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DAY 1 – Monday June 20, 2011

University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)
Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4.
1211 Geneva
Auditorium “Marcel Jenny” (Ground Floor-opposite Main Entrance)

08 00 – 09:00                        Registration

09 00 – 09:30                        Official Opening Ceremony
                                                Professor A. KALANGOS
                                                President Global Forum
                                                Chairman Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
                                                University Hospital of Geneva
                                                Professor Pierre-François UNGER
                                                State Councilor
                                                Department of Economy and Health
                                                Republic and Canton of Geneva

Session 1
09:30 – 11:00                        Chair: W.M. Novick/ J.T. Christenson

09:30 – 10:00                        “The upcoming UN summit on Non-communicable diseases (NCD)”
                                                Professor A. ALWAN
                                                Assistant Director General, Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health                                                            World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

10:00 – 10:30                        “Integrating NCD management into district hospital care”
                                                Professor G. BUKHMAN
                                                Harvard Medical School, Director Partners for Health, Boston, MA, USA

10:30 – 11:00                        “Ideas for the creation of the global heart network platform”
                                                A. LAVIELLE, MNA
                                                Global Heart Network Platform, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00 – 11:30                        Break – Vin d’honneur offered by the Republic and Canton of Geneva


Session 2
11:30 – 13:00                        Chair: A.Th. Pezzella / A. Kalangos

11:30 – 12:00                        “The role of research for sustainable programs in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery”
                                                Professor C. MAVROUDIS
                                                Cleveland Clinics/ Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

12:00 – 12:30                        “Nursing education and training an integral part for success”
                                                Dr. P. HICKEY
                                                Vice President CV and CC services, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

12:30 – 13:00                        “Establishing medical care for GROWN UPS with congenital heart disease [GUCH]”
                                                Professor J. SOMERVILLE
                                                Heart Hospital, London, UK

13:00 – 14:00                        Luncheon

Session 3
14:00 – 15:30                        Chair: K. Jenkins / R. Agarwal

14:00 – 14:30                        “Telemedicine as a tool in cost containment in Humanitarian Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery”
                                                Doctor B.S. MURTHY
                                                Care Hospital, Hyderabad, India

14:30 – 15:00                        “Cardiovascular Diseases; challenges of translating what is known into practice”
                                                Doctor S. MENDIS
                                                Coordinator Cardiovascular Disease,
                                                World Health Organization, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

15:00 – 15:30                        “Pediatric and adult cardiac surgery on the African continent – present situation”
                                                Doctor A. EL SAYED
                                                Khartoum, Sudan

15:30 – 16:00                        Coffee break


Session 4           
16:00 – 18:00                        Chair: A. El Sayed / B.S. Murthy

16:00 – 16.30                        “Building Capacity for Cardiac Care in Vietnam”
                                                Mrs. R. KING AUSTIN
                                                Vina Capital Foundation, World Heart Foundation, Saigon, Vietnam

16:30 – 16:50                        “Humanitarian projects in Morocco”
                                                Professor M. BENOMAR
                                                Rabat, Morocco

16:50 – 17:10                        “Evolving Global Challenges of CT Surgery”
                                                Dr. A.Th.PEZZELLA
                                                Worcester, MA, USA

17:10 – 17:30                        “The 20 years of experience of La Chain de l’Espoir in Asia”
                                                Professor A. DELOCHE, O. BARON, G. BABATASI
                                                La Chaine de l’Espoir, Paris, France

Free papers
17:30 – 17:45                        “Partnerships in local capacity building”
                                                  Mannam GC, Dharmapuram A,Rao N, Vyas S, Sompalli S, Sastry R, Novick W.
                                                  Star hospital, Hyderabad, India

17:45 – 18:00                        “”Pacemaker pocket infection – why and when – an update”
                                                  Singh KK.
                                                  Manipur, India           



DAY 2 – Tuesday June 21, 2011
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RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE- Challenges and Opportunities

08.00 – 09.00               Registration

09.00 – 09.15               Opening remarks and welcome
                                        Chair: Prof. K. Taubert / Prof. A. Kalangos / Dr. J.T. Christenson
                                        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 - 10.45               Coffee break

10.45 – 11.15               Secondary prophylaxis
                                        Dr. Nigel Wilson
                                        Auckland, New Zealand

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
                                        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



DAY 3 – Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Session 5
09:00 – 11:00                        Chair: S.S. Kabbani / J.T. Christenson

09:00 – 09:30                        “The International Quality Improvement Collaborative in developing countries -
                                                 an update”
                                                Professor K. JENKINS
                                                Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

09:30 – 10:00                        “Tetralogy of Fallot- results from the International QIC for congenital heart surgery in
                                                Developing countries”
                                                Doctor R. AGARWAL
                                                Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, India

10:00 – 10:30                        “The bottom billion”
                                                Professor G. BUKHMAN
                                                Harvard Medical School, Director Partners in Health, Boston, MA, USA

10:30 – 11:00                        “Implementation of sustainable cardiac projects in developing countries – the challenges”
                                                Professor W.M. NOVICK
                                                International Children’s Heart Foundation, Memphis, TN, USA

11:00 – 11:30                        Coffee Break

Session 6
11:30 – 13:00                        Chair: E.L. Kaplan / M. Cikirikcioglu

11:30 – 12:00                        “Sustainable Pediatric Heart Care in the Developing World.“
                                                Mrs. B. ZHELEVA
                                                Asst.Director of International Programs, Children’s HeartLink, Minneapolis, MN, USA
                                                Doctor Krishna KUMAR, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala, India

12:00 – 12:30                        “Adaptation of surgical techniques to local circumstances – an important issue in
                                                Developing countries”
                                                Professor S.S. KABBANI
                                                Damascus University Medical School, Damascus, Syria

12:30 – 13:00                        “Associazone Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo: Status of African Projects- an update”
                                                Professor A. FRIGIOLA
                                                San Donati Hospital, Milan, Italy
13:00 – 14:00                        Luncheon


Session 7
14:00 -             15:30                        Chair: D. Sidi / R. King Austin

14:00- 14:30                        “India as a training platform for foreign doctors”
                                                Doctor S. CHERIAN
                                                Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, India

Free papers
14:30 – 14:45                        “Cardiac Team Focused on Sustainable Program”
                                               Mannam GC, Dharmapuram A, Rao N, Vyas S, Sompalli S, Sastry R, Novick W.
                                                Star Hospital, Hyderabad, India


Session 7 con’t

14:45 – 15:00                        “Blunt cardiac injury – our experience”
                                                 Singh KK
                                                 Imphal, Manipur, India

15:00 – 15.15                        “PTMC in its third decade – a blessing for third world countries”
                                                 Majumder AAS, Dhaka, Bangladesh

15:15 – 15:30                        “Charitable heart surgery for rheumatic heart valve patients in Gujarat India”
                                                 Bhagia ST, Rajkumar, Girdhari Lal, Deepak Desai, Bhagia Heart Foundation, Gujarat, India


15:30                                    Closure
                Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Secretary General:            Doctor J.T. Christenson


 © GFHM 2011