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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Diet, Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Risk: from Evidence to Policy

Three weeks to go to this Evidence and Policy Symposium organised by the healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust in partnership with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, publisher of the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology.

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

Symposium Sessions include Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health; the impact of voluntary and mandatory policy; cardiovascular risk in childhood;  cardiovascular effects of dietary bioactives; evidence on risks and benefits of new dietary approaches.

Attendance is limited to 90 delegates.
See the online registration link and the full programme below. 

Friday 5 December 2014 at the Medical Society of London – Map of venue
11 Chandos St, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9DRT
5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus

Register for the Symposium

9.00 – 9.30  Registration and coffee

9.30 – 10.10 am
Impact on cardiovascular disease of voluntary and mandatory policy on diet and lifestyle. See abstract
Dr Martin O’Flaherty, University of Liverpool

10.10 – 10.50 
Emerging ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk in childhood
Professor Peter Whincup, St George’s University of London

10.50 – 11.25 Coffee

11.25 – 11.40
Alcohol consumed ‘with a meal’ or ‘without a meal’ is differently associated with risk of coronary heart disease in a UK prospective population study. See abstract
Lentjes MAH, Khawaja AP, Mulligan AA, Luben RN, Bhaniani A, Wareham NJ and Khaw KT.
Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge.

11.40 – 12.20
Impact of dietary nitrates on blood pressure
Professor Amrita Ahluwalia,
William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s University of London

12.20 – 13.00
Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular risk
Professor KT Khaw, University of Cambridge

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.40
Is chocolate good for you? Health claims versus evidence-based nutrition
Professor Roger Corder, William Harvey Institute

14.40 – 15.30
Effects of Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular outcomes in high risk people
Professor Ramon Estruch, University of Barcelona

15.30 – 16.00
Policy implications of current evidence on diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular risk
Speakers’ Round Table

16.00 Close

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