May 30, 2016  



Congress highlights EAS 2016, Innsbruck Austria, Sunday, May 29

This year’s Congress opened with élan! At the time of the Opening Ceremony, close to 2000 delegates from over five continents, and 79 countries had registered, carrying on the success of recent EAS Congresses.

Opening Cermony and the Anitschkow Lecture, 2016

The Opening Ceremony is one of the highlights of Congress, and this year proved no exception. This year’s Congress has something for everyone. As Congress Co-Chair, Prof. Hans Dieplinger, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria noted: ‘We have put together a potpourri of science, from basic research to clinical studies.’ And beyond science, there was also entertainment provided by the Innsbruck trumpet consort using Baroque style parades played on historic instruments, and the Duo Harfenie a winner of an Austrian Casting Show. 

The Anitschkow Lecture by the Anitschkow Award recipient is the highlight of the Opening Ceremony, and this year was no exception, with an elegant lecture by Professor Peter Carmeliet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium).


Report from the Opening Ceremony and the Anitschkow Lecture >>

 Interview with Professor Carmeliet held at the congress >>

EBAC accredited sessions

Before the Opening Ceremony, there were two informative EBAC Accredited Sessions, focusing first, on diet and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and second, on gene therapy and lipoprotein lipase deficiency.

As concluded in the report by Scientific Editor Jane Stock, diet and prevention of CVD is very much centre stage again, with the recent publication of the Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and other societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice, which emphasize diet and lifestyle as the first fundamental step for prevention of CVD. And one of the remaining key debates is over fat. These sessions were attended by over 300 delegates.

To the Sunday sessions report >>


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