CARDIOLOGY CONFERENCE

7 February 2018

 5.5 CME Points

Za’abeel Hall 3, Conference Room 3

Advancing the treatment of cardiovascular conditions through guideline-driven and innovative therapeutic approaches

The complexity of cardiovascular diseases presents cardiology professionals with a myriad of challenges when considering disease prevention, evaluation and treatment, for this reason cardiovascular diseases remain a global public health priority. It is therefore critical for such professionals to consistently, and actively, seek out knowledge that is related to advances in the cardiology field. The MEDLAB cardiology conference provides the ultimate, and an engaging opportunity for cardiovascular specialists to accrue information enabling the enhancement of their expertise, as global and regional field leaders present a comprehensive review of new guidelines and share contemporary and novel clinical techniques and strategies. 

Cardiovascular professionals will not only be equipped with world-class knowledge helping to improve patient care, but partake in networking with thousands of medical laboratory and clinical specialists, all whilst gaining critical CME credits. 

What are the main topics covered in the event?

  • Updates in cardiovascular disease guidelines
  • Updates from the clinic
  • Contemporary clinical practice and therapeutics
 

Benefits for Attending

  • Review cardiovascular guidelines to ensure compliant daily clinical practice
  • Recognize new and advanced knowledge for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases for improved patient survival and recovery
  • Assess cardiovascular risk and characterize the best practices in the management of patients with heart failure, to enhance cardiovascular treatment expertise
  • Explore contemporary clinical practice and interventions for patients with cardiovascular conditions

09.50

Opening remarks by the chair:

Prof Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Dean - College of Medicine, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE 

Session 1 - UPDATES IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE GUIDELINES

Moderator: Dr Sundar Elayaperumal, Specialist Microbiologist & Chairman, Infection Control, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:00

Management of valvular heart disease: Guidelines and controversies

Dr Juwairia Alali, Consultant Cardiologist, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE 

10:30

Dyslipidemias in 2018: Updates in risk stratification and novel drugs

Prof Hassan El-Tamimi, Professor of Cardiology, Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences; Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

11:00 Coffee Break

11.30

Device therapy in patients with heart failure

Dr Mohamed Al-Jaabari, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology Consultant, Attending Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 


Session 2 : UPDATES FROM THE CLINIC

12.00

Panel: Challenging clinical cases from the faculty

Moderator: Dr Salem Alkaabi, Adult Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiology Consultant, Director of Electrophysiology Service, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

Case 1: Dr Mohamed Al-Jaabari, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology Consultant, Attending Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

Case 2: Dr Mohammad Matar Almehairi, Consultant Physician, Medical Institute - Chief Medical Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12.45 Lunch Break


Session 3 - CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS I

14.15

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: Diagnostic and prognostic utility

Prof Martin Bansmann, Chair of Radiology and Cardiac Imaging Centre, Porz am Rhein Hospital, Cologne, Germany

14:45

Current status of cardiac CT on assessing biovascular scaffolds

Dr Amit Bhatia, Specialist Interventional Cardiologist, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

15.15

Entresto: From clinical trials to clinical practice

Dr Arif Abdullatif Al-Mulla, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist, Division Chief, Adult Cardiology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:45 Coffee Break

Session 4 - CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL PRACTICE AND THERAPEUTICS II

16.15

Remote monitoring in the management of heart failure

Dr Antonio Sorgente, Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heat & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16.45

Direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation

Dr Moutaz El Kardil, Consultant Physician, Medical Institute - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17.15

Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement – evolution of evidence and technology

Dr Abdul Majeed Brek Al Zubaidi, Chair of Cardiac Sciences, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE  


17:45 End of conference

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ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR:

Dr Dima Quraini, ‎Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


CO-ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

Conference Chair: Prof Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Dean - College of Medicine, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

Prof Abdullah Shehab, President Emirates Cardiac Society; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Lab Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Prof Hassan El-Tamimi, Professor of Cardiology, Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences; Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Abdul Majeed Brek Al Zubaidi, Chair of Cardiac Sciences, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE  

Dr Antonio Sorgente, Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heat & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Amit Bhatia, Specialist Interventional Cardiologist, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Arif Abdullatif Al-Mulla, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist, Division Chief, Adult Cardiology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Juwairia Alali, Consultant Cardiologist, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Prof Martin Bansmann, Chair of Radiology and Cardiac Imaging Centre, Porz am Rhein Hospital, Cologne, Germany

Dr Mohamed Al-Jaabari, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology Consultant, Attending Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Mohammad Matar Almehairi, Consultant Physician, Medical Institute - Chief Medical Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Moutaz El Kardil, Consultant Physician, Medical Institute - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Salem Alkaabi, Adult Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiology Consultant, Director of Electrophysiology Service, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE



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