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23rd ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN ATHEROSCLEROSIS CONFERENCE

Programme for the 2017 meeting

 

Abstract Book

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

16.00 – 18.00

Arrival, registration and coffee (dining room until 17.45)

 

18.00 – 19.30

 

Dinner

 

19.30 – 19.35

 

Welcome
Christina Christoffersen (Denmark)

 

 

THE 2016 NIKKILÄ MEMORIAL LECTURE

 

19.35 – 19.40

Introduction of the 2017 Nikkilä Lecturer
Vesa Olkkonen (Finland)

 

19.40 – 20.25

2016 Nikkilä Lecture

Matti Jauhiainen (Finland)

Matti Jauhiainen

 

20.25 – 20.45

Discussion

 

20.45 –

Pub will be open

 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

08.00 – 09.00

Breakfast

 

Session I. INFLAMMATION AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY
Organized and chaired by Jacob Bentzon (Spain) and Trine Ranheim (Norway)

09.00 – 09.25

Effects of smooth muscle cell lineage and phenotype on vascular disease
Sanjay Sinha (United Kingdom)

09.25 – 09.30

Discussion

09.30 – 09.45

Fibrous caps of murine atherosclerosis are derived from few medial SMCs undergoing coherent clonal expansion with a layered architecture
Kevin Jacobsen (Denmark)*

09.45 – 10.00

Lipid lowering by PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies reverses the pro-inflammatory profile of circulating monocytes
Annette Neele (The Netherlands)*

10.00 – 10.15

Targeting the ER stress response delays atherosclerosis and associated death in progeroid mice
Magda Hamczyk (Spain)*

10.15 – 10.30

Loss of endothelial ADAM10 augments atherosclerosis development in mice.
Kosta Theodorou (The Netherlands)*

10.30 – 11.15

Coffee, posters and exhibitions

 

11.15 – 11.40

Gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease
Marius Trøseid (Norway)

11.40 – 11.45

Discussion

11.45 – 12.00

Impaired interferon signalling may underlie high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in South Asians
Robin van Eenige (The Netherlands)*

12.00 – 12.15

Lipocalin-2 contributes to experimental atherosclerosis in a stage-dependent manner
Jacob Amersfoort (The Netherlands)

12.15 – 12.30

Testosterone is an endogenous regulator of BAFF and splenic B-cell number
Åsa Tivesten(Sweden)

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Session II. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Organized and chaired by Martin B. Mortensen (Denmark) and Ilze Bot (The Netherlands)

12.30 – 12.55

Dissecting the impact of different B-cell functions on Atherosclerosis
Andrew B. Sage (United Kingdom) 

12.55 – 13.00

Discussion

   

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.00

General meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Atherosclerosis Research
Open for all participants, decision on next year’s topics and chairpersons

Afternoon free for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (5 min walk), beach (5 min walk),
Kronborg, the castle of Hamlet (12 min by train) or downtown Copenhagen (50 min by train)

16.30 – 18.00

The traditional soccer match between countries
Remember to bring sports clothing and suitable footwear

18.00 – 19.00

Dinner


Session II. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - CONTINUED
Organized and chaired by Martin B. Mortensen (Denmark) and Ilze Bot (The Netherlands)

19.00 – 19.25

Lipoprotein retention: a key step in atherogenesis
Jan Borén (Sweden)

19.25 – 19.30

Discussion

19.30 – 19.45

Disruption of the biological clock aggravates atherosclerosis
Maaike Schilperoort (The Netherlands)*

19.45 – 20.00

Plasma stem cell factor levels are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease and death
Maria Wigren (Denmark)

20.00 – 20.15

2.5-fold risk of ischemic stroke in individuals with clinical familial hypercholesterolemia: The Copenhagen General Population Study with 102,961 individuals
Sabina Beheshti (Denmark)*

20.15 – 20.45

Coffee, posters and exhibitions

20.45 – 21.00

Association of apolipoprotein M with cardiovascular risk factors and kidney injury in patients with chronic kidney disease
Ida Maria Hjelm Sørensen (Denmark)*

21.00 – 21.15

Genetic variants in CYP7A1 and risk of myocardial infarction and symptomatic gallstone disease
Faiza Qayyum (Denmark)*

