Peter Libby, MD
President, IAS I am privileged to take the helm of the International Atherosclerosis Society following on Raul Santos’ successful three years of leadership. When I stood for election to this prestigious post, I presented a brief that outlined several points which bear emphasis here. First, we must retain and even expand focus on the "International" in our society’s name. The greatest burden of cardiovascular risk and disease now resides in lower and middle income countries. We must affirm and expand our commitment to enlisting representation and participation from the growing economies and developing world, regions increasingly affected by the disease we strive to conquer. We need to continue to grow efforts to combat atherosclerotic risk globally. Achieving this goal requires us learn together cultural sensitivities and to embrace local challenges that would allow us to help mitigate atherosclerosis and complications not just in high-income countries, but worldwide.Continue Reading >
Education Center and Resources
Did you miss the release of the Global ASCVD Trends and Emerging Strategies educational video series? The 9-part series aims to address the matter of LDL-C attributable risk in the prevention of major adverse cardiology events.Videos are presented in English, but subtitles are available in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.
1. Webinar on Severe Dyslipidemias in LATAM: Confronting The Future
This webinar comprehensively addresses the matter of managing patients with severe dyslipidemias. It aims to close knowledge and practice gaps and reduce clinician uncertainty. View the faculty list and schedule to learn more. The videos will be available in English with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
2. Educational Video Series on Battle Brazil: Defeating T2DM in the ASCVD Patient
This educational video series will address treatment approaches, cardiovascular risk for the T2DM patient, and where we stand in the battle against diabetes. View the faculty list and schedule to learn more. The videos will be available in English with Portuguese subtitles.
More information and programs can be found under the Resource tab on the IAS website.
New Lipid Clinics
On January 10, IAS and our colleagues in Pakistan celebrated the opening of the Pediatric Lipid Clinic at Shifa International Hospital.
At the end of 2021, IAS and our colleagues in Somalia celebrated the opening of the first lipid clinic in the country.
On January 20, IAS and our colleagues in Yemen celebrated the establishment of the country’s first adult lipid clinic located in Science and Technology University Teaching Hospital.