Friday October 6

12:00-14:00 Registration & Lunch
14:00-14:20 Opening remarks (GHA and ESC Presidents)
14:00-14:07 Professor Mohammad Zubaid – President, Gulf Heart Association
14:07-14:20 Professor Jeroen Bax – President, European Society of Cardiology
14:25-15:20 Sanofi Satellite Symposium
15:20-15:35 Break

Session 1

Highlights of clinical trials from ESC Barcelona 2017

Professor Jeroen Bax – Dr Mustafa Ridha – Dr Hajar Albinali

15:35-15:55 Highlights of lipid trials
Professor Kausik Ray
15:55-16:05 Discussion
16:05-16:25 Highlights of anticoagulation trials
Professor Goerg Nickenig
16:25-16:35 Discussion
16:35-16:55 A year from ESC 2016 heart failure guidelines: What have we learned?
Professor Adriaan Voors
16:55-17:05 Discussion
17:05-17:25 What is new in valve disease guidelines?
Professor J Zamorano
17:25-17:30 Discussion
17:30-17:50 Break

Session 2

Clinical dilemmas from the Gulf and Europe

Professor J Zamorano - Professor Goerg Nickenig – Dr Mohammad Aljarallah - Dr Mohammad Almutairi - Dr Abdulhai Alawadi

17:50-18:20 A dilemma from Kuwait
Dr Sadeq Abdul
18:20-18:50 A dilemma from Europe
Professor Adriaan Voors
18:50-19:20 A dilemma from United Arab Emirates
Dr Alawi Alsheikh-Ali
19:20-19:25 Break
19:25-20:25 Novartis Satellite Symposium
20:25 Dinner

Saturday October 7

Session 3

Cutting edge information in Cardiology: What ESC guidelines brings in

Professor Jeroen Bax – Dr Kadhim Sulaiman – Dr Wael Al Mahmeed

9:45-10:05 Implementing cardiovascular prevention: The ESC recommendations
Professor Kausik Ray
10:05-10:15 Discussion
10:15-10:35 Difficult scenarios for anticoagulation in AF patients: oral anticoagulants and dual antiplatelets therapy
Professor Georg Nickenig
10:35-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:05 Imaging in CAD: The role of CT and when to utilize?
Professor Jeroen Bax
11:05-11:15 Discussion
11:15-11:35 Anti-diabetic agents and CVD prevention: past, present and future
Professor Kausik Ray
11:35-11:45 Discussion
11:45-12:05 Break
12:05-13:05 Boehringer-Ingelheim Satellite Symposium
13:05-14:15 Lunch

Session 4

The Gulf Experience

Professor Georg Nickenig – Professor Kausik Ray – Dr Raja Dashti – Professor Abdullah Shehab

14:15-14:35 How to reperfuse a STEMI patient: Reflections from REPERFUSE Kuwait registry
Dr Mustafa Ridha
14:35-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:05 The ambulatory HF patient: Revelations from Gulf DYSPNEA registry
Professor Mohammad Zubaid
15:05-15:15 Discussion
15:15-15:35 Familial hypercholesterolemia in the Gulf: Findings from Gulf FH registry
Dr Khalid Alrasadi
15:35-15:45 Discussion
15:45-16:05 The use of ICD in the Gulf: Observations from Gulf ICD registry
Dr Alawi Alsheikh-Ali
16:05-16:15 Discussion
16:15 Closing remarks: GHA & ESC Presidents