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EAS-FHSC Symposium on FH

Symposium date & venue

Welcome to a 3-day Symposium on FH, taking place from Friday November 25- Sunday November 27, 2016 at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre in Warsaw, Poland.

Who should attend?

This 3-day course is organised by EAS-FHSC and is targeted towards physicians, researchers and others involved in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Symposium Directors

  • Maciej Banach, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Alberico L. Catapano, University of Milan, Italy
  • Kausik Ray, Imperial College London, UK
  • Michal Vrablik, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Programme

A preliminary Programme for the Symposium is available.

The programme is structured to include Plenary lectures & interactive discussion Workshops, and we are pleased to include the leaders in the FH field as participating faculty.

The programme features topics including epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis, screening, FH in children, management of FH patients, registries, therapeutic strategies, implementation of guidelines, severe & Homozygous FH.

Integral to the Programme are case-study discussion sessions - stimulating exchange of scientific knowledge and practical & organisational experience. These sessions give attendees the opportunity to compare and evaluate the management of FH patients from different European perspectives, and share best practice.

In conjunction with the Symposium we will hold a Central & Eastern European Key Opinion Leader Summit, at which we will identify & address the major issues that face these regions in the diagnosis & treatment of FH, and develop initiatives to tackle them.

Learning Objectives

EAS-FHSC collaborates to establish an international network, to share between countries their experiences, best practices and essential information about FH.

The specific objectives of the Symposium are:

  • to update the knowledge of FH diagnosis & management in clinical practice including the implementation of new European guidelines
  • to provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss the challenges they face in their own countries, and learn from shared experience

Further, the objectives of the Central & Eastern European Key Opinion Leader Summit are:

  • to examine and agree on the major challenges facing countries in this region, and
  • to initiate further educational programmes within the framework of the EAS-FHSC
  • to share scientific, practical & organisational expertise which the participants can go on to implement via educational initiatives at a national & local level

Registration

There is a registration fee of 150 € (one hundred and fifty Euros). Advanced Online Registration is open now. Find out more and register here

What will be provided?

Included:

  • Attendance to all of the Symposium's scientific sessions
  • Refreshment breaks on Friday November 25 & Sunday November 27
  • Refreshment breaks and lunch on Saturday November 26

Travel arrangements & accommodation

Delegates should make their own travel arrangements. Accommodation at the Symposium venue & recommended hotels will be available soon.

CME accreditation

The course will be accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).

EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Queries

Need more information? Contact the meeting secretariat easfhmeeting2016@aimgroup.eu.

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