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Final Scientific Programme to download here. (last update on May 16, 2016)

A Programme of Free Communications available here. (last update on May 23, 2016)

A List of Posters available here. (last update on May 23, 2016)

A List of Last Minute Posters available here. (last update on May 9, 2016)

Authors' Instructions are available here.

The official language of the symposium is English. Translation will not be provided.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Last update on May 16, 2016. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Last update on May 16, 2016.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Last update on May 16, 2016. 


CME Accreditation


We are pleased to inform you that Symposium of the International Atherosclerosis Society “Anitschkow Days” was granted 15 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Symposium of the International Atherosclerosis Society “Anitschkow Days”' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

The 'Symposium of the International Atherosclerosis Society “Anitschkow Days”' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 15 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Interview with Chair of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Richard Ceska

1) When and how did you come up the idea of organizing the Symposium of the International Atherosclerosis Society 2016 in St. Petersburg?
2013 marked the 100th anniversary of Anitschkow's discoveries, which proved the cholesterol hypothesis, so when the decision to organize an international meeting on atherosclerosis in Russia was made, we decided to honour Professor Nikolai N. Anitschkow and to hold the symposium in St. Petersburg – Anitschkow's working place.

2) Why the subtitle Anitschkow Days?
Nikolai N. Anitschkow was a Russian scientist who is respected around the world because of his experimental work with rabbits, which were overfed with cholesterol, leading to the discovery of atherosclerosis. These results represent the basis of the cholesterol hypothesis of atherosclerosis development.

3) Why the city of St. Petersburg? What can the participant expect and experience in such an extraordinary historic city?
As Peter the Great's "Window onto Europe", St. Petersburg was conceived as a city unlike any other in Russia, taking its cues from the latest architectural and technical advances in Europe. The city’s White Nights are legendary, those long summer evenings are well known all over the world. Participants will not only experience the White Nights, but can visit Russian Museums with perhaps the best collection of Russian art in the world. Even the elegant canals are worth visiting as they afford you a view of the Draw Bridges.

4) What will be on the agenda of the scientific programme?
We are planning to focus on hot topics. Thanks to our cooperation with the Russian Society of Cardiology and the Russian National Society of Atherosclerosis we are preparing topics which are tailored to suit all participants.
Since our Symposium is worldwide we are holding the plenary lectures in English, but we are also preparing a Russian section. Of course participants will also meet up to chat and have the chance to discuss all the important topics.
We do believe that the programme, in general, will be of sufficient interest for all participants - plenary lectures, workshops, sponsored symposia and posters will attract all colleagues, physicians, research workers and other specialists.

5) Are there any other interesting areas that participants should be aware of?
The Industry Sponsored Satellites will again have the opportunity to prove that they are the real innovators in the medical field. We shouldn't forget to mention the Poster section that never fails to surprise us in terms of the amount of submitted abstracts. We have seen time and time again that the Poster Section is well received and the doctors are grateful for the chance to present their hard work.
Some much anticipated social events will take the edge off all the hard work and I can't wait to organize social events Russian style!

6) How do participants get to know about your Symposium?
We place great emphasis on promotion. The symposium team has, throughout this year, represented our IAS 2016 booth at events across Europe and in America.
During the IAS 2016 - Anitschkow Days promotion, we visited 4 international medical events: The 2nd World Congress on Clinical Lipidology in Vienna, ACP Boston, the European Congress on Obesity in Prague and the 17th International Congress on Atherosclerosis in Amsterdam. Participants of these events had the chance to win free registration at the IAS 2016 - Anitschkow Days in St. Petersburg by filling in an IAS card.

7) Where else can participants follow IAS 2016 for the latest news?
A Facebook profile for IAS 2016 will be soon created. Participants will have the chance to follow all the important information in addition to the cultural attractions of St. Petersburg. We are planning to showcase more of St. Petersburg's history, art and heritage.

8) How would you sum up the St. Petersburg Symposium?
We believe it is a superbly prepared professional programme in a sensational venue, and adding to the fact that the symposium is being held at the time of White Nights will only contribute more to the success of this extraordinary event.

Richard Češka, MD, PhD, FACP, FEFIM
Professor of Internal Medicine

Charles University and University Hospital Prague, Czech Republic
Chair of the Organizing Committee

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