welcome to THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION (ICCPR)
We are pleased to welcome you to our website dedicated to the international promotion of cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. It is the intent of this website to provide a global platform for various international agencies dedicated to cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.
On behalf of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) we look forward to providing unparalleled access to leading organizations and related resources for cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.
The ICCPR will consider the posting of promotions for education, research, etc on our website and/or social media channels (click here for policy), as well as through our program email distribution list (click here for policy), if they can prove to be directly related to the aims outlined in the ICCPR Charter. ICCPR will also consider endorsing CR-related projects or providing letters of support, as per this policy: click here.
ICCPR is an Associate International Member of the World Heart Federation.
ICCPR is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) organized its inaugural “Singapore Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium” in 2015, targeting local healthcare and allied health professionals with the support of National Heart Centre, National University Heart Centre Singapore, the Singapore Cardiac Society, International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and World Heart Federation. The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) is organizing the 4th biennial Singapore Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS) on 23rd and 24th October 2021 (Saturday & Sunday) virtually for the upcoming edition due to the current Covid-19 situation. The invited speakers for this event include Professors Marco Perez from California, Daniel Piñeiro from Argentina, Susan Dawkes from United Kingdom and Dr Paul Oh from Canada. ICCPR is supporting this event. More in formation can be found here.
ICCPR Webinar on delivery of CR during COVID-19: Lessons Learned.
On April 29th 2019 ICCPR hosted another webinar on COVID-19 and CR. Speakers: Dr. Martin Heine from South Africa, Dr. Martha Supervia from Spain, Prof Giulliano Gardenghi from Brazil, Dr. Abraham Babu from India, Dr. Colin Yeung from Canada and Dr. Robyn Gallagher (ICCPR Chair) from Australia. Watch here.
Webinar on Women and CVD for Heart Month
We would like to bring your attention to a webinar that ICCPR sponsored in collaboration with Ireland’s National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), and our member American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC; Pam Taub is their current ICCPR rep, and Martha Gulati [President elected] spoke on the webinar) for heart month. It was on women and heart health. Our immediate past-chair Prof. Sherry Grace spoke about cardiac rehab. This event happened on Feb 11, 2-3:30pm eastern time. Click here to watch.
Buckley JP, et al. Acute glycaemic management before, during and after exercise for cardiac rehabilitation participants with diabetes mellitus: a joint statement of the British and Canadian Associations of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the International Council for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Dec 23:bjsports-2020-102446. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102446. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33361136. Click here to read.
ICCPR new CR Program Email Distribution List
On December 18th, 2020 we have introduced our new CR Program Email Distribution List, through which we aim to disseminate information about cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation directly to interested programs globally. Given there are not CR societies in every country globally who could be ICCPR members and hence hear about the latest CR information, upon suggestion of an ICCPR member, ICCPR Exec has recently approved a policy to reach out to individual CR program contacts to share information in support of our mission as outlined in our Charter. It shall serve as a mechanism to distribute time-sensitive announcements and information to CR programs globally. All communications will be vetted by ICCPR’s Secretary to ensure they meet with the policy, and frequency of emails shall be limited. The emails in the list will not be shared with any external parties. Click here to learn more and subscribe.
One of ICCPR's goals is to bring together national associations from around the world, to harmonize efforts in promoting CV prevention and rehab. This is why we are asking you to TALK about CR: use #letstalkiccpr on social media posts and share ideas, suggestions, barriers and initiatives with us.
ICCPR free, brief evidence-based online course for referral sources on how to promote CR to patients is now available in 5 languages
ICCPR convened a multidisciplinary, global panel of experts to develop a policy statement on promoting CR use in patients (enrolment, adherence and completion). We have also developed an accompanying online course, training inpatient cardiac healthcare providers on how to encourage their patients to utilize CR at the bedside. The course is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Simplified Chinese. Click here for more information and to access the course.
ICCPR has a YouTube Channel
ICCPR Webinar on Cardiac Rehabilitation and COVID-19
ICCPR is now part of the EAPC Global Network
eLetter: “Cardiac Rehabilitation Effectiveness? A commentary from the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation” .
ICCPR launches ICCPR Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Foundations Certification (ICCPR CRFC)
ICCPR publishes a paper on Advocacy for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation globally
ICCPR publishes guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation in low resource settings
The 2016 WHO Prize for Control of Cancer awarded to Dr Nizal Sarrafzadegan