Conference Programme

Myant lecture 2024 - Implementation science and adaptive models of care for FH: an international perspective

The lecture will review international gaps in the care of FH and how implementation science and practice, based on best current clinical evidence, may be employed to improve care. Adaptive models of care will be reviewed from the perspectives of methods of detection (screening and diagnosis), risk stratification. treatment (adults, children, hoFH) and general implementation strategies.  

Prof Gerald F Watts - DSc DM PhD FRCP FRACP FCSANZ

Gerald F Watts is a senior consultant physician, full professor and chair of The Familial Hypercholesterolaemia-Australasia Network. He trained at Imperial and King’s Colleges in the University of London. He is currently director of the Cardio-metabolic Service (Departments of Cardiology and Internal Medicine) and Winthrop Professor of Cardio-metabolic Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital and the University of Western Australia. Research interests include lipid disorders, obesity and cardiovascular prevention, and clinical interests focus on delivering improved care for FH and related conditions. Professor Watts is actively involved in teaching and supervises several MD and PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. He has authored over 750 published works and is on the editorial board of several cardiovascular and metabolic journals, including Atherosclerosis, Metabolism, American Journal of Preventative Cardiology and Current Opinion series ( Lipidology; Endocrinology and Diabetes).

Topics and speakers confirmed

International perspectives:

  • International challenges for cardiovascular prevention around lipids.  Results of the INTERASPIRE study in 14 countries across all 6 WHO regions | Prof Kornelia Kotseva (London, UK)
  • NICE v European Guidelines:
  • NICE v other guidelines | Prof Riyaz Patel (Professor of Cardiology, UCL, London, UK)
  • LDL-C calculation – What comes next after Friedewald? | Dr Alan Remaley (M.D. NIH University of Pittsburgh, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

BISH joint session:

  • Optimal treatment in Hypertension | Dr Kazem Rahimi (Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford)
  • Novel approaches in Hypertension Management | Dr Pankaj Gupta (Consultant, Department of Metabolic Medicine and Chemical Pathology, University Hospitals Leicester)

Women and CVD:

  • Empowering change: The EAS call to action on women, lipids and CVD | Prof Jeanine Roeters van Lennep (HOLLAND)
  • Cardiovascular risk management during puberty, conception, pregnancy and beyond | Dr Antonio de’ Marvao (London, UK)
  • Coronary prevention and lipid management during menopause and INOCA | Professor Peter Collins (London, UK)


  • The role of the National Screening Committee
  • Unlocking the future, the Newborn Genomes Programme
  • Navigating paediatric Homozygous FH management | Dr Mike Champion (Consultant Paediatrician & Clinical Lead, Inherited Metabolic Conditions, Evelina, London, UK)

Diet and Lifestyle:

  • Panel discussion on the dietary management of metabolic lipid conditions
  • An update on HEART UK’s Diet Quizzes to support the dietary management of cholesterol

Clinical Lipidology Live:

  • Live patient case studies and discussion with Facilitator: Prof Dev Datta

Oral and poster abstracts

Lunch and learn workshop session

Plus plentiful time for networking.