News Release

Health organizations to hold ‘Enhancing the Health Workforce through Innovation’ forum on Sept. 19

American College of Cardiology, NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation, with support from Viatris, to host interactive event on using innovation and technology to support the health workforce in managing noncommunicable diseases

Meeting Announcement

American College of Cardiology

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally, with cardiovascular diseases accounting for the largest percentage of NCD deaths. As the UN General Assembly meets to discuss Universal Health Coverage to ensure all people have continuous access to care and to reduce poverty stemming from medical expenses, the American College of Cardiology, along with the NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation, with support from Viatris, are bringing together top experts to discuss how innovation and technology are necessary to support the health care workforce and realize the UN’s goal of quality and affordable health care for all.

Moderated by ACC Chief Innovation Officer Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC, the event will feature keynote speakers discussing how digital health can support a more robust health care system, perspectives from people living with NCDs, panelists from across health care and the tech sector envisioning the future of a global health workforce that is built to enact universal health coverage, and an opportunity for Q&A.

Enhancing the Health Workforce Through Innovation: A United Nations General Assembly side event

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

Cohosts: American College of Cardiology, NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation, with support from Viatris

Register: Members of the media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Nicole Napoli at

Learn more about “Enhancing the Health Workforce Through Innovation” and view the compete agenda.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at or follow @ACCinTouch.


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