Highlights from the 87th EAS Congress

REPORT: Highlights from the 87th EAS Congress, 26-29th May, 2019

Sunday May 26, 2019

REPORT: Opening Ceremony – Highlights from EAS 2019 Maastricht Opening Ceremony >>

Monday May 27, 2019

REPORT: Monday Plenary – Novel insights into metabolic dysfunction in cardiovascular disease

REPORT: Summary of the Keynote Lecture by Professor Ridker

REPORT: Late breaking session on Familial hypercholesterolaemia, PCSK9, and bempedoic acid feature

REPORT: EAS2019 Joint ESC/EAS Session: How can we improve imaging strategies for detecting atherosclerosis?

VIDEO:  Interviews with speakers at the Late breaking session on Monday

VIDEO: Interview with Professor Stephen Nicholls (Monash University, Australia) discussing why we might need to consider the concept of ‘triglyceride-targeted therapy’ rather than levels.


Tuesday May 28, 2019

REPORT: Tuesday Plenary – Preventing cardiovascular disease risk – where do we stand?

REPORT: Late breaking session on Failure to diagnose familial hypercholesterolaemia results in worse outcome

VIDEO: Interview with Dr. Pia Kamstrup (Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark) discusses recent data from the Copenhagen studies showing an association between lipoprotein(a) and ischaemic stroke

VIDEO: Professor Brian Ference (Centre for Naturally Randomized Trials, University of Cambridge, UK) and Dr Julius Katzmann (Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Germany)

VIDEO:  Interview with Professor Ray discussing the importance of early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia

VIDEO:  Interview with Dr Vallejo-Vaz about the EAS FH Studies Collaboration Registry

VIDEO:  Interview with Professor Derick Raal (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa discussing FIND FH

VIDEO: Interview with Dr Rubina Tabassum (University of Helsinki, Finland) giving topline results from her study on the genetics of lipidomics


Wednesday May 29, 2019

REPORT: Wednesday Plenary: Looking to the future – novel treatment strategies

VIDEO:  Professor Winfried März (University of Heidelberg, Germany and University of Graz, Austria) discusses the CaReHigh FH Registry in Germany

VIDEO:  Dr Meral Kayikcioglu (Ege University, İzmir, Turkey) discusses FH initiatives in Turkey

VIDEO:  Professor Maciej Banach (Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland) discusses the status of FH care in



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