|The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium is comprised of the seven major longitudinal cohorts from the U.S., Finland and Australia that collected cardiovascular risk factor data in over 40,000 children and adolescents starting in the 1970s and early 1980s, and followed a large subset of these participants into adulthood.
Two of these cohorts are based in Cincinnati and have been followed for 30-40 years.
As part of their annual meeting, consortium investigators will present an overview of the cohorts and current research on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center's Sabin Education Center, Fifth Third Auditorium.
The keynote speaker is Gerald S. Berenson, MD, principal investigator of the Bogalusa Heart Study in Louisiana since 1973, who will receive the Paavo Nurmi Foundation Award at this event.
Director of the Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Dr. Berenson has authored over 1,000 peer-reviewed publications on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. He will present "What has the Bogalusa Heart Study taught us in the last 40 years?”
Following lunch (provided), i3C investigators will present updates on the cohorts and discuss new research plans to evaluate the effects of childhood levels of CV risk factors on adult heart and metabolic health as well as cancer.