Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

Message from the Chair

Kristen K. Patton, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS

The Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD) has a long history, starting with its origin in 1952. Since that time, the purpose of the Council has been to help promote excellence in clinical cardiology, advance the science in a variety of clinical cardiology areas, and foster professional development and education. Through these activities, we help to achieve the mission of the American Heart Association.

Kristen K. Patton, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS
Chair, Council on Clinical Cardiology

Scientific Sessions 2022

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day: November 4
Scientific Sessions: November 5–7
Chicago, Illinois + Virtual

Funding Opportunities

The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, ProposalCentral.

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The latest research in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, electrophysiology, internal medicine, nursing and other fields in cardiovascular medicine are printed in the council's journal each month.

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CLCD Council Awards

The Council on Clinical Cardiology proudly sponsors numerous awards associated with Scientific Sessions and invites its members to apply or nominate.

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The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke.