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Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

July 2- August 6, 2021 | Granlibakken Conference Center l Tahoe City, California 

ATTENTION: Given recent changes in the epidemiology of COVID-19 in California and in many other States, the 2021 US Ten Day Seminar will be postponed.




About the Seminar

ATTENTION: Given recent changes in the epidemiology of COVID-19 in California and in many other States, the 2021 US Ten Day Seminar will be postponed.

The Ten Day Seminar is a unique program for physicians, researchers, public health practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals designed to provide training in new areas of investigation and application of new methods related to the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of heart disease and stroke, including descriptive epidemiology, quality of care and outcomes research, genetic epidemiology, policy, and environmental approaches to health. 

The overall goal of the conference is to enhance the ability of participants to pursue successful careers related to the epidemiology and prevention of heart disease and stroke, and the promotion of cardiovascular health through development of competencies related to grant writing, manuscript development, teaching, and clinical and public health practice. A select faculty of epidemiologists, biostatisticians and prevention researchers will use interactive learning techniques; including lectures, small group discussions, and tutorial sessions illustrating basic principles of cardiovascular disease and stroke epidemiology, and prevention, and their applications. There will be extensive group participation. 

The conduct of the Seminar will comply with COVID-19 safety requirements. It is expected that all fellows, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated prior to start of the Seminar.

2021 Seminar Faculty

  • Cheryl A. M. Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, FAHA, Seminar Director 
  • Sonia Angell, MD, MPH 
  • Kelly Bakulski, PhD 
  • Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, FAHA 
  • Henry A. Feldman, PhD 
  • Janet E. Fulton, PhD 
  • David C. Goff, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACP 
  • Kathleen L. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN 
  • Annie Green Howard, PhD 
  • Robert M. Kaplan, PhD 
  • Darwin R. Labarthe, MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA 
  • Cora E. Lewis, MD, MSPH, FACP, FAHA 
  • Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA 
  • Fleetwood Loustalot, PhD, FNP 
  • Mahasin Mujahid, PhD 
  • Chiadi Ndumele, MD, PhD 


Call for Applications

Consideration for selection requires that the following documents be submitted electronically: 

  • Candidate's Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement (1-3 pages) stating the basis for interest in the seminar
  • Letter of nomination from a sponsor well acquainted with the candidate’s experience and interest. The sponsor must be from the candidate’s institution and indicate the availability of financial support for travel and accommodations.

Tahoe 10-Day Application Form

Deadline: May 28, 2021

Seminar Registration Fees

There is a seminar registration fee which covers all costs for the conference. Below is a breakdown of the costs for the conference. The conference dates are Sunday, July 25 through Friday, August 6, 2021. 

The fees below include registration rates for rooms within bedroom unit. Upgrades to a studio are available at an additional fee for the fellows. 

Single Rate 


Child 3-16 





Candidates will ordinarily be at the postdoctoral level and at a point in their careers at which the acquired research knowledge and skills will be used in the near term. Candidates at the master level will be considered based on having the experience and scope of responsibility to enable them to make a significant contribution to the promotion of cardiovascular health or the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Such candidates may include professionals engaged in public health practice at the local, state, or federal level as well as research professionals. 

The program/content is designed for a U.S.-based/North American audience therefore a preference is shown to residents of the United States. For information on the International Seminar, contact the International Seminar coordinator, Kay-Tee Khaw

NOTE: Candidates must be fully vaccinated to travel during the dates of the Seminar and do so in accordance to their state and institution’s travel policies.

Travel Stipends

Interested/qualified applicants must select either General Travel Stipend or Minority Travel Stipend on the application and submit a letter of request at the time of application. Please title letter "Stipend Request". If partial support is necessary, it is important to acknowledge financial need at the time of initial application. It may not be possible to honor requests received at a later date. 

  • General Travel Stipend: A limited number of stipends may be available to assist with partial travel costs for fellows and trainees pending funding. 

  • Minority Travel Stipend: A limited number of stipends covering travel and lodging may be available for eligible minority participants (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans). To be eligible, the candidate must be either a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. 


It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.


  1. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  2. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 51.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  3. This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural linguistic competency.

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Contact Information

Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
University of California San Diego
Telephone: (619) 356-0732