Welcome to the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention website. We are a multidisciplinary council dedicated to understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and applying knowledge to optimize cardiovascular health across the lifespan in diverse populations. We enthusiastically welcome anyone interested in preventing CVD to join our council.
Here, I will highlight some things we are working on. A major activity is advancing the science of our discipline through organizing our annual spring scientific conference and the population sciences components of Scientific Sessions. Our spring conference is a wonderful venue for sharing knowledge, supporting career development of early investigators and networking to grow our collaborative research efforts. We present several awards in the spring and fall, which are described on this website. Please submit your best science to these meetings! It is the "heart" of what we do!
We are very interested in fostering career development of our members and have a new and active Early Career Committee. We're also participating in the International Mentoring Program and encourage both mentors and mentees to sign up.
We are thrilled about the new AHA journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. This journal will provide an additional venue for publication of the work of our membership, and I hope you submit your best work.
Best Wishes,David C. Goff, M.D., PhD., FAHA, FACP
Chair, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention