Lipids inflammation and cardiovascular risk and President's prize


Friday 27 July 2018

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section


2 CPD Points

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about this event

This half day event focuses on the cardiovascular risks involved in lipid inflammation. The meeting will feature a prize presentation where £300 will be awarded to the winner of the President's Prize 2018.

Professor Arnold von Eckardstein will be lecturing on HDL function, inflammation and cardiometabolic risk, presenting the President's Prize, and will be doing a 20 minute ‘meet the expert’ session.


Topics include: 

  • Links between inflammation and the atherosclerotic process within vascular diseases
  • How inflammatory conditions may modify lipoproteins and effect cardiometabolic risk
  • The effects of lifestyle on inflammation and cardiometabolic risk


Key international speaker: 

Professor Arnold von Eckardstein, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University of Zurich

Professor von Eckardstein is an international expert in the field of lipidology and cardiovascular medicine.

Professor von Eckardstein will be discussing recent developments in the characterisation of HDL, especially the assays of HDL function. The effect of inflammatory processes and conditions on HDL metabolism will be reviewed. The role of HDL in the management for cardiovascular disease risk and the effect of new lipid-lowering drug treatments will be put into contemporary perspective. 

Within his role as editor of the journal “Atherosclerosis” Professor von Eckardstein has introduced a new scientific debates section within a review article format for the journal. Accordingly, he will also be able to provide an expert opinion on all the other talks in the meeting, including a debate. He will also be a judge for the President’s prize. 


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12.30 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

12.50 pm

Section members AGM

1.00 pm

Welcome and introduction

Professor Sean Carroll, President, Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section, Royal Society of Medicine

1.05 pm

Self perpetuating spreading inflammation in the genesis of the atherosclerotic plaque: Support by computer simulation

Dr Robin Poston, Centre of Microvascular Research, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London

1.30 pm

Question and answers

1.45 pm

Association of SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and DPP-4 inhibitors with mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes: a network meta-analysis of 236 trials enrolling 176,310 participants

Mr Sean Zheng, Core Medical Trainee, Royal Brompton Hospital

1.55 pm

Predicting stroke risk in carotid artery disease: The role of plaque volume and antiplatelet resistance

Miss Rachael Taylor, Medical Student, University of Leicester

2.05 pm

Novel T2 mapping MRI technique quantifies carotid plaque lipid, and its depletion after statin initiation, following acute myocardial infarction

Mr Mohammad Alkhalil, Research Fellow, University of Oxford

2.15 pm

Gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9 for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolaemia

Mr Ellery Nadarajah, Medical Student, University College London

2.25 pm

Tea and coffee break with poster exhibition

3.00 pm

Lipoproteomic analysis reveals phenotypic differences between South Asian and caucasian patients with CAD and such differences may be utilised to establish risk

Dr Sanjay Bhandari, Cardiology ST5, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

3.10 pm

Utility of ferumoxytol-enhanced three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of carotid atheroma inflammation

Dr Ammara Usman, Medical Student, University of Cambridge

3.20 pm

Sleep duration is an independent determinant of metabolic impairment in COPD patients

Mr Nikhil Sahdev, Medical Student, St George’s University of London

3.30 pm

Framingham vascular age is associated with worse cognitive performance in the middle-aged and elderly

Mr Abdul Badran, Medical Student, University of Cambridge

3.40 pm

HDL function, inflammation and cardiometabolic risk

Professor Arnold von Eckardstein, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University of Zurich

4.20 pm

Questions and answers

4.40 pm

President’s prize winners announced

4.50 pm

Close of meeting

5.00 pm

Optional trainees masterclass with Professor Arnold von Eckardstein

A 20 minute ‘meet the expert’ session

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