Event is Saturday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2014) — The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology will celebrate its annual scientific meeting at the International Convention Center in Louisville on Saturday. The faculty consists of over a dozen nationally-recognized cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons dealing with heart valve disease in adults and children.
At the meeting, Dr. Laman Gray, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Louisville from 1976-2008, will receive the Honorable Maestro award from Chapter members. Gray founded the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, a recognized center in its research of the artificial human heart. Dr. Gray performed the first heart transplant in Kentucky. Gray will also receive a proclamation from the Mayor’s office acknowledging “his many achievements in the field of cardiology and medicine, leadership in the local and state cardiology community, and teaching and mentoring over the many years.”
The Chapter plays an active role in the Smoke Free Kentucky initiative, participating in the annual Smoke Free Kentucky Day at the capital in recent years. Dr. Juan Villafane, Immediate Past Governor of the Kentucky Chapter, serves on the Smoke Free Kentucky committee. The Chapter is committed to our community and this year’s statement promotes a healthy environment by raising awareness of the health hazards of second-hand smoke.