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Speaker - Peter Libby
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

Peter Libby is a cardiovascular specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and holds the Mallinckrodt Professorship of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He directed Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1998 to 2014 and is the president of the International Atherosclerosis Society.


His current research focus is the role of inflammation in vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Prof. Libby’s research has been published extensively in prominent journals and he has received numerous research awards. He served as a member of the CANTOS steering committee and is the editor-in-chief of the current 12th edition of Braunwald’s Heart Disease.


Prof. Libby has served as the president of the Association of University Cardiologists, and the chairman of several research committees and member of executive committees of the American Heart Association. Prof. Libby presided over the ACC’s Research Peer Review Committee for two terms. He has frequently consulted for the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), including membership on the Board of Scientific Councillors. He directed the DW Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center and two cycles of Leducq Foundation Awards and has received continuous funding from the NHLBI for several decades.