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2016: EAS Advanced course on FH - Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in Athens, Greece

This 2-day course is organised by EAS and Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society and is targeted towards trained or in training physicians, nurses, technicians and non-physicians.

Learning objectives:
The objective of this course is to give a broad knowledge of the most common genetic dyslipidaemia, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The course will cover:

  • genetics of the disease
  • basic molecular mechanisms
  • clinical developments
  • how to treat patients with FH
  • how to handle FH patients and their families
  • how to handle FH in childhood

Course date

The 2-day course will take place from Thursday, 13 October - Saturday, 15 October 2016.

Course location

The Course will be held at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece.

Director of the Course

  • Alexandros Tselepis, University of Ioannina, Greece


  • Vasilios Athyros, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Alberico L Catapano, University of Milan, Italy
  • Euridiki Drogari, 1st Dept of Pediatrics, Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Moses Elisaf, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Steve Humphries, UCL Division of Medicine, UK
  • Meral Kayıkcıoglu, EGE University, Turkey

  • Genovefa Kolovou, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece

  • Vasilios Kotsis, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Evangelos Liberopoulos, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Athanasios Palidis, Patient Society, LDL Greece, Greece

  • Demosthenes Panagiotakos, School of Health Science and Education, Harokopio University, Greece

  • Loukianos Rallidis, 2nd Dept of Cardiology, University General Hospital ATTIKON, Greece

  • Emilio Ros, University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Lale Tokgözoglu, Hacettepe University, Turkey

  • Alexandros Tselepis, Dept of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Konstantinos Tziomalos, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Course programme

A programme for the Course is available. View full Programme

Participation fees

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 13-15 October (2 nights).
    N.B. Participants are expected to arrive in the afternoon on Thursday, 13 October and depart after 12.00 hrs on Saturday, 15 October.
    Additional nights' accommodation are at the participant's own cost.
  • Meals as follows (coffee breaks are included):
    • welcome dinner on 13 October
    • lunch & dinner on 14 October

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.


Application is now 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
•geographical region

We will notify applicants on whether their application to attend has been accepted by 3 August, 2016 at the latest.

EBAC Accreditation

The course is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 9 hours of External CME credits.

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).


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

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