Our aim to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine.
To provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent solutions adopted in the fields of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine.
28 June, 2021
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28 July, 2021
September 16-18, 2021
Research Chair of Cardiac Regeneration, University of Toronto Canada
Dr. Ren-Ke Li, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network working in the field of stem cell transplantation and tissue engineering. He is the recipient of the Canada Research Chair in Cardiac Regeneration (Tier 1) and was a Career Investigator of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Li has been on the forefront in the field of cell transplantation and tissue engineering. Over 25 years his research group has defined muscle cell transplantation for Cardiac Repair, followed by stem cell transplantation for Cardiac Regeneration. Both cell repair and regeneration technologies have been translated to clinical application at Phase I and II levels. Since the patients with heart failure are aged population, currently, his research group is attempting to determine the mechanisms by which transplanted cells exert their beneficial effects by Rejuvenation of aged stem cells and aged recipients. Clarifying these mechanisms of Repair, Regeneration and Rejuvenation will allow them to develop the “next generation” of cell therapy for restoration of heart function of aged patients. Dr. Li has published 261 peer-reviewed papers in scientific Journals.
Director of Clinical research The Heart and Vascular Institute USA
Gary L Murray received a Phi Beta Kappa Rhodes College graduate, attended Tulane School of Medicine(1974), He is a board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, did postgraduate training @ UTCHS, Memphis, co-created the Schaad-Murray RNA exercise test used world-wide for diagnosing CAD and He is a 1st author of several articles, all written while in private practice, regarding his self-funded research. He has received the Meritorious Service Award while Chief of Medicine Nellis AFB Hospital. He is a Co-Chair Membership Committee International College of Angiology, and on the editorial boards of several publications, and Founder of The International Society of Cardiovascular Autonomic Neurology(in progress).
University of Michigan USA
Bertram Pitt is Professor of Medicine Emeritus in the division of Cardiology at the University Of Michigan School Of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1967-1976 and chief of the division of Cardiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine from 1976-1991. He has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award from both the American Heart failure Society and the European Heart failure Society as well as the James B. Herrick Award from the American Heart Association.
HOD of Cardiovascular Surgery Hacettepe UniversityTurkey
In 1994, Dr. Omer Faruk Dogan completed his specialty in Cardiovascular Surgery at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. He received the specialty of "Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery" for his sub-branch specialty at the same university. He worked as chief assistant at Hacettepe University for a long time. Later, with the examination held by the Ministry of Health, he was appointed as the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic at Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital. He worked as a clinic chief and training assistant at the same hospital for about 8 years. During his clinical chieftainship, he trained six assistants as experts. The founder of the Cardiovascular Surgery clinic in different provinces of our country was the clinical director. In October of this year, he was appointed as a professor and head of the department at the Department of Surgical Medical Sciences of the Kars Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.
HOD of Medicine Awali Hospital Bahrain
Dr. Syed Raza graduated from Aligarh University in India in 1993. After completing his postgraduate degree in Medicine from the same university, he moved to the UK for higher specialist studies. He successfully completed MRCP and CCT and later also awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP). He was awarded the professor John Goodwin prize for outstanding performance in the Diploma Cardiology exam at Hammersmith Hospital, University of London in 2001. Dr. Raza is Fellow of American College of Cardiology and American College of Chest Physicians. He is also Fellow of European Society of Cardiology and Fellow of European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging. He is also on the committee of Acute Cardiovascular Care. Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Imaging (European Society of Cardiology). He is currently working as Consultant Cardiologist and Head of the department of Medicine at Awali Hospital, Bahrain. Dr. Raza is a board member of the Hospital Executive Committee. He also chairs the Resuscitation committee and Privileging and Credentialing Committee. Prior to this he worked as consultant in Cardiology at Mid Cheshire Hospitals, NHS trust, United Kingdom. He is the regional educational coordinator for RCP Edinburgh and examiner for the MRCP exam for the Royal College of Physicians of UK. He has participated in some well known trials and research. He has to his credit numerous publications and he has presented his scientific work in different parts of the world. He is a peer review author for some well respected International journals. He is permanent Review author for abstracts for European Society of Cardiology Annual Congress. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Endovascular Treatment and Innovative Techniques. He is certified American Board in Medical Quality. Dr. Raza frequently organises a number of seminars, webinars , symposia and workshops on various healthcare , quality and safety topics. Dr. Raza has led the first awareness campaign in Heart Failure in the Middle East in 2017. He is chairman of BAPCO's health promotion unit. His special interests are Cardiovascular Imaging, Heart Failure and Acute Cardiovascular Care. He is founder of Raza Heart Foundation which works for educating and increasing awareness on various health related topics amongst the general public as well as providing free healthcare services to the poor as one of the charity initiatives.
