Kate W. Smith, MD, MPH to attend American Heart Association Ten-Day Seminar

Academy/DPHA program manager, Kate Smith, MD, MPH has been accepted to attend the AHA/ASA Ten-day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.

The Ten Day Seminar is a unique program for physicians, researchers, public health practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals designed to provide training in new areas of investigation and application of new methods related to the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of heart disease and stroke, including descriptive epidemiology, quality of care and outcomes research, genetic epidemiology, policy, and environmental approaches to health.

The overall goal of the conference is to enhance the ability of participants to pursue successful careers related to the epidemiology and prevention of heart disease and stroke, and the promotion of cardiovascular health through development of competencies related to grant writing, manuscript development, teaching, and clinical and public health practice. A select faculty of epidemiologists, biostatisticians and prevention researchers will use interactive learning techniques; including lectures, small group discussions, and tutorial sessions illustrating basic principles of cardiovascular disease and stroke epidemiology, and prevention, and their applications. There will be extensive group participation.

Read more about this, and other AHA/ASA professional education programming here:


Our investment in this unique, curated, intensive seminar underscores the importance we place on this public health issue.

Welcome to the Delaware Stroke Resources program.

According to the American College of Cardiology 2017 Update:

Stroke accounts for 1 of 20 deaths in the US. Approximately every 40 seconds, someone experiences a stroke in the US. Death rates due to stroke have declined. As adults with stroke survive, stroke has become the leading cause of long-term disability in the US.


The Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association has been a strong supporter of stroke research, education, and awareness since 2012, and we are continuing this tradition through this website and continuing lay and professional education.