Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Awards and Lectures

Updated:Feb 26,2014
Veer_StockPhoto_WebThe Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health proudly sponsors numerous awards, lectures and travel grants to AHA meetings, as well as a medical student scholarship.  These programs honor researchers, early career investigators and medical students for their outstanding contributions and research of heart disease. 

Please click on an award link for more information, including eligibility criteria and application instructions.

Award presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions:

Lecture presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions: Awards presented at the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions:

Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

The Steven N. Blair Award for Excellence in Physical Activity Research
Applicants must submit abstracts to the Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 18-21, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

  • The Abstract and Award Deadline has been extended to October, 21, 2013 at Midnight.

General Information
This award is named for Dr. Steven N. Blair in appreciation of his outstanding career as a clinical researcher working in the areas of exercise, physical activity and cardiovascular health. The award recognizes a highly meritorious abstract presentation in this field and stimulates excellence in research by investigators.

The awardee will be selected by the council's Program Committee. Selection will be based on the scientific merit, quality and originality of the abstract. The winning abstract will be the one (among the applicants) achieving the highest average score of all abstracts submitted to the category of physical activity.  The name of the winner will be announced during the conference. The awardee will receive a cash prize of $500 and a plaque.

Eligibility Requirements
  • All applicants must be members of the AHA.
  • The applicant must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.
  • The work may not have been presented or published in any form.
  • Winners are not eligible to reenter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.
  • Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/NPAM conference.

How to Apply

  • Submit an abstract to the category of Physical Activity/Fitness by Midnight CDT, Oct. 21, 2013 (EXTENDED DEADLINE). 
  • Select the award during the abstract submission process.
  • Upload your curriculum vitae as instructed during the submission process.

The Council on Epidemiology and Prevention also sponsors awards at the annual conference which may be of interest to Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health council members:


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