CEO, Institute for cardiac diagnostic and therapy (IKDT) Germany
Prof. Dr. Heinz. P. Schultheiss is the medical director at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. He is also the Chairman of the German Heart Foundation. The main focus of his clinical and scientific work has been inflammatory cardiomyopathy. In the past 20 years Prof. Schultheiss and his colleagues have published numerous scientific papers in renowned and prestigious journals that have become the basis for several of today's diagnostic biopsy procedures. In 2002 he founded the Institute for Cardiac Diagnostics and Therapy for the histological, immunhistochemical, molecular biological and virological examination of myocard tissue samples. His specialist labaratory carries out tests for 180 hospitals worldwide.
Mansoura University Egypt
Dr. Ahmed Nasr Ghanem was educated in Egypt and qualified in 1974, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt. He spent his internship at Mansoura University Hospitals. He gained all postgraduate experience in the UK where he was promoted in posts up to the consultant level. He practiced as a consultant Urologist in the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. During his career life he attended many conferences and won the award of Princes Alexandra Memorial Award and reported over 100 articles of which he made important 14 discoveries in physics, physiology, and medicine. He discovered two new types of vascular shocks, proved that one physiological law is wrong and provided the replacement of G tube hydrodynamic. He resolved the puzzles of 3 clinical syndromes: the transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) syndrome, the loin pain haematuria syndrome (LPHS) and the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He authored 4 books, two of them have recently been published. Now he is happily retired in Egypt dedicating his time to writing scientific medical articles and peer reviewing and editorial board member for many Journals. He is the Editor in Chief for Surgical Medicine Open Access Journal (SMOAJ).
Internal Medicine Medical DirectorIntegrated University Healthcare Company Friuli Centrale ASU FCItaly
Medical Director of Internal Medicine under a permanent contract and full-time, “Internal Medicine Clinic” of the Department of Internal Medicine - Manager of the “Heart failure Outpatient Clinic” of the Internal Medicine Clinic - Outpatient Care “Hypertension Outpatient Clinic” of the Internal Medicine Clinic - Outpatient Care “Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic” of the Internal Medicine Clinic - Outpatient Care “Hypertension Outpatient Clinic” of the Internal Medicine Clinic - Night shift and on-call services at the Internal Medicine Clinic - Day-Hospital services at the Internal Medicine Clinic - Tutoring activities for residents in the specialty fields of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine - Independent execution and interpretation of: Transthoracic echocardiography HOLTER-ECG monitoring ABPM (Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring) - Research activities relative to the following fields: primary hypertension; primary hyperaldosteronism; heart failure with preserved EF (HFpEF); pericardium pathology
Director of Department of CardiologyTriolo-Zancla HospitalItlay
Giovanni Fazio, MD was born in Ragusa on June 11st, 1978. He graduated from secondary school in Scientific Studies with 60 to 60 at “Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei” in Modica. He received his Medical Degree with 110 out of 110 cum laude at the University of Palermo on July 26th, 2002. He became a Specialist in Cardiology at the same University on November 30th, 2006. In 2011 he finished his Ph.D. program on Diagnostic science and biomedical technology. He successfully completed a Secondary level Master's in Project Management at the University of Palermo within the F.I.O.R.I. project. Dr. Fazio is certified as a BLS-D instructor by the Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC) and accredited as echocardiographist by the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC). He is the Head of the Department of Medicine at “Casa di Cure Triolo-Zancla” includes the following units: internal medicine, cardiology, angiology, and long-term care as well as the cardiologist for all these units. He is also the Deputy Health-director of “Casa di Cure Triolo-Zancla”. Responsible for the Cardiology specialty at “Poliambulatorio” in Porticello and “Poliambulatorio Riabiliter” in Palermo. He also works as both cardiologist and sports medicine physician at many centers and he is a member of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine (FMSI). He has gained a considerable experience in Italy and abroad on electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, vascular echocolordoppler, cardiac and pressure Holter, ergometry, myocardial scintigraphy, cardiac magnetic resonance, tilt test, transesophageal electrophysiological studies, and he has performed about 15,000 exams per year. He is also experienced in pediatric cardiology as certified at Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome. Dr. Giovanni Fazio is the author of approx. 250 scientific publications – being the first author in about two-third of them – published in 45 different journals such as JACC, Hepatology, Radiology, European Heart Journal, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart, with an overall impact factor of 230. He is the author of about 300 abstracts presented at both National and International conferences and editor of 4 international peer-reviewed journals such as Current Pharmaceutical design and International Journal of Cardiology. He is a reviewer of about 30 international scientific journal. Dr. Fazio has been invited several times as presenter and moderator at several National and International conferences. He is also co-author of consensus documents related to cardiomyopathies (Takotsubo and left-ventricular non-compaction) and pediatric arrhythmology (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in pediatric patients and congenital forms in adults). He is a member of 10 Scientific societies and of the Task Force of pediatric arrhythmology of the Italian Society AIAC. Dr. Fazio has also organized many conferences on cardiology for multiple Italian societies (i.e. SICsport, SICOA, SIC, SIEC).
Cardiology Center Monzino IRCCS Italy
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King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research CentreSaudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Takroni, is a Cardiac Rehabilitation Consultant, graduated from King Saud University, Riyadh, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy, had a Fellowship Program in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Duke University and Medical (DUMC), North Carolina, USA, 1996. Master's degree in physical therapy from King Saud University 2008, Master degree in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), UK, 2009. PhD in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, 2011. Member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), Member of the Irish Association of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (IACR), and member of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR), member of Saudi Heart Association (SHA). Participated in several international Conferences as organizing committee member and keynote speaker, representing the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialty and Physical Rehabilitation as a pioneer in the field. Developed most of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs in the organization; King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Currently, is the inpatient supervisor, Head Section of Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at King Faisal Heart Institute of KFSH&RC, and Associate Professor at King Saud University (KSU), College of Applied Medical Science (CAMS). Published several articles in the Cardiac Rehabilitation field.
Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Cuba
Dr. Peix is a Cardiologist and Nuclear Cardiologist at the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery as well as a Professor and Senior Researcher. She is a member of the National Ph.D. Thesis Examining Committee for Clinical Medical Sciences at the University of Havana and serves as a member of the Governing Body of the Cuban Society of Cardiology, and President of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Peix is a founding member of the Latin American Nuclear Cardiology Society, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and a member of the International Council of ASNC. She was Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (ICCCV) in Cuba from 1991‐2009 and then served as Deputy Director for Research 2009‐2015. She is an IAEA expert in Nuclear Cardiology and clinical coordinator for several regional and multi‐centric IAEA research projects. Her research interests include women and ischemic heart disease, phase analysis, ischemia‐guided patient management, and multimodality imaging in cardiology. She has published more than 80 papers and chapters in the field of cardiology and cardiac imaging
Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
Sauri Hernandez is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Program, DUKE-NUS Medical School, and also holds a position at National Heart Centre Singapore. Her research focus is on discovering novel therapies to prevent the detrimental effects of acute ischaemia/reperfusion injury and the harmful impact of heart failure. She is currently working on understanding the role of mitochondrial dynamics, on preventing heart failure following heart attacks, by normalising autophagy in the heart muscle.
University of Antofagasta Chile
Isabel Pizarro Veas, PhD in Analytical Chemistry, obtained her degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She works in the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Basic Sciences in the University of Antofagasta. Her research has focused on community themes, such as the effects of heavy metals and especially arsenic on human health. The work obtained three international recognitions: "TOP 100 Scientists 2014", granted by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge in England; "Woman of the Year 2014" from the same institution, as well as the inclusion of her biography in "Who's Who in the World 2014-2020, published in New York, where her name appears with leading scientists from around the world.
Medical OncologistDnipropetrovsk Medical Hospital Ukraine
Mohammed Hojouj is a Medical Oncologist and an Associate Professor, Department of Oncology at Dnipropetrovsk City Clinical Hospital. Mohammed Hojouj is Master of medicine, a member of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCCN, a member of the European Association of Physicians in Germany( NGO), member of the international conference, Speaker of the international conference in the United Arab Emirates 2015, a member of the Association of Arab doctors in Ukraine. Actual Member of the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Has experience of more than 9 international clinical researches as Sub investigator. He gives great attention to the educational process, organization and conduction of clinical trials in oncology practice. Responsible for the educational process at the department (Foreign students).