Assoc. Prof. Michal Vrablik, MD, PhD (CZ)

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Michal Vrablik M.D., Ph.D. is currently an 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 Internal Medicine. He is most recently involved in studying cardiovascular prevention strategies in different population groups and pharmacogenetic studies. His interest in complex cardiovascular risk reduction strategies comprises also therapeutic lifestyle changes including nutritional aspects; he currently serves as a member of the scientific committee of the Healthy Choices National Program promoting heart healthy diet at a population level.

He is the chairman of the Czech Atherosclerosis Society, a member of the Executive Committee of the European Atherosclerosis Society and, also, a member of the board of the Czech Society of Internal Medicine and the board of the Working group of preventive cardiology of the Czech Society of Cardiology. He has served as a principal investigator and investigator in more than thirty research projects on familial dyslipidemias and cardiovascular disease risk and has participated in a number of international clinical trials.

Dr. Vrablik 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. He was a member of organizing committees of the 75th EAS congress in Prague in 2005 and 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 center.