The American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) is a national educational organization of individuals with a dedicated interest in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The ASPC meets annually in conjunction with the American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention meeting, which is held each year in the spring. ASPC sponsors an annual debate on a controversial issue in preventive cardiology, held during the Council meeting. In addition, ASPC offers members an informal support network of fellow preventive cardiologists who share clinical, educational, and research interests. The ASPC network provides active collaboration and professional support to members developing programs in all of these areas.
The ASPC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our tax ID is 20-3751298. Our W-9 form is available for download here.
The Stokes award commemorates Joseph Stokes, III, MD, a cardiologist and epidemiologist who was coprincipal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study. Dr. Stokes joined the project in 1951 as a U.S. Public Health Service physician. During his long and illustrious career, Dr. Stokes sought to promote education, research, and clinical practice in the field of preventive cardiology. He was professor of medicine and public health at the Boston University Medical School, and served as editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. He was an alumnus of Harvard Medical School and subsequently taught in Harvard's Department of Preventive Medicine. He directed the Family Health Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, studied heart disease among men in Hawaii as a member of the Hawaii Health Department, and was the first dean of the medical school of the University of California at San Diego. He was past president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, and a member of the 4th class of recipients of the prestigious Preventive Cardiology Academic Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Stokes died of cancer in 1989 at the age of 64.