Lipids lipoproteins and atherosclerosis
The Pre-Symposium “Lipids lipoproteins and atherosclerosis: From genes to therapy”, in the frame of the 85th EAS Congress, will be held on April 22nd-23rd, 2017 in Prague - Czech Republic.
Prof. Alberico Luigi Catapano of our Department will chair the meeting.
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of the information derived from genetics and biology that has paved the way for better understanding of physiology and pathology for a number of diseases. The area of dyslipidemias is not an exception: with the advent of new technologies for studies of the genetic code, the knowledge of human genetics of lipoproteins has improved tremendously.
The application of this knowledge, paralleled by the understanding of the metabolic bases for the genetic forms of dyslipidemias, has set the stage for the identification of possible targets for pharmacological intervention and for the development of new types of drugs.
This meeting will address these new frontiers as well as how this new knowledge affects our clinical approach to the control of dyslipidemias and ultimately of cardiovascular disease. Top scientists from the field will address these issues with a series of lectures that will benefit not only physicians, but also professionals in pharmacology, genetics or biology with an interest in this area.
It is possible to download the program of the meeting.