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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  • Simple but powerful search tools to fine sets of posters of interest
  • Search with Topic or full text; full text hits highlight in the abstract
  • Contains full abstracts with images for all posters, not just those who submit an ePoster version
  • Ability to create an account and save, organize, and share your Personal Collections of posters
  • Authors can add video or sync narration to ePoster easily through the submission site


  • Moderated Posters

Session moderators will lead attendees on one-hour tours, highlighting novel or recent developments and moderating Question & Answer sessions with poster presenters.  4 moderated poster sessions will be offered each evening. 

  • Professional Development Roundtables

Friday, noon-1:30 PM. A variety of investigators from several major studies including AHA related research programs, will identify opportunities for data sharing, collaboration and mentorship. We will be using a “speed dating” format to allow attendees about 20 minutes with up to three study investigators each day.

  • Connection Corner

Connection Corner is an excellent networking opportunity for conference attendees (especially first-time attendees and junior investigators). Offered during breaks on Thursday and Friday, connection corner will be staffed with representatives to provide advice on job searching and career advancement as well as program officers from various funding agencies to answer questions on funding opportunities.

Incorporate physical activity into your conference experience this year!

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Walking Challenge
  • Fun Walk/Run
  • Swing Dancing

Our Conference has a New Name in 2015!  EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions

Key Dates

July 14, 2014Abstract Submission Opens
October 15, 2014Abstract Submission Closes
October 22, 2014Registration Opens
March 3-6, 2015EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions

EPI/Lifestyle Program Information

The EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions are unique in content and format. The primary goal is to promote the development and application of translational and population science to prevent heart disease and stroke and foster cardiovascular health. Presentations on the use of new electronic approaches and tools to epidemiologic and behavioral research will be emphasized this year.

The Councils on Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) and Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health (Lifestyle) jointly plan the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions.  The sessions focus on risk factors, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, genetics, metabolism, biomarkers, subclinical disease, clinical disease, healthy populations, global health, and prevention-oriented clinical trials.  
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. 

Media Registrants

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Get your science noticed at EPI/Lifestyle! The 2013 conference, held March 19-22 in New Orleans, La. generated over 1.1 million media impressions.

Direct media inquiries:  (214) 706-1396
Reporters, writers, producers or editors with credentials from a newspaper, magazine, online news service, radio or TV network or station, wire service and syndicate may register to attend the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions.

Media interested in attending should contact the Corporate and Media Communications office at
(214) 706-1396 or visit the American Heart Association Newsroom website.

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CME/CE Credit

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.

EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Fun Run

EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Fun Run

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