4227.0 Operationalizing Heart Disease: Methods, Approaches, and Classifications in Coronary Vascular Disease Research, 1880 to 1980 Invited session: Jointly organized with Epidemiology Section

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
This session will discuss the history of heart disease from a variety of aspects. Session will explore the history and epidemiology of the classification and treatment of heart disease and how its study has impacted public health in the current day.
Session Objectives: 1-Demonstrate how doctors and health researchers have attempted to attribute the decline in cardiovascular mortality since the 1970s to various medical and public health interventions, and appreciate the limits of the methods used to make these arguments. 2-Analyze health statistics over long periods with greater insight, particularly to the effect of broad changes in disease ecology and life expectancy on classification. 3-Discuss changes taking place in the methods of cardiovascular disease epidemiology in the early twentieth century, and the effect that these changes had on subsequent public health approaches
Gerald Oppenheimer, PhD, MPH

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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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