The mission of the Triglyceride Education and Research Forum (Triglyceride Forum) is twofold: First, to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of elevated serum triglycerides in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and pancreatitis, and second, to stimulate research focused on development of novel therapeutic strategies to reduce the risk of CVD and of pancreatitis in individuals with hypertriglyceridaemia.
The Forum supports global education, discussion, and research in the field of triglycerides by:
- Communicating new scientific discoveries and identifying gaps in our knowledge
- Providing a multimedia educational resource to facilitate timely exchange of scientifically and clinically relevant information
Although the links between plasma triglycerides, triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and their remnants, and both cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis are clearly established, potential treatment targets have not received widespread clinical recognition owing to a major gap between scientific knowledge and clinical practice.
The Triglyceride Forum intends to bridge this gap at an important time when an increasing number of highly innovative and effective treatment options are being developed. Importantly, such options are aimed at lowering triglycerides so as to reduce the risk of CVD and of pancreatitis.