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  • Evolving Challenges in Promoting Cardiovascular Health

    November 4 - 5, 2011 | Spain
    CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

    Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, "la Caixa" Foundation, and the International Center for Scientific Debate (ICSD) 

    Following our two successful conferences in Barcelona, this international, two-day, scientific symposium will be focused on the promotion of cardiovascular health through molecular biology, clinical pathophysiology and population research with the intent of reducing the public health burden that cardiovascular disease poses in developed countries, and increasingly in low- and middle-income countries as well.

    The goals of this program are: 1) fostering a multidisciplinary dialogue among researchers and clinicians coming from academia, industry, and other parties involved in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and 2) disseminating the symposium’s proceedings to a wider public through creating high-quality dissemination materials and press coverage, which will highlight the conference discussions to the global scientific community and the general public. The agenda will feature plenary lectures, poster and short presentations selected from submitted abstracts, panel discussions, a career development workshop, and plenty of networking breaks.

    For a sneak peak, hear what the conference scientific organizer, Dr. Valentin Fuster, has to say about heart healthy behavior in children, adolescents, and adults in Healthy Hearts: Fighting an Epidemic, a special edition of the Academy's Science & the City podcast brought to you by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Translational Medicine Initiative, sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.


    Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD

    Physician-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director of the Zena and Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and of the Marie-Josée and Henry R Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York; Director of Fundacion Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid, Spain.

    Registration Pricing

      By: 10/3/2011 After: 10/3/2011 Onsite: 11/4/2011
    Member $325 $375 $425
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member $175 $225 $300
    Nonmember Corporate $600 $650 $700
    Nonmember Academia $425 $475 $525
    Nonmember Not for Profit $425 $475 $525
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember $175 $225 $300


    Presented by

    • The New York Academy of Sciences
    • la Caixa Foundation
    • Biocat International Center for Scientific Debate

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    Cardiovascular Health and Life (Corazón: Salud y Vida): An evening with Dr. Fuster
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    As an introduction to this conference and in an effort to disseminate the content of the program to a wider public, "la Caixa" Foundation, the International Center for Scientific Debate (ICSD), and The New York Academy of Sciences will hold a free evening session open to the general public to be held at CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Dr. Valentin Fuster, the conference scientific organizer and world-renowned cardiologist at the forefront of cardiology practice, cardiovascular health promotion, and disease prevention, will engage in an interactive discussion with a panel of four expert health journalists—Ana Batlle (TV3), Josep Corbella (La Vanguardia), Joaquim Elcacho (Avui, El Punt), and Silvia Comet (Catalunya Ràdio)—about cutting-edge research and recent discoveries regarding heart disease, disease prevention strategies, and lifestyle choices to promote cardiovascular health. This exclusive press briefing open to the general audience will conclude with a question-and-answer session where all attendees will be welcome to pose their questions to Dr. Fuster. For more information and to RSVP for this exclusive free event, visit CosmoCaixa's Web site. Under "Actividades de divulgación científica," select "Conferencia + entrevista en directo: Valentí Fuster, Multientrevista."