EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions

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We are pleased to offer live networking roundtables each afternoon for attendees with similar interests in specific topic areas to network and discuss. Each table will have one or two topic leads and attendees will have the ability to ask questions and engage with the topic leads and each other.

EPI|Lifestyle Keynote Speakers

 

Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Columbia University
The Relationship Between Structural Racism and Poor Health

LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
Of the People, By the People, For the People: Community-Based Participatory Research to Promote Cardiovascular Health

 

Scott D. Solomon, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System

Mercedes R. Carnethon, PhD, FAHA
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Disparities Magnified: How Disparities in Cardiovascular Diseases Contributed to the Disproportionate Burden of Severe COVID-19

EPI|Lifestyle 2021 Program Committee


Executive Committee

Kristie J. Lancaster, PhD, RD, FAHA

Kristie J. Lancaster, PhD, RD, FAHA
Chair
New York University

Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, MPH, FAHA

Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, MPH, FAHA
Chair
University of Minnesota

 
Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA

Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA
Vice-Chair
Harvard Medical School

Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, FAHA

Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, FAHA
Vice-Chair
Emory University

Members

  • Christy Leigh Avery, PhD, MPH, FAHA, University of North Carolina
  • Sarah M. Camhi, PhD, FAHA, University of San Francisco
  • Jared Magnani, MD, MSc, FAHA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Priya Palta, PhD, MHSc, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Casey Rebholz, PhD, MPH, FAHA, Johns Hopkins University
  • Monica Serra, PhD, UT Health San Antonio
  • Ravi Shah, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Liaison (American Society for Preventive Cardiology)

  • Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FAHA, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Program Committee Disclosures (PDF)

EPI|Lifestyle 2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance

View the EPI|Lifestyle 2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Thursday

Time (all times are US CDT)
Event
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Keynotes: Health Equity and Social Justice – Moderator: Kristie Lancaster, PhD, RD, FAHA

  • 10:00 a.m. Opening RemarksMitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA, American Heart Association President
     
  • 10:10 a.m. Welcome RemarksKristie Lancaster, PhD, RD, FAHA, Co-Chair, EPI/Lifestyle Annual Conference
     
  • 10:15 a.m. Keynote: The Relationship Between Structural Racism and Poor HealthOlajide Williams, MD, MS
     
  • 10:35 a.m. Keynote: Of the People, By the People, For the People: Community-Based Participatory Research to Promote Cardiovascular HealthLaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH
11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Break
11:15 to 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions - Oral Abstract Presentations

  • 2A - Health Equity and Social Justice – Moderator: Bertha Hidalgo, PhD
     
  • 2B - Cardiovascular OUtcomes and Risk PredictionModerator: Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, FAHA
     
  • 2C - Diabetes and ObesityModerator: Justin B Echouffo Tcheugui, MD
12:15 to 12:30 p.m.
Break
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions - Oral Abstract Presentation and Award Lecture

  • 3A - David Kritchevsky Memorial Lectureship and Nutrition Abstract Presentations – Moderator: David R Jacobs, Jr, PhD, FAHA

    David Kritchevsy Memorial Lectureship: From Research to Public Health: Nutri- Score a Summary, Graded, Colours-Coded Front-of-Pack Nutrition Label Supported by a Strong Scientific Background and Adopted in Several European Countries – Serge Hercberg MD, PhD
     
  • 3B - Novel CVD Risk Factors – Moderator: Deepak Gupta, MD, FAHA
     
  • 3C - Sleep – Moderator: Chandra Jackson, PhD, MS
1:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Trainee Session (Part 1)
1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

Moderated Poster Sessions

  • MPS01 - Nutrition and Diet Session 1 – Moderator: Deirdre K. Tobias, ScD
     
  • MPS02 - Omics – Moderator: Ravi Shah, MD, FAHA
     
  • MPS03 - Clinical Trials and Interventions – Moderator: Wayne Rosamond, PhD, FAHA
2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Moderated Poster Sessions

  • MPS04 - Social Determinants and Health Disparities – Moderator: TBD
     
  • MPS05 - Brain Health and Aging – Moderator: Priya Palta, PhD, MHSc
     
  • MPS06 - Heart Failure – Moderator: Alanna Chamberlain, PhD, FAHA
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Networking Tables and Early Career Events

