Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Insights from the first trials in epigenetics in human: What is the way forward?

10' education - Oct. 20, 2017 - Barcelona, Spain - Stephen Nicholls, MD, Adelaide, Australia - PACE-CME symposium at ESC 2017 - Online CME

This lecture was part of a CME accredited symposium: Managing Diabetes & CVD: Is epigenetics a new way forward? held at ESC 2017 in Barcelona

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Educational information

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Stephen Nicholls, MD is Deputy Director and Heart Health Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Adelaide, Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

CME Accreditation

This programme was accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credit(s).


Prof Nicholls disclosed the following related to this presentation- Research support: AstraZeneca, Amgen, Anthera, Eli Lilly, Esperion, Novartis, Cerenis, The Medicines Company, Resverlogix, InfraReDx, Roche, Sanofi-Regeneron and LipoScience - Consulting and honoraria: AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Anthera, Omthera, Merck, Takeda, Resverlogix, Sanofi-Regeneron, CSL Behring, Esperion, Boehringer Ingelheim


This symposium was supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Resverlogix

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