This letter is to share with you information about next year's 83rd Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society, which will be held in the award-winning Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, UK, March 22-25, 2015. The Congress is hosted in partnership with the British Atherosclerosis Society (BAS), and the Congress Chair is Professor Chris Packard of the University of Glasgow.
Why attend EAS 2015 Glasgow?
1. Scientific Excellence - novel insights & future challenges from bench to bedside
The Congress committees have been working hard to prepare a forward-looking programme that will excite, inspire and inform. Experts at the forefront of research in both clinical and basic science in the field of atherosclerosis will present novel insights on future challenges in the area. You can find details of the Plenary and Workshop sessions now on the Congress website, www.eas2015.kenes.com.
2. Cross-discipline ideas exchange - the value of face-to-face discussion
EAS brings together clinicians and basic scientists across a range of disciplines, all from top-flight opinion leaders to those just starting their careers. The programme is created to give many opportunities, both formal and informal, for the personal, face-to-face discussions that spark scientific creativity, stimulate collaboration and can lead to new friendships.
3. New opportunities for Young Investigators
Progress in the field of atherosclerosis depends on the next generation of investigators, and at EAS 2015 we wish to encourage the participation of young scientists and clinicians by offering even more opportunities for them to present their work.
The Congress will naturally feature our always-popular moderated poster discussions lead by senior scientists. In addition, we will hold new Young Investigator Oral Communication Sessions – where selected up-and-coming scientists will be offered the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation of their abstract.
4. Affordable registration fees
Take advantage of our Early-registration and member registration offers. Registration costs as little as € 150 (aged under 35) and € 300 (aged over 35) before January 12, 2015. Included in the registration fee is access to all scientific session, refreshment breaks and lunches, and entrance to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception.
EAS Society member subscription dues are € 40 regular/€ 20 junior scientist, see www.eas-society.org for details, and if you are already a Society member and have up-to-date subscription dues, or if you become a Society member before the end of 2014, you will be eligible for member registration rates at EAS 2015 Glasgow.
Full details of the registration fees for the Congress are available now on the Congress website, www.eas2015.kenes.com.
5. Accessible, welcoming and affordable – the city of Glasgow
- Easy to get to - Scotland's most accessible destination with three international airports and direct flights from 116 destinations.
- Great choice of accommodation - ranging from budget accommodation to five star hotels, all within close proximity of conference venue, hotels and restaurants.
- Easy to get around - a compact and walkable city, easy for visitors to find their way around with a campus feel.
- Affordable - Glasgow is ranked by the Mercer Cost of Living Survey as one of Europe's most cost effective cities.
- Historic & cultural city - more than 20 free museums and art galleries.
- Ideally located for exploring Scotland - a short journey from breathtaking Scottish scenery, including Loch Lomond and famous mountains, historic castles.
Take part – submit your abstract now
The Late Breaking Abstract submission portal is now open on the Congress website, and the deadline for latest Abstract submission is January 26, 2015. Accepted Abstracts will be presented either as oral communications during workshops or oral communication sessions, or as regular posters. Posters are exhibited for the duration of the Congress.
For more information
You can find the latest information about the Congress at the EAS 2015 Glasgow website https://eas.kenes.com/.
Bring your friends and colleagues
Please become an active supporter of EAS - send this message to your peers and encourage them to attend. Please also pass on the message to your colleagues and coworkers that EAS 2015 is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a high-level, international audience of experts in the field of atherosclerosis.
If not earlier, we look forward to seeing you in Glasgow next spring.
|Alberico L. Catapano|
|Arnold von Eckardstein|
Chair, Programme scientific committe