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
1600
Fellows Trained
1800
CARDIOLOGISTS & CARDIOVASCULAR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS TRAINED 
52
Years since inception
100
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED
About Us

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

Welcome from our Chair

It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to this newly developed website for the International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP), of which I have the pleasure of being Chairman. Under the umbrella of the International Society of Cardiology, a predecessor of the World Heart Federation (WHF), Jeremiah Stamler, Ancel Keys and Geoffrey Rose founded the Scientific Council on Epidemiology and Prevention in 1966. In 2008, following a reorganisation of WHF, the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention became the independent organisation known as ISCEP, with the primary intention of acting as a vehicle for the annual International Ten Day Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention which held its 48th meeting this year in Grenada, West Indies. For those who have been involved with the seminar either as a fellow or on the faculty, you will know the tremendous camaraderie which each seminar creates among the participants. We want to provide a forum for that camaraderie to be maintained, not only within each year group but across year groups. By so doing we are creating a truly international network of almost 2000 seminar alumni whom we hope will continue to collaborate and communicate with each other. Previous seminar fellows include some of the greatest names in Cardiovascular research worldwide and we hope that the facility of sharing problems, solutions and anecdotes together will be an invaluable asset to all of us involved in Cardiovascular disease research and/or management. Whether you use this website just for social reasons – maintaining your seminar friendships - or to pursue research ideas and contacts, on behalf of ISCEP, I wish you a very warm welcome and look forward to extending the networks made through the ‘10 day Seminar’.
What we do

ISCEP TimeLine

1946
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)..
1966
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.
1970
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
1978
At the 8th WCC in Tokyo, ISC merges with the International Cardiology Federation to become the International Society and Federation of Cardiology (ISFC)
1998
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.
2008
ISCEP is officially formed as an independent, incorporated organisation that maintains membership within WHF

The ISCEP Council

ISCEP'S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Neil Poulter

Past Chair

Wayne Rosamund

Treasurer

Steven Allender

Secretary

Kay-Tee Khaw

Seminar co-ordinator

Erika Froelicher

Council member

Habiba Ben Romdhane

Council member

Bruce Neal

Council member

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