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Postgraduate Course

 

INVITATION

Postgraduate Course
RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE
Challenges and opportunities

June 21, 2011
Geneva, Switzerland
Organized by:

Global Forum in Humanitarian Medicine in
Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

World Heart Federation Logo
World Heart Federation


Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
University Hospital of Geneva

CME credits awarded for this event:

European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) 6 hours
Swiss Society Cardiac Surgery (Société Suisse de Chirurgie Cardiaque, SSCC)  5 credits
Swiss Society Cardiology (Société Suisse de Cardiologie, SSC)  10 credits
Swiss Society Internal Medicine (Société Suisse de Médecine Interne, SSMI) 7.5 credits
Swiss Society Infectiology (Société Suisse d’Infectiologie, SSI) 2 credits

                     

Rheumatic Heart Disease - challenges and opportunities
A postgraduate course

June 21, 2011
Geneva, Switzerland

08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.15 Opening remarks and welcome
Chair: Prof. K. Taubert / Prof. A. Kalangos
Geneva, Switzerland
09.15 – 09.45

Global prevalence of rheumatic heart disease
Dr. Andrew Steer
Melbourne, Australia

Rheumatic heart disease, prevention and control

09.45 – 10.15 Primary prophylaxis
Dr. Liesl Zühlke
Cape Town, South Africa
10.15 - 10.4 5 Secondary prophylaxis
Dr. Nigel Wilson
Auckland, New Zealand
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

Echo diagnosis/ screening for RHD
Prof. Daniel Sidi
Paris, France

Prof. Anita Saxena
New Dehli, India

Dr. Nigel Wilson
Auckland, New Zealand

12.45 – 13.30 Luncheon
13.30 – 14.30

Vaccine development: promises and pitfalls
Prof. Edward L. Kaplan
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dr. Andrew Steer
Melbourne, Australia

14.30 – 15.00 Education and awareness
Dr. Liesl Zühlke
Cape Town, South Africa
15.00 – 15.30 Surgery for rheumatic heart disease
Dr. Angelo Thomas Pezzella
Worcester, MA, USA
15.30 – 16.00 Surgical repair of RHD valves
Prof.  Afksendiyos Kalangos
Geneva, Switzerland
16.00 -16.30       Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00

RHD prevention and control – challenges
and triumphs – the great debate
Panelist:
Dr. Porfirio Nordet
Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Nigel Wilson
Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Andrew Steer
Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Daniel Sidi
Paris, France

Dr. Liesl Zühlke
Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi
Kigali, Rwanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the postgraduate course, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize the current global prevalence of rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease (RF/RHD)
  • Characterize best practices in primary and secondary prevention of RHD
  • Discuss screening programs and echocardiographic diagnosis
  • Understand the potential for and barriers to development of streptococci vaccine
  • Identify tools and models for training and awareness-raising of RHD
  • Discuss challenges and successes of RHD prevention and control
  • Identify ways that surgical services can reinforce and promote RHD prevention and control
  • Have a broadened knowledge regarding criteria for surgery that reinforces compliance
  • Assess various surgical techniques in treating rheumatic heart valve disease.
Target participants: Cardiologists, Pediatric cardiologists and Cardio-thoracic surgeons and Pediatric Cardiac surgeons worldwide.
Venue: Auditorium Marcel Jenny
University Hospital of Geneva
4, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil
CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Conference language: English
Course organizers: World Heart Federation, Geneva, Switzerland
Division of Cardiovascular surgery, Geneva, Switzerland
Global Forum in Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

In compliance with EBAC/EACCME guidelines, all speakers/chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest which might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organizing Committee/Course Director is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities:

Program Directors :  Dr. Jan T. Christenson, MA, MD, PhD
Secretary General Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine
in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Division Cardiovascular Surgery
University Hospital of Geneva, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Kathryn Taubert
Senior Science Officer
World Heart Federation
7 rue des Battoirs
CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Faculty:

Dr. Andrew Steer, MBBS, BMedSc, MPH, FRACP
Australian National Heart Foundation
Pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases physician
Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Liesl Zühlke, MD
Clinical Coordinator and Doctoral Fellow ASAP program
Pediatric Cardiologist
Red Cross Hospital, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Nigel Wilson, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Starship Children’s Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Prof. Daniel Sidi, MD
Pediatrician, Cardiologist
Hopital Necker-Enfants Maladies
Paris, France

Prof. Anita Saxena, MD
Department of Cardiology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Dehli, India

Prof. Edward L. Kaplan, MD
Department Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Pediatric cardiologist
Head WHO collaborating centre for reference and research on streptococci
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dr. Porfirio Nordet, MD, DrSc
Former advisor to the WHO on RHD
Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Angelo Thomas Pezzella, MD
Cardiothoracic surgeon
Founder-Director, International Children’s Heart Fund
Worcester, MA, USA

Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi, MD
Pediatric cardiologist
King Faysal Hospital
Kigali, Rwanda

Prof.  Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD, PhD, DrSc
President Global Forum
Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine
in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Chairman Division Cardiovascular Surgery
University Hospital of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland


Executive Secretariat
Dr Jan T. Christenson, MA, MD, PhD                                                                        Secretary
Secretary General                                                                                                            Mrs. Mireille Claudet
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery                 
University Hospital of Geneva                                                                                       Tel.: +41 22 37 27 638
4, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil                                                                                        Fax: +41 22 37 27 634
CH-1211 Geneva 14
Switzerland
E-mail: jan.christenson@hcuge.ch                                                                        WEB site:                  www.gfhm11.ch

Secretariat: 
Registration and hotel reservations
Mr. Gerhard J. SCHNEIDER
GJS Communications Sarl
15, rue de Cendrier, PO. Box 1564                                                                        Fax : +41 22 731 04 68
CH-1211 Geneva 1                                                                                                   E-mail: info@gjs-swiss.com
SWITZERLAND                                                                                                          www.gjs-swiss.com

Registration on-line:                                                www.gfhm11.ch

Registration fee:                                                              100 CHF, payable on-site

This programme is accredited by the European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC), for 6 hours External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

 
  GFHM 2011