We are delighted to report that an international initiative involving Drs. Bredin and Warburton has been warmly received including a formal publication in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. We are delighted that Dr. Mark Williams (Editor, JCRP) has chosen to allow free access to our article that can be retrieved HERE.
The reference for the article is: Grace, S.L., Warburton, D.E.R., Stone, J.A., Sanderson, B., Oldridge, N., Jones, J., Wong, N., & Buckley, J.P. International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action. 2013;33:128-131.
If you would like to learn more about the Charter and the International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) please visit: http://www.globalcardiacrehab.com.
The International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) can attribute its roots to the development of the ICCPR Charter in 2011. Over the next year a series of influential meetings were held (including in person meetings at the 2012 World Congress of Cardiology; Dubai, UAE) to identify the key aims and strategies of this international collaboration of leading experts from around the world. The International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation was officially formed at the World Congress of Cardiology on April 19, 2012.
The ICCPR calls to action cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation organizations and established associations around the world to partner and collaborate with those responsible for administering patient care:
1) To establish cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation as an obligatory, not optional service.
2) To support both low-to-middle and high-income countries to establish and augment, respectively, programs of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation (adapted to local needs and conditions) to ensure broader access to these proven services
We aim to maintain and grow this consortium through partnership with international organizations, to consider and communicate on-going consensus on evidence-based standards for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.
Funding for this initiative was originally provided to Dr. Darren Warburton, Dr. Shannon Bredin, Dr. Sherry Grace, and collaborators from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.