Editorial: IAS/ICCR Satellite Symposium, June 13, 2018

Abdominal obesity, visceral obesity in particular, is the most dangerous form of obesity. An excess of abdominal visceral fat is associated with metabolic disorders leading to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer.

Taking the opportunity of the XVIIIth International Symposium on Atherosclerosis in Toronto to be held on June 9-12, 2018, the IAS and the ICCR jointly organise a satellite symposium on June 13 to provide an update on the latest scientific evidence on this particular topic.

Professors Matsuzawa and Després will co-chair a full-day program with topics covering basic science aspects to new tools for clinical assessment and management.

The objectives of the IAS, the ICCR and the working group are to complete this one-day conference with a position paper on visceral adiposity as an emerging risk factor for atherosclerosis and vascular disease.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this satellite symposium. We look forward to welcoming you!

To view the scientific program, click here.