29th Annual Heart UK conference: Lipids in the Community

The conference for medical, scientific, healthcare, student and patient attendees with an interest in lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions, cardiovascular disease and nutrition.

  • 2 day conference (Thursday – Friday)
  • Allied Health Professional & Primary Care Study Day (Wednesday - AM)
  • Hyperlipidaemia Education Study Day (Wednesday - PM)
  • An attendance of between 200-250 participants covering primary and secondary care, patients and industry.
  • Informative plenary sessions given by eminent national and international speakers.
  • Interactive sessions on clinical cases and patient and public issues.
  • Sessions suited to healthcare professionals in both primary and secondary care and clinicians and scientists alike.
  • Welcome reception with opening guest speaker – a great opportunity to begin networking.
  • Annual dinner and entertainment.

Presentation topics include:

  • Cardiovascular risk factors – A Global Perspective
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment – the tools compared
  • Lipid modification guidelines
  • The South Asian phenotype: Increased suscepibility to type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease
  • Prevalence of dyslipidaemia in Indian adolescents
  • Emerging ethic differences in cardiovascular risk - evidence from studies in children
  • Glyceamia - a metabolic masterclass
  • Blood pressure
  • A patients perspective
  • Molecular genetics of familial hypercholesterolaemia : What have we learned and where are we going?
  • Saturated fat – the devil or the misunderstood nutrient?
  • Cardio-metabolic risk – where are we now?
  • Identifying patients with FH in primary care
  • FH in Wales
  • BHF funded FH project - an update
  • Does dietary carbohydrate affect heart health?
  • Alcohol – pros and cons for cardiovascular health
  • Lipid guidelines – latest update
  • Dealing with high risk patients
  • Implementing NHS health checks
  • Point of care or laboratory cholesterol testing
  • Managing the issue of statin intolerance – a primary care perspective
  • Closing interactive debate:  a courtroom drama: Medicalisation of healthy people in a courtroom setting

Invited Speakers:

Ms Sonya Brennan : London, UK
Professor Jean-Pierre Després : Quebec, CANADA
Dr Dev Datta : Wales, UK

Dr Michael Feher : London, UK
Ms Frances Fuller : Lewisham, UK

Mr Robert Gingell : Wales, UK
Professor Huon Gray : London, UK
Dr Peter Green : Chatham Maritime, UK
Professor Bruce Griffin : Surrey, UK
Dr Arun Gupta : Orpington, UK

Professor Steve Humphries : London, UK (2015 Myant lecturer)
Dr Terry McCormack : Whitby, UK
Dr V Mohan : Madras, INDIA
Dr Devi Nair : London, UK
Ms Michaela Nuttall : London, UK

Dr Raman Puri : Delhi, INDIA
Dr Alan Rees : Cardiff, Wales, UK
Professor Naveed Sattar : Glasgow, UK
Professor Peter Whincup : London, UK
Ms Jo Whitmore : London, UK
Dr Tony Wierzbicki : London, UK

Professor David Wood : London, UK

- See more at: http://heartuk.org.uk/news-and-events/meetings-conferences/heart_uk_annu...

Start date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
End date
Friday, September 18, 2015
de Havilland Campus University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts
United Kingdom

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