ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress

ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

MOVE INTO AN ERA OF GLOBAL COLLABORATION
The American College of Cardiology and Emirates Cardiac Society invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress is designed to deliver an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Attend this conference and you will:

Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS and return to your practice ready to improve the care of your patients.

Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through topics such as Top Clinical Trials to Impact Your Practice, as well as the latest in electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional and structural, ischemic heart disease, multimodality imaging, prevention, and valvular heart disease.

Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Challenge your knowledge in participant driven sessions such as Rapid-Fire ECG and Imaging Interpretation.

Ignite conversation: Network with faculty from leading cardiovascular societies around the world in an intimate setting and CREATE CONNECTIONS with colleagues through shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

PLUS: Enjoy the benefit of ACC International Associate membership for 1 year included with registration.

Strive to be your best and join us in our vision of a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This conference is intended for practicing cardiologists, fellows in training, nurses, pharmacists and other members of the cardiac care team in the Middle East region.

CONFERENCE OVERALL GOAL
The overall goal of this conference is to examine emerging trends and evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices resulting in guideline-driven, practical cardiovascular prevention and management for patients with cardiovascular disease.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of cardiovascular guidelines and diagnostic strategies needed in daily practice.
  • Identify the latest strategies in multi-modality imaging such as echo and CMRI.
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  • Identify prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease including managing diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management and surgical treatment of patients with valvular heart disease.
  • Evaluate current treatment strategies in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease.
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

Registration for ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress is now open!

This conference will be taking place in-person at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Visit https://ecs-acc.com/register/ for more details on each registration type and to register today!

Registration includes full access to the conference with engaging scientific sessions, abstracts, challenging clinical case discussions, an interactive learning lab, expo and more!

Registration Rates

Physicians $550 USD
Allied Health $350 USD
Students $200 USD

Don't miss our opening plenary presented by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC as well as our other plenaries on:

  • Top Takeaways From the Latest Guidelines: Chest Pain and Coronary Revascularization
  • The Highlights of the 2022 ACC/AHA/HFSA Guidelines For Management of Heart Failure
  • Lipid Lowering Therapy Beyond Statins
  • Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology
Click here to download the full agenda


ACC Leadership Development Program
The American College of Cardiology's Leadership Development Program offers a half-day intensive workshop that addresses various skills and knowledge in cardiovascular leadership. The program design provides you with a broad understanding of leadership styles and skills. This program addresses diverse perspectives on critical leadership challenges while also providing an awareness of concepts and techniques relevant to leading effectively within one's own healthcare institution. The ACC often draws upon those who complete this program for future leadership roles within the College.

This interactive program provides attendees with insight into their country's healthcare and leadership challenges. The program serves as a platform for emerging leaders in the cardiovascular community to gain a deeper understanding of the varied challenges facing the College's ever-growing international community. By connecting these emerging leaders, the program facilitates the building of professional relationships and creates new opportunities for collaboration that defy geographical distance.

This program will be held as a pre-conference opportunity on Thursday, 6 October, 2022.

In-Training Fellow Exam
The ACC In-Training Exam features over 140 case-based questions and is an opportunity for Fellows and practicing physicians to take an objective assessment of their cardiology knowledge. The exam allows participants to identify knowledge gaps that may require further learning and provides final reports on scores related to specific cardiology topic areas such as arrythmias, coronary artery disease and heart failure, as well as a study guide.

This program will be held as a pre-conference opportunity on Thursday, 6 October, 2022.

Experience hands-on training, interactive case discussions, and more in the Interactive Learning Lab! This unique educational opportunity puts new technology in your hands and offers a selection of stations to augment learning that takes place in the traditional session rooms.

Hands-On Echo Simulation
This hands-on workshop uses a live model and an echo simulator to obtain basic 2D echo images. It provides intensive repetition of echo images to improve image recognition in a short time frame and gives CV team members an appreciation for normal cardiac anatomy by 2D echo. Attendees can also obtain their own images on a live model under expert guidance.

Challenging Clinical Case Discussions
Join subject matter experts in engaging discussions on real life cases submitted by attendees. These sessions will offer high interactivity for participants using an open Q&A forum.

Personalized Skills Area (iPads)
Learn at your leisure and sharpen your core cardiology skills with Heart Songs and ECG Drill & Practice. These modules provide a uniquely dynamic learning opportunity you won't want to miss!

Heart Songs 5
Research reveals that cardiologists fail to identify more than half of basic murmurs and about 35 percent of advanced murmurs when challenged at a major medical meeting, but skills improved after a 90-minute Heart Songs training session. Heart Songs 5 provides you with everything you need to effortlessly improve your cardiac auscultation skills! Heart Songs 5 will help you:

  • Prepare for the cardiac exam of the future by learning the complementary role of handheld echo in the bedside detection of heart sounds. Heart Songs 5 includes basic, intermediate, expert, and adult congenital murmurs, plus images of phonocardiograms, CT scans and videos of color Doppler echocardiograms. These visual enhancements will facilitate your understanding and mastery of many heart murmurs/sounds.
  • Master cardiac auscultation by reviewing the auditory characteristics and handheld echo findings of each heart sound.

First, pick a track and assess your baseline skills by taking a confidential pretest. Then simply view videos featuring classic heart murmurs accompanied by phonocardiograms and color Doppler echoes. Each video includes hundreds of repetitions of its murmur, and studies show that simple repetition is all you need to master a new sound. Watch the videos as many times as necessary to see a significant improvement on your posttest scores (most people need to watch 2 to 4 times). Each Heart Songs track takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and sessions are self-paced.

Heart Songs makes sure you know what your stethoscope is telling you!

ECG Drill & Practice
Improve your ECG interpretation skills with ECG Drill & Practice. This program reviews key findings in clinical electrocardiography and contains a self-assessment ECG test, featuring the format and answer options similar to those of the ABIM's certifying examination in cardiovascular disease. It's a great resource for anyone preparing for initial Board certification in CV disease and for anyone looking to hone their ECG interpretation skills.

Three convenient modes let you use this product in whatever way best meets your needs.

  • Learn Mode: Teaches you how to recognize & differentiate ECGs across the topics above.
  • Drill & Practice Mode: Shows you ECG "flash cards" that you can practice interpreting. Turn each card over to see the answer and explanation.
  • Perform Mode: Practice interpreting ECGs using the ABIM's interpretation list. Receive detailed commentary on how your answer compares to the experts'.

Brush up on a core cardiology skill with ECG Drill & Practice's 100+ ECGs and expert insight!

Join ACC Middle East chapter teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – as they test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress!

FIT Jeopardy is a friendly competition that promotes a healthy rivalry between ACC international chapters, fosters FIT engagement within the chapters, and provides educational value to the contestants and audience. Participants will be quizzed on a variety of topics ranging from imaging, prevention, and interventional cardiology in an unconventional manner. There will be a panel of judges and chairs to moderate the competition.

Three ACC Middle East chapter teams will compete at ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress and the winning team will compete at the ACC.23/WCC competition in New Orleans!

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

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Khaled M. Ziada, MD, FACC
Chief Academic Officer, Cardiovascular Interventions
Co-Director, Coronary Artery Disease Center
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

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Wael A. Almahmeed, MD, FACC
Consultant Cardiologist
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Clinical Associate Professor, UAE University
Adjunct Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

VICE CHAIRS

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Juwairia Al Ali, MD
Vice President, Emirates Cardiac Society
Consultant Cardiologist
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Tarek Helmy, MD, FACC
Professor and Chief of Cardiology
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner LSU Health Science Center
Shreveport, LA, USA

PLANNING COMMITTEE

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Abdullah Shehab, MD, MMEd, PhD, FACC
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Editor in Chief, New Emirates Medical Journal
Vice President, Gulf Intervention Society
Vice President, Emirates Cardiac Society
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Ahmed Bafadel, MD
Cardiac Imaging and Consultant Cardiologist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Alison L. Bailey MD, FACC
Chief, Centennial Heart at Parkridge
Physician Director, HCA Healthcare
Chattanooga, TN, USA

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Arif Al-Nooryani, MD
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Cardiology
Al-Qassimi Hospital
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, FACP, FHFSA
The Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine
Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development
Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
Assoc. Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Vice-Chair of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA

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Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC, FHFSA
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Section of Heart Failure and Transplant
Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Firas Albadarin, MD, FACC
Consultant Cardiologist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Julia H. Indik MD PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Flinn Foundation and American Heart Association Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson
Sarver Heart Center
Department of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ, USA

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Mohamed El Harari, MRCP, FRCP
Consultant Cardiologist
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Nooshin Bazargani, MD, FRCP (Edin.)
Consultant Cardiologist
Dubai Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Obaid Aljassim, MD
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Mediclinic City Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Salem Al-Kaabi, MBBS, FRCP(C), CCDS
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC
Associate Professor
Medical Director of Structural Heart Disease
Division of Cardiology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

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Wael A. Jaber, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
The Fuad Jubran Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Director, CV Imaging Core Laboratories
Head, Center of Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease
Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress.

The abstract submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Friday, 29 July, 2022. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Robin Young at ryoung@acc.org.

Thank you for your interest in submitting a case to ACC Middle East 2022 Together With 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress.

The case submission site is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Friday, 29 July, 2022. For any questions regarding your submission, please contact Robin Young at ryoung@acc.org.