Family Medicine Grand Rounds – Epidemiology and prevention of cardiometabolic disease in the era of multimorbidity: a global perspective
Join us on Wednesday, November 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for Family Medicine Grand Rounds in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine Building, Room 1150. Dr. Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD, FAHA, will present, “Epidemiology and prevention of cardiometabolic disease in the era of multimorbidity: a global perspective."
This seminar will provide a global overview on the epidemiology and prevention of major cardiometabolic disease in the context of multimorbidity and aging. It will focus on examples of Dr Stranges’s own research in this field. Specific areas will be: (1) the role of micronutrients and dietary patterns in cardio-metabolic health; (2) the health implications of sleep disturbances; (3) current & future public health challenges in the area of cardio-metabolic disease.
Key learning objectives of the presentation:
- To review & interpret epidemiological trends in the burden of cardiometabolic disease globally.
- To understand the role of traditional and emerging risk factors for cardiometabolic disease, with focus on nutrition and sleep patterns.
- To discuss current and future public health challenges to tackle the burden of cardiometabolic disease in the context of multimorbidity and aging.
25% interaction will be included (45 min. presentation with 15 min. Q&A)
If you cannot attend this session in person, please join us live at https://livestream.com/SchulichSchoolofMedicineandDentistry. If you experience difficulties connecting, please contact ETMS at 519-661-2111 ext. 83035 for assistance.
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ATTENDANCE is taken at Grand Rounds. If you do not attend in person, please e-mail me at Sheena.Blasing@sjhc.london.on.ca after the session if you wish to qualify for MAINPRO+ credits. Certificates of Attendance will be distributed after the June session.
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Dr Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor & Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Dr. Saverio Stranges is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He also holds a cross-appointment as Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Stranges completed his medical education in 1996, and specialty training in Preventive and Public Health Medicine in 2000 at the University of Naples Federico II. He then completed a PhD Program in Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the State University of New York in 2004. In 2005, Dr. Stranges began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at State University of New York before returning to Europe to join the University of Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom.
From 2006 to 2015, he was an Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom. In Warwick, Dr. Stranges was also Director of the Academic Clinical Training in Public Health, as well as Honorary Consultant Physician at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, where he worked in the Lipid and Coronary Prevention outpatient clinics within the Warwickshire Institute for the Study of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Prior to his appointment at Western University, Dr. Stranges worked as Scientific Director of the Department of Population Health at the Luxembourg Institute of Health.
Dr. Stranges is a medical doctor, public health specialist and chronic disease epidemiologist, with extensive experience in the field of epidemiology and public health research. Dr. Stranges’s research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease and aging, specifically regarding the role of lifestyles, nutritional and psychosocial factors, such as dietary patterns, sleep behaviors and social determinants of health. He is also interested in global health, especially in the area of cardio-metabolic disease in low-resource settings, as well as in interdisciplinary research. Throughout his career, Dr. Stranges has been involved in several international epidemiological projects, clinical trials, secondary data analyses and systematic review work, and has published extensively in the area of chronic disease epidemiology, with over 200 publications as scientific articles, reviews and book chapters. He has received several international awards, in particular for his research on the epidemiology and prevention of cardio-metabolic disease (e.g., American Heart Association). His research has been funded by several international agencies including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in Canada, the Fonds National de la Recherché (FNR) in Luxembourg, and the European Union. Dr. Stranges has completed university teaching certification programs in both the US and the UK, and has been involved in the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate, master and doctoral students, as well as clinical fellows and junior doctors for over twenty years. Dr. Stranges is a scientific advisor for the Department of Population Health within the Luxembourg Institute of Health, as well as visiting Professor at Humanitas University in Milan, Italy.