Main Topics

  • Novel therapeutic approaches to lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease
  • Lipids, obesity and diabetes
  • Lipid trafficking and cellular homeostasis
  • Cross-talk between lipid metabolism and immune response
  • Genetics of lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis
  • New aspects and pathways in atherosclerosis
  • Epidemiology of lipid-mediated diseases: risk factors, prevention and novel biomarkers


Thursday, December 7, 2017

06:00 -
11:00 pm

Opening Ceremony, Lecture and Welcome Reception at the Salles de Pologne, Leipzig



Friday, December 8, 2017


08:30 -
10:00 am
Plenary Session 1
Chairs: tba
Genetics of coronary artery disease: Progress in discovery and translation
Nilesh Samani (United Kingdom)
Triglycerides and remnant cholesterol in cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis
Børge Nordestgaard (Denmark)
Drugging Gut Microbial Enzymes as a Therapeutic Strategy in Cardiometabolic Disease
Mark J Brown (United States)
10:00 -
10:30 am
Coffee Break

10:30 am -
12:30 pm

WS1: Adipose Tissue and Lipid Biology

Chair: tba

WS2: Risk factors of CVD

Chair: tba

Dysfunctional adipose tissue in metabolic disease (working title)
Matthias Blüher (Germany)
The complexity of the regulation of Lp(a) concentrations: still good for a surprise
Florian Kronenberg (Austria)
tba Assessing cardiometabolic risk factors in the Central MRI trial (working title)
Iris Shai (Israel)
Autophagy in adipose tissue (working title)
Assaf Rudich (Israel)
Ceglarek (Germany)
Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts tbd
Bianca Fuhrmann (Israel)
  Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts
12:30 -
02:30 pm

Lunch Break

02:30 -
04:00 pm
Plenary Session 2
Chairs: tba

Jan Borén (Sweden)

MicroRNA Regulation and Biomarkers of Atherosclerosis (working title)
Katey Rayner (Canada)
Regulation of lipid metabolism by Angiopietin-like proteins
Sander Kersten (The Netherlands)
04:00 -
04:30 pm
Coffee Break
04:30 -
05:50 pm
WS3: High-Density Lipoproteins
Chairs: tba
WS4: Linking metabolism and inflammation
Chairs: tba
Cellular interactions of HDL
Arnold von Eckardstein (Switzerland)
Metabolic regulation of T cell trafficking
Federica Marelli-Berg (United Kingdom)

Jerzy Roch Nofer (Germany)

Inflammasome activation by ApoCIII
Ulrich Laufs (Germany)

Ulf Landmesser (Germany)
Cholesterol Efflux Pathways Suppress Inflammasome Activation in Mice and Humans
Marit Westerterp (The Netherlands)
Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts



Saturday, December 9, 2017


08:30 -
10:00 am
Poster Session & Breakfast
Chairs: tba
10:00 -
10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am -
12:30 pm
Plenary Session 3
Chairs: tba
Circadian control of inflammation through nuclear receptor signaling
Bart Staels (France)
Immune regulation of lipid metabolism (working title)
Anthony Ferrante (United States)

Macrophages in many guises in atherosclerosis
Edward A. Fischer (United States)

Chemokines in atherosclerosis
Christian Weber (Germany)
12:30 -
01:30 pm
Lunch Break
01:30 -
02:50 pm
WS 5: Mechanisms and Modulators of atherosclerosis
Chairs: tba
WS 6: Genetic and Genomic Studies
Chairs: tba
Immune Checkpoint Regulators in Atherosclerosis
Esther Lutgens (The Netherlands)
Genome-Wide SNP and Gene-Expression Analyses in the LIFE Heart study (working title)
Markus Scholz (Germany)
Proteomics, Lipidomics and MicroRNAs: From Molecules to Patients
Manuel Mayr (United Kingdom)
Circular RNAs in Atherosclerosis (working title)
Lesca Miriam Holdt (Germany)
Ralph Burkhardt (Germany)
Daniel Teupser (Germany)
Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts