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ASCVPR Online Conference-Sat, Oct. 17 from 10-1:30

We will be using Google Meet for this online event - click red button below to connect.

Agenda Highlights:

  • AACVPR Response to COVID-19 and Operating Safely - Dean Diersing, MS, RCEP, EP-C, EIM3, CCRP, FAACVPR from AACVPR National Organization
  • Exercising with a Mask-Best Practices, Feasibility and Considerations - Lucy Williams, MS, EP
  • Round Table Discussions: Cardiac Rehab Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Moderated by Lauren Egercic, EP, ACSM-CEP, CCRP
  • Wearable Technology in Cardiac Rehabilitation - Joe Hitt, PhD, Founder GoX Labs
  • 2020 Exercise Science Updates in Cardiac Rehabilitation - Ruben Garcia, MS, CEP

Please check in about 10 minutes early to ensure you are able to connect to the event - keep microphone muted when you are not talking, and camera on so you can see presentations online.

ASCVPR has applied to AACVPR for CE Credits for this event.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Marilyn Klingler author of Triumph over Lung Disease: How to Regain Breath and Vitality

Is your program re-opening soon

See 'Returning with Care' recommendations and resources available on the AACVPR Website

Health Policy & Reimbursement Updates News - 6/4/2020

Visit our News & Updates page for the latest news from AACVPR on Health Policy & Reimbursement Updates


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Check out the pictures from the 2020 Day on the Hill!

Holly and Janelle went to Washington, DC to participate on the Day on the Hill event and help our legislators to understand the importance of US House Bill HR 4838. See pictures from their trip here.

11/25/2019 Health Policy & Reimbursement Updates from AACVPR

AACVPR Members Please Take Action!

AACVPR members are demonstrating an understanding of the importance of improving access for cardiac and pulmonary patients and the financial necessity to expand space and capacity without being forced to take a 40%+ cut in reimbursement.

To date, over 1,974 letters, tweets, and Facebook posts have been sent to US House of Representatives members, asking for support of HR 4838. Take Action! This request is coming from CR and PR practitioners, physician champions and medical directors, hospital administrations, and most importantly, patients who are grateful they received the benefits of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation and want others to have the same opportunity. Template letters that can be personalized are posted for each of these groups.

A companion bill will soon be introduced in the US Senate. You’ll then be asked to send a letter to each of your two US Senators, again utilizing an AACVPR template letter, personalizing it as you wish.

With enough support in Congress over the next 2-3 weeks, this bill could even conceivably be attached to a larger, year-end Medicare package. Every Congressional sponsor name on this bill is valuable.

Thank you for all you’re doing for your profession and for your patients.

Please click the button below to go to the AACVPR Website to fill in the letter to your legislator.

ASCVPR Fall Meeting Small for LiveStream Page

If you missed our ASCVPR Fall Meeting on October 19th, you can still watch it here!

Click here to watch the Fall Meeting on YouTube  (Length: 2hrs 17 min)


ASCVPR's January Newsletter is here!

Check these out!

NEW: See the poster presentations from our 2018 and 2019 Annual Conferences found under the resources page.

ASCVPR's Mission

To support cardiovascular, pulmonary, and preventive medicine professionals while promoting quality patient care.


ASCVPR's Purpose

To foster and promote the interchange of ideas, mutual support of the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary, and preventive medicine professionals.


We are...

We are a joint affiliate of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) organization.

Who can Join?

Any health care and/or rehabilitation professional who has an interest in or whose work involves cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and or preventive medicine is welcome to join AACVPR/ASCVPR.