Ten-Day Seminar
on the Epidemiology and Prevention
of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2018

Granlibakken Conference Center | Tahoe City, California
July 22–August 3, 2018
American Heart Association | Ten-Day Seminar

Call for Applications

The 2018 call for applications opens December 11, 2017 and closes April 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Consideration for selection requires that the following documents be submitted electronically.

  • Completed and signed application form at councilawards.heart.org
    • Under "Links for Applications and Nominations" select "Apply for Award or Fellowship." Then, open the drop box and select "2018 U.S. Ten Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke."
  • Letter of nomination from a sponsor well acquainted with the candidate’s experience and interest. The sponsor must be from the candidate’s institution and indicate the availability of financial support for travel and accommodations.
  • A letter prepared by the candidate stating the basis for his/her interest in the seminar.
  • The candidate's curriculum vitae.
Note: Application represents a commitment to participate/attend ALL sessions. If accepted,?the full program runs each day July 22th through August 3rd (except July 29th). Plan to depart on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Course Description

The Ten Day Seminar is a unique program for physicians, researchers, public health practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals designed to provide training in new areas of investigation and application of new methods related to the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of heart disease and stroke, including descriptive epidemiology, quality of care and outcomes research, genetic epidemiology, policy, and environmental approaches to health.

The overall goal of the conference is to enhance the ability of participants to pursue successful careers related to the epidemiology and prevention of heart disease and stroke, and the promotion of cardiovascular health through development of competencies related to grant writing, manuscript development, teaching, and clinical and public health practice. A select faculty of epidemiologists, biostatisticians and prevention researchers will use interactive learning techniques; including lectures, small group discussions, and tutorial sessions illustrating basic principles of cardiovascular disease and stroke epidemiology, and prevention, and their applications. There will be extensive group participation.


Candidates will ordinarily be at the postdoctoral level and at a point in their careers at which the acquired research knowledge and skills will be used in the near term. Candidates at the master level will be considered based on having the experience and scope of responsibility to enable them to make a significant contribution to the promotion of cardiovascular health or the prevention of cardiovascular disease.  Such candidates may include professionals engaged in public health practice at the local, state, or federal level as well as research professionals.

The program/content is designed for a U.S.-based/North American audience therefore a preference is shown to residents of the United States. For information on the International Seminar, contact the International Seminar coordinator, Kay-Tee Khaw.

Seminar Fees

There are no registration fees to attend this program.


Cost is approximately $3,109.70 per person for 13 nights, single occupancy for a standard room or a private room in a townhouse.

Fellows are welcome to bring family members, children and guests. The rate for guests who are sharing your room is $919.71 or $80.80 per day, per person. Children’s Rate is $650.67 per child when sharing the same room as parent paying the single rate or $60.46 per day per child.  This rate applies to ages 3-16. There is no charge for children 2 and under.  Information on family activities can be found on the Granlibakken website (opens in new window).

Please note that upon acceptance to the program you will be sent a link to reserve your accommodations. These rates are based on availability.  The cost for a studio is $500 more and you will be asked to pay the extra $500 if the townhome and standard rooms are sold out.

All participants, including faculty, are required to reside at the Seminar location, the Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge. The faculty considers it most important that fellows and faculty dine and work together, often continuing discussions through meal times.

Accepted applicants for the 2018 program must make their reservations by June 18, 2018.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Disclosure Policy
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided 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/CE-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.

Travel Stipends

  • General Travel Stipend: A limited number of stipends may be available to assist with partial travel costs for fellows and trainees pending funding.
  • Minority Travel Stipend: A limited number of stipends covering travel and lodging may be available for eligible minority participants (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans). To be eligible, the candidate must be either a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.

Interested/qualified applicants must select either General Travel Stipend or Minority Travel Stipend on the application and submit a letter of request at the time of application. Please title letter "Stipend Request". If partial support is necessary, it is important to acknowledge financial need at the time of initial application. It may not be possible to honor requests received at a later date.

2017 Faculty

Cheryl A. M. Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, FAHA, Seminar Director
Alice Ammerman, DrPH
Alain G. Bertoni, MD, MPH, FAHA
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, FAHA
Michael H. Criqui, MD, MPH, FAHA
Henry A. Feldman, PhD
Janet E. Fulton, PhD
David C. Goff, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACP
Kathleen L. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN
George Howard, DrPH
Robert M. Kaplan, PhD
Darwin R. Labarthe, MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA
Cora E. Lewis, MD, MSPH, FACP, FAHA
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA
Fleetwood Loustalot, PhD, FNP
Mahasin Mujahid, PhD
Stephen Rich, PhD

For More Information

American Heart Association
National Center
Dallas, Texas
Telephone: 888-242-2453 or 214-570-5935

Email: scientificconferences@heart.org

AHA Harassment Policy

The AHA requires that all faculty, attendees, exhibitors, presenters, contractors, vendors and volunteers of this AHA meeting comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those that prohibit harassment and discrimination against individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.