Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Scientific Sessions 2013 Call for Abstracts New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans | March 19–22This is an annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Associationsponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and theCouncil on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism. my.americanheart.org/epinpamsessions
Program at a Glance Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday March 19 March 20 March 21 March 226:00 am 3rd Annual FUN RUN7:30 am Continental Breakfast EPI/NPAM Early Career Continental Breakfast Breakfast Reception 7:30–8:30 am 7:30–8:30 am 7–7:30 am American Heart8:00 am Early Career Special Association Funding Presentation and Grant Overview Session 7:30–8:20 am 7:30–8:20 am8:30 am Session 1 Session 5 Session 9 Achieving the 2020 Goals, Nutrition Lifespan How It Can Be Done: David Kritchevsky Lecture The Frederick Epstein A Panel Discussion Memorial Lecture10:00 am Refreshment Break Refreshment Break Refreshment Break Connection Corner Connection Corner10:30 am Session 2 Session 6 Session 10 Stamler Awards Traditional or Genetics New Risk FactorsNOON NPAM Networking Professional Professional Luncheon & NPAM Development Lunches Development Lunches Business Meeting AHA Advocacy Session1:00 pm Registration 1–7 pm1:30 pm Session 3 NHLBI CVD Session 7 Session 11 Trainee Obesity Session on Metabolomics/Basic- Physical Activity/Fitness Epidemiology, Transitional Science Biostatiscs and Prevention3:00 pm Refreshment Break Refreshment Break Refreshment Break Connection Corner Connection Corner3:30 pm Session 4 NHLBI Concurrent Session 8 Session 12 Diabetes (cont’d) A. Outcomes/Clinical EPI ASPC Debate B. Lipids C. Hot Off the Press5:00 pm Poster Poster Poster EPI Council Session I Session II Session III Business Meeting5:30 pm Poster Session IV6:00 pm7:00 pm Joint Council Dinner 7-10 pm7:30 pm ASPC Dinner Meeting 7:30–10 pmBecome an AHA/ASA Professional Member and save up to $300 off registration.
General Information • opulation trends in cardiovascular p diseases and their health factors.Key Dates • global cardiovascular health.• bstract Submission opens A The program also will provide participants July 30, 2012 with the opportunity to learn current• bstract Submission closes A information about: Oct. 8, 2012 • dvances in measuring diet and a• ward Application Deadline A physical activity. Oct. 8, 2012 • advances in techniques in preventive cardiology.• egistration Opens R • ehavioral strategies to promote and sustain b Nov. 14, 2012 lifestyle modifications.• ecome a member and save* B • linical, population, and global health c Feb. 12, 2013 strategies to promote cardiometabolic health.• dvance conference registration deadline A • outcomes research in cardiovascular health. Feb. 19, 2013 • uideline development related to g• PI/NPAM Scientific Sessions E cardiovascular health. March 19–22, 2013 • dvances in techniques relevant to a observational studies and clinical trials.* ecome an AHA/ASA Professional member B and save up to $300 off registration. Visit • ethods of population surveillance for m my.americanheart.org/membership to join now! cardiovascular health and health factors. The program includes presentations ofProgram Description new high-quality, high-impact research; it isThe primary goal of the EPI/NPAM Spring organized around oral, moderated posters,2013 Scientific Sessions is to promote the and poster abstract presentations, with specialdevelopment and application of translational translational science lectures and debatesand population science related to the on current issues relevant to cardiometabolicprevention of heart disease and stroke and health and preventive cardiology. This formatpromotion of cardiovascular health. is intended to maximize the opportunities for thought-provoking interaction across aThe Councils on Epidemiology Prevention wide spectrum of scientists, including junior(EPI) and Nutrition, Physical Activity investigators as well as senior researchers.Metabolism (NPAM) jointly plan the EPI/NPAM The sessions are designed to enhanceSpring 2013 Scientific Sessions. The sessions the careers of young and early mid-careerfocus on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, investigators and practitioners committed togenetics, metabolism, biomarkers, risk factors, the promotion of cardiometabolic health. Thesubclinical disease, clinical disease, healthy sessions emphasize 1) translational science,populations, global health and prevention 2) population science, and 3) interdisciplinaryclinical trials. The program also highlights approaches to the development andstrategies to translate advances in basic application of knowledge related to theand clinical science into efforts to promote promotion of cardiometabolic health. As acardiometabolic health in both the clinical and result, the EPI/NPAM Spring 2013 Scientificpopulation setting. Sessions are unique in content and format;The program is designed to present new and, the sessions are designed to promotefindings on: efforts to achieve the recently-described AHA 2020 Strategic Goals.• esults of cardiovascular disease r prevention trials. Who Attends• auses and mechanisms of health factors, c The conference is designed to benefit subclinical and clinical cardiovascular diseases. researchers as well as public health practitioners• elationships of nutrition (diet) and physical r and clinicians. The meeting should appeal to activity (fitness) with cardiometabolic health. physicians, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritional scientists, exercise physiologists, behavioral• elationships of obesity, diabetes and r scientists, biostatisticians, pharmacists, renal disease with cardiometabolic health. physician assistants, nurses, school health• enetic and environmental epidemiology g professionals and other health scientists. of cardiometabolic health.• ffects of lifestyle interventions on e cardiometabolic disease and its health factors. my.americanheart.org/epinpamsessions
