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ASPC Debate 2017 CON

Seth Baum, MD, president of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology prevents the CON side of the 2017 ASPC debate question: Is personalized medicine compatible with public health?

Science from EPI | Lifestyle 2017

Featured Science from Tue., Mar. 7

Poster Session 1: Genetics


 

Analysis Commons: Team Science in a Big-data Environment for Genetic Epidemiology
Joshua C Bis | University of Washington, Seattle, WA

RESULTS: The Analysis Commons system combines genotype and phenotype and multiple tools to analyze whole-genome sequences (WGS) and other multi-omic data.

Featured Science from Fri., Mar. 10

Vascular basis for cognitive decline

Orthostatic Hypotension is Associated With 20-year Cognitive Decline and Incident Dementia: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
Andreea Rawlings | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

RESULTS: Midlife orthostatic hypotension (OH) association with dementia and cognitive over the next 20 years raise questions for future study.


Olfactory Function and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Old Age: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study (ARIC-NCS)
Priya Palta | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

RESULTS: Impaired sense of smell may be a marker of neurodegeneration.


Carotid Artery Stiffness and Decline in Cognitive Function Among Women With, or at Risk for, HIV Infection
Daniel Huck | Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY

RESULTS: Less carotid stiffness in these women was associated with slower cognitive decline.


Cardiovascular Health at Young and Middle Ages and Dementia in Older Age - The Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study
Thanh-Huyen T Vu | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

RESULTS: Better cardiovascular health when young was associated with lower dementia risk later in life.

BCVS 2017 Scientific Sessions

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2017 Scientific Sessions
July 10–13, 2017
Hilton Portland
Portland, Oregon
 

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Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB)

Svati Shah, MD, MS, MHS, FAHA

The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB) is to advance discoveries from genetics, systems and translational biology and to facilitate their application in global cardiovascular health and disease.

Svati Shah, MD, MS, MHS, FAHA
Chair, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology

Scientific Sessions       Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics      FGTB Council Awards

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA

The American Heart Association (AHA) created the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) in 1999 to promote research and education. Our goal is to improve understanding of mechanisms of basic cardiovascular regulation to support the development of new therapies and insights into clinical cardiovascular disease. Special emphasis is placed on integrating molecular/cellular and physiological approaches to address problems relating to functional genomics, cell signaling, myocardial biology, circulatory physiology, pathophysiology and peripheral vascular disease.

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
 

BCVS Scientific Sessions       Circulation Research       BCVS Council Awards

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, FAHA

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) contributes to the mission and objectives of the American Heart Association (AHA) through efforts in the fields of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. The council advances and coordinates research, addresses prevention, improves methods for diagnosis and treatment, and works actively with other organizations concerned with these issues. The council disseminates reliable information related to these fields through its annual conference, many awards and lectures, and the AHA's journal, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

ATVB|PVD Scientific Sessions       Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology       ATVB Council Awards