December 20, 2016

Journal highlights - December issue

Editor-in-Chief Arnold von Eckardstein regularly highlights interesting articles from recent issues of Atherosclerosis journal. The theme for the highlighted articles from the December issue, Volume 255 is Determinants and secular trends of atherosclerotic plaque composition by applying either microscopic techniques to ex vivo material or in vivo imaging techniques in patients. .

Read the highlighted articles from the December issue >>

To Atherosclerosis >>

Young Investigator Awards for outstanding publications - nominations open until February 01!

These annual EAS prizes for young scientists are intended to recognize distinction shown by publications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances.

Each recipient will receive a prize of € 2000 and will be invited to make a short presentation of their work at the annual EAS Congress. The winners of the Awards for outstanding publications 2016 will be invited to present at EAS 2017 Prague.

Nominations open now until February 01, 2017.

Read more and nominate a candidate >>


Pooling and expanding registries of familial hypercholesterolaemia to assess gaps in care

The EAS FHSC Rational and Methods article has now been published in Atherosclerosis Supplements and is available Open Access. This paper describes the rational supporting the development of the EAS FHSC initiative and the methodology to build the global FH registry in order to achieve the aims of the project, i.e. to generate large-scale, robust information on how FH is detected and managed, and the clinical consequences thereof. As mentioned in the paper: "the EAS FHSC represents an excellent opportunity to integrate individual efforts across the world to tackle the global burden of FH. The information garnered from the registry will help reduce gaps in knowledge, inform best practices, assist in clinical trials design, support clinical guidelines and policies development, and ultimately improve the care of FH patients".

Read the article  >>

Other publications on FH >>

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) included in the new European Heart study 2016

European Heart Index is an index on the quality of Heart Care in 30 European countries. It is based on official statistics, web based questionnaires and independent research. For this year´s Heart Index EAS collaborated in the inclusion the care of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia into the index. There is a wide variety in the quality of care between countries and available therapeutic options are not used to their potential. To read the whole report follow the link below:

EHI 2016 international media release - New EU heart study: France has the best care in Europe, followed by Norway and Sweden >>

Full EHI report with data and methodolgy explained, matrix and media release >>

EAS 2017, Prague:

Make sure your EAS membership 2016 is up to date - register for reduced fee at the congress!

The participants at EAS annual Congress are world leaders in atherosclerosis research and clinical practice, and the Congress lends itself to networking and interaction. We particularly welcome EAS members to attend, and Society members benefit from reduced Congress registration fee, with savings of up to 100 € compared to non-member fees.

Members should pay full Individual membership subscription before December 31, 2016 to qualify for member-rate registration fee at Congress 2017 – there’s still time to become a member before the end of the year.

Read more about the EAS membership and how to apply >>

Register to EAS 2017 Prague >>

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