Information available from Autumn 2017

Beyond the Call of Duty for FH : the Rianna Wingett Award

Beyond the Call of Duty for Familial Hypercholesterolemia​ (FH)

PATIENTS - This is your chance to nominate your GP or health professional who will receive a £150 award presented at the annual conference.
Submission deadline: CLOSED

Rianna Wingett Award flier 2017

Read Rianna's story

Travel Grant winners report

"...As a current medical student undertaking a summer research project investigating the barriers associated with the implementation of familial hypercholesterolaemia in Scotland, I found the conference both enjoyable and incredibly helpful to see how these problems are being addressed not just in Scotland but across the world. The conference also allowed me to present a poster to an audience of experts in the field of lipidology, and despite not winning any awards it was a fantastic learning opportunity... I am confident that the experience I gained will benefit both my project and my future medical career."


Conference Office

For any questions relating to the Annual Conference, please contact the conference office below:

Natasha Dougall

Wheldon Events & Conferences
93 Watling Street
, Bridgtown
, Staffordshire WS11 0BG

T: +44 (0) 1543 503 322
F: +44 (0) 1543 466 890


2016 Delegate comments

2016 Attendee remarks from Faculty and Delegates:

“You can rely on the HEART UK meeting to provide you with the most recent and up-to-date information in the field of clinical Lipidology in the UK and an insight into what is on the horizon.”

“The conference allowed me to present a poster to an audience of experts in the field of lipidology… it was a fantastic learning opportunity.”

“All of it. It is the best source of reliable information on lipid medicine and provides excellent opportunities to network and understand what's happening all over the country.”

 “A good opportunity to update knowledge in the field of Lipidology and learn about things that could be applicable at the Clinic and are not just at a research level.”

 “Very informative, excellent networking opportunities, suitable for clinicians, nurses and AHP's.”

 “Probably best UK event for CPD in lipidology and related fields.”

"Having only been in post as British Heart Foundation Clinical Nurse Specialist in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) a couple of months, the prospect of attending a conference whereby experts in the field of lipidology, cardiology and FH are abundant was both daunting and exciting. I hoped to put names to faces, to gain a better understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ and to meet people who could stimulate my mind and trigger ideas. I am glad to say all those targets were exceeded but, not only that, the main heartfelt theme that all delegates, speakers and patients together had the same passion for the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) was very evident. From professors to patients’, the message was clear, learning from each other and challenging practice for a better life for all, a message which was quite refreshing."

"...the HEART UK Conference taught me that everyone in the field is approachable, we all have the same aim and I look forward to the next conference where I hope to gain a better understanding of the genetics and science behind FH."

Abstracts of Free Communications


Abstract authors notified of selection: Latest Friday 31 March


Abstract submissions are invited on any topic relating to cholesterol and related conditions (for example, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis).

Submission need not be related specifically to the conference topic.

Presented oral and poster abstracts at the conference will be published by Elsevier post conference ON LINE ONLY in Atherosclerosis Supplements.


One parallel oral abstract session will take place on Friday 7 July:

Medical & Scientific programme (13:20 – 14:20 hours)  
Healthcare programme (13:20 – 14:20 hours)

Authors have 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions allotted to them for their presentation.
The session chairperson will stick rigidly to this timing template!
Presenters who over run will be asked by the chairperson to cease their presentation.


There will be an attended poster session on Friday 7 July from 08:45-09:45 hours.

Whilst authors must be on hand to discuss their work with the judging panel during this time the posters will be available for delegates to view throughout the conference period.
Presenting authors must be ready with 3-4 bullet points explaining their poster which will be followed by 2 minutes discussion with the judges.

Poster Board Size:
2m (top to bottom) x 1m (left to right) – PORTRAIT - (100cm Wide x 200cm Deep)
Your poster should be printed to A0 size (841mm x 1189 mm).

Please ensure:
1. Your poster is printed to portrait and NOT landscape size.
2. That your poster is printed to A0 size (841mm x 1189 mm).

Velcro will be provided for your use. NO pins, blue-tak or cellotape can be used as these will damage the panels and you will be charged for any damage incurred.

Set up and removal:
You may erect your poster on Wednesday 5 July from 17:00 hours for informal viewing from 19:00 hours.
Please refer to the allocated poster number detailed within the programme book which will be handed to all attendees.
Your poster must be removed by 14:00 hours on Friday 7 July.
Any posters remaining after this time will not be returned to the authors but destroyed.

Submission instructions: (Please read carefully before submitting your abstract)

  1. The abstract must not have been published before either at a HEART UK conference or elsewhere.
  2. By submitting your abstract, you or an associate author are obliged to be available to present the abstract either orally or in poster form depending on the outcome of the blind marking.
  3. Abstracts should be clear and concise.
  4. It is the authors responsibility to ensure that correct grammar is used and that the abstract is checked for grammatical or other errors prior to submission.
  5. Submit your abstract by completing the form below and also attaching a word version (in case of symbol sensitivity).
  6. The word version must fit within a box 10.5cm wide x 14cm deep to include title and authors.
  7. Text size should be in 10 point only and justified to the left and right.
  8. The typeface used should be Times or similar. Black text only.
  9. Abstracts should include in the following order:
  10. ABSTRACT TITLE - in CAPITALS and NO MORE than 250 characters.
  11. AUTHOR(S) - with brief affiliations and NO MORE than four lines. (Surname followed by initials, each author name separated by a comma)
  12. PRESENTING AUTHOR - indicate this in the authors listing with an * besides your name.
  13. If authors have different affiliations they can be indicated by superscript numbers or letters. Please ensure that a full list of authors and affiliations are included.
  14. ABSTRACT TEXT - The length of an abstract body should not exceed more than 2500 characters. Ensure the abstract includes an introduction, methods, results and conclusions/implications.
  15. A maximum of one table per abstract can be included, inserted into the abstract as a jpg file and included in the 2500 characters.
  16. IMAGES should be submitted as jpg files within the abstract and be legible to a maximum size of 8 x 8 cm.
  17. Only submissions completed prior to the published deadline will be considered.
  18. IMPORTANT: Complete all the section detailed on the abstract template form.


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University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

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