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Join us February 22nd for our Fifth Anniversary Annual Celebration, from the comfort of your home! We look forward to celebrating a heart valve patient and visionary, a leading cardiologist and champion of health equity, a dedicated partner,an innovative provider, and all of the partners and advocates that have helped the Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Campaign reach hundreds of millions of people over the past 5 years.


Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:00 p.m. ET


David Andelman, CNN Columnist, commentator, author, and valve disease survivor

Heart Valve Visionary Award

1:03 p.m. ET


Donnette Smith, Patient and President of the Board, Heart Valve Voice US


Michael A. Mussallem, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edwards Lifesciences

Heart Health Equity Champion Award

1:20 p.m. ET


Icilma Fergus, MD, FACC, Director of Cardiovascular Disparities, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai


Cassandra McCullough, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Black Cardiologists

Partner with Heart Award

1:38 p.m. ET


Andrea Baer, MS, BCPA, The Mended Hearts, Inc


Lindsay Clarke, JD, Vice President of Health Education & Advocacy, Alliance for Aging Research

Heart Valve Innovation Awareness Award

1:50 p.m. ET


Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Marcus Chairman of Cardiovascular Surgery, Piedmont Heart Institute


Neil Moat, MB BS; MS; FRCS; Divisional Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Structural Heart, Abbott

Closing Celebration/Thank You Video

2:10 p.m. ET

Exposition Hall

Thank you to our partners who are dedicated to raising awareness about heart valve disease! Learn more about them and check out their resources created for Valve Disease Day by clicking on the

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