The International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) can attribute its roots to the development of the ICCPR Charter in 2011. Over the next year a series of influential meetings were held (including in person meetings at the 2012 World Congress of Cardiology; Dubai, UAE) to identify the key aims and strategies of this international collaboration of leading experts from around the world. The ICCPR was officially formed at the World Congress of Cardiology on April 19, 2012.
We call to action cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation organizations and established associations around the world to partner and collaborate with those responsible for administering patient care:
1) To establish cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation as an obligatory, not optional service.
2) To support both low-to-middle and high-income countries to establish and augment, respectively, programs of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation (adapted to local needs and conditions) to ensure broader access to these proven services
We aim to maintain and grow this consortium through partnership with international organizations, to consider and communicate on-going consensus on evidence-based standards for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.
On this site you will find links to various international programs and related initiatives. You will also find the latest updates regarding endeavours being conducted by the International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR). Funding for this site was originally provided to Dr. Darren Warburton, Dr. Shannon Bredin, Dr. Sherry Grace, and collaborators from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
About the association
The International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) was created in 2010 to bring together associations dedicated to the promotion of cardiovascular disease prevention and cardiac rehabilitation globally. Named Board member from each associations serve on our Council, which meets quarterly. ICCPR is an Associate International Member of the World Heart Federation.
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