2018 Middle East Conference

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Cardiologists around the world look to the American College of Cardiology to advance cardiovascular science and knowledge. Join Global Experts for the ACC Middle East Conference, where international and regional faculty partner together to deliver an educational experience with the unique perspective of clinical practice in the Middle East. Local Learning brings relevant and practical knowledge to where you live and work to elevate patient care and improve heart health.

The ACC Middle East Conference brings you:

  • Educational topics focused on hot topics tailored to the needs of the Middle East
  • Solutions for everyday problems targeting practical approaches to guideline-driven care
  • Hands-on skills-building with an ECG Interpretation Workshop

Don't miss this opportunity to share and exchange ideas with colleagues, as we work together to reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease around the world.

STATEMENT OF NEED

Advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have yielded remarkably positive results, with a steady decline in CVD mortality across the globe. However, despite this remarkable progress, CVD remains the leading cause of death throughout the world and its prevalence remains high, making it a global public health priority and an intensive focus of research. The results of this research has led to new evidence which continues to accrue about the underlying pathophysiology as well as strategies to enhance CVD prevention, evaluation and treatment. As care of the patient with CVD becomes more complex, it is imperative that cardiovascular professionals have an opportunity for a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices and exposure to state-of-the-art updates, innovative techniques and translational research on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.

CONFERENCE OVERALL GOAL

By increasing their expert knowledge, participants should be able to identify guideline-driven, contemporary approaches to cardiovascular patient care.

This conference is intended for practicing physicians in cardiology, internal medicine and family practice as well as cardiology fellows-in-training.

Conference Co-Chairs

Mohammed Balghith, MB, ChB, FACC
Saudi Heart Association Headquarters
King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, National Guard Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

William Zoghbi, MD, MACC
Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiology
Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, TX, USA

Planning Committee

Mirvat A. Alasnag, MB, ChB
King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Yahya Al Hebaishi, MD
Saudi Heart Association Headquarters
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Hamad Aljizeeri, MD, FACC
Consultant, Adult Cardiology and Advanced Imaging
Alhassa, Saudi Arabia

Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
Erlanger Health System/University of Tennessee
COM Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
Newport Coast Cardiology
Newport Beach, CA

Abdulhalim Kinsara, MB, ChB
King Khalid National Guard Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ghassan S. Kiwan, MD, FACC
ACC Lebanon Chapter Governor
Director, Division of Cardiology
Bellevue Medical Center University
Affiliated Hospital Mansourieh El Metn
Beirut, Lebanon

Nasser A. Mahdi, MD, FACC
Chairman, Cardiovascular Department
King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Wael Al Mahmeed, MD, FACC
Board Member, Emirates Cardiac Society
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Sobhy Aly, MD, ChB, FACC
ACC Egypt Chapter Governor
Professor of Cardiology, Alexandria University
Alexandria, Egypt

Sadberk Lale Tokgözoğlu, MD, FACC
Hacettepe University
Department of Cardiology
Ankara, Turkey

CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES
ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner has, occurring within the past twelve months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by course directors, ACCF education staff, and members of the Accreditation Compliance Workgroup through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.