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2018:EAS Advanced Course on Epidemiology & Genetics - Causality of Risk Factors, Copenhagen, Denmark

This 3-day course is organized by EAS, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospitals & Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The Course is targeted towards
• clinicians who want to understand the biological and genetic background for major risk
  factors of cardiovascular disease
• clinical and basic researchers who want to understand the principles of how we test
  causality of risk factors

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the course are to

• describe and understand the impact of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and
  importance of prevention and treatment
• acquire up-to-date guideline skills
• discuss and understand the concepts of causality of risk factors

The Course will cover

The course will cover various aspects of cardiovascular epidemiology and risk factors, causality, treatments and guidelines

• overview of risk factors globally
• overview of lipid metabolism in order to understand the basis for prevention and
• causality of risk factors - why is this important and how do we test it?
• emerging lipid lowering treatments
• new lipid lowering drugs in the clinic - what is the experience?

Course dates

The 3-day course will take place from Wednesday October 10 - Friday October 12, 2018.

Course location

The Course will be held at the University of Copenhagen.
Panum, Main entrance: Mærsk Tower, 15th floor
Blegdamsvej 3
2100 Copenhagen Ø

Director of the Course

Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Copenhagen, Denmark

Invited faculty

  • Marianne Benn, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Shah Ebrahim, London, UK
  • Kees Hovingh, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Pia Kamstrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Børge Nordestgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Patrick Rensen, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Greg Roth, Seattle, USA
  • Lale Tokgözoğlu, Ankara, Turkey
  • Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Olov Wiklund, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Course programme

    A programme for the Course is available: View Final Programme

    Participation fee

    Applicants will be required to pay in advance a registration fee of 100 € (one hundred Euros) to confirm their place on the Course.

    What will be provided?

    EAS will provide the following (included in the registration fee):

    • Accommodation October 10-12 (2 nights). 
      N.B. Participants are expected to arrive in the afternoon Wednesday October 10 and to check-out before 12.00 hrs on Friday October 12. 
      Additional nights' accommodation are at the participant's own cost.
    • Meals as follows (coffee breaks are included):
      • welcome dinner on October 10
      • lunch & dinner on October 11
      • lunch on October 12

    Travel arrangements

    Delegates are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Reimbursement for travel expenses up to a maximum amount of 250 will be provided.

    EAS Membership

    Attending EAS Advanced Courses requires an active individual EAS Membership. 
    Read more about EAS membership >>

    Application - closed

    The organisers will review all the applications we receive and select the persons to be invited. The selection criteria are based on:

    • the applicants' statement of motivation and CV
    • whether the applicant has attended other EAS Advanced Courses
    • at least 1 year must pass before you can be accepted on another course, on a different topic
    • at least 2 years must pass before you can be accepted on a course covering the same topic
    • geographical region

    Application deadline is July 27, 2018.

    We will notify applicants on whether their application to attend has been accepted
    on August 13, 2018.


    You are welcome to contact the EAS Office for further information at

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