Continuing Medical Education To take advantage of the reduced rates, callAccreditation — Physicians 800-228-9290 (toll free) and ask for the group rate for the American Heart Association MarchThe American Heart Association is accredited 2013 conference. Rates cannot be changedby the Accreditation Council for Continuing at check-in or check-out for guests who don’tMedical Education (ACCME) to provide identify their affiliation with AHA when theycontinuing medical education for physicians. make their reservations.Continuing Medical New Orleans Marriott Education Accreditation — 555 Canal Street Physician Assistants New Orleans, LA 70310 USA (504) 581-1000AAPA accepts Category I credit fromAOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, Registrationand AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ fromorganizations accredited by ACCME. Conference registration will open Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The deadline for advanceContinuing Education registration is Tuesday, February 19, 2013.Accreditation — Nurses After that date the fee will increase by $100. One and two day rates will also be available.The American Heart Association is accredited Additionally, AHA/ASA Council membersas a provider of continuing nursing education pay significantly discounted registration fees.by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s To qualify for the AHA membership rate,Commission on Accreditation. you must renew or become a member by February 12, 2013. Visit my.americanheart.Disclosure org/membership. (Promo code DCJ053ZZ) Affiliate with the Council on Epidemiology andAll faculty participating in CME/CE activities Prevention or the Council on Nutrition, Physicalsponsored by the American Heart Association Activity and Metabolism, or one of the other 14will disclose to the audience (1) significant scientific councils.financial relationships with the manufacturer(s)of products from the commercial supporter(s) For more information on the Council onand/or the manufacturer(s) of products or Epidemiology and Prevention, visitdevices discussed in their presentation, and my.americanheart.org/epicouncil. For (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or more information on the Council of Nutrition,devices discussed in their presentation. Such Physical Activity and Metabolism, disclosures will be made in writing in course visit my.americanheart.org/npamcouncil.presentation materials. Abstract SubmissionConference Venue/ InformationHotel Reservations This conference serves as the principal venue for presenting population-based research thatThe conference will take place at the New drives the world’s contemporary approach toOrleans Marriott, ideally situated in the CVD prevention. Results from observationalFrench Quarter and just steps away from studies and trials presented at this conferenceBourbon Street and other iconic attractions. influence national and international policiesThe AHA has arranged reduced rates for and affect billions of individuals worldwide. Inconference attendees, beginning at $199 the process, this conference encourages andper night for single or double occupancy. promotes the development, advancementBased on availability this rate will be available and exchange of new information related toMarch 17–23, 2013. Rooms will be available prevention and treatment of heart disease andon a first come first served basis until all are stroke. Physicians, research investigators andfilled or until February 25, 2013. After this other health scientists are invited to submitdate, reservations may be at the prevailing abstracts on all aspects of cardiovascularrate and will be subject to availability. The disease epidemiology and prevention, nutrition,guest room rate is exclusive of applicable physical activity and metabolism. Abstractstaxes. Guests booking under the AHA group for the conference will be selected for oral,code will have access to the hotel’s fitness moderated poster or poster presentation.facilities and complimentary wireless access in their guest rooms.Become an AHA/ASA Professional Member and save up to $300 off registration.Visit my.americanheart.org/membership to join now!
The deadline for electronic submission of March 19, 2013. Abstracts are embargoed abstracts is 5:00 PM CDT, Monday, October for release at date and time of presentation 8, 2012. To submit your abstract, visit the or time of AHA news event. Information mayconference Web site at my.americanheart.org/ not be released before then.epinpamsessions and follow the link tosubmit an abstract. Abstract text is limited to New this year, a “Hot off the Press” poster2,500 characters. Graphs and tables count session will be offered in addition to an oralas 750 characters. Please note that you will session. Submitted abstracts accepted forbe charged a processing fee of US $50 for presentation that are subsequently publishedeach abstract you submit. prior to March 19, 2013 will be reviewed for a special poster category or a “Hot off theAbstract sessions are a forum for the Press” oral session. You must inform the AHApresentation of novel research findings. in writing (via email) if your accepted abstractThus, the work covered by the abstract is published prior to March 19, 2013. To bemust not have been published (manuscript considered for either session, notice must beor abstract), or presented at any national received prior to March 1, 2013.meeting or world congress prior to Tuesday,2013 Abstract CategoriesAging and Elderly MethodologyArrhythmia/Sudden Death NutritionBehavioral and Lifestyle Intervention Trials ObesityBench-Bedside-Population OtherTranslational Research Peripheral Artery DiseaseBiomarkers Pharmaceutical Clinical TrialsCardiac Rehabilitation Pharmacoepidemiology/PharmacogeneticsChildhood and Youth Physical Activity/FitnessChildhood to Elderly: Lifecourse Practice Improvement Intervention TrialsCigarette Smoking Pregnancy and Maternal/Fetal HealthDiabetes/Metabolic Syndrome Preventive CardiologyEnvironmental Agents Psychosocial/Quality of LifeEthnic Health Disparities Renal DiseaseGenetics SleepGlobal Health StrokeHealth Services/Outcomes Subclinical DiseaseHeart Failure SurveillanceHypertension Technology to Promote/Measure Infection and HIV Health BehaviorsLipids Lipoproteins Venous ThrombosisMetabolismAbstract submitters please note. Last year’s conference, held March 13–16 in San DiegoCalifornia, produced 1,168,271,921 (1.16 billion) media impressions and 1,102 news stories.Become an AHA/ASA Professional Member and save up to $300 off registration.Visit my.americanheart.org/membership to join now!
