Programming (EPI Lifestyle)

Updated:Feb 4,2016
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When and Where

Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, AZ 

Conference Dates:
Mar. 1-4, 2016

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PCORI Session

Introducing PCORnet: An Emerging Resource for Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Outcomes Research  

March 1, 4:00 PM
We are excited to convene what we hope will be a platform for an exciting collaborative process.  The Cardiovascular Health Collaborative Research Group was created within PCORnet to catalyze collaborative PCORnet research that will lead to improvements in cardiovascular health that are meaningful to patients.  Our near-term objective is to stimulate several PCORnet research projects that achieve PCORnet Study designation and lead to grant applications submitted during 2016.  We hope that you will join us to initiate this exciting process.

  • Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • Veronique Roger, MD, MPH, FAHA, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Simulation modeling to inform future public health interventions to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease in the United States

March 1, 4:30 PM
This session will present preliminary findings of a project that includes national experts in CVD simulation modeling, including staff from the CVD Policy Model, to determine the key CVD risk factors that the DHDSP and its Million Hearts® partners should continue to focus on or begin targeting starting in 2017 and the expected range of possible events prevented over the following five and ten years if those risk factors are effectively addressed. Attendees at this session will have the opportunity to provide important feedback to assist public health professionals in planning for future CVD prevention programs and interventions.

  • Yuling Hong, MD, MSc, PhD; Associate Director for Science, DHDSP/NCCDPHP/CDC
  • Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS; Senior Scientist, DHDSP/NCCDPHP/CDC
  • Pamela Coxson, PhD; Mathematician, Cardiovascular Disease Modelling Group, Center for Vulnerable Populations and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

EPI/Lifestyle Program Information

The primary goal of EPI/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions is to promote the development and application of translational and population science to prevent heart disease and stroke and foster cardiovascular health. This year the theme will be “From Precision Medicine to a Culture of Health”.  Sessions will offer topics on community health programs and initiatives, a jointly planned session with the Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, with global health and lifespan perspectives.
The program is designed to present new findings on:

•         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.
•         outcomes research and guideline development related to cardiovascular health
•         advances in methods relevant to observational studies, clinical trials and population surveillance.

The program includes presentations of new high-quality, high-impact research, organized around oral, moderated poster, and poster abstract presentations. Special translational science lectures and debates address current issues relevant to cardiometabolic health and preventive cardiology.  This format maximizes the opportunities for thought-provoking multidisciplinary interactions across a wide spectrum of scientists, junior and established. The sessions are designed to enhance the careers of young and early mid-career investigators and practitioners committed to the promotion of cardiometabolic health.