Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
March 7 – 10, 2017
Hilton Portland | Portland, OR
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2017 Abstract Submission Categories

Abstract submissions will be accepted until October 19, 2016. Please choose among the following categories:

2020 Goals

Aging and Elderly

Arrhythmia / Sudden Death

Behavioral and Lifestyle Intervention Trials


Childhood and Youth


Environmental Agents and Smoking

Ethnic Health Disparities


Global Health

Health Services Research /Outcomes/ Practice Improvement

Heart Failure




Lipids & Lipoproteins

Metabolomics/Proteomics and CVD



Obesity and Adipose Tissue Distribution


Peripheral Artery Disease and Venous Thrombosis

Pharmacoepidemiology / Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials

Physical Activity/Fitness

Pregnancy and Maternal/Fetal Health

Preventive Cardiology including Cardiac Rehab

Psychosocial / Quality of Life/Social Determinants of CV Health

Renal Disease

Sedentary Behavior



Subclinical Disease


Technology to Promote/Measure Health Behaviors

EPI/Lifestyle Program Information

The primary goal of EPI/Lifestyle 2017 Scientific Sessions is to promote the development and application of translational and population science to prevent heart disease and stroke and foster cardiovascular health. The Councils on Epidemiology and Prevention
(EPI) and Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health (Lifestyle) jointly planned the EPI/Lifestyle 2017 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.

The conference is designed to benefit researchers as well as public health practitioners and clinicians. The meeting should appeal to physicians, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritional scientists, exercise physiologists, behavioral scientists, biostatisticians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, school health professionals and other health scientists.

  1. Recognize opportunities to address modifiable risk factors for CVD, to help meet AHA components of ideal cardiovascular health.
  2. Discuss the causes and health consequences of continuing disparities in CVD risk factors among certain racial/ethnic, age, gender, and socioeconomic groups to help meet the AHA 2020 goals for improved cardiovascular health.
  3. Discuss current guidelines and research needs related to primordial and primary CVD prevention in children and adolescents.
  4. Explain the concept of precision medicine and identify opportunities and applications for precision medicine in CVD prevention and treatment.
  5. Identify educational opportunities for early-career cardiologists regarding career pathways and opportunities for research in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention.

  • Opening Session: “Location, Location, Location: Improving Individual and Community Health.” Featuring Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE, and Daniel A. Rodríguez, PhD
  • “The Built Environment,” presented by Lawrence Frank, PhD, University of British Columbia
  • “OMICS session.” Featuring Claude Bouchard, PhD, K. Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD, and Maren R. Laughlin, PhD
  • The David Kritchevsky Memorial Lecture: “Lifestyle Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes – Past Experiences and Future Challenges,” presented by Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, University of Helsinki Department of Public Health
  • "Ideal Cardiovascular Health: Implications Across the Lifecourse.” Featuring Julia Steinberger, MD, Elaine M. Urbina, MD, FAHA, Sarah de Ferranti, MD, MPH, and Justin Zachariah, MD, MPH
  • Frederick H. Epstein Memorial Lecture featuring Luc Vanhees, PhD Catholic University of Leuven
  • The William B Kannel Memorial Lecture featuring Christopher O’Donnell, MD, MPH, FAHA, National Institutes of Health
  • ASPC Annual Debate: Is personalized medicine compatible with public health? Featuring Seth J. Baum, MD and Seth Martin, MD

Once again there will be a variety of special activities, many of which are designed to provide networking and educational opportunities for young investigators.

  • Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Annual Business Meeting & Networking Luncheon. A great opportunity to get caught up on activities related to the Council's significant mission, and to meet some key leaders in the NPAM Council. During the second half of the luncheon the Lifestyle Council Early Career Committee will host a special presentation. Tickets may be obtained when registering. 
  • Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Annual Business Meeting & Networking Luncheon. Learn about activities related to the EPI Council. During the second half of the luncheon the EPI Council Early Career Committee will host a special presentation. Tickets may be obtained when registering. 
  • Annual Fun Walk/Run. Open to all attendees regardless of fitness level
  • Early Career Special Presentations and Events will take place at lunchtimes with a special presentation Friday morning.  
  • Connection Corner. Connection Corner is an excellent networking opportunity for conference attendees (especially first-time attendees and junior investigators).
  • EPI Council Hearts Diversity Reception: Informal networking for all Minority attendees. Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar after poster Session on Wednesday evening.
  • Hot Off the Press. This session will provide a forum for in-depth discussion of important publications that were released less than six months before the conference.
  • Joint Council Annual Reception and Dinner. The cost is $50 per person for registrants and their guests (discounts for Early Career and Students). A cash bar will be offered along with food, drinks, and great entertainment! Tickets may be purchased when registering for the conference if still available.