Events - Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day



On February 22, 2019, National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day will be celebrated with events throughout the country. Below is a list of some of the scheduled events. Please check back as these events will be updated frequently. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Official Valve Disease Day Twitter Chat  – #ValveDiseaseDay

Help raise awareness and engage your Twitter followers by participating in the official Valve Disease Day Twitter Chat! Use the hashtag #ValveDiseaseDay and follow the official Twitter account ( for the latest updates on the Valve Disease Day campaign. If you’re interested in using social media to raise awareness of heart valve disease, check out this short video.

Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Official Valve Disease Day Flagship Event – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Leaders from the Heart and Vascular Institute, Alliance for Aging Research President & CEO Sue Peschin, a valve disease patient, and others will share their perspectives on valve disease, current research, and the awareness day campaign.
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 11:00  – 12:30 PM ET
Location: This is a closed event but will be shared live on Facebook at

American College of Cardiology Member Webinar

ACC Interventional Council’s Structural Heart Disease Work Group presents lessons learned from established programs with the unique perspectives of both patients and providers in an effort to optimize TAVR programs.
Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Location: On-line
Cost: Free for ACC members, $50 for non-members
Register: Must register in advance

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Health Fair

Sarver Heart Center will be hosting a mini health fair for the community of Green Valley, Arizona to raise awareness of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. The event will feature a variety of booths and Physician-led lectures centered on valve disease and treatments. The fair will include compression only CPR, explanation of the symptoms of valve disease, heat sound auscultation, measurement of vital signs, heart health cooking examples, therapy awareness vendors, and a photo booth! This event is open to the public.
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm MT
Location: Santa Rita Springs Social Center in Green Valley, Arizona

CentraCare Annual Cardiology Conference

CentraCare is hosting their 20th Annual Cardiology Conference on Saturday, February 23, 2019. This event is open to physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, nuclear and radiology technicians, physical therapists, and any healthcare providers directly involved with cardiac patients. Learn more and register here.
Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 7:30am-4:15pm
Location: Courtyard Marriot, 40 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Registration Deadline: February, 21, 2019

Florida Medical Center Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn – Love Your Heart
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day
Presenter: Neil Galindez, MD
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: FMC 5000 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313 – Medical Staff Library
Registration for this event is required. Call to register at 833-759-5919. Limited spaces available.

Hartford Healthcare Expert Discussion

Hartford Healthcare is hosting a National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day educational event at their Hartford, CT hospital location. Their valve team experts will be talking about valve disease and what treatment options are available through Hartford Healthcare. RSVP is not required for this event.
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Hartford Hospital Main Lobby- 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102

Inova Facebook Live Q&A Heart Valve Talk

Eric Sarin, MD and Matthew Sherwood, MD will host a conversation on Facebook live–focusing on recognizing the symptoms, understanding the risk factors, and treating heart valve disease. Ask questions ahead of time or during the vent at
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Facebook at

Mended Hearts Loma Linda Chapter – Cardiac Health Support Group Meetings

Mended Hearts is a national support group for all heart patients and their families. Local Mended Heart chapters are located throughout the country. The Loma Linda chapter offers cost free, heart health education and support from healthcare professionals specializing in cardiac health.
Guest Speaker: Islam Abudayyeh, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm PT
Location: Loma Linda University, Surgical Hospital, 26780 Barton Rd., Redlands, CA

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation – Mechanics of  Healthy Heart Event

Join the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to learn about:  The public health epidemic of heart valve disease, how heart valve disease is diagnosed, and the latest in heart valve disease research and treatments. This is a free public education event that includes dinner brought to you by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®, a nonprofit organization committed to innovative cardiovascular research and education. Questions? Email: [email protected] or Call: 612-863-5410.
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Golden Valley Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Register Here. 

Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (PASCaTS) & Global Heart Forum

In collaboration with German Heart Centre Berlin and Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, PASCaTS and Global Heart Forum will host an event featuring physicians and the rheumatic heart disease team. The event will focus on risk factors such as sore throat and rheumatic fever, and prophylactic penicillin treatment to prevent recurrent throat infections, with the goal of eradicating this fatal disease among school children.  The fair will feature heart sound auscultation and measurement of blood pressure and heart beats. The RHD team will interact  with the public about lessons learned from the V-Scan heart screening of 4,763 school children and students conducted in the Central and Eastern Regions of Ghana, with the support of Edwards Lifesciences, and the perspectives of establishing a training centre for echocardiography and cardiology at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.

Date: February 22
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana
The event is open to the public and no registration is required.


Tamarac N Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Presenter: David Perloff, MD, FACC, FACP
Date: February 7
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: FMC 5000 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313 – Auditorium
Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non- Members
Register: 954-722-1520

Tamarac N Lauderdale – Heart Health Screenings

Date: February 15
Time: 9:30 AM
Locations: Sawgrass Mills a Simon Center – Oasis Guest Service
12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323
This event is open to the public.



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