The EPI/NPAM Spring 2014 Scientific Sessions are unique in content and format. The primary goal is to promote the development and application of translational and population science strategies related to the prevention of heart disease and stroke and promotion of cardiovascular health. Global cardiovascular public health needs and the reduction of health disparities related to cardiovascular risk will be emphasized this year.
The Councils on Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) and Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism (NPAM -soon to be the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health) jointly plan the EPI/NPAM Spring 2014 Scientific Sessions. The sessions focus on risk factors, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, genetics, metabolism, biomarkers, subclinical disease, clinical disease, healthy populations, global health, and prevention-oriented clinical trials.
The program is designed to present new findings on:
- results of cardiovascular disease prevention trials.
- causes and mechanisms of health factors, subclinical, and clinical cardiovascular diseases.
- relationships of nutrition (diet) and physical activity (fitness) with cardiometabolic health.
- relationships of obesity, diabetes, and renal disease with cardiometabolic health.
- genetic and environmental epidemiology of cardiometabolic health.
- effects of lifestyle interventions on cardiometabolic disease and its health factors.
- population trends in cardiovascular diseases and their health factors.
- global cardiovascular health
The program also will provide participants with the opportunity to learn current information about:
- advances in measuring diet and physical activity.
- advances in techniques in preventive cardiology.
- behavioral strategies to promote and sustain lifestyle modifications.
- clinical, population, and global health strategies to promote cardiometabolic health.
- outcomes research in cardiovascular health.
- guideline development related to cardiovascular health
- advances in techniques relevant to observational studies and clinical trials.
- methods of population surveillance for cardiovascular health and health factors.
The program includes presentations of new high-quality, high-impact research; and, it is organized around oral, moderated poster, and poster abstract presentations, with special translational science lectures and debates on current issues relevant to cardiometabolic health and preventive cardiology. This format is intended to maximize the opportunities for thought-provoking interaction across a wide spectrum of scientists, including junior investigators as well as senior researchers. The sessions are designed to enhance the careers of young and early mid-career investigators and practitioners committed to the promotion of cardiometabolic health. The sessions emphasize 1) translational science, 2) population science, and 3) interdisciplinary approaches to the development and application of knowledge related to the promotion of cardiometabolic health.