Conference Awards Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and MetabolismAmerican Heart Association scientific councilawards acknowledge significant achievements • Mark Bieber Awardin cardiovascular diseases and stroke, rangingfrom basic research to service to the councils, • he Steven N. Blair Award for Excellence Tthe association and the scientific community. in Physical Activity ResearchThese awards applaud the achievements of • he Scott Grundy Award for Excellence Tresearchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and in Metabolism Researchallied health professionals throughout theircareers and provide opportunities for financial Additionally, the Council on Epidemiologyrewards and special presentations at AHA and Prevention presents two stipend awardsConferences. The Councils on Epidemiology to qualified applicants to provide financialand Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity assistance to cover travel expenses toand Metabolism proudly sponsor the awards the conference (abstract submissions notlisted below in association with their joint required), as well as a Mentoring Award conference and invite their members to apply. that highlights the importance of superior mentoring in cardiovascular epidemiologicApplicants for the following awards must submit research. Detailed instructions, eligibilityabstracts for presentation at the conference requirements and award criteria for theseby the October 8, 2012 deadline. Applicants awards may be located on the AHA Awardmust select the award and submit their required Website at councilawards.heart.org. Ifdocuments at the time of submission. Detailed you have questions about eligibility, contactcriteria for each award is located on the email@example.com website at my.americanheart.org/epinpamsessions. Information is also listed on • Minority Travel Grantthe submissions website. • Early Career Travel GrantCouncil on Epidemiologyand Prevention • Mentoring Award• eremiah and Rose Stamler Research J Please note that applicants for all of the above Award for New Investigators awards (and their sponsors where applicable) must be members of the AHA, and that they• andra A. Daugherty Award for S may apply for only one award in a given year. Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease Previous winners of any of the above awards or Hypertension Epidemiology are not eligible to apply• rudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular T Research in Women’s Health• oger R. Williams Award for Genetic R Epidemiology and the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis my.americanheart.org/epinpamsessions
Special Features Program CommitteeOnce again there will be a variety of special Leadershipactivities, many of which are designed to provide EPI/NPAM 2013 Scientific Sessionsnetworking and educational opportunities for Program Committee Leadershipyoung investigators. Visit the conference Web siteat my.americanheart.org/epinpamsessions James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, Chairfor additional details on these exciting activities: Veronique Roger, MD, MPH, FAHA, Vice-Chair• ouncil on Epidemiology and Prevention C “Frederick H. Epstein Memorial Lecture ” Jean-Pierre Després PhD, FAHA, FIAS Chair• ouncil on Nutrition, Physical Activity C Samuel Gidding, MD, FAHA, Vice-Chair and Metabolism “David Kritchevsky Memorial Lecture” Questions and Information• Meet the Expert” Professional Development “ If you have questions after reading this Roundtable Luncheons program, contact the American Heart Association National Center in Dallas:• ouncil on Nutrition, Physical Activity and C Metabolism “Networking Luncheon” Telephone ( 888) 242-2453 or (214) 570-5935• “Connection Corner” Fax (214) 373-3406• Moderated Poster Sessions Email firstname.lastname@example.org• he American Society of Preventive T Website my.americanheart.org Cardiology Debate Series• Hot Off the Press” sessions – New “ Professional Membership this year, both oral and poster sessions Customer Service will be offered! Lippincott Williams Wilkins• ational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute N Telephone (800) 787-8984 “Cardiovascular Epidemiology/Biostatistics Fax (301) 223-2327 and Behavioral Medicine Trainee Session” Email email@example.com• merican Heart Association Funding A and Grant Overview Session• 3rd Annual Fun Run Join or Renew Today! Use Promo Code DCJ053ZZ• Joint Council Annual Reception and Dinner Visit my.americanheart.org/ membership now. Scan for more EPI/NPAM 2013 conference information.