Berzelius symposium (BZ96) på temat diabetes och hjärtkärlsjukdom i Jubileumsaulan, SUS, Malmö, den 23-25 maj 2018 i regi av Svenska Läkaresällskapet, SFO EpiHealth (LU) samt KI.
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Welcome to the symposium on
Diabetes and the cardiovascular risk challenge
– mechanisms, epidemiology and treatment aspects”
The Berzelius symposia are the most prestigious scientific meetings organised by the
Swedish Society for Medicine (SSM), this time in collaboration with Lunds Universitet (LU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). The symposium will focus on mechanisms and cli-nical aspects of the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the light of new studies and trial data that expand our understanding of this relationship and new treatment possibilities. An abstract book and proceedings will be published.
The conference is open to all clinicians and basic science representatives from the Nordic area, international guests and lecturers, as well as representatives from pharma and device manufacturers.
We hope that you will join us for the Berzelius symposium on 23–24th May 2018 and look forward to your active participation. There will be a number of oral presentations but also a possibility to submit abstracts for poster presentation.
Welcome to Malmö in May 2018!
Organising Committee:
Peter M Nilsson, Professor, MD, PhD, Lund University (chair)
Margrét Leosdottir, MD, PhD, Lund University
Lars Rydén, Senior Professor, MD, PhD, Karolinska Institute (co-chair)
Linda Mellbin, MD PhD, Karolinska Institute
Carl Johan Östgren, Professor, MD, PhD, Linköping University
Stig Attvall, Associate Professor, MD, PhD, Sahlgrenska Academy
Contact information:
Peter M Nilsson (chair), Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den., phone +46-40-33 24 15
Lars Rydén (co-chair), Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den., phone +46-70-7292171
Camilla Key, Symposium secretariat, Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den., phone +46-40-33 23 01
Annie Melin, Symposium secretariat, Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den. , phone: +46-8-440 88 78
Preliminary program 23/5 
11.00–13.00 Registration at Jubileumsaulan, Malmö
13.00 Opening of symposium
Stefan Lindgren, President, the Swedish Society of Medicine Jan Nilsson, President, HLF Foundation
Mona Landin-Olsson, President SFD, Lund
Peter M Nilsson, Chair, Organizing committee, Malmö
Session 1 Definition of diabetes and origins of cardiovascular complications
Chair: Lena Jonasson, Linköping
13.10–13.30 Diabetes – a disease with many faces. Leif Groop, Malmö
13.30–13.50 Lifestyle interventions in the context of precision medicine. Paul Franks, Malmö
13.50–14.10 The red blood cell in diabetes. John Pernow, Stockholm
14.10–14.30 The gene-diet-microbiota-metabolism link. Marju Orho-Melander, Malmö
14.30–15.00 Coffee, Posters
Session 2 Epidemiology and trends
Chair: Annika Rosengren, Göteborg
15.00–15.20 Life course perspectives. The Finnish experience. Johan Eriksson, Helsinki, Finland 15.20–15.40 Early life programming of cardiometabolic disease – Global perspectives. Chittaranjan Yajnik, Pune, India
15.40–16.00 Global trends in diabetes and prediabetes – A threatening scenario.
William Knowler, Phoenix, USA
16.00–16.20 Global trends in cardiovascular disease – increased disease burden, but not everywhere.
Helena Nordenstedt, Stockholm
Session 3 State-of-the-Art 1
Chair: Leif Groop, Malmö
16.20–16.50 Personalized medicine to treat patients with diabetes. Andrew Hattersley, Exeter, UK
16.50–17.00 Best poster abstract 1.
19.00 Welcome Reception at Malmö Town Hall (“Rådhus”) hosted by the Malmö City Council.
Chair: Anna Norhammar, Stockholm
08.30–08.50 Micro- and macrovascular complications. John Petrie, Glasgow
08.50–09.10 Importance of postprandial hyperglycaemia. Antonio Ceriello, Milano
09.10–09.30 Risk factors, omics and the heart in diabetes. Martin Magnusson, Malmö
09.30–09.50 Lipid disorders in diabetes. Olle Melander, Malmö
09.50–10.20 Coffee, Posters
Session 5 State-of-the-Art 2
Chair: Marju Orho-Melander, Malmö
10.20–10.50 Lifestyle as the first step for prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Mai-Lis Hellenius, Stockholm
Session 6 Primary prevention of CVD complications in diabetes
Chair: Peter Rossing, Copenhagen
10.50–11.10 Glycaemic control. Katarina Eeg-Olofsson, Göteborg
11.10–11.30 Lipid control. Mats Eriksson, Stockholm
11.30–11.50 Blood pressure control. Karin Manhem, Göteborg
11.50–12.10 Cardio-renal protection. Per-Henrik Groop, Helsinki, Finland 12.10–13.00 Lunch, Posters
Session 7 Secondary prevention of CVD complications in diabetes Chair: Linda Mellbin, Stockholm
13.00–13.20 The importance of a target driven multifactorial approach.
