IAS News and Literature Updates: April 2013

From the President's Desk:

   Philip Barter
The International Atherosclerosis Society continues to support early career scientists interested in research that will then benefit their home countries, laboratories, clinics, and ultimately our patients. This year the application call for the IAS Visiting Fellowship Award which is open to scientists 40 years old or younger working in the field of atherosclerosis and related diseases, generated applications from 17 different countries worldwide: Australia, Belgium, China, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Kosovo, Serbia, South Africa,  Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA. 
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International Cardiology Symposium-ISC2013 (Dubai, May 16-18, 2013)


During this event the International Atherosclerosis Society will organize a session on
Management of Dyslipidemia

May 16, 2013

with the world-renown faculty:

K Al-Rasadi (Oman), JJ Badimon (USA), P Barter (Australia), R Santos (Brazil)  

For further information please link to the program of the session

Visit the congress website: www.ics2013.com

Also included in this newsletter:
  • Recent Clinical Trials
  • Cardiovascular Guidelines 
  • Commentaries
  • Slide Library

May 24-27, 2015

XVII International Symposium
on Atherosclerosis

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contact Email: info@athero.org






Drug Therapy


Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease





Harry R. Davis Jr.

Harry R. Davis Jr., Robert S. Lowe, and David R. Neff from the USA study will culminate the decade of intensive research that has defined ezetimibe as a safe and effective therapy for reduction of LDL-C in at-risk patients.

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Kristiaan Wouters

Kristiaan Wouters, Réjane Paumelle and Bart Staels from France study has shed additional light on the potential relationship between the CDKN2A/B locus and the development of cardio-metabolic disease.

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Jorge Joven

Jorge Joven and Javier A. Menendez from Spain shows evidence that indicates the aging process is accelerated in HIV-infected patients and as a corollary atherosclerosis will show up earlier than usual. 

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Niu Tian

Niu Tian from the USA findings suggest that specific circulating leukocytes (neutrophils and lymphocytes) play an important role in the regulation of BP.

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Jahangir Iqbal

Jahangir Iqbal and M. Mahmood Hussain from the USA studies support the hypothesis that IRE1β reduces intestinal lipid absorption and show that IRE1β deficiency increases intestinal lipid absorption mainly because of increased MTP expression and enhanced chylomicron assembly and secretion.

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 Cjueihssss Meike W. Vernooij

Daniel Bos, M. Arfan Ikram and Meike W. Vernooij from the Netherlands found an astonishing overall-prevalence of intracranial carotid artery atherosclerosis of over 80%, indicating that in whites intracranial atherosclerosis is as prevalent as is coronary artery atherosclerosis or extracranial carotid atherosclerosis.

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May 1-3 2013

ATVB 2013 Scientific Sessions

Lake Buena Vista, FLA,

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May 9-11, 2013

Croatian Atherosclerosis Society
9th Croatian Congress on Atherosclerosis
Rovinj, Croatia

Email: ivanpecin@yahoo.com
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May 10-11, 2013

Austrian Atherosclerosis Society
Annual Meeting
Parkhotel Billroth,
Billrothstraße 2, 5340
Sankt Gilgen, Austria

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May 30 - June 2, 2013

NLA Annual Scientific Sessions
Red Rocks Resort
Las Vegas, NV, USA

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Houston, TX, USA

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