EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions

EPI/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions 

When and Where

Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, AZ 

Conference Dates:
Mar. 1-4, 2016

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What's New?

NEW!  2016 Schedule At A Glance (PDF) now available.
2016 Program Planner


Special 2016 Tuesday Sessions now added! Visit the Programming page for details on a collaborative session for PCORI, and a second on CVD Simulation Modeling.


Key Dates


Jul. 8, 2015Abstract Submission Opens
Oct. 14, 2015Abstract Submission Closes
Oct. 18, 2015Award Application Deadline
Oct. 21, 2015Registration Opens
Dec. 30, 2015Deadline to Become Member for Early Registration
Jan. 13, 2016Early Registration Deadline
Jan. 27, 2016Deadline to become a Member for Advanced Registration
Feb. 10, 2016Advance Registration Deadline
March 1-4, 2016EPI/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions

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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.  


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The American Heart Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.