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Learning From the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum

The Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum (GCNLF) is a project of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), the leading nursing organization in the United States dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The mission of GCNLF is to engage and mobilize an international community of nurses to promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke through research, education, policy, and advocacy.


On October 15-16, 2020, GCNLF hosted a live virtual meeting in the wee hours of the morning for some, early evening for others, and somewhere in between for everyone else. One thing is clear: almost any time is a good time to talk about reducing the global burden of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease. The following are recordings from that meetings, now available in our on-demand learning library ( Learn what nurses across the globe are doing to manage, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease.


Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management and Prevention-The Global Nursing Imperative

Monica Parry, RN(EC), MEd, MSc, PhD (Ontario, Canada), delivered a keynote address on the global imperative of cardiovascular nursing, underscoring the particular obstacles women encounter in receiving optimal cardiovascular care.


Global Nursing, Cardiovascular Disease, and COVID-19

Erica Burton, RN, MPH (Toronto, Canada), discussed the treatment, prognosis, and cardiovascular impact of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), by highlighting the disparate impact on communities of color, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) populations. Ms Burton described the health outcomes of nurses on the front lines in COVID intensive care units and encouraged listeners to interrupt disparities and promote health equity.


Toward Better Out-of-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Challenged Country

Samar Noureddine, PhD, FAHA, FAAN (Beirut, Lebanon), describes her ongoing efforts to decrease the national incidence of death due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests by establishing public access defibrillation programs and training citizens to perform "bystander CPR."


Your Heart, Our Mission: Advocacy in Action on the Island of Mauritius

Mr Kevin Beharry Paray (London/Mauritius) inspired attendees with the story of how he launched Heart Health Mauritius, a nonprofit organization on the island of Mauritius dedicated to decreasing the prevalence of cardiovascular disease where 1 in 2 islanders live with some form of cardiovascular disease.


From Here to There: Nursing Leadership Locally and Abroad

Lis Neubeck, PhD, BA(Hons), RN, FESC (Edinburgh, Scotland), took participants on a journey of becoming a nursing leader. She shared charming stories of how nurse leaders and mentors throughout her career influenced her professional development and career advancement and encouraged attendees to mentor and seek mentorship.


Congratulations to Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association's 2021 Poster Winners

Each year, PCNA invites healthcare professionals involved in innovation projects or original research related to cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management to submit an abstract for presentation at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium.


2021 Oral Abstract Presentations

Research and projects are scored by PCNA's Abstracts Review Committee based on originality, soundness of methodology, and written clarity. The Committee invites the primary authors of the highest scoring abstract from each category for oral presentation at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium.


Original Research


Parental Ideal Heart Health Reduces Offspring's Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Over the Life-Course


James Muchira, PhD, MSN


Innovative Project


Clinical Application of a Solution Set of Clinical Decision Support Tools at the Point of Care Significantly Improves Quality of Care in Hyperlipidemia Patients: Interim Results from the Statewide Florida Cardiovascular Quality Network


Kim St Clair Seals, APRN, AACC, FPCNA


2021 Poster Winners

Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to showcase their research during our Virtual Poster Sessions. These posters are then reviewed by the Abstracts Review Committee and scored based on scientific accuracy, knowledge of subject, visual presentation, and conclusion validity. To view the Virtual Poster Session, please visit


Original Research




Clinical Predictors of User Engagement with a Digital Health Intervention for Post-AMI Recovery


Erin Spaulding, PhD, RN




Increased Plasma Soluble Adhesion Molecules in Persons Exposed to SARS-CoV-2


Ashley Bostek




What Keeps Women in Cardiac Rehabilitation? A Grounded Theory Study Approach


Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN, ACSM-CEP


Innovative Project




"Wellness Wednesday": An Innovative Approach to Improve the Physical and Emotional Health of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Patient


Patricia (Trish) Wragg, RN-BC, HN-BC, CCRN, CHPN, CHTP/I, CCA




Implementation of an RN-led Blood Pressure Educational Program for Taxi Drivers in a New York City Taxi Garage.


Jessica Llamozas, MSN, RN




Effective Hypertension Risk Identification and Targeted Care in an Employer-based Wellness Center


Aidan Kolbe, DNP, RN, FNP-C


Save the Date for the 2022 Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

We are excited for the chance to come together in person once again at the 27th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. The meeting will be held from March 24 to 26, 2022, at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned to for program updates and announcements of speakers and sessions.


Thank You to Our 2021 Supporters

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association would like to thank our generous supporters, with whom we achieve the following mutual goals:


* Achieve better patient compliance and improve health outcomes.


* Create newer and better patient care systems.


* Develop expertise in cardiovascular nursing.


* Promote national leadership in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management.


* Improve health and quality of life for those at risk for myocardial infarction and stroke.


* Reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.



Thank You to Our 2021 Supporters

Diamond Level Supporters


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc


Platinum Level Supporters


Amgen, Inc


AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals


Esperion Therapeutics, Inc


Gold Level Supporters


Amarin Corporation


Bristol-Myers Squibb


Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer


Edwards Lifesciences LLC


Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


Pfizer-Merck Alliance


Pfizer, Inc


Silver Level Supporters


Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim Alliance


Milestone Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc


Novo Nordisk, Inc


Sanofi U.S.