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Past, present and future of cardiovascular disease prevention: applications of multi-state life tables

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2018-01-3015:00 till 16:00 Samuelssonsalen, Karolinska InstitutetCampus Solna

Supported by the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology (SFO-EPI)

Invited speaker: Oscar Franco, Department of Epidemiology, ERASMUS Medical University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Professor Oscar Franco is Professor of Preventive Medicine and principal investigator of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Group at the Department of Epidemiology of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is founder and director of ErasmusAGE, located in the Department of Epidemiology at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. ErasmusAGE is an intergenerational ageing research centre looking at the impact of lifestyle on ageing across the life course. 

Past, present and future of cardiovascular disease prevention: applications of multi-state life tables

Improvements in healthcare and socio-demographic conditions with subsequent decreases in child and maternal mortality have gradually shaped humankind’s population, its distribution and the reasons we die. Ageing of the population is a global phenomenon accompanied with the increase in non-communicable disorders. Of these, cardiovascular disease gradually has consolidated as the number one killer in the world. Cardiovascular disease is nevertheless not a new disease. Nevertheless, the race against CVD has only elapsed a few decades in modern human history, and despite detailed evaluation and great achievements in the prevention and treatment of this disease it remains a disease of pandemic proportions. In this lecture, we will discuss the history, the current approaches and potential avenues for future prevention of cardiovascular disease. The information presented will be based on analyses conducted within the population of the Framingham Heart Study and the Rotterdam Study with a particular emphasis to the use and applications of multi state life tables in cohort studies.

Snacks will be served after the talk.


Associate Professor Karin Leander, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

Contact person: Karin Leander