EAS National Society News with webinar: Management of dyslipidaemia in Africa, EAS Young Fellows

Dear Working Group for Atherosclerosis of Association of cardiologists in Bosnia and Herzegovina member

We write to share with you news from EAS, both for you as a President and for your National Society members. In this letter you will find information about the webinar Management of dyslipidaemia in Africa, 2022 – a joint project with EAS, EAVA, LASSA, Nigeria Cardiac Society & Tunisian Heart Foundation, EAS Congress 2022, EAS Young Fellows Programme 2022/2023, New Open Lecture: Macrophage immunometabolism in atherosclerosis, Reducing Bureaucracy in Clinical Trials: Coalition Recommendations statement and more

Open access webinar: Management of dyslipidaemia in Africa 2022

It is a great privilege to announce, on January 21st, the first joint webinar by EAS and EAVA, LASSA, Nigeria Cardiac Society & Tunisian Heart Foundation focusing on the Management of Dyslipidemia in Africa. The webinar is the first step in the process of building a broader and fruitful collaboration between EAS and African National Scientific Societies interested in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. EAS in collaboration with African National Scientific Societies will be able to provide a wide range of opportunities to collaborate both from clinical and scientific standpoint, including lipid clinic networking, fellowship programs, mentorship of young colleagues, webinars, advanced courses, clinical consensus position papers, and guidelines.

This first webinar will focus on practical clinical aspects related to the management of dyslipidemia in the African region, including an overview on risk factors in developing countries, how to recognize and diagnose different forms of dyslipidemia based on the lipid analysis, and finally a look at Familial Hypercholesterolemia with an update of the worldwide situation.

A selection of papers related to these topics will be available on the webinar website.

EAS has the privilege to host outstanding experts from the region including Prof. Ashraf Reda from Egypt, President of EAVA, Prof. David Marais from South Africa, which will be moderated by Prof. Habib Gamra President of the Tunisian Heart Foundation, Prof. Okechukwu Ogah, President of the Nigerian Cardiac Society, and Prof. Alexandros Tselepis, member of the executive committee of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society. As part of the scientific program, Prof. Kausik Ray, President of EAS, will provide an overview of FH worldwide.

On behalf of EAS and EAVA, LASSA, Nigeria Cardiac Society & Tunisian Heart Foundation we invite you to participate in the webinar and the future joint initiatives of EAS and African National Scientific Societies.

Find out more about the webinar & register for free

EAS 2022 Congress in Milan, Italy – Open for early registration now!

On behalf of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) and the Italian Atherosclerosis Society we are proud to invite you to participate in the 90th EAS Congress in the beautiful city of Milano, Italy. Milano is a historic city, with a vivid day and night life, and conveniently located with the beautiful lake area and Italian Alps.

During the meeting we will explore the latest developments in basic, translational and clinical research into the causes of atherosclerosis and related vascular disease, and how these may affect the clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. One of the key features of our Congress is the high-level interdisciplinary exchange between clinicians and basic researchers. With many world-leading experts already confirmed, the EAS 2022 Milano scientific programme will offer an overview of the latest current research in the field – including the award-winning Anitschkow Lecture, outstanding Keynote Lectures, state-of-the-art Plenary Sessions, and focused Workshops and Advance Clinical Seminars.

The recipient will receive a prize of € 2000 and the award ceremony will take place at the Opening Ceremony of the EAS Congress 2022 Milan, Italy.

EAS Congress 2022 – Registration

EAS Presidents’ dinner at EAS Congress in Milan, May 22-25, 2022

This year National Society President meeting will be hybrid, so all national Society Presidents can join the meeting in person or online.

We will have an agenda with guest professors, new national society´s presentations, discussions about planned and future collaboration, EAS webinars, and information about FHSC, LCN, Atherosclerosis Journal & Atherosclerosis Journal +.

A Save the Date letter has been sent out.

Call for nominations! Young Investigator Awards for outstanding publications 2021

With these annual Young Investigator Awards for outstanding publications, EAS recognizes distinction that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances.
Call for nominations is now open!

Nominate your candidate before February 3 >>

Calling Young Fellows – Apply to EAS Young Fellows programme 2022/2023

After the success of our first cohort of Young Fellows, we are now looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed young scientists to join the class of -22. The EAS Young Fellows programme is a flagship educational and networking activities, where our brightest young members from all over Europe, over the course of two years, gain a broad and deep understanding of atherosclerosis, it many aspects and contributing factors.

We now welcome applications from EAS members who wish to join the group starting up in 2022. Participants will be selected for their scientific excellence, based on their application. Members seeking to apply should be early in their career, aged under 40, and should have made some progress in basic or clinical research, with at least one publication. A firm commitment to follow a career in the field of atherosclerosis and related disease is required.

Application deadline January 23, 2022.

Reducing Bureaucracy in Clinical Trials: Coalition Recommendations

In September 2020 a broad cross-disciplinary coalition of medical societies and patient advocates issued the joint statement ‘Reducing bureaucracy in clinical trials: now is the time!’

The statement calls for urgent action to make clinical trials less bureaucratic and more patient-centered, efficient and cheaper. At stake is the quality of clinical trials, access to innovative treatments, and, crucially, patient safety.

The Coalition calls on regulators, policymakers, sponsors, ethics committees, and other stakeholders to collaborate to make sure regulatory guidelines, safety reporting requirements and informed consent procedures do not harm what they are meant to protect: clinical trial quality and patient safety.

Over the past year, the Coalition has developed a series of concrete and consensus-based recommendations for reducing administrative burdens in clinical trials, laid out below in four clusters: safety reporting, informed consent, regulatory guidelines, and harmonisation of requirements across the EU.

Featured Open Lecture: Macrophage immunometabolism in atherosclerosis

This is an initiative from the Society to highlight our online educational platform EAS ACADEMY. Every other month we select one interesting lecture from a recent course or congress and make it available for free, to members and non-members.

In this elegant lecture, Ira Tabas (Professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology at Columbia University NY NY) shows how a deficiency in efferocytosis may be a driver of plaque instability.

By manipulating arginine intracellular metabolism he demonstrates that it is possible, at least in vitro, to improve efferocytosis and subsequently cause plaque regression. In our view, this inspiring lecture may open appealing perspectives for both scientists and clinicians.

Find all EAS Webinars 2021 on-demand on EAS Digital

EAS runs a programme of educational webinars, held live, then available on demand on EAS Digital.

The topics are wide-ranging, each highlighting a different aspect of basic science and research or clinical prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the field of atherosclerotic vascular disease.

The one-hour webinars comprise short lectures by experts in the relevant research or clinical area, and live Q & A. Catch up with 2021's webinars, all now available on-demand, on EAS Digital.

We invite you to share the above information with your society members – we particularly hope you will encourage them to explore EAS website and EAS educational platform.

We're happy to receive your feedback – you are welcome to contact us by e-mail at office@eas-society.org

Sent with kinds regards on behalf of

Professor Alberto Zambon
EAS National Society Coordinator