Fausto J. Pinto receives International Service Award 2019 in New Orleans
Professor Fausto J. Pinto was distinguished on March 18th with the International Service Award 2019 by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), to recognise his professional contributions to cardiovascular medicine.
This public recognition occurred during the ACC meeting at the 68th Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans, USA.
During the session, Michael Valentine, President of the ACC, said that "At the ACC we've never been so proud of being a truly global organisation, which is currently working to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease worldwide. We are proud to say that this year's International Award goes to Dr. Fausto J. Pinto ”.
The session included the screening of a surprise video by João Morais, President of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology, who mentioned the important role played by Fausto J. Pinto over his "last 20 years of work in Cardiology, serving as a great example for all of us. I don't know what his future will look like, but I hope it's as bright as his past."
The International Service Award is presented every year to a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) who, thanks to extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular medicine, has significantly improved cardiovascular assistance around the world. It is the first time a Portuguese is awarded this prize.
The work developed by the American College of Cardiology promotes a world where innovation and knowledge can optimise cardiovascular care and its results. As the professional "home" of the entire community that provides cardiovascular care, the mission of the ACC, as well as of its more than 52,000 members, is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The ACC confers credentials to cardiovascular professionals who reach the highest and most stringent qualifications and leads the development of health policies, standards and guidelines . The College also promotes excellent professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research in their JACC journals, prepares national registers to quantify and improve assistance, and it also confers accreditation to hospitals and institutions.
For more information, visit the website www.acc.org