CVA was founded in 1946 by Dr. John B. Burrett who was the first cardiologist to practice in the state of Alabama. As a tribute to Dr. Burrett, each year CVA honors an outstanding individual who has contributed to the advancement of cardiovascular healthcare in Alabama with the John Burrett, MD Award.
This year at the The Cardiovascular Update event, Dr. Roger Moraski, former CVA partner and retired cardiologist, was awarded the John Burrett, MD Award. Moraski was the operator for the first balloon angioplasty ever performed in the state of Alabama.
The Cardiovascular Update is an annual CME event for healthcare professionals presented by the CVA Medical Education Foundation. This meeting is structured to provide a review of the past year's developments along with recommendations for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. There were over 185 healthcare professionals in attendance at this year's conference.