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IMANE & ICC Invites you to FREE WEBINAR - "Heart Disease in South Asians: A cause for Alarm and Call for Action"

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual Only


IMANE in Collaboration with ICC

Invites you to a Free Webinar on 

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST

"Heart Disease in South Asians:

 A Cause for Alarm and Call for Action"

Dr. Harshad Sanghvi, MD. FACC

Medical Director, Lifestyle Program, ICC

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and the South Asian community is 3 times more likely to be affected by this serious and deadly disease. What is worse is South Asians have heart attacks at much younger ages. However, the risks of this illness can be mitigated or even reversed!

Introduction to “AIM to Prevent™”, a Lifestyle Program

Amit Akkad, Lifestyle Ambassador and Director, ICC

He will share details of a Lifestyle Program to mitigate high risk of heart disease and diabetes.

What you will learn

  • Recognize the scope and impact of Heart disease

  • Learn the traditional and emerging risk factors in the South Asians

  • Review the emerging epidemic of heart disease in South Asians

  • Cracking the Indian Paradox and planning an effective preventive strategy

  • How ICC’s Lifestyle program can help you prevent or reverse the Heart Disease

Why you should attend and invite friends and family to attend

  • Address issues of chronic illness such as Heart Disease and Diabetes BEFORE it is too late

  • Learn how Lifestyle program can help you Live a longer, healthier life

  • Reduce your risk of getting one or both chronic diseases

  • Reverse the illnesses if you already are suffering from one or both diseases

Registration is required to attend. To ensure an effective learning experience group size for this webinar is limited. Participants will be confirmed based on the information you provide in the registration form and available space. Register on or before October 11th, 2020. Click Registration Link here. 

Our speakers

Harshad V. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, is a board-certified Cardiologist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine, and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He served as Chief of Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit Director for about 30 years at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, Ware, MA.

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Dr. Sanghvi has participated in several cardiovascular research studies and his principal interests include clinical and preventive cardiology, emerging epidemic of heart disease in the South Asian community with emphasis on modifiable risk factors, lipid disorders, ischemic heart disease, and women's health.

Mr. Amit Akkad is an Experienced Global Services Executive, currently working as VP of Operations at Ava Robotics with proven track record of growing profitable service revenues with excellent customer satisfaction. Recognized as an IT services expert. A leader with excellent strategic,analytical, communications and operational skills.

Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving community over the past couple of years.  He also works with multiple organizations to educate and inspire children of rural communities (Adivasi) in India for past few years

Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions about the webinar or the topics to be covered.

This program is supported by a generous educational grant from the Cummings Foundation.  

ICC is recipient of $100K grant over 4 years!

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