Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of CVD 2011

Updated:Sep 26,2012
Location: Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge - Tahoe City, CA

Conference Dates: Jul 28 - Aug 10, 2013


Jointly sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the
National Association of Chronic Disease Director


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Course Description
The primary goal of the seminar is to provide an intensive introduction to the epidemiology and prevention of major cardiovascular diseases for qualified health professionals planning careers in research, teaching or practice in this area.  A select faculty of epidemiologists and biostatisticians and prevention researchers will present discussions, lectures and laboratory and tutorial sessions illustrating basic principles of cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention and their applications.  There will be extensive group participation.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of the program, healthcare professionals, researchers and public health practitioners should be able to:

  • Incorporate into research, teaching and/or practice an increased understanding of the nature of cardiovascular health (CVH) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially coronary heart disease and stroke, and epidemiologic approaches to the investigation of these diseases.
  • Improve research productivity by applying the major epidemiologic approaches to the investigation of current research questions through collaborative, multidisciplinary development of research proposals.
  • Incorporate into grant writing, publications, teaching and practice an enhanced ability to critically evaluate epidemiologic evidence..
  • Compare and contrast study designs required to test specific hypotheses related to the distribution, risk factors and prognosis of cardiovascular disease in the population.
  • Identify federal and foundation grant resources for carrying out cardiovascular disease epidemiology research.
  • Increase activity in relevant cardiovascular health policy advocacy by acting on improved ability to recognize and evaluate the epidemiologic bases for policy and practice in CVD prevention and CVH promotion.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Heart Association and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. The American Heart Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
All faculty participating in CME/CE activities sponsored by The American Heart Association will disclose to the audience (1) significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in their presentation, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Sponsors

American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

Supporters
Financial support is provided by the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.


For additional information, contact:
American Heart Association
National Center, Dallas, Texas
Telephone: (888) 242-2453
Fax: (214) 373-3406
E-mail: scientificconferences@heart.org

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”