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ASCVPR Annual Conference April 4, 2020!

Save the date for our 28th Annual ASCVPR Conference being held on April 4th at ASU! New this year: A LiveStream option and a Networking Social after the conference. Find out more here:


Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference Feb 28-29

Sign up for the 15th Annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference being held at ASU on Feb. 28-29, 2020! Hear from leading researchers and practitioners on current trends, research and interventions in nutrition and physical activity and their role in lifestyle medicine and health improvement. Click here for more info.

ASCVPR is a proud sponsor of this event!

Winter meeting recap from 1/25/2020 >>>

Click the button to see photos and a recap of our Winter meeting held at Banner Heart Hospital.

Cardiac Rehab Week 2020 Logo

Cardiac Rehab Week Feb 9-15!!

Celebrate National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week and draw attention to the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease. The week is also a great opportunity to recognize your team members for their contributions. 

Become more involved in ASCVPR!

Are you interested in becoming more involved in ASCVPR? Board positions opening up include:

  • President-elect
  • Secretary-elect
  • Treasurer-elect
  • Membership
  • Member at Large
  • Social Media

If you would like to be on the nomination ballot, contact Lauren at Voting will take place at our Annual Conference on April 4, 2020.

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: Check out our ASCVPR October Newsletter. This newsletter highlights the Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

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


Congratulations to our newest board members elected at our 27th Annual ASCVPR Conference on May 4, 2019!

Click the button below to see photos from the conference!

More photos coming soon!

From left to right: Stephanie Barton, Past President, Ruben Garcia - President, Lauren Egercic - President-elect, Whitney Gil - Secretary-elect, Lisa Strongoli - Treasurer-elect, Terry Lahey - Member at Large, and Jennifer Smith - Membership.

2019-2020 New ASCVPR Board Members

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.