8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in Collaboration with ACC Middle East Conference 2017

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CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO CARDIOVASCULAR CARE: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE COMING TO DUBAI

Awaken your curiosity and challenge your assumptions in the pursuit of continuous learning! Join the ACC and the world’s leading cardiovascular professionals in Dubai for two-and-a-half-days of interactive education and innovative discussion. Hosted in partnership with the Emirates Cardiac Society, the ACC Middle East Conference 2017 brings together over 40 global cardiovascular experts to provide education that is both locally RELEVANT and highly PRACTICAL. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share, discuss and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care. Challenge the top experts in the field with your questions and stay at the cutting-edge of your profession!

By attending this conference, you will experience:

  • Local – Educational topics such the recently released heart failure and syncope guidelines as well as the latest in acute coronary syndrome, hypertension management, valvular disease and prevention all tailored to the needs of the Middle East region 
  • Relevant – The contemporary review of cardiovascular science offers the general cardiologist practice-ready prevention and management strategies 
  • Practical – Solutions for everyday problems targeting practical approaches to guideline-drive care
  • Connecting – The conference offers a platform for connecting with global experts for shared discussion and bi-directional learning

This is ACC education delivered like you have never seen before, planned by regional experts and facilitated by prominent international faculty.

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.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Synthesize foundational and advanced cardiovascular disease knowledge, contemporary best practices, and effective care delivery for cardiovascular prevention, evaluation and management
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of cardiovascular guidelines and diagnostic strategies needed in daily practice
  • Review the global burden of cardiovascular disease and the world-wide initiatives to reduce its mortality
  • Utilize appropriate therapeutic strategies in the treatment of patients with hyperlipidemia and hypertension
  • Characterize the timing and expected outcomes of contemporary interventions in patients with valvular heart disease
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure including new drugs, surgical strategies and after-discharge care strategies

The call for abstracts has closed. Submitters will be notified of their abstract disposition mid-August.

Conference Co-Chairs



Abdullah Shehab, MB, CHB, FACC
President, Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates University
Faculty of Medicine
United Arab Emirates 
William Zoghbi, MD, MACC
Cardiovascular Imaging, Methodist DeBakey
Heart Center
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Institute
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX, USA

Plenary Speakers




Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC
Associate Dean for Global Affairs
Professor of Medicine
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West
New York, NY, USA
Franz Messerli, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health Medical Center
New York, NY, USA
Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Programs
Director, Nuclear Cardiology
St. Vincent Heart Center
Indianapolis, IN, USA

Planning Committee

Feras Bader, MD
Heart Failure Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

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

Mohammad Balghith, MD, FACC
Saudi Heart Association Headquarters
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Fahad Baslaib, MD
Board Member, Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates 

Nooshin Bazargani, MD
Prevention Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

Johannes Bonatti, MD
Surgical Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

Shirish Hiremath, M.S.
Interventional Cardiologist
Shivajinagar, Maharashtra, India

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

Salim Al Kaabi, MD
EPS Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

Abid Amin Khan
President, Pakistan Cardiac Society
Horizon Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Limited
Lahore, Pakistan 

Mohamed Khan, MD
Pediatric and Congenital Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

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

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

Hani K. Najm, MD, MSC, FACC
Chair, Congenital & Pediatric Heart Surgery
Associate Professor, King Saud University
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH 

Arif Al Noryani, MD
Intervention Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Reda, MD
Cardiac Care Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

Sameh Shaheen, MB, CHB, MSC, FACC
President, Egyptian Society of Cardiology
Professor of Cardiology
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt

Alawi Al Sheikh, MD
Board Member, Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates 

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

Juwairia Tahir, MD
Imaging Working Group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

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

Abdulmajeed al Zubaidi, MD
Vice President, Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

Faculty

Khalid F. AlHabib, MD
Professor, Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist
King Fahad Cardiac Center, King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Antonio Colombo, MD
Director, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology Unit
EMO GVM Centro Cuore, Columbus and San Raffaele Hospital
Milan, Italy

Behzad Pavri, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Luis Celestino Afonso, MD
Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI

Michael Reardon, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist, Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, TX

Miguel Valderrabano, MD
Division Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates, Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Randall Starling, MD
Head and Director, Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Locations:

The Intercontinental Hotel and Crowne Plaza Hotel stand tall on Dubai Creek and are ideally located for business close to Dubai International Airport. The hotels are ideal for medical meetings, providing all facilities to accommodate doctors and ensure the execution of a top-notch meeting.

The conference is taking place at the Events Centre that is equally distanced from the lobbies of both hotels.


InterContinental Dubai – Festival City

Inspired by a graceful sailboat, the hotel stands tall on Dubai Creek and is ideally located for business close to Dubai International Airport. The hotel is ideal for medical meetings, providing all facilities to accommodate doctors and ensure the execution of a top-notch congress.

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Set on the winding banks of Dubai Creek, Crowne Plaza® Dubai Festival City hotel has spectacular waterfront views. The conference is taking place at the Events Centre that is equally distanced from the hotel.