Friday Forums in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Approximately once each month, the Program will host a Forum in Cardiovascular Epidemiology. These meetings are open and interactive platforms for discussions in cardiovascular epidemiology among PIs from various institutions.
Each Forum will include a 30-minute talk by a PI on their most current research, followed by 30 minutes of interactive discussion. Forums will include a tasting of wines and dark chocolates (with a brief blinded tasting).
To maintain reasonable group size and confidentiality, the Friday Forums are open only to members of the Program and their guests. Others interested in attending a Friday Forum please contact the Program.
The Friday Forums in Cardiovascular Epidemiology are held from 4:00-5:30 pm, in Kresge Room 110 at the Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.
If you would like to see information on topics from previous academic years, please visit the Past Friday Forums page.
Upcoming Friday Forums for 2013-2014
Date: October 11, 2013
Speaker: Mark Stavro, PhD - Global Principal Nutritionist, Bunge Limited
Topic: ”Helping the World Eat Healthier with Oils & Grains”
Wines: (1) 2011 Seghesio Zinfandel, Sonoma, California (2) 2005 El Coto De Imaz – Reserva, Rioja, Spain - 100% Tempranillo
Chocolates: (1) Fair Trade Organic 72% Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar (2) Dark Chocolate Swiss Bar-72 % (3) Chocolate Bar Swiss Dark with 30% Whole Hazelnuts
Date: November 15, 2013
Speaker: Kay-Tee Khaw, FRCP – Professor of Clinical Gerontology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK
Topic: “Nutrition biomarkers and chronic disease in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk cohort”
Wines: (1) 2003 Le Pin Beausoleil Bordeaux Superieur, France - 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Malbec (2) 2008 Mas Doix Salanques, Priorat, Spain - 65% Garnacha, 20% Carinena, and the balance of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Chocolates: (1) Ghirardelli Cabernet Matinee Intense Dark Bar (2) Ghirardelli Hazelnut Heaven Intense Dark Bar
Date: December 13, 2013
Speaker: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD – Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine
Topic: “Metabolically Obese Normal Weight and Metabolically Healthy Obese: Are These Truly Unique Obesity Phenotypes?”
Wines: (1) Catena Malbec – 2011 (2) Tikal – Malbec – Organic – 2011
Chocolates: (1) Chocolove Dark Chocolate Bar Organic Currants and Almonds – 73% Cocoa content (2) Chocolove Organic Dark Chocolate Bar – 73% Cocoa content
Date: January 17, 2014
Speaker: Susan Redline, MD, MPH - Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Topic: “Sleep Apnea: A Modifiable Risk factor for Hypertension and Heart Disease? Results from Observational Studies and Early Clinical Trials”
Wines: (1) Abbona – Papa Celso – Dogliani – 2011 (2) Cos Cerasuolo Di Vittoria – 2010
Chocolates: (1) Schwarze Herren Schokolade – 60% Dark, Germany (2) Lindt – 60% Dark Truffle, Switzerland
Date: February 21, 2014
Speaker: Paul W. Franks, PhD, MS, MPhil, FTOS, – Head of Unit, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Lund University Diabetes Center; Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Umeå University; Professor of Nutrition (adjunct), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Clinical Research Center, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Topic: “Putting the genome in context: gene-environment interactions in complex disease”
Wines: (1) Halter Ranch Cotes De Paso Rouge – 2010 (2) Château Fougas Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes De Bourg Maldoror - 2005
Chocolates: (1) Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree Bar (2) Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense Dark Cabernet Matinee Bar
Date: March 28, 2014 – Fellows Forum
Speakers and Topics:
Date: April 18, 2014
Speaker: Aaron Folsom, MD, MPH – Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Date: May 16, 2014
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Després, PhD, FAHA – Professor, Laval University, Director of Research, Cardiology, Québec QC, Canada
Date: June 13, 2014
Speaker: Scott D. Solomon, MD - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Imaging Core Laboratory and Clinical Trials Endpoints Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Editor, Circulation