This special fellowship is intended for applicants who wish to undertake post-graduate training in preventive cardiology in a recognized institution in Canada or abroad. Preventive cardiology includes the study of the individual and population causes of cardiovascular (CVD), cerebrovascular (CBD) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD); the epidemiology of CVD, CBD and PVD; and the development and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention measures for CVD, CBD and PVD at the individual or population level. Primary prevention refers to measures taken to prevent the appearance of disease; secondary prevention refers to the prevention of recurrences; and tertiary prevention deals with the prevention of complications of disease, the limitations of severity and includes rehabilitation. Economic analyses of preventive practices, studies of public policy, clinical epidemiology and studies of the social and behavioural determinants of risk factors and disease are also eligible. The object of study must be individual humans or human populations.
Applicants wishing to be considered for this award must check the Other program box and specify the program name in the Research Fellowship application form. Applicants applying for the 4th ICPC/HSF/CCS Fellowship in Preventive Cardiology award will also be considered in the regular pool of Research Fellowship applicants.