From support groups for teens, to physician-led webinars, medical education seminars, live Q&A with experts, an annual conference, and more, we provide programs to address: patient and family support services, physician and health professional education, public awareness, and advocacy & research.
SADS Foundation History
The SADS Foundation was founded by Dr. Michael Vincent on December 12, 1991. As a pioneer in the identification and treatment of Long QT Syndrome, Dr. Vincent convened the top global experts in electrophysiology with community members and supporters to begin the work we continue today.
The SADS Team
Get to know the SADS Team, including the staff and our Board of Trustees. You can learn more here about the people who guide our work —who are always striving to help families with SADS conditions live and thrive.
Get to know our Scientific Advisors, who are international medical experts – including doctors, researchers, and genetic counselors – working alongside the SADS Foundation to help improve diagnosis, treatment, and care for our community.
For members of the media: access press kit materials, including fact sheets, information on SADS conditions, and brochures. And learn more about the faces of SADS by reviewing published stories of SADS in the news.
Annual Reports & Financials
We are privileged to be supported by contributions from our families, friends, corporations, and foundations. Please feel free to read about our financials.
Board of Trustees
Learn more about our Board of Directors (which includes medical professionals and affected families) who help guide our decisions.
Mission & Values
The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation exists to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
Our mission is to help everyone equally, without any discriminating factors – no matter what SADS condition impacts the individuals and families. Learn about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at the SADS Foundation