ISCEP

The International Ten-Day Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention

Announcing The 51st International Ten-day Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Epidemiology And Prevention, August 16-23, 2020

Department of Preventive Medicine and Center for Global Cardiovascular Health Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois USA

Program–  The 51st International Seminar offers the experience of an Advanced Seminar, engaging a select group of 24 Fellows from throughout the world in a collaborative program developing one or more specific research proposals, on the broad topic of epidemiology and promotion of cardiovascular health throughout the lifespan. Through concentrated working group activity, supplemented by a limited number of didactic/discussion sessions, Fellows will prepare collaborative proposals for multi-national research for presentation, review, and potential start-up funding, over the 7 days from Sunday August 16 (arrival 16th) through Saturday August 22, 2020 (departure 23rd).

 

Qualifications– Successful candidates will be early- to mid-career investigators with a record of experience in epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stroke or related fields. Participation in a previous ISCEP International Seminar or the WHF Emerging Leaders Program or equivalent is desirable but not required. Selection will be based on the individual record of work in the cardiovascular area, evidence of interest in international collaboration, commitment to undertake the required work – before, during, and following the Seminar – and balance of groups across geographical regions. Special consideration will be accorded to all under-represented groups in the scientific community – such as women, candidates from low- and middle-income countries, and persons with disabilities, without discrimination by any personal characteristic.

 

Financial Support– There is no registration fee, and meals and accommodations are provided at no cost to participants. Fellows are responsible for their own travel costs, visas, etc. A limited number of bursaries may be available for partial support of travel for eligible participants.

 

Letter of Application (due no later than JANUARY 31, 2020) – Initial application requires: (1) A personal letter of interest (under your organization’s letterhead) presenting your qualifications (as above), reasons for participation, and potential contributions to the Seminar. (2) Your brief curriculum vitae including training, current position (title and organization) and most relevant publications (4 pages or less). Please send items (1) and (2) by January 31, 2019 and address any questions via email jointly to:                             

                                          Darwin R. Labarthe        darwin.labarthe@northwestern.edu

                                          Kay-Tee Khaw                kk101@cam.ac.uk

                                          D Prabhakaran               dprabhakaran@ccdcindia.org

                                          Neil Poulter                    n.poulter@imperial.ac.uk       

Applicants shortlisted based on the above will be asked by late February to provide: (3) A signed letter of nomination by your chief of department or institution, or another appropriate sponsor. (4) Such further information as may be requested.

Thank you for your interest, and best wishes for a Seminal 2020!