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We are pleased to invite you to attend Artery 8 which will be held from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th September 2008 in Ghent, Belgium.
This conference follows on from the previous highly successful Artery meetings that have now established a tradition in the field. This meeting will cover the expanding list of topics related to large artery structure and function through keynote lectures, abstract presentations and practical demonstrations of methods of how to assess arterial properties.
Stiffening of large arteries is an important element of vascular ageing, leading to isolated systolic hypertension and increased cardiovascular risk. This has been recognized by the 2007 ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of hypertension. Pathophysiological alterations of large arteries are related to hypertensive disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease, smoking, hyperlipidaemia and many other factors. Therefore, methods of assessing arterial function and structure are important in the modern management of cardiovascular disease, both in terms of risk assessment and therapy.
The Artery Society aims to be the bridge between all societies dealing with arterial structure and physiology. Delegates of these societies are warmly welcomed to actively participate in Artery 8 and to exchange ideas with delegates of other societies. As witness of this bridging function, joint sessions will be held with working groups from different societies including the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology.
We welcome abstracts for both oral and poster presentations dealing with clinical research, experimental studies, biomechanical, methodological, and genetic research related to large artery structure and function. The presentation of data at this meeting will provide the opportunity for scientific interaction and discussion with a highly informed audience. Furthermore, the participants will be rewarded with prizes for young investigators, for best posters and for Career Development Awards. All accepted abstracts will be published in the journal, Artery Research, the official journal of Artery the Society.
Register online here and view the Scientific Programme here.
We look forward very much to welcoming you to Ghent in 2008.
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Organisation type: Working group
Status: Advance Programme
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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