(MENAFN- The Peninsula) By Fazeena Saleem / The Peninsula
Doha: The region's largest gathering of experts dedicated to cardiology will be held in Doha this week. The 14th Gulf Heart Association Conference and the 11th Gulf Vascular Society Symposium would gather more than 700 local, regional and international physicians and cardiology specialists from January 11 to 13.
The annual conference, under the patronage of H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of Public Health, will focus on advanced management of cardiac patients, said H E Dr Hajar Ahmed Hajar Al Binali, Conference Chairman, yesterday.
Considered as one of the largest conferences related to cardiology and cardiac surgery, the event will be held in partnership with the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology.
Addressing a press conference at the Heart Hospital Dr Hajar, together with Dr Nidal Ahmed Asaad, Chairman Cardiology, Director Cardiac Electrophysiology, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) shared information regarding the high profile event.
The 14th Gulf Heart Association Conference and the 11th Gulf Vascular Society Symposium will see a strong contribution from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and the World Heart Federation. It will discuss advanced treatment methods as well as several sessions will focus on providing participants with information on comprehensive approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common heart conditions.
'More than 30 eminent international experts and distinguished local faculty from the various Gulf and Middle East countries will present the most recent, cutting-edge information on topics related to the field of cardiovascular medicine. During the three days of intensive scientific sessions and workshops, attendees will hear the latest developments in a variety of fields, including heart disease, hypertension, diagnostic imaging, and cardiovascular surgeries, said Dr Al Binali.
'This annual conference is also an opportunity for the open exchange of medical information and expertise. In addition to being a significant educational event highlighting the most important medical developments in the field of cardiology, it also provides an important networking opportunity for local and international colleagues to engage in important dialogues about the treatment of heart disease, added Dr Al Binali, who is also President of the Gulf Heart Association-Doha.
Dr Asaad said that the conference will also focus on how to prevent heart attacks by treating patients with metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
'Cardiac diseases are one of the common conditions among the population due to lifestyle diseases, and high prevalence of diabetics. We have great responsibility as a physicians to discuss the latest developments of how to treat and prevent heart attacks, he said.
The event will include three workshops and 17 scientific sessions led by local and regional speakers from the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, France, and Turkey.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel.
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