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Scientific Tracks

The FIVE tracks of isa 2018

  1. Dyslipidemia: Lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins;
  2. Pathogenesis: endothelium, macrophages, smooth muscle cells, thrombosis, inflammation, immunity, microbiome
  3. Epidemiology: Risk factors, add obesity and diabetes, population health, vulnerable communities, children and adolescents
  4. Prevention: Lifestyle measures and pharmacological intervention
  5. Therapeutics: Pharmacologic intervention, new treatment modalities, late breaking clinical trials

Themes covered within the tracks

Within these aforementioned five tracks, the following themes will be covered: 

  • Basic science
  • Genetics
  • Lipoprotein metabolism
  • Epidemiology of CVD
  • Imaging of CVD
  • Clinical aspects of CVD
  • Clinical studies
  • Interventional studies
  • Nutrition and lifestyle
  • Pharmacology of CVD

Topics of the sessions

The different sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • Epidemiology of CVD and risk stratification
  • Pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes and new therapies
  • Obesity and visceral fat
  • Imaging and atherosclerosis
  • Inflammation and the immune system
  • Macrophages
  • Smooth muscle cells
  • Endothelium
  • Thrombosis
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia and LDL
  • Single gene disorders of lipid metabolism
  • PCSK9
  • Reverse cholesterol transport
  • HDL function
  • Lp(a)
  • Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and non-HDL
  • Guidelines updates
  • Evidence-based lifestyle intervention
  • Nutrition, functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Late-breaking clinical trials