3rd Congress of the European Group – International Society for Apheresis (E-ISFA)


Donnerstag, 19. Mär 2020
Samstag, 21. Mär 2020


International Society for Apheresis
Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden Große Meißner Str. 15
01097 Dresden
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Dr. Jessica Heimbercher
K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden Bautzner Str. 117–119 01099 Dresden, Germany

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

The E-ISFA executive committee decided that the next congress will take place again in Dresden in 2020. Thus it is my pleasure to invite you to the capital of Saxony where previous meetings had been organized as well.

Therapeutic Apheresis represents a field with remarkable new developments in the last years. New approaches, like for instance the CPR-apheresis, appeared to be rather effective with respect to outcome data. Lipoprotein apheresis will be in the focus of several presentations. The role of the extracorporeal therapy on the background of recently introduced lipid-lowering drugs, like PCSK9 inhibitors, bempedoic acid, lomitapide, and new formulations of omega-3 fatty acids, will be discussed. Other new drugs like antisense oligonucleotides against Apo CIII and apo(a) will also be presented. Data from new studies will be summarized. The meeting continues to include presentations on current aspects of immunoadsorption in auto-immune diseases. Cell therapy and photopheresis will be dealt with.

There will be special sessions for medical staff – in general in German. The industry is requested to perform workshops with specified topics.

The organizers do hope that other aspects of interest to the participants will be proposed by people intending to come to Dresden. We wish that the participants will actively interact and will have fruitful discussions.

On Friday 20, 2020, in the afternoon presentations will be given in German for physicians interested in modern aspects of lipidology.

Dresden offers a lot of cultural opportunities like museums, special exhibitions and other activities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Dresden in March 2020!

Ulrich Julius
Congress president