Program overview of Tuesday May 26

The conference’s final day’s program starts with a plenary session on Inflammation, the Immune System and Heart Disease and is concluded with the session Statin Therapy versus Novel Interventions: The Age of Discontent. Furthermore the program contains another eight interesting X-Change Sessios, the Spanish and Russian Sessions, Industry Symposia and Rapid Fire Sessions.

Plenary Sessions

Tuesday Morning Session

PlenarySessionInflammation, the Immune System and Heart Disease: Proof?

Chairpersons: Mihai Netea (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) / Paul Ridker (Boston, USA

08:30 – 09:00 Innate Immunity Peter Libby (Boston, USA)
09:00 – 09:30 Adaptive Immunity Göran Hansson (Stockholm, Sweden)
09:30 – 10:00 Inflammation & Imaging Ahmed Tawakol (Boston, USA)
10:00 – 10:30 Immunomodulation Therapy for Atherosclerosis Jan Nilsson (Lund, Sweden)


Tuesday Afternoon Session

PlenarySessionStatin Therapy versus Novel Interventions: The Age of Discontent

Chairpersons: J. Wouter Jukema (Leiden, The Netherlands) / John Deanfield (London, UK)

17:00 – 17:30 Statins Are Enough for the Prevention of CVD Kausik Ray (London, United Kingdom)
17:30 – 18:00 Novel Interventions On Top of Statins Are Urgently Needed Ulrich Laufs (Homburg/Saar, Germany)


X-Change sessions

Morning X-Change SessionsXchangeSession

17. The Vulnerable Plaque

Chairpersons: Allard van der Wal (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) / Ira Tabas (New York, USA)

Title TBD Gerard Pasterkamp (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Novel Imaging Ton van der Steen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Therapy Stephen Nicholls (Adelaide, Australia)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

18. HDL Therapies 

Chairpersons: Frank Visseren (Utrecht, The Netherlands) / Phil Barter (Sydney, Australia)

In vivo RCT by HDL Infusion Daniel Rader (Philadelphia, USA)
Delipidation Bryan Brewer (Washington, USA)
CETP Inhibition Wouter Jukema (Leiden, The Netherlands)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

19. The Elderly Patient & CVD Prevention 

Chairpersons: Eugeniy Shlyakhto (St. Petersburg, Russia) / Sophia de Rooij (Amsterdam/Groningen, The Netherlands)

Family Studies to Unravel the Missing Heritability of Cardiovascular Disease Risk – New Approaches Peter Nilsson (Lund, Sweden)
The Interplay between CVD and Dementia Ruth Frikke Schmidt (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Elderly – Arterial Stiffening/Diabetes/BP Targets in Oldest Old Coen Stehouwer (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

20. Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease 

Chairpersons: Dick de Zeeuw (Groningen, The Netherlands) / Naveed Sattar (Glasgow, UK)

Role of Angiopoietin/Tie2 in Atherosclerosis Sascha David (Hannover, Germany)
Glycocalyx, Albuminuria & Vascular Damage Ton Rabelink (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Statins & Prevention of Renal Function Loss David Waters (San Francisco, USA)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

Afternoon X-Change SessionsXchangeSession

21. International Guidelines Update

Chairpersons: Željko Reiner (Zagreb, Croatia) / Tamio Teramoto (Tokyo, Japan)

ACC/AHA Neil Stone (Chicago, USA)
IAS Phil Barter (Sydney, Australia)
NLA Matthew Ito (Portland, USA)
A Comparison of Current Guidelines: The Good, the Bad, the Uncertain Kausik Ray (London, UK)

22. Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Atherosclerosis 

Chairpersons: Theo van Berkel (Leiden, The Netherlands) / Paul Ridker (Boston, USA)

Monocytes/Macrophages Matthias Nahrendorf (Boston, USA)
Immunology & Atherosclerosis Ira Tabas (New York, USA)
Inflammation & B and T-Lymphocytes Ziad Mallat (Cambridge/Paris, UK/France)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

23. Apolipoproteins 

Chairpersons: Jacqueline de Graaf (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) / Alan Remaley (Bethesda, USA)

Genetics and Biology of Apolipoproteins and Enzymes Involved in the Mechanism of Apo B Containing Lipoproteins Daniel Rader (Philadelphia, USA)
ApoA1 Mutations and CVD Ernst Schaefer (Boston, USA)
Apo C-III Sekar Kathiresan (Boston, USA)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

24. Evidence-Based Lifestyle Interventions

Chairpersons: John Deanfield (London, UK) / Coen Stehouwer (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Smoking Richard Peto (Oxford, UK)
Exercise Patrick Schrauwen (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Mediterranean Diet Emilio Ros (Barcelona, Spain)
2x 10 minutes Selected Abstracts

Schedule of Tuesday May 26

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