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Issue #17

In the beautiful city of ElGouna and by the charming Red Sea, the third Aswan Heart Centre Science and Practice Series took place from 1-2-2013 to 3-2-2013.

The conference, directed by Prof. Sir Magdi Yacoub and titled “The Unstable Plaque”, focused on one of the major cardiovascular burdens in Egypt.
Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease was an interesting topic addressed during the meeting. Speakers emphasized that coronary artery disease (CAD) is the major cause of death not only in the industrialized world (Europe and North America), but also in the developing world (Africa, Middle East, Asia and South America). Hypertension, diabetes and smoking are the major risk factors for CAD. Moreover, many studies prove the correlation between CAD and individual variables such as age, sex, race and social standard.

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1. Name: Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Resistance and ACS
    By: Peter W. F. Wilson, M.D.
            Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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2. Name: scientific platforms for the investigating of the role of lifestyle, nutrition, metabolism and genetics in chronic disease aetiology
    By: Elio Riboli, MD, MPH, ScM, HonFPH, FMedSci
            Professor in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

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3. Name: Framingham at Fifty: What Have We Learned?
    By: Peter W. F. Wilson
            Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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4. Name: London Life Sciences Population Study
    By: Jaspal S Kooner
            Professor of Clinical Cardiology,
            National Heart and Lung Institute Imperial College London

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