Welcome to Lipids – From Lab to Clinical Setting


A 2 day course with focus on lipid biochemistry, laboratory issues, genetics, atherosclerosis and the role of dyslipidaemia in vascular disease.

Day 1 will focus on lipid biochemistry, laboratory measures of plasma lipids and lipoproteins and their clinical use. Furthermore the use of molecular genetics will be presented and discussed. Finally, the role of diet and fatty acids for vascular disease will be reviewed.

Day 2 will focus on disease states caused by/with a major contribution from dyslipidaemia including vascular disease, genetic disorders eg. familial hypercholesterolaemia, pancreatitis and hepatic steatosis. Prevention of treatment of these diseases will be reviewed, illustrated and discussed by patient cases.

Literature: will include, but more to come:

Inflammation and immunity in diseases of the arterial tree Circ Res 2015; 116: 307-11

Familial hypercholesterolemia is underdiagnosed and undertreated Eur Heart J 2013; 34: 378-90

Triglycerides and cardiovascular disease: Lancet 2014; 384: 626-35

Effectiveness of genetic screening: Atherosclerosis 2014; 239: 93-100

Organizer: Erik Berg Schmidt & Mogens Lytken Larsen

Lecturers: Erik Berg Schmidt, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Albert Marni Joensen, Michael Skjelbo Nielsen and others TBD


Time: 5.-6. november 2015

Place: Room 106, Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: