2018 Middle East Conference

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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.


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.


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

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.

Submit your abstract to the ACC Middle East Conference 2018 and you could get the chance to present your abstract at ACC.19 in New Orleans, Louisiana! The top three abstract winners will receive a travel scholarship to assist with expenses to present at ACC.19. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 9, 2018. To submit your abstract, click here and visit the "Call for Abstracts" tab.

To help you prepare your submission, we have included the abstract policies and procedures and submission instructions below.

Download a copy of the Abstract Policies and Procedures.
Download a copy of the Abstract Submission Instructions.

Click here to register for the meeting, or visit saudi-heart.com/acc and click the "Register Now" tab.

Conference Registration Rates
The registration rates include educational sessions, conference materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.

Register me as:


Before Aug. 7

Aug. 8 to Oct. 21

Oct. 22 thru Oct. 27



800 SR

900 SR

1100 SR



900 SR

1000 SR

1200 SR

Nurse, CV Care Team


600 SR

700 SR

850 SR

FIT, Student


400 SR

500 SR

600 SR

*Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for Fellow in Training. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACC.

Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.