Plenary Programme

Sunday 06 May

RISK FACTORS AND PREDICTORS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Lessons from epidemiology and environmental CVD risk factors
Salim Yusuf, Hamilton, USA
Lessons from genetics: risk-score and novel candidates
Brian A. Ference, Bristol, United Kingdom
Is there need to revise goals from lipid lowering
Ulf Landmesser, Berlin, Germany
Stress, behavior and cardiovascular disease
Viola Vaccarino, Atlanta, USA

Monday 07 May

PATHOGENESIS OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Neoatherosclerosis from a pathologist's point of view
Renu Virmani, Gaithersburg, USA
RNA editing controls atherosclerosis
Stefanie Dimmeler, Frankfurt, Germany
Defective inflammatory resolution in atherosclerosis: Mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities
Ira Tabas, New York, USA
Shifting concepts in the description of the "vulnerable plaque"
Gerard Pasterkamp, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Tuesday 08 May

STRATEGIES TO DETECT AND TREAT ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Atherothrombosis; from pathogenesis to treatment
Steffen Massberg, Munich, Germany
Novel therapeutic approaches using antisense inhibition
Joseph L. Witztum, San Diego, USA
Strategies to treat vulnerable plaques
David Erlinge, Lund, Sweden
Imaging and CVD risk estimation (population studies)
Valentin Fuster, New York, USA