Friday October 12

12:00-13:30 Registration & Lunch
13:30-13:45 Opening remarks
13:30-13:35 Professor Mohammad Zubaid – Meeting Director
13:35-13:45 Prof. Jose L. Zamorano – Vice President Global Affairs, ESC
13:45-14:45 Novartis Satellite Symposium
14:45-15:05 Break

Session 1

Review of recent ESC guidelines from ESC Munich 2018

Professor Kausik Ray – Dr Mustafa Ridha – Dr Hajar Albinali

15:05-15:30 2018 ESC guidelines on revascularization
Professor Davide Capodanno
15:30-15:40 Discussion
15:40-16:05 2018 ESC guidelines on hypertension
Prof. Jose L. Zamorano
16:05-16:15 Discussion
16:15-16:40 2018 ESC guidelines on syncope
Prof. Jose Ramon Gonzalez-Juanatey
16:40-16:50 Discussion
16:50-17:15 2018 ESC guidelines on cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy
Dr Wael Almahmeed
17:15-17:25 Discussion
17:25-17:45 Break

Session 2

Clinical dilemmas from the Gulf and Europe

Prof. Davide Capodanno - Dr. Mohammad Aljarallah - Dr. Alawi Alsheikhali - Dr. Hussam Alfaleh

17:45-18:15 A dilemma from Kuwait
Dr Bassam Bulbanat
18:15-18:45 A dilemma from Europe
A patient with MR: Repair, replace, clip or wait?
Prof. Jose L. Zamorano
18:45-19:15 A dilemma from Saudi: To operate or to stent?
Dr Mohammad Balqaith
19:15-19:30 Break
19:30-20:30 AstraZeneca Satellite Symposium
20:30 Dinner

Saturday October 13

Session 3

Hot topics for the Cardiologist

Dr. Kadhim Sulaiman – Dr Fuad Abdulqader

09:30-09:55 Diabetes 101 for the cardiologist: When to use what medicine for the diabetic patient?
Dr Thamer Alessa
09:55-10:05 Discussion
10:05-10:25 Comparisons between US and European hypertension guidelines
10:25-10:35 Discussion
10:35-10:55 Between FOURIER and ODYSSEY: How should we manage lipiddis orders?
Professor Kausik Ray
10:55-11:05 Discussion
11:05-11:35 Role of social media in the practice and promotion of medicine
Dr.Ricardo Ladeiras-Lopes
11:35-11:45 Discussion
11:45-12:05 Break
12:05-13:05 Sanofi Satellite Symposium
13:05-14:10 Lunch

Session 4

The Gulf Experience

- Prof. Jose L. Zamorano - Dr. Feridoun Noohi

14:10-14:25 Reperfusion pathways for STEMI patients in Kuwait: What is possible and doable?
Dr Wafa Rashed
14:25-14:35 Discussion
14:35-14:50 Gulf DYSPNEA registry: A look at chronic heart failure patients in the Gulf and how they are managed
Professor Mohammad Zubaid
14:50-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:15 CABG-assigned patients: Their pathway after the CABG decision?
Dr Ahmed Abdullah
15:15-15:25 Discussion
15:25-15:50 The Gulf TAVI experience
Saudi experience – Dr Mohammad Alotaiby
Kuwait experience – Dr Khalid Almarri
15:50-16:00 Discussion
16:00 Closing remarks: Professor Zubaid & Professor Zamorano