Ass. Prof. Michal Vrablik, MD, PhD (CZ) - chairman

Michal Vrablik MD, PhD is currently Associated Professor of Internal Medicine at the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic. His main interests include preventive cardiology, clinical lipidology and genetics of lipoprotein metabolism disorders.

After graduating from the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague in 1997 he obtained his PhD in 2001 (thesis on “Familial Dyslipidemias – Clinical and Genetic Aspects”). In 2011 he successfully defended his habilitation work and was appointed an Associate Professor in 2012. He is most recently involved in studying cardiovascular prevention strategies in different population groups and pharmacogenetic studies.

He is the chairman of the Czech Atherosclerosis Society, member of the Executive Committee of the European Atherosclerosis Society and, also, member of several national expert societies. He has served as a principal investigator and investigator in more than twenty research projects on familial dyslipidemias and cardiovascular disease risk and has participated in a number of international clinical trials. He regularly presents at national as well as international scientific meetings and he is also involved in the “Speakers Bureau” for IAS- European Federation. Dr. Vrablik served as a lecturer at the EAS Summer School between 2007 and 2009. Since 2010 he has worked as a co-organizer of International Atherosclerosis Research School endorsed by the EAS and IAS. In 2009 he joined the Educational Committee of the EAS. He was a member of the organizing committee of the 75th EAS congress in Prague and he has been elected a member of the organizing committee of the 12th Congress of European Federation of Internal Medicine in 2013. He participates in the MedPed program being a leader of the project’s national centre.

In 2005–6 he received a research grant from the Czech Society of Cardiology and joined Healthy Heart Program of St. Paul´s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He worked at Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Metabolic Syndrome Clinics with prof. Jiri Frohlich.

Dr. Vrablik has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is the sole author of two monographs and author of ten book chapters.. He is also a reviewer for several national and international journals.

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