Description of the event
November 4 - 5, 2011 - Barcelona (Spain). This international, 2-day, scientific symposium will be focused on the promotion of cardiovascular health through molecular biology, clinical pathophysiology and population research with the intent of reducing the public health burden that cardiovascular disease poses in developed countries, and increasingly in low- and middle-income countries as well.The goals of this program are: 1) fostering a multidisciplinary dialogue among researchers and clinicians coming from academia, industry, and other parties involved in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and 2) disseminating the symposium’s proceedings to a wider public through creating high-quality dissemination materials and press coverage, which will highlight the conference discussions to the global scientific community and the general public. The agenda will feature plenary lectures, poster and short presentations selected from submitted abstracts, panel discussions, a career development workshop, and plenty of networking breaks. As an introduction to this conference, and in an effort to disseminate the content of the program to a wider public, "la Caixa" Welfare Projects, the International Center for Scientific Debate (ICSD), and The New York Academy of Sciences will hold an evening lecture open to the general public followed by and interactive audience discussion. In this open session, to be held at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, Dr. Valentin Fuster, the conference scientific organizer and world-renowned cardiologist at the forefront cardiology practice, cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention, will engage in an interactive discussion with general audiences about prevention strategies and lifestyle choices to promote cardiovascular health.