The 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress, held in collaboration with ACC Middle East Conference 2017, kicked off in Dubai last month, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the Middle East.
Specifically, global cardiovascular leaders from the U.S., UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan and India offered insights on the global burden of cardiovascular disease; assessing cardiovascular risk; the perils of tobacco use; new syncope guidelines; the top cardiovascular research from 2017; and more. Pre-conference workshops led by ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, and Zoghbi focused on leadership development and the ACC’s In-Training Exam.
"By partnering with the Emirates Cardiac Society and our international chapters, the ACC is reaching new communities and expanding our collaboration in leading international scientific research." — William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC
In addition to targeted educational sessions and interactive opportunities to hone cardiovascular skills, new research from across the region was also a highlight of the conference. Poster presentations on topics ranging from the global cardiovascular disease burden in Saudi Arabia to the impacts of Indian yoga and aerobic exercise on cardiovascular outcomes in obese patients with type 2 diabetes were presented over the course of the three-day event.
“By partnering with the Emirates Cardiac Society and our international chapters, the ACC is reaching new communities and expanding our collaboration in leading international scientific research,” said Zoghbi. “The conference features original, educational content to better equip the needs of cardiologists throughout the region.”
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