EAS Newsletter March 26, 2024


Announcing the winners of the Young Investigator Awards for best publications in 2023

The annual EAS awards for young scientists are intended to recognize distinction shown by publications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances.

The EAS extends its gratitude to the members of the EAS Award Committee for their invaluable time and expertise dedicated to reviewing and evaluating the nominations received for these awards.

The recipients of the annual Young Investigator Awards for outstanding publications in 2023 have been selected.

The award ceremony will take place at the Opening Ceremony of the EAS Congress 2024, in Lyon, France. The high standard of nominations received is truly encouraging for the future of research in the field.

Congratulations to the winners!

Basic Science Award

Mate Kiss

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Cell-autonomous regulation of complement C3 by factor H limits macrophage efferocytosis and exacerbates atherosclerosis
Published in: Immunity

Máté G. Kiss is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Filip K. Swirski at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He completed his doctoral studies in the research group of Christoph J. Binder at the Medical University of Vienna, where he examined the effect of local versus systemic complement activation on immune cell function in the context of cardiovascular disease. His ongoing research – which is sponsored by an Erwin Schrödinger Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Friedman Brain Institute’s 2023 Doft Family Postdoc Innovator Award – focuses on identifying novel brain-body communication pathways via sleep preserves adequate adaptive immune responses at the neuro-immune interface to protect from cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders.


Liming Yu, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Macrophage-to-endothelial cell crosstalk by the cholesterol metabolite 27HC promotes atherosclerosis in male mice

Published in: Nature Communications

Redouane Aherrahrou, University of Lubeck

Genetic Regulation of SMC Gene Expression and Splicing Predict Causal CAD Genes

Published in: Circulation Research

Clinical Science Award

Sofie Taageby Nielsen

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet & University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Significance of lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins during the first 14-16 months of life
Published in: European Heart Journal

Sofie Taageby Nielsen has been an integral part of the Copenhagen Baby Heart Study (CBHS) since 2018. Initially tasked with administrative duties, participant recruitment, and data collection, including venipunctures from newborns and parents, her role has evolved into a supervisory position for a sub-study within CBHS. STN provides day-to-day guidance to three medical students and collaborates closely with senior researchers. With a profound understanding of CBHS data, she actively supervises research projects within the cohort.

With extensive experience in research, clinical practice, and academic pursuits, STN has played a pivotal role in various healthcare and research settings, demonstrating a commitment to advancing medical knowledge and patient care.


Jiao Luo, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet & University of Copenhagen

Neutrophil counts and cardiovascular disease

Published in: European Heart Journal

Guiomar Mendieta, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona

Determinants of Progression and Regression of Subclinical Atherosclerosis Over 6 Years

Published in: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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The deadline for submitting your late-breaking abstract is today

The deadline for the late-breaking abstract submission for the EAS Congress 2024 is today, March 26th. If you have new and exciting research findings to share, please submit your abstract before the deadline. This is your chance to present your latest discoveries to a diverse audience of experts from around the world.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you at the Congress.

Read about the details and submit your work


Thank you for your huge commitment in raising awareness about Lp(a)

We trust in the unwavering support of the EAS Community, always and everywhere. The collective outreach we accomplished during the Lp(a) Awareness Day was truly immense, demonstrating our ability to enact positive change when united. To further enhance this event, we encourage you to revisit our dedicated website. Thank you very much!

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To the dedicated webpage for Lp(a) Awareness Day


Explore EAS Academy for personalized learning. Knowledge is at your fingertips!

We understand that your time is valuable, and the pursuit of knowledge should be both flexible and accessible. That’s why EAS Academy offers a wealth of on-demand recordings for you to explore at your convenience.

Our on-demand recordings allow you to fit education into your busy schedule, whether you’re an early riser or a night owl. They’re available 24/7, giving you the flexibility to learn when it’s most convenient for you.

If you’re already an EAS member, make the most of your membership by actively using EAS Academy. It’s a valuable resource that’s definitely worth your while.

If you’re not yet a member, consider joining our society to take full advantage of this opportunity.

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The cardiovascular patient community unites to create the first global manifesto calling for early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease

Global Heart Hub has united the cardiovascular disease (CVD) patient community with global thought leaders to create the first global manifesto calling for early detection and diagnosis of CVD: “Achieving early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease: A manifesto for change.” The first-of-its-kind manifesto was developed via a multi-stakeholder approach, bringing together 125 patient advocates including 40 CVD patient organisations, key opinion leaders and multidisciplinary experts from leading organisations including World Heart Federation and the European Society of Cardiology.

We are proud to be one of the partners of this project. Please refer to the complete press release for more details about the manifesto.

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EAS Calendar – March-April 2024

From insightful webinars to groundbreaking announcements, this section is your gateway to staying connected and up-to-date with the latest developments within the EAS Society.

  • March 5-26, Late-breaking abstract submission for the EAS Congress 2024
  • March 14, Early-bird registration fee deadline for the EAS Congress 2024
  • April 25, Regular registration fee deadline for the EAS Congress 2024
  • April 30-May 3, Postgraduate Course in Cardiometabolic Medicine