NEW Joint EAS-EFLM Consensus Paper published!
In an expert panel together with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM), EAS is working on recommendations for laboratory testing of lipids and cardiovascular risk markers. Published today online in the European Heart Journal, the first paper from this panel is a joint EAS-EFLM consensus statement that critically evaluates the clinical implications of the use of non-fasting rather than fasting lipid profiles and provides guidance for the laboratory reporting of abnormal non-fasting or fasting lipid profiles.
The panel concludes that non-fasting blood samples may be routinely used for the assessment of plasma lipid profiles, and that laboratory reports should flag abnormal values on the basis of desirable concentration cut-points. Non-fasting and fasting measurements should be complementary but not mutually exclusive.
Read the Consensus paper and the press release >>
To the Consensus Paper in full >>
Recent Journal Highlights
EAS regularly publish highlighted articles from the Atherosclerosis journal by Simona Negrini and Arnold von Eckardstein (Editor–in-Chief). In the April Issue, Volume 247, Negrini and von Eckardstein highlights and comments on a the two articles:
The carnitine-butyrobetaine-trimethylamine-N-oxide pathway and its association with cardiovascular mortality in patients with carotid atherosclerosis, K Skagen et al.
Restoration of autophagy in endothelial cells from patients with diabetes mellitus improves nitric oxide signaling, J L. Fetterman
The newsletter also includes a review article by KJ Williams and X Wu;
"Imbalanced insulin action in chronic over nutrition: Clinical harm, molecular mechanisms, and a way forward".
To the Atherosclerosis highlights and review article >>
EAS Elections 2016- nomination still open! Closing date April 30, 2016
During April 2016 we are inviting nominations for three Executive Committee member positions and the office of Vice President. The Society's election timetable and procedures are now available.
We are looking for individuals who:
- are committed and active members of EAS
- regularly attend EAS Congress
- have been involved with EAS activities
- are actively involved in research in the atherosclerosis field
- have an excellent scientific record
- would be committed to carry out duties of Executive Committee membership, including attending Executive Committee meetings
The duties of each post are described on the Society website. Within the leadership of the Society we seek balance in terms of area of scientific expertise, geographical region and gender
Please consider whether you know anyone who would be a suitable candidate.
To the nomination form and Election timetable >>
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