Lipoprotein(a) Foundation Hosts Gala Fundraiser to Celebrate Opening of Lipoprotein Exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation:

WHAT:

 

 

 

The
Lipoprotein(a) Foundation
is hosting a Gala Fundraiser
to celebrate the opening of the “Understanding Lipoproteins:
Research, Treatment and Relationship to Cholesterol” exhibition at
the International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS)

∙ All proceeds from the Hope Gala go to support the REVEAL
Lipoprotein(a) Patient Natural History Registry to further Lp(a)
research

∙ Sponsored by Amgen, Inc., Akcea Therapeutics, Denka Seiken,
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Kaneka Corporation and IONIS
Pharmaceuticals

∙ The Hope Gala will showcase the “Understanding Lipoproteins”
Exhibition, which is dedicated to pioneering University of Chicago
researcher, Angelo
M. Scanu, M.D.

Hope
Gala Press Release

 

WHEN:

The Hope Gala: Lp(a) Research From the Bench to the Clinic:
Reflections on the Past, the Present and the Future
takes
place on Saturday, November 10 at 7pm

∙ The “Understanding Lipoproteins” exhibit opens to the public on
Monday, November 12

Hope
Gala Registration

 

WHERE:

International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS)

1524. N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

 

WHY:

The “Understanding Lipoproteins” exhibit reviews the health
impact of lipoproteins, particles in the blood that carry what is
often referred to as “bad” and “good” cholesterol

∙ It is estimated that 63 million in the US have inherited high
Lp(a)

∙ Lp(a) concentrations can be measured by a simple blood test, but
it is not included in most standard lipid panel tests that check
cholesterol levels

∙ A study published in JACC shows that the current cholesterol
screening will miss 8% of people who have a cardiovascular event
whose only risk factor is high Lp(a)

 

WHO:

The following cardiovascular event survivors and cardiovascular
disease experts are available to discuss hereditary risks of
cardiovascular disease associated with Lp(a):

∙ Sandra Revill Tremulis, survivor and founder of Lipoprotein(a)
Foundation

∙ Celina Edelstein, University of Chicago research scientist and
Dr Scanu’s colleague

∙ Henry Ginsberg, MD Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
and Chief Medical Officer for The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation

∙ Monica Stokes, International Museum of Surgical Science

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