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Epidemiology & Public Health Section : A Field-Synopsis and Registration of Cohorts in the pipeline


The Epidemiology and Public Health Section has decided to design the methods for, and carry out, a field synopsis, in which the risk factors currently mentioned in existing guidelines for primary prevention would be systematically evaluated against their differing strengths of evidence of causality.

Also the Epidemiology & Public Health Section will develop a registry of cohorts in Europe which have cardiovascular measures. This was seen as important piece of infrastructure and details of each cohort might be posted on our website.

A Field-Synopsis

Each member of the nucleus will carry out an initial scoping for one or two risk factors under the broad headings: observational evidence, genetic evidence and intervention evidence. Each member have had an initial look at a few of the best meta-analyses/ studies for their risk factors, and a protocol of the methods are being developed.

A registration of cohorts

All cohorts in Europe with cardiovascular measures are eligible to this registry. This was seen as important piece of infrastructure. This could be build on the work done at the International Journal of Epidemiology with their “Cohort profile” and details of each cohort might be posted on the EACPR website.


There is an opportunity under FP7 Science Communication Action, could be possible funding for both the field synopsis and the registration of cardiovascular cohorts.

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