Upcoming Events

From approaching conferences to our annual Run for Your Life charity run/walk, here’s a list of upcoming events at the Iowa Heart Foundation.

  • Walk With A Doc (WWAD) Aug 23, 2017 | Iowa Heart Center Carroll Office

    The Iowa Heart Foundation will host a "Walk With A Doc" walking event to take a step towards better health on Wednesday, Aug 23 at 5:30 pm at the St. Anthony Regional Hospital atrium entrance at 311 S. Clark  in Carroll.  This free event, which is part of a nationally recognized community walking program, will be led by Dr. Kyle Ulveling of the Iowa Heart Center. 

    Walkers will enjoy a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the neighborhood surrounding the Carroll Iowa Heart Center office/St. Anthony's Regional Hospital.  Water will be available.  The event is open to all ages with parking at the hospital. 

    Dr. Ulveling, Iowa Heart Center Cardiologist, will provide a brief health-related discussion and will participate in the walk.  He will be available to answer questions and encourage participants.  The WWAD events will be scheduled thereafter at the Carroll location the fourth Wednesday of each month (May -August). 

    WWAD is a national non-profit organization with a mission to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.  Future walk dates at other locations will be announced by the Iowa Heart Foundation at www.iowaheartfoundation.org and on the Walk With a Doc website at www.walkwithadoc.org.

    Contact information: Cindy Conroy, Iowa Heart Foundation Program Coordinator  (515) 633-3555 or                cconroy@iowaheart.com

  • 10th Annual Run For Your Life Aug 26, 2017 | Des Moines Water Works Park

    Registration for the 10th annual Run For Your Life run/walk event is now open. This year's event will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Des Moines Water Works Park. Early bird registration $30 when registered by 4 pm August 16th--registration after 4:00 p.m. August 16 is $40.  Youth registration (ages 5-14) is $20. 

    Proceeds support placement of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Iowa communities--79 AEDs have been placed in the past nine years!  Donors or those collecting donations of at least $100 will receive a medal.  Donate or collect donations of at least $250 and be entered into drawing at the event.

    Schedule of Events:

    7:00 - 7:45 a.m.     Packet Pick-up/On-site registration

    8:00 a.m.                10K /5K runs begin

    8:05 a.m.                   5K/ 2 mile walks begin (non-competitive)

    Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender group for the 10K and 5K runs.  14& under (5K only), 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

    All youth ages 14 & under will receive a medal for participating.

    The Carlisle Cheer Squad will be special guests again in 2017!

    Electronic timing chips will be used in the 10K/ 5K races.

    AED Access For All volunteers will demonstrate Hands-Only CPR and use of an AED.

    On-line registration NOW AVAILABLE at www.getmeregistered.com/IHFRunForYourLife.

    Brochures  available by contacting the Iowa Heart Foundation office at 515-633-3555.

  • Walk With A Doc (WWAD) Sep 27, 2017 | Ottumwa Iowa Heart Center/Ottumwa Medical Clinic

    The Iowa Heart Foundation will host "Walk With A Doc" walking events to take a step towards better health at 12:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of September and October at the Ottumwa Medical Clinic entrance at 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue  in Ottumwa.  This free event, which is part of a nationally recognized community walking program, will be led by Iowa Heart Center and Mercy Primary Care physicians.   Please note that the monthly walks during July and August, 2017 have been cancelled.

    Walkers will enjoy a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the neighborhood surrounding the Ottumwa Iowa Heart Center office/Ottumwa Medical Clinic.  Bottled water will be available.  The event is open to all ages with parking at the medical center.

    Iowa Heart Center cardiologists or Mercy Primary Care Physicians will provide a brief health-related discussion and will participate in the walk.  They will be available to answer questions and encourage participants.

    WWAD is a national non-profit organization with a mission to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.  Future walk dates at other locations will be announced by the Iowa Heart Foundation at www.iowaheartfoundation.org and on the Walk With a Doc website at www.walkwithadoc.org.

    Contact information: Cindy Conroy, Iowa Heart Foundation Program Coordinator  at              cconroy@iowaheart.com  OR Charley Weaver, RN, (641) 682-5349

  • 9th Annual Fall Conference Nov 04, 2017 | Iowa Heart Center West Des Moines Office

    SAVE THE DATE!  The 9th annual Fall Conference will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. at the Iowa Heart Center West Des Moines office.  Speakers will discuss the management of cardiovascular patients with Diabetes, claudication, and medication adherence.  This conference will offer continuing education for nurses (0.3 CEUs), medical assistants (2.5 CEUs), and EMS providers (2.5 CEHs). 

    Registration is $20 with seating limited to 55 attendees. The brochure is attached or will be available after September 20 by contacting Cindy at (515) 633-3555 or cconroy@iowaheart.com.

  • 27th Annual Cardiovascular Today Conference Feb 10, 2018 | Prairie Meadows Event Center, Altoona, Iowa

    SAVE THE DATE!  Join us at the 27th Annual Cardiovascular Today conference on Saturday, February 10, 2018! This conference will increase the knowledge of diagnosing, treating and preventing cardiovascular disease through a variety of lectures, panel discussions, concurrent sessions, and exhibits aimed at physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, radiology technologists, medical coders, medical assistants, EMS providers and sonographers.

    Registration is will be available online in December at www.getmeregistered.com/CVTodayConference