Comprehensive Lipid Update Live Webinar Series 2 of 4

Date: August 17, 2020 @ 20.00-21.15 (Time Zone: GMT+3, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain)

Presented by: Prof. Raul Santos and Dr. Khalid Alwaili

Moderated by: Dr. Khalid Al Rasadi

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Prof. Raul Santos
Associate Professor and Director Lipid Clinic Heart Institute
University of Sao Paulo Medical School Hospital
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Prof. Raul D. Santos is the director of Lipid Clinic of the Heart Institute (InCor) of the University of São Paulo, Brazil and associate professor of the Department of Cardiopneumology at the University of São Paulo medical school. He also holds a researcher position at the Academic Research Organization (ARO) of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After completing his training in cardiology Dr. Santos obtained master and PHD degrees in food science at the University of Sao Paulo. His research interests include lipid metabolism, severe forms of genetic dyslipidemias, especially familial hypercholesterolemia and HDL deficiency, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and imaging in atherosclerosis especially detection of vascular calcification. Dr Santos collaborated in research studies with the Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory of the Tufts University in Boston, USA and UMR INSERM-UPMC 1166 of the Pitié-Salpétrière University Hospital, Paris, France. He has published more than 300 papers and editorials in peer-review journals like The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, Atherosclerosis, ATVB, Circulation, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, The European Heart Journal, JACC, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of Lipid Research and Current Opinion of Lipidology among others. He is the President (2019-2021) of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) and the vice president of the Iberoamerican Familial Hypercholesterolemia Network.

Dr. Khalid Alwaili 
Consultant Clinical Biochemist & Lipidologist, Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Muscat, Oman

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Dr. Khalid Al Waili was born in Oman. He studied medicine in Oman and obtained his Medical Degree in 2001. Dr. Al Waili got his training in Medical Biochemistry at McGill University in Canada 2009. Then he spent two years in Canada, working as a fellow and Scientist in clinical Lipidology at the Royal Victoria Hospital, University of Canada, under the direct supervision of Prof. Jacques Genest, MD. There he was able to perform a number of studies on the molecular genetics of familial hypercholesterolemia and hypoalphalipoproteinemia. In that period Dr. Al Waili also received strong training in the Lipid Clinic of the Royal Victoria Hospital University of McGill, under the direct supervision of Prof. Jacques Genest, MD from 2009-2010. The National Lipid Association in the United States also awarded him a certificate in Clinical Lipidology in 2010.

Dr. Al Waili is a Senior Consultant at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) and he is the Deputy Head of Department of Biochemistry at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) in Oman. Moreover, he is a member of the Unit of Lipid and LDL-Apheresis at SQUH. Dr. Al Waili is a founder of Lipid & Atherosclerosis (OSLA) in 2012. In addition, he was trying to improve the recognition of OSLA as an active society nationally and internationally as a key player in promoting scientific education and general awareness relating to lipid disorders and atherosclerosis through mini-conferences, organization of plenary lectures delivered by veritable experts in the field of Lipid research, as well as public outreach activities.


Dr. Al Waili is a member of national and international medical associations. He has several publication and one chapter book in the field of lipid and atherosclerosis.

Dr. Khalid Al Rasadi
Consultant Lipidologist. Head. Lipid and LDL-Apheresis Unit
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital