Cardiology Magazine ImageEugene Yang, MD, MS, FACC

Welcome to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section.

The ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section was created in March 2014 and emerged from the original ACC Prevention Committee when it became clear that cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, both nationally and globally, was becoming a key priority of the college. Today, the prevention section is one of the most active and important groups.

Our mission is to promote CVD prevention to our patients and cardiovascular team through advocacy, education, and research. The section serves as the primary home for ACC members interested in the broad area of CVD prevention. Our group includes members who are experts and leaders in all aspects of prevention, including cardiac imaging, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiometabolic disorders and diabetes, CVD risk assessment, digital strategy, disparities of care, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, nutrition and tobacco cessation.

Our mission is to promote CVD prevention to our patients and cardiovascular team through advocacy, education, and research.  
— Eugene Yang, MD, MS, FACC

I am honored to serve as your Chair, and I invite all of our ACC members to join and contribute to the important work of this Section. Please contact Kimberly Kooi at kkooi@acc.org for any questions and to get involved.

I look forward to working with all of you!

Sincerely,

Eugene Yang, MD, MS, FACC

Chair, ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council

  About the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section
  About the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section

The mission of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section and Section Leadership Council is aligned with the overall mission of the American College of Cardiology — to advance cardiovascular science and practice through research, education, clinical criteria and guidelines, and to influence healthcare policy.

The focus of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section and Section Leadership Council is on matters related to cardiovascular disease prevention including clinical practices, credentialing issues, government and third party payer relationships, research and funding, training, and continued medical education in all areas of cardiovascular disease prevention.

The Section serves as a point of identification and forum for its members within the ACC, and as a College-wide resource for issues in the interest area.

The Section Leadership Council reports to and is advisory to the Board of Trustees. The Council members will be appointed by the College President and include the following: Chair, chair-elect, and 10 members. Council members should be engaged in practice, research, teaching or administration related to cardiovascular disease prevention. Other candidate considerations would include expertise in genetics, behavioral medicine, and pediatric cardiovascular disease prevention. Involvement by Early Career members, Cardiovascular Team members, and Fellows in Training is strongly encouraged.

The Council serves as a voice for the Section, is comprised of a diverse representation of the interest area, understands the needs of its Section members, and engages them in relevant activities to meet those needs and advance the discipline. The Council will establish goals, objectives, performance metrics, and means to bring value to Section members. The Council will be a resource as needed for the College programs and initiatives relevant to the Section's areas of interest.

Join the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section — Today!

The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section is only able to accomplish its mission through support from members. Members can join online by clicking here or by contacting ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603; or direct dial (202) 375-6000.

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As our membership grows, so does the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section's opportunities to impact College policies and provide additional member benefits.

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