Lars Rydén, Stockholm
13.20–13.40 New lipid-lowering treatment and goals. Olov Wiklund, Göteborg
13.40–14.00 Arterial stiffness – A new treatment target? Peter M Nilsson, Malmö
Pro-Pro debate
14.00–14.40 Second-line treatment for type 2 diabetes
– incretin active drugs or SGLT2 inhibitors as first choice?!
Pro incretin drugs: Jens Juul Holst, Copenhagen
Pro SGLT2 drugs: Jan Eriksson, Uppsala
14.40–15.10 Coffee, Posters
Session 8 The role of guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular complications
Chair: Lars Rydén, Stockholm
15.10–15.30 European perspective. Francesco Cosentino, Stockholm
15.30–15.50 Transatlantic perspective. William M Herman, USA
15.50–16.10 Swedish perspective. Carl Johan Östgren, Linköping
Thursday May 24th, 2018
Session 9 State-of-the Art 3
Chair: Martin Ridderstråle, Malmö
16.10–16.40 Integration of basic and clinical science for prevention of diabetes complications – focus on the incretin system. Eberhard Standl, Germany
16.40–17.00 Best poster abstract 2 and 3
19.00 Symposium Dinner in Malmö (pre-registration is necessary).
Session 10 Quality Assessment and Developments, Registers
Chair: Emil Hagström, Uppsala
08.30–08.50 The National Diabetes Register, Sweden. Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir, Göteborg
08.50–09.10 SWEDEHEART, Sweden. Tomas Jernberg, Stockholm
09.10–09.30 SEPHIA Register, Sweden. Margrét Leosdottir, Malmö
09.30–09.50 EUROASPIRE . Viveca Gyberg, Stockholm
09.50–10.20 Coffee, Posters
Session 11 The role of Patients, Relatives and the Health Care Organisation
Chair: Mona Landin-Olsson, Lund
10.20–10.40 Swedish Diabetes Association. Fredrik Löndahl, Helsingborg
10.40–11.00 Patient centered health care. Åsa Hörnsten, Umeå
11.00–11.20 Primary Health Care. Carl Johan Östgren, Linköping
11.20–11.40 The Steno Diabetes Centre Concept. Allan Flyvbjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Panel debate: Quality of diabetes care – New challenges for 2020!
Chair: Anders Frid, Malmö
11.40–12.30 Panelists: Karin Wikblad, Fredrik Löndahl, Carl Johan Östgren, Allan Flyvbjerg, Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir, Viveca Gyberg, Stig Attvall
12.30–12.40 Closing remarks. Lars Rydén and Peter M Nilsson
You are most welcome to submit a poster abstract to the meeting!
Please register for the meeting before you send in the abstract! Max length 44 lines with Times New Roman 12 p.
A limited number of abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation in the poster sessions.
Please send your abstract to Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den., no later than 15 April, 2018.
Poster boards at the meeting: approx size of 90 cm wide x 120 cm.
If you already have a poster in larger size, two boards can be used.
Jubileumsaulan – the conference hall
Malmö University Hospital Emergency centre
Malmö City Hall
23–25 May 2018 at the Jubileumsaulan, Medicinskt forsknings-centrum, SUS Malmö at Jan Waldenströms gata 1 in Malmö, Sweden.
Registration 10 April 2018, is deadline for registration.
When & Where, Payment?
Registration for the meeting will start on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 11.00.
Registration fees
SEK 2 500 (members of the SSM)
SEK 3 000 (non-member)
SEK 1 000, students
After 10 April, 2018: Late registration: SEK 4500 Symposium dinner on Thursday May 24th: SEK 500
The registration fee includes:
- Lunch, coffee (Aug 31st and Sept 1st) and the welcome reception on Wednesday May 23rd (pre-reservation is necessary).
The symposium dinner on Thursday May 24th costs SEK 500/person.
The registration fee must be paid before 10 April, 2018, at the latest. Registration after this date may be possible, but at extra cost, as outlined above.
Please pay via PayPal or we can send you an invoice for the fee (please state the correct invoice address, reference/kostnadsställe).
Cancellation of your participation has to be made in writing and sent to Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den. before 10 April, 2018. For cancellations received befo-re 10 April, 2018, a cancellation fee of SEK 500 will be charged. After this date, no refund will be possible.
Transfer of registration
In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to transfer your registration to a colleague, this can be done at no charge, but please contact the congress secretariat no later than one week befo-re the congress (before 16 May 2018).
Please book your room through this on-line service:
Your hotel costs are to be settled directly with the hotel. All major credit cards are accepted.
To and from the airport
International flights: Copenhagen (Kastrup) Airport is located 10 km west of Malmö. There are trains regularly from the airport and the trip to Malmö takes 20 minutes by train. Step off the train at the second stop from Copenhagen Airport ”Triangeln”, and take the escalators located at the end of the platform that your train arrived at, and you will be 200 m from the entrance to Jubileumsaulan.
Domestic flights: Malmö Airport is located nearly 30 km east of Malmö
and the Airport bus takes just over a half an hour to get to the heart of
More information and registration
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