Women in Cardiology Section (WIC) for year-round opportunities (#ACCWIC).
World Cancer Day (Thursday, Feb. 4)
- ACC's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient Virtual meeting will take place Feb. 5 – 6, providing clinicians and researchers with the tools needed to improve patient care in everyday practice. Read more about some of the research being presented as part of the course. On-demand access will be available through April 25. Also stay up to date throughout the course via social media by using the hashtags #ACCCardioOnc and #CardioOnc.
- In a new NCD Academy course, "Cancer Care: Insights for Primary Care Providers," the ACC is partnering with the American Society of Clinical Oncology to educate primary care providers on how to be an active participant in cancer prevention and management.
- Stay up to date on the latest cardio-oncology research throughout the year with JACC: CardioOncology.
- Join the conversation via #WorldCancerDay on social media.
Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week (Feb. 7 – 14)
- The College will be supporting Mended Little Hearts' Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week through the sharing of CHD research and patient tools on social media. Join the conversation via #CHDAware on social media.
- Look out for a mini-focused issue on CHD in the February issue of JACC: Case Reports.
Cardiac Rehab Awareness Week (Feb. 14 – 20)
- The College will be supporting the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) through the sharing of cardiac rehab research and patient tools on social media. To join the conversation, follow #CRWeek21 on social media.
Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 14 – 20)
- The College will be partnering with the Heart Failure Society of America to increase awareness about the severity of heart failure. A Twitter Chat will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at noon ET. To join the conversation, follow #HFChat2021 and #HFWeek2021 on Twitter.
National Donor Day (Sunday, Feb. 14)
- The College will be supporting all heart donors and their families through sharing heart transplant research and patient tools on social media. Join the conversation via #NationalDonorDay on Twitter.
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day (Monday, Feb. 22)
- The College will be partnering with the Alliance for Aging Research to increase awareness about heart valve disease. A Twitter Chat will take place on Monday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET. To join the conversation, follow #ValveDiseaseDay on Twitter.
- The ACC and American Heart Association recently released an updated Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease. Visit ACC's VHD Guideline Hub for clinician and patient tools and resources.
Clinical Topics: Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Prevention, Valvular Heart Disease, Cardiac Surgery and CHD and Pediatrics, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery and VHD, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Interventions, CHD and Pediatrics and Prevention, Acute Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Interventions and Structural Heart Disease, Hypertension
Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Leadership, Physicians, Women, African Americans, Goals, Aging, Patient Care, Heart Failure, Neoplasms, Medical Oncology, Heart Transplantation, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart Valve Diseases, Hypertension, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S., Primary Health Care, Stroke
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