Networking Roundtables:

  • RT01 - Rural Health – Topic Lead: Suzanne Judd, PhD, FAHA and Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FAHA
     
  • RT02 - The Microbiome – Topic Lead: Ryan Demmer, PhD MPH, FAHA and Noel Mueller, PhD
     
  • RT03 - Electronic Health Records – Topic Lead: Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD and Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD, FAHA
     
  • RT04 - Sleep – Topic Lead: Chandra Jackson, PhD, MS and Kelsie Full, PhD, MPH
     
  • RT05 - Ultra Processed food – Topic Lead: Maya Vadiveloo, PhD, RD, FAHA and Niyati Parekh, PhD

Epidemiology and Prevention Council Early Career Committee Event (Open to all attendees)

At the Heart of It All: Non-Cardiovascular-Based Cohorts to Address Cardiovascular Research Questions for Early Stage Investigators – Moderator: Sadiya Sana Khan, MD, MSc
Panelists: Ravi Kalhan, MD, Becky McNeil, PhD, and Philip Greenland, MD, FAHA

Friday

Time (all times are CDT)
Event
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Opening Session Day 2: Council Awards and COVID Keynotes – Moderator: Pamela Lutsey, PhD, MPH, FAHA

  • 10:00 a.m. - Awards Presentations – Presented by: Frank Sacks, MD, FAHA, Chair, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, FAHA, Chair, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
     
  • 10:10 a.m. - Keynote: COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System – Scott D. Solomon, MD
     
  • 10:30 a.m. - Keynote: Disparities Magnified: How Disparities in Cardiovascular Diseases Contributed to the Disproportionate Burden of Severe COVID-19 – Mercedes R. Carnethon, PhD
11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Break
11:15 to 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions - Oral Abstract Presentations

  • 5A - COVID-19 and CVD – Moderator: Elizabeth Oelsner, MD
     
  • 5B - Maternal and Child Health – Moderator: Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA
     
  • 5C - Clinical Epidemiology – Moderator: Anna Kucharska-Newton, PhD
12:15 to 12:30 p.m.
Break
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions – Oral Abstract Presentations

  • 6A - Hypertension – Moderator: Jared Magnani, MD, MSc, FAHA
     
  • 6B - Physical Activity – Moderator: Sarah M. Camhi, PhD, FAHA
     
  • 6C - Stamler Award Finalist Presentations – Moderator: Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA
1:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Trainee Session (Part 2)
1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

Moderated Poster Sessions

  • MPS07 - COVID – Moderator: Ryan Demmer, PhD, FAHA
     
  • MPS08 - Maternal and Child CVD Health – Moderator: Nisha Parikh, MD
     
  • MPS09 - Neighborhood and Geographic Factors in CVD – Moderator: Anika Hines, PhD
2:15 to 2:45 pm

Moderated Poster Sessions

  • MPS10 - Nutrition and Diet Session 2 – Moderator: Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, MS, MNSP, MPH, FAHA
     
  • MPS11 - Hypertension – Moderator: Kathryn Foti, PhD
     
  • MPS12 - Novel CVD Risk Factors – Moderator: Joshua Bundy, PhD
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Networking Tables and Early Career Events

Networking Tables

  • RT06 - Achieving equity in CVD epi (who we study, who leads the studies, the questions we ask, the people we fund, etc.) – Topic Lead: Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS, FAHA and Chiadi Ndumele, MD, MHS, PhD
  • RT07 - Pharmacoepidemiology – Topic Lead: Kris Fillion, PhD, FAHA
     
  • RT08 - Wearables – Topic Lead: Amit Shah, MD, MSCR
     
  • RT09 - Types of saturated fat and CVH – Topic Lead: Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, FAHA
     
  • RT10 - EPIgenetics – Topic Lead: Jim Pankow, PhD, MPH, FAHA

Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council Early Career Committee Event (Open to all attendees)

Designing and Implementing Research Studies to Promote Health Equity and Inclusion – Moderators: Anika Hines, PhD, MPH and Danielle M. Crookes, DrPH
Panelists: LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH, Sharon Taverno Ross, PhD, and Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PHD, MHS, RN, FAHA

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