BWH Clinical & Research News

Greek and US Experts Talk Vascular Biology

(L to R): George D. Giannoglou, MD, PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Dimitrios Tousoulis, MD, PhD, University of Athens; Peter Libby, MD, chief of BWH Cardiovascular Medicine; Peter Stone, MD, director of the BWH Vascular Profiling Research Group; Betsy Nabel, MD, BWH president; George D. Behrakis; Lampros K. Michalis, MD, MRCP, University of Ioannina.

On Nov. 14 BWH held an international symposium entitled, “Identification and Treatment of High-Risk Coronary Plaque: A Challenge and an Opportunity.” The symposium gathered experts in coronary atherosclerosis from Greece and the United States to discuss existing and new strategies for treating the disease. There were several presentations along with a scientific poster session. The event also honored George D. Behrakis, a significant supporter of the research being conducted to learn about the natural history of coronary atherosclerosis and strategies designed to identify and treat high-risk plaque.