4th CVRT Symposium: Diet, Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Risk: from Evidence to Policy – 5 December 2014

Authoritative, evidence-based information on how to protect cardiovascular health is vitally important for researchers, clinicians, policy makers and the public.

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IMG_1095 Symposium Sessions: Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health; policy round table; cardiovascular effects of dietary bioactives; evidence on risks and benefits of new dietary approaches; risks and benefits of diet and exercise strategies.

  • How can ‘healthy’ diet benefit the health of the heart, brain and circulation?
  • What are emerging effects of ethnicity on childhood cardiovascular risk?
  • What dietary factors and micronutrients help to promote cardiovascular health?
  • What dietary factors and forms of exercise can help to reduce overweight, a major preventable cause of heart disease, stroke syndromes and other serious vascular disorders?

Symposium Faculty: Amrita Ahluwalia, Professor of Vascular Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s University of London; Simon Capewell, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool; Roger Corder, Professor of Experimental Therapeutics at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s University of London; Ramon Estruch, Mediterranean diet researcher, Medical Professor at the University of Barcelona; Kay-Tee Khaw, Professor of Clinical Gerontology at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge; Donald Singer, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Yale School of Medicine and President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine; Peter Whincup, Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Population Health Research Institute, St George’s, University of London.

Publication: Papers will be published in the Elsevier journal Health Policy and Technology, an official journal of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.

Journal website: http://healthpolicyandtechnology.org

The symposium of interest to life scientists and health professionals from the clinical, biotechnology and academic sectors; and policy professionals and members of the public interested in effective ways to use diet and lifestyle to protect and maintain the health of the heart. This Symposium  of particular interest to clinical and life science academics, health journalists, occupational health specialists, health professionals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology experts, providers of healthy foods and food supplements, sports and personal trainers, exercise and activity companies, and others, including members of the public, concerned about maintaining the health of the heart and preventing heart-associated illnesses.