Core mission of the ten day international teaching seminar on cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention

Teaching fundamental epidemiologic principles, concepts, and methods, as well as biostatistics using practical examples from cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention
Fostering international collaboration and cooperation between cardiologists, other clinician-scientists, and cardiovascular epidemiologists
Fellows Trained
Years since inception
About Us

The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP)

Welcome from our Chair

Welcome to the website of the International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP). ISCEP was created in 1966 with a mission to increase the capacity and supportfor epidemiological and prevention research to combat cardiovascular diseases worldwide. Over its more than 50 years of existence ISCEP has been at the forefront of the fight against CVD. It has held over 50 annual Ten-Day Seminars on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention providing introductory and advanced training in CVD epidemiology and prevention to close to 2000 fellows from over 100 countries. Held in a different country each year, these seminars have trained physicians and scientists, many ofwhom have become national and international leaders in the field and who have led some of the most important research and prevention efforts in CVD epidemiology and prevention over the past several decades.
What we do

ISCEP TimeLine

The International Society of Cardiology (ISC), a predecessor to the World Heart Federation, is formed. Its primary function is to organise the quadrennial World Congress of Cardiology (WCC)..
At the 5th WCC in New Delhi, the ISC establishes 8 Scientific Councils, including the Scientific Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. This council’s main function is to train professionals in epidemiological methods in cardiology through the International Ten-Day Teaching Seminars on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention.
At the 6th WCC in London, the International Cardiology Federation is formed in order to raise funds for the scientific and medical programs of the ISC
At the 8th WCC in Tokyo, ISC merges with the International Cardiology Federation to become the International Society and Federation of Cardiology (ISFC)
The ISFC is reorganised and renamed to form the World Heart Federation (WHF), with a new focus on influencing government policy. Over the next decade, the eight scientific councils are dissolved and given the option to continue as autonomous organisations.
ISCEP is officially formed as an independent, incorporated organisation that maintains membership within WHF

The ISCEP Council

ISCEP'S Office Bearers

George Howard

Vice Chair

D Prabhakaran

Past Chair

Wayne Rosamund


Kay-Tee Khaw

Secretary & Seminar Coordinator

Darwin Labarthe

Seminar Director

Neil Poulter

Seminar Director

Arun Pulikkottil Jose

Communications Officer

History of Seminars

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