'Hot Topics in Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease'


Wednesday 4 - Friday 6 July 2018

Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL 


Plant sterols

Plant sterols cholesterol lowering effects have been known for some time.

Reducing cholesterol

Making changes to the food you eat and being more active can help lower your cholesterol to normal levels.

In some cases, particularly if you are older or at greater risk, you may also need to take a cholesterol-lowering medicine like a statin. Statins are very effective, safe and well tolerated and have been shown to reduce heart attacks.


Scottish Heart & Arterial disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) Annual Scientific Meeting

Scottish Heart and Arterial disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) is a charity set up by clinicians in the 1980s to tackle the problem of premature death through arterial disease in Scotland.

Diabetes, Lipids and Reducing Vascular Risk

When: 23-24 November 2017

Where: Crieff Hydro Hotel, Strathean House, Fern Tower Road, Crieff, PH7 3LQ


Programme includes:

23rd November:

PCSK9 inhibitors - which patients should get them and what doctors should prescribe them

Glycaemic control to reduce CV risk in diabetes

24th November:

New SIGN Guidelines

Workshops including blood pressure targets, injectable devices and initiatives in the community


SHARP Prize ​Call for Abstracts: Closing date 29th September 2017: 

More details including registration, full conference programme and "call for abstracts" details can be found on SHARP website: www.sharpscotland.org.uk