EAS Academy Newsletter May 2, 2024

Featured Open Lecture: May-June, 2024

This is a lecture given by Professor Florian Kronenberg at the 91st EAS Congress 2023 in Mannheim Germany, May 21-24, 2023.

Florian Kronenberg is Professor and Head of the Institute of Genetic Epidemiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Among other scientific activities, Prof. Kronenberg has served as workgroup member on guideline and consensus initiatives on lipoproteins and atherosclerosis.

In his excellent and up-to-date overview, Professor Kronenberg presented data on the association of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) with various cardiovascular disease (CVD) endpoints, including coronary artery disease, aortic valve stenosis, heart failure, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease as well as total and cardiovascular mortality. He also presented data on the association of oxidized phospholipids with Lp(a), on the apolipoprotein (a) structural characteristics and isoforms as well as on the variability of Lp(a) within isoform groups. He next discussed the possible causal role of Lp(a) in CVD and the association of life-long genetic exposure to high Lp(a) levels with increased CVD risk. He continued his lecture presenting the consensus panel recommendation for managing high Lp(a) concentrations and discussed the emerging specific Lp(a)-lowering therapies targeting Lp(a) production. He also explained why the Lp(a) concentration in plasma should be measured, even if its levels could not be significantly reduced with existing hypolipidemic therapies.

It is a very important and comprehensive lecture you should not miss.

To the Open Lecture by Prof Florian Kronenberg

The EAS-LatAm webinar series is just around the corner

Welcome to the LatAm-EAS webinar series! This series serves as a dynamic platform bridging insights and discussions between Latin America region and our society’s experts. With a focus on fostering collaboration, understanding, and innovation, our series offers a diverse range of topics explored through four engaging webinars, each presented in both English and Spanish.

Explore individual webinar details, including programs, speakers, and hosts, by clicking on the respective banners.

Be sure to register for all of them!





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Make your last-minute plans and join us in Lyon for the EAS Congress 2024

Join us in Lyon, even if it’s a last-minute decision! Keep yourself at the forefront of the field, and don’t delay being present until next year. It’s never too late to make a meaningful impact on your career.

Register for the EAS Congress 2024