About the campaign

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year (WHO). CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease (strokes) and rheumatic heart disease.

In light of World Heart Day on 29 September, CERN's Medical Service is organising a Cardiovascular Health Campaign on 26-28 September 2023 in collaboration with the CERN Fire & Rescue Service, CERN Clubs, HUG, NOVAE, and Save a life. The objective of this interactive campaign is to raise awareness of CVDs among the CERN community and provide information and tools to prevent them.

The campaign will address several themes, including diet, physical activity, stress management, life-saving gestures and it will mainly take place at Restaurant 2. Please note that some activities will be held on the lawn of Restaurant 1, and conferences will take place in the IT amphitheatre (31/3-004).

Explore all the activities and timetable below!

Life-saving gestures sessions

save a life Be aware and train yourself for an emergency!

Demonstration of life-saving gestures will be held on each day of the event in collaboration with the Save a life association and the CERN Fire & Rescue Service, to make you aware of the gestures that can save lives in the event of an emergency.

If you would like to learn more about life-saving gestures and the training options available at CERN, feel free to visit our booth in Restaurant 2!

Conferences and talks

During the course of this campaign, two conferences will take place in the IT amphitheatre (31/3-004). The talks will be webcast and recorded.

On Tuesday 26 September, from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m., the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) and the Save a Life Association will give talks spanning different topics from women's heart health to AI and innovations in the cardiac domain.

On Wednesday 27 September, the CERN psychologists will talk about managing stress for the benefit of one’s cardiovascular health. There will be two sessions, one in French at 1:30 p.m. and one in English at 3 p.m.

Click the cards below for more details about these seminars.

26 Sep/23
12:15 - 14:00
27 Sep/23
13:30 - 14:30
27 Sep/23
15:00 - 16:00

CERN sports clubs

Free demonstrations on the lawn of Restaurant 1

CERN's sports clubs will be present with demonstrations suitable for all fitness levels to promote the importance of physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Check the schedule below and try out different activities for free. 

All activities will take place on the lawn at Restaurant 1.

Date Time Activity
Tuesday 26 September 12:30-12:50 p.m. Fitness club - Bootcamp
Tuesday 26 September 12:50-1:10 p.m. Martial arts
Tuesday 26 September 1:10-1:30 p.m. Yoga
Wednesday 27 September 12:30-1.30 p.m. Orienteering
Wednesday 27 September 12:30-12:50 p.m. Croquet
Wednesday 27 September 12:50-1:10 p.m. Fitness club - Pilates
Wednesday 27 September 1:10-1:30 p.m. Yoga
Thursday 28 September 12:30-1:30 p.m. Orienteering
Thursday 28 September 12:30-12:50 p.m. Fitness club - Zumba
Thursday 28 September 12:50-1:10 p.m. Croquet
Thursday 28 September 1:10-1:30 p.m. TBD

Booths in Restaurant 1

In addition to the demonstrations, many of the clubs will host booths where you can discover their activities and ask all the questions you might have. This will take place inside Restaurant 1 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on all three days.

The following clubs will be present:

  • Fitness club
  • Martial arts club
  • CERN Running Club
  • CERN Rugby Club
  • ECO-actions club 

Good food for your heart

Throughout the three-day campaign, NOVAE will offer specific menus and activities to help you understand the link between good nutrition and a healthy heart.

Bon appétit!

Campaign partners