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Celebrate the First-Ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day – Educational Briefing


February 22, 2017
12-1:00 PM ET


East Capitol Street NE & First Street NE
Washington, DC


Sarah DiGiovine

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day logo.

On February 22, please celebrate with us and take action to improve awareness of the risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, increase detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives.

Join us for an educational lunch briefing to learn about: the latest in heart valve disease research from the director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, leading treatments from the former president of The Society for Thoracic Surgeons, and inspiring stories from two AHA Heart Valve Ambassadors. The president and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research will share awareness day calls-to-action for individuals, policymakers, and district offices.


Headshot of Dr. Gary Gibbons.

Gary H. Gibbons, MD
Director, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

Portrait of Joseph E. Bavaria, MD.

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Former President, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Headshot of Dennis and Ann Dobkowski.

Dennis and Ann Dobkowski
American Heart Association, Heart Valve Ambassadors

Headshot of Sue Peschin.

Sue Peschin, MHS
President and CEO, Alliance for Aging Research

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