Conference Programme 2023

The HEART UK 2023 conference programme

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Myant Lecturer 

Familial hypercholesterolemia and PCSK9: from genetics to clinical trials

Prof Catherine Boileau, Paris, France

Prof Catherine Boileau is the current Chair of the Genetics Department at Bichat university hospital and teaches Genetics at the Medical School of Paris Cité University. She has performed research for over 35 years at Inserm. She was President of the first Scientific Advisory Board of the French Foundation of Rare Diseases and went on to be the Research Director of the Northern University Hospitals.



The National Picture

  • General update on the National Perspective
  • AHSN network


Impact of multiple treatments

  • Cardiovascular disease prevention and clinical trials
  • Lipids, inflammation and biologics


Oral and poster abstracts

  • Oral free communication sessions
  • Poster sessions – moderated and unmoderated



  • Cardiovascular disease prevention and clinical trials
  • The practicalities of diet and lifestyle Lipid Education and learning from inappropriate referrals + lessons from the Harefield experience
  • Cardiac CT and emerging research


  • Paediatric FH: Reflections from the past, innovations of the present and visions for the future
  • Slovenian Experience of screening children for FH
    Reviving the Paediatric FH Register – a 5-year NIHR study


Hyperlipidaemia Education Study session

  • A critical review of previous fibrate studies
  • Recent triglyceride lowering RCTs and their clinical implications


Practicalities of Diet & Lifestyle in Lipid Management

Session 1: Panel Discussion Considering Dietary Aspects Impacting Lipid Results

Using case studies with different lipid scenarios, the Panel will provide insights into the nutritional aspects needing to be considered when evaluating lipid results, along with practical dietary recommendations to give to patients.

Session 2: Putting this into Practice – HEART UK’s CVD Diet Checklist

All guidelines for lipid management recommend advising on a heart healthy eating pattern. However, this can be achieved in a variety of ways. To address this, HEART UK has designed a Cardiovascular diet checklist to help assess the quality of a patient’s diet and determine where improvements can be made. This session will highlight the development of the tool and the practical applications.Speaker TBC.

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CPD approved - this meeting has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 11 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). 
Wednesday 6 July – 5 credits | Thursday 7 July – 5 credits | Friday 8 July – 1 credit

  • British Dietetic Association endorsed (BDA endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity)

Conference highlights

  • Clinical Lipidology Live – an interactive case based session
  • Spotlight on posters
  • Meet the expert - Top tips for writing and creating abstracts
  • Industry sponsored symposia
  • And lots, lots more….

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