The leadership of the SCA wishes to express its sadness in the death of George Floyd, and the associated events which have unfolded throughout our country during the past week. Violence, racism, and oppression have no place in our nation.

The SCA has always been committed to being inclusive and actively promoting diversity in all aspects of our mission and core values. We strive for an uncompromised commitment towards remaining an unbiased and credible source of information, expertise, and leadership. We take personal and professional pride in shaping the future of an inclusive community of excellence with a common passion for mutual respect, shared experience, and mentoring. We encourage active participation and ongoing commitment to the multi-disciplinary care of cardiovascular and thoracic patients.

These are the core values of the SCA, and they are certainly applicable in a broader sense within the communities in which we live and work, and where we strive for peace and collaboration. Perhaps never more relevant in the history of our country is it essential for us to recognize that we must assume responsibility for each other as we are truly all in this together.

Sincerely,

SCA Leadership