21.15 – 21.30

Incidence of acute myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease in patients with genotyped familial hypercholesterolemia in Norway during 2001-2009
Kjetil Retterstøl (Norway)

21.30 – 21.45

Body Mass Index and Risk of Alzheimer Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Study of 399,536 Individuals
Ruth Frikke-Schmidt (Denmark)

21.45 –

Pub will be open

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

08.00 – 09.00

Breakfast

 

Session III. LIPOPROTEINS AND LIPID TRANSPORT
Organized and chaired by Matti Jauhiainen (Finland) and Katrine L. Rasmussen (Denmark)

09.00 – 09.25

Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia
Erik Stroes (The Netherlands)

09.25 – 09.30

Discussion

09.30 – 09.45

Effect of weight reduction on Lipoprotein(a) levels in obese and Type 2 diabetes patients
Monique Mulder (The Netherlands)

09.45 – 10.00

High lipoprotein(a) and low risk of major bleeding in the general population: a Mendelian randomization study
Børge G. Nordestgaard (Denmark)

10.00 – 10.15

Complex functions of High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) - HDL increases inflammatory and bacterial clearance responses in macrophages
Emiel van der Vorst (Germany)*

10.15 – 10.30

Lysosomal oxidation of LDL and its implications for atherosclerosis
Feroz Ahmad (United Kingdom)*

10.30 – 11.15

Coffee, posters and exhibitions

 

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11.15 – 11.40

New insight into regulation of chylomicron assembly and secretion
Gary F. Lewis (Canada)

11.40 – 11.45

Discussion

11.45 – 12.00

Loss of Function of GALNT2 Lowers High-Density Lipoproteins in Humans, Nonhuman Primates, and Rodents
Katrine Schjoldager (Denmark)

12.00 – 12.15

Protein destabilization as a regulating factor in intravascular lipolysis
Michael Ploug (Denmark)

12.15 – 12.30

Cidea improves the metabolic profile through expansion of adipose tissue and modulation of lipid metabolism
Alexander W. Fischer (Germany)*

12.30 – 12.45

Butyrate via the gut-brain circuit reduces appetite and activates brown adipose tissue
Patrick Rensen (The Netherlands)

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch

 

 

Session IV. OTHER TOPICS
Organized and chaired by Matteo Pedrelli (Sweden) and Åsa Tivesten (Sweden)

14.00 – 14.25

Shifting concepts in the description of the “vulnerable plaque”
Gerard Pasterkamp (The Netherlands)

14.25 – 14.30

Discussion

14.30 – 14.45

Disruption of the cholesterol efflux transporters ABCA1 and ABCG1 alters megakaryocyte proplatelet production
Amber Ouweneel (The Netherlands)*

14.45 – 15.00

Biological clock strongly regulates brown adipose tissue activity: implications for postprandial triglyceride metabolism
Rosa Van den Berg (The Netherlands)*

15.00 – 15.15

Cold-triggered bile acid synthesis shapes the gut microbiome
Anna Worthmann (Germany)*

   

15.15 – 15.30

Blood-brain barrier transcytosis genes and risk of dementia -a study of 74,754 individuals
Ida Juul Rasmussen (Denmark)*

 

15.30 – 16.15

Coffee, posters and exhibitions

 

16.15 – 16.40

Mast cells as effectors in cardiovascular diseases
Ilze Bot (The Netherlands)

16.40 – 16.45

Discussion

16.45 – 17.00

Extreme High High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol is Paradoxically Associated with High Mortality in Men and Women: two Prospective Cohort Studies
Christian Medom Madsen (Denmark)*

17.00 – 17.15

Protein components of intracellular membrane contact sites in endothelial cells: Roles of ORP2 and protrudin in angiogenesis
Vesa Olkkonen (Finland)

17:15 – 17:30

Low LDL-cholesterol, genetic variation, and risk of Alzheimer’s dementia and Parkinson's disease
Marianne Benn (Denmark)

17.30 – 19.00

Time free

 

19.00 – 19.30

Cocktail

19.30 –

Banquet and dancing

   

Friday, April 21, 2017

08.30 – 10.00

Breakfast 

10.00

Departure

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Have a nice trip back home!!!