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Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th of April 2019

The Scandinavian Society for Atherosclerosis Research (SSAR) sponsors a yearly meeting in a Scandinavian Setting, open to all interested scientists. The meeting is organized like the European Lipoprotein Club or the Gordon Conferences. To make it attractive for established as well as young scientists to attend, the aim is to have:

1. The best possible scientific quality. Therefore, four pairs of chairpersons each decide the scientific content of their session. Each pair of chairpersons invites 2 speakers and decides who should give the non-invited lectures in their session, and who should present posters. The number of non-invited lectures allocated to the different sessions depends on the number of abstracts submitted to the sessions. Submitters of abstracts are encouraged to submit their best and most recent results.

2. An inexpensive meeting. Registration, room and board will be free of charge for scientists from academic institutions. Scientists from private companies will, upon acceptance to the meeting, be asked to pay DKK 4000.- to cover registration, room and board. All participants will have to pay their own transportation.

3. An appealing location, Krogerup Højskole is an old manor house beautifully situated in a large park, within 5 minutes' walking distance of the beach and of Louisiana, Copenhagen's famous museum of modern art.

By fulfilling these 3 goals, we hope maintain the tradition of a yearly atherosclerosis meeting of very high standard, and we ask you (young or established scientists) to help us achieve this by submitting an abstract of high scientific quality.



1. Inflammation and Vascular Biology
Line Bisgaard (Denmark), Daniel Ketelhuth (Sweden)

Invited speakers:
Hildur Arnardottir, Sweden
“Resolution of cardiovascular inflammation”

Jérôme Robert, Canada
“Modeling vascular inflammation in bioengineered human vessels”

Selected oral and poster presentations

2. Lipoproteins and Lipid Transport
Matti Jauhiainen (Finland), Stefan Stender (Denmark)

Invited speakers:
Jan Albert Kuivenhoven, The Netherlands
“Finding novel regulators of LDL metabolism”

Peter Wurtz, Finland
“Metabolic biomarker profiling of cardiovascular disease risk: a biobank perspective”

Selected oral and poster presentations

3. Cardiovascular Disease
Anne Langsted (Denmark), Jeanine R. Lennep (Netherlands)

Invited speakers:
Kausik Ray, United Kingdom
“Lipid-lowering therapies to reduce cardiovascular risk”

Niels Riksen, Nederlands
“The role of trained immunity in atherosclerosis”

Selected oral and poster presentations

4. Other topics
Jacob J. Christensen (Norway), Petri Kovanen (Finland)

Invited speakers:
José M. Ordovás, USA
“Omics and nutrition: key partners in Precision Medicine”

To be announced Selected oral and poster presentations