We are honored to bring this content to a national audience of medical professionals on our channel
Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) April 11, 2007
ReachMD will be broadcasting the ACCF's Campaign for the Future VIP Panel Discussion, Heart of the Matter: Shaping the Future of Cardiology hosted by Larry King and Doug Zipes, MD. This inaugural event, held at the ACC's annual scientific session, kicked off the partnership between the ACCF and the LKCF. The ACCF's Campaign for the Future focuses on issues that have a profound affect on the future of cardiovascular care. Larry King is the honorary chairman of the Campaign. The programming will be broadcast throughout the months of April and May on ReachMD XM 233.
The ACC is committed to bringing their programs to clinicians who can make a difference in treating heart disease. Partnering with ReachMD to broadcast the panel discussion on their radio channel will allow a wider audience to benefit from this educational program. "We are honored to bring this content to a national audience of medical professionals on our channel," said David Preskill, MD, and founder of ReachMD. "ReachMD was created for medical professionals by medical professionals to deliver the most up-to-date medical information and news to the widest healthcare audience that's possible," said David Preskill, MD.
Heart of the Matter: Shaping the Future of Cardiology focuses on issues that significantly impact the future of cardiac care -- cost of care; heart disease as a worldwide epidemic; provider-patient issues; future training and education for physicians; innovations in practice and a call to action for prevention and public health initiatives for cardiovascular disease. Joining Larry King and Dr. Zipes for the luncheon program, are leading experts in cardiovascular care issues -- Ralph G. Brindis, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman, ACC - NCDR Management Board and Regional Senior Advisor for Cardiovascular Disease, Kaiser Permanente; P.K. Shah, MD, Director of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center; Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, Director, Clinical Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; George A. Mensah, MD, Distinguished Scientist, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; John C. Lewin, MD, CEO American College of Cardiology.
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About American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)
The American College of Cardiology Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advocacy of quality cardiovascular care through education, research, promotion, development and the application of standards and guidelines. The Foundation, which also aims to influence health care policy, is aligned with the mission and goals of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 34,000-member nonprofit medical society that provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. For more information, visit http://www.acc.org
About the Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF)
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) was established in 1988 to provide funding for life-saving treatment for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, would otherwise be unable to receive the treatment and care they so desperately need. The Foundation works in conjunction with hospitals throughout the nation to ensure that such patients receive proper medical attention. Doctors performing these surgeries do so at no charge. Hospitals are compensated only for the materials used. Hearts are repaired. Families are given another chance. Lives are saved. The LKCF is a non-profit organization funded from the proceeds of Mr. King's books, speaking engagements, and from entertainment galas conducted in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. The LKCF is affiliated with eight premier Cardiac Centers: Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Los Angeles County + USC in Los Angeles, California, New York Presbyterian: The University Hospital of Columbia and Weill Cornell University Medical Center in New York, NY, St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. LKCF also works in conjunction with Venice Family Clinic in Venice, California. For more information, visit http://www.lkcf.org
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