Education, HR & Training

Leading cardiologists to discuss developments in heart valves

Cardiologists will discuss the latest heart problems and injuries as well as address complex cases in the treatment of mitral valve disease at the second medical educational valve programme organised by the Gulf Intervention Society (GIS).
The event from June 2 to 3 at Conrad Hotel Dubai will discuss the latest developments related to heart valves diseases in the presence of a group of experts and a number of specialists from Mena region and worldwide. 
Organised by the "ICOM group", the event will see attendees welcomed by the GIS Board which forms part of the Gulf Heart Association including Dr Fawaz Almutairi, president of the Gulf Intervention Society and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist King Abdulaziz Cardiac Centre National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, vice-president of the society Dr Abdullah Shehab, Professor of  cardiology  from the UAE, the Secretary General of the Society , General Secretary Mousa Akbar Consultant interventional Cardiologist and Head of Cardiology Unit Al Sabah Hospital Kuwait, the Treasurer Dr Khalid Bin Thani Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology Salmaniya Medical Complex Bahrain, along with a number of National, regional and international participation of a number of doctors specialised in this field to work together.
Heart problems
Dr Almutairi said: “During this event, Cardiologists will discuss the latest heart problems and injuries as well as address complex cases in the treatment of mitral valve disease. The Mitral valve is located between the two chambers of the heart (atrium and ventricle) these diseases include valve regurgitation or stenosis of the valve opening, which may cause symptoms such as fatigue, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, some of these symptoms may continue for years with a patient. They will also discuss local complex cases that GCC local consultants and experts treat.”
This programme was developed under the supervision of the Gulf Society by a group of experts from the GCC countries:  Dr Rasha Al Bawardy (Saudi Arabia), Dr Sondos Samargandy (Saudi Arabia), Dr Ahmed Al Alshatty (Kuwait), Dr Abdulrahman Al Nabti (Qatar), Dr Arif Al Nooryani (UAE), Dr Fahad Baslaib (UAE), Dr Husain Noor (Bahrain) and Dr Mohammed Al Mukhaini (Oman).
AlMutairi added: "There will be live broadcasting from Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah-UAE, King Saud Medical City in Riyadh and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah-KSA, which provide an educational plan based on scientific research and broad knowledge."
Modern ideas
The vision of the association is to implement modern ideas and innovations by creating comprehensive programmes to provide practical clinical treatments and improve the chance of survival and quality of life for patients.
Dr Shehab said: "We have witnessed more awareness and interest in such events where experiences are exchanged to improve the levels of medical service. At the Gulf intervention Society, we offer many educational and development programmes in the field of cardiac and its treatments. We held a session to discuss the challenges of cardiac catheterisation and presented many complex cases with GCC and International participation.  During the conference, the participants got acquainted with the best-used technologies and were discussed by experts at regional and international levels.”
Since establishing the Gulf intervention society in 2018, GIS activities have seen a 70% year-on-year increase in attendance and participation.
Great turnout
Dr Thani said: “Last year, we witnessed a great turnout from GCC countries and the region, which indicates the great role that such events play in improving health care in our region. Therefore, at Gulf Intervention Society we are keen to provide the best activities and events to enhance communications between specialists from different parts of the region and the world and the adoption of best practices for the benefit of patients.”
He adds: “The Society will hold its annual conference for this year from November 16 to 18 at Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai.  The participation will be presented by a number of specialists side by side during the live broadcast to reach the largest audience.”
Dr Musa said: "Through these events, the association provides an interactive scientific platform to share experiences among experts from around the world, to improve the sector.  The Council also welcomes the participation of national and regional specialists (cardiologists and catheters) to work together."-- TradeArabia News Service