The World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 is returning to Dubai.
The World Heart Federation is delighted and honoured to be returning to Dubai, working in partnership with the Emirates Cardiac Society and the Gulf Heart Association to showcase how the global CV health community is working together to achieve the global goal of reducing premature mortality from cardiovascular disease by 25% by 2025 (25 by 25) by tackling the burden of cardiovascular disease, prioritizing prevention and ensuring access to innovative treatment.
The Congress website states "Our scientific sessions attract professional attendees from more than 110 countries. With a focus not only on ‘cardiology’ but also on ‘cardiovascular health’, colleagues from the fields of prevention, pediatrics, nursing, internal medicine, interventional medicine, nephrology, endocrinology and public health are encouraged to join these networking and learning forums. WCC 2018 will introduce exciting new ways for delegates to interact. We will have outstanding speakers and opportunities to convene global emerging leaders, poised to shape the future of heart health. We will feature workshops, debates, meet the expert sessions as well as reintroduce our very well-received World Heart Federation Arena which offers 15 minute presentations, moderated abstracts and much more".
Keynote speakers are:
Dr Valentin Fuster
Dr Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., serves The Mount Sinai Medical Hospital as Physician-in-Chief, as well as Director of Mount Sinai Heart Center. Dr Fuster is the General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular investigation or CNIC ( equivalent to NHLBI) in Madrid, Spain.
Prof Sir Magdi Yacoub
Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Founder and Director of Research at the Magdi Yacoub Institute at Harefield Heart Science Centre, Founder and President of the Chain of Hope and Founder and Director of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation which created the Aswan Heart Centre. Sir Magdi is, of course, also a PVRI board member.
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