November 29, 2016

EAS 2017 Prague, Czech Republic

April 23 -26

Leading international faculty confirmed in our exciting scientific programme – will you be joining us?

The EAS 2017 Scientific Committee has created an innovative programme featuring influential speakers in their respective fields. EAS 2017 Prague welcomes a distinguished international faculty to share their pioneering perspectives on the latest developments in basic research and clinical practice in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Details of the Plenary and Workshop sessions can now be found on the Congress website.

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Did you miss the abstract submission deadline?
Abstract submission has been extended until December 05 at 17:00!

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Introducing the speakers

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the EAS 2017 Prague faculty taking part in the Congress' Plenary session "CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK FACTORS BEYOND LIPIDS", Wednesday April 26, 2017 between 08:30 and 10:30.


Qi Sun
Diet and cardiometabolic health

Qi Sun is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Dr. Sun’s primary research interests are focused on identifying biomedical risk factors, including dietary biomarkers, in relation to type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

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Fredrik Bäckhed, Gothenburg, Sweden
Microbiome and cardiometabolic disease

Professor Fredrik Bäckhed combines clinical oriented research with gnotobiotic mouse models to address the role of the normal gut microbiota in metabolic diseases. Dr Bäckhed is professor at University of Gothenburg and Director of the Wallenberg Laboratory for cardiovascular research. He is also Professor at Copenhagen University and has been guest Professor at University of Oslo.

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Patrick Schrauwen, Maastricht, Netherlands
Importance of physical activity to CVD mortality and the influence of obesity

Patrick Schrauwen, PhD is Professor of Metabolic aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC). The lab of Professor Schrauwen performs human translational research on insulin resistance, lipotoxicity, mitochondrial dysfunction and brown adipose tissue with special emphasis on type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Support for young investigators:

Apply for a Young Investigator Fellowship - open until December 05!

EAS encourages the development of the field by providing support to the next generation of scientists and clinicians – to enable them to further their careers by attending the Congress. Young Investigator Fellowships will be awarded to selected poster and oral communication presenters aged 35 or under, on a competitive basis.

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Apply for travel support until December 05!

Travel grants will be awarded to selected presenters of poster or oral communications who work or study in countries where funding for travel to international meetings is difficult to obtain.

Read more about Travel grants and how to apply >>
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We look forward to your contribution to EAS 2017,

and to welcoming you to Prague!

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