EAS Paediatric FH symposium

Welcome to the 6th EAS Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia symposium

Saturday, 20 May 2023, Mannheim, Germany

This event will take place in the Dorint Hotel, Level 1, Room: Beethoven 2 (address: Friedrichsring 6,Mannheim) 

Registration for FREE – Click here to complete your registration

Registration will close on 18 May, 2023


Organised by:
Jeanine Roeters van Lennep, Elizabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Mafalda Bourbon, Kirsten Holven, Michal Vrablik and Steve Humphries

10.00-10.05Welcome – Steve Humphries and Elizabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
10.05-13.00Statins and Nutrition for the treatment of FH in children, adolescents and pregnancy
Chairs: Kirsten Holven (Norway) and Mafalda Bourbon (Portugal)
10.05-10.25Statin use, safety, prolonged therapy in children with FH – Gisle Langset (Norway)
10.25-10.45Statin use in pregnancy of women with FH – Jeanine Roeters van Lennep (Holland)
10.45-11.00Dietary-nutritional treatment of children with FH – Kirsten Holven (Norway)
11.00-11.202x Clinical Scenarios – Led by Kjetil Retterstøl (Norway)
11.20-11.45Coffee and Poster Viewing
11.45-13.00Novel agents for lipid lowering in children with HE and HO FH
Chairs: Michal Vrablik (Czech Republic) and Jeanine Roeters van Lennep (Holland)
11.45-12.05Efficacy and safety of PCSK9i agents in the management of LDL-C in children with HeFH – Doortje Reijman (Holland)
12.05-12.15Use of lomitapide for management of HoFH – Marcello Arca (Italy)
12.15-12.30New Evidence in Pediatric HoFH Management – Luis Masana (Spain)
12.30-12.45CRISPR base editing as an investigational single-course treatment for FH – Amit Khera (USA)
12.45-13.002x Clinical Scenarios relating to Novel agents – led by Albert Wiegman (Holland)
13.00-14.00Lunch and Poster Viewing
14.00-15.50FH Universal Screening in childhood: different approaches and pros and cons.
Chairs: Urh Grošelj (Slovenia) & Elizabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen (Germany)
14.00-14.20European FH Paediatric screening recommendations and Prague Declaration – Urh Grošelj (Slovenia)
14.20-14.30FH Screening by combinedLDL-cholesterol measurement and genetic analysis in umbilical cord blood – Tomas Freiberger (Czech Republic)
14.30-14.40FH Screening bymeasuring cholesterol in newborn blood spots : The MV project –Elizabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen (Germany)
14.40-14.50Biochemical and Molecular Newborn Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia – Amy Peterson (USA)
14.50-15.00Screening for FH in childhood: A UK perspective – Lorraine Priestley-Barnham ​ (UK)
15.00-15.10FH Screening by measuring cholesterol in 6 year olds: The Luxemburg project – Marianne Becker (Luxemburg)
15.10-15.20FH Screening by measuring cholesterol in in primary school children in Croatia – Ivan Pećin (Croatia)
15.20-15.30FH Screening by Newborn whole genome sequencing (WGS): Pros and Cons – Steve Humphries (UK)
15.30 -15.50Round table discussion with all speakers and Magdalena Daccord (FH Europe)
15.50-16.00Voting for next year’s topics and Wrap up – Steve Humphries (UK)
16.00 –Networking drinks

*The symposium is free of charge for all delegates. Please note that a no-show fee of €100 will be charged if you cancel your participation later than Friday 12 May or do not show up at the symposium.

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