Aswan Heart Centre Science and Practice Series

Rheumatic
Heart Disease

FROM MOLECULES TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

JW MARRIOTT HOTEL | MIRAGE CITY – CAIRO – EGYPT

Rheumatic Heart Disease
From Molecules to the Global Community

Organized by Aswan Heart Centre & PASCAR

Under the Patronage of H.E
President Abdelfattah El Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Meeting Directors
Magdi Yacoub & Bongani Mayosi

Cairo, Egypt
January 13-16 2017

Topics

Epidemiology, Global Burden
Pathogenesis and Molecular Vaccinology
Pathology and Clinical Presentation
Prevention and Screening
Contemporary Management
Awareness and Databases
Global and Regional Initiatives

Preliminary Program

Friday 13th of January 2017

Registration 09.00 AM
Addis Ababa Communique Meeting 10:00 – 13:00
Coffee Break 13:00 – 13.30
Addis Ababa Communique Meeting 13:30 – 15:30
Lunch Break 15:30 – 17:00
Addis Ababa Communique Meeting 17:00 – 19:00

Saturday 14th of January 2017

INVICTUS meeting 08:30 – 11:30
Bongani Mayosi, Salim Yusuf, Stuart Coonoly
Coffee Break 13:00 – 13.30
Addis Ababa Communique Meeting 13:30 – 15:30
Official Opening
Welcome and Introduction 12:00 Noon
Magdi Yacoub

Session 1 (Day 2)
Epidemiology, Global Burden

Chairs: Bongani Mayosi and Robert Bonow

The Global Burden of the disease David Watkins 12:15 – 12:45
Possible Geographic Determinants David Phillips 12:45 – 13:15
Genetic Determinants Tom Parks 13:15 – 13:45
Lessons from Registries Liesl Zühlke 13:45 – 14:15

Session 2 (Day 2)
Pathogenesis and Molecular Vaccionology

Chairs: Shiranee Sriskandan and Jim Dale

Virulence Vs. Rheumatogenesis Shiranee Sriskandan 14:15 – 14:45
Role of Molecular Mimicry Madeleine Cunningham 14:45 – 15:15
The Endothelium as a Target Jagat Narula 15:15 – 15:45
Is there a role for sequencing the Streptococcus Genome Pierre Smeesters 15:45 – 16:15
Tea Break 16:15 – 16:30
Abstract Discussion
Reverse Vaccinology Rino Rappoli 16:30 – 17:00
A role for Glycobiology in vaccine Development Raymond Dwek 17:30 – 18:00
Testing Existing Vaccines Jim Dale 18:00 – 18:30
END OF DAY 2
Faculty Dinner 20:00

Sunday 15th of January 2017

Session 1 (Day 3)
Pathology and Clinical Presentation

Chairs: Renu Vermani and Peter Zilla

Acute Rheumatic Fever: The revised Jones Criteria Bo Remenyi 08:30 – 09:00
Acute Cardiac Affection Jagat Narula 09:00 – 09:30
Clinical presentation: Lessons from REMEDY Ganesan Karthikeyan 09:30 – 10:00

Session 2 (Day 3)
Prevention and Screening

Chairs: Salim Yussuf and Bongani Mayosi

Primary Prevention: A Global Perspective Harvey White 10:00 – 10:30
Secondary Prevention Programs: Achievements and Challenges Bo Remenyi 10:30 – 11:00
Antibiotic Quality Control Clements Rex 11:00 – 11:30
Debate: Echocardiographic screening for subclinical RHD: Added value or added cost? Pro: Clements Rex
Con: Ganesan Karthikeyan
11:30 – 12:00
Tea Break 12:00 – 12:30
Abstract Discussions

Session 3 (Day 3)
Contemporary Management – 1

Chairs: Harvey White and Robert Bonow

Medical treatment: Challenges and Controversies Sidney Smith 12:30 – 13:00
Stroke Prevention: The Role of NOACs Stuart Connoly 13:00 – 13:30
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty: An Indian Perspective K. M. Krishnamoorthy 13:30 – 14:00
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in Pregancy Ahmed El Guindy 14:00 – 14:30
Lunch Break 14:30 – 15:30

Session 4 (Day 3)
Contemporary Management – 2

Chairs: Alain Carpentier and Magdi Yacoub

Surgery in RHD: The role of valve reconstructive procedures Manuel Antunes 15:30 – 16:00
Repair Vs. Replacement Ahmed Afifi 16:00 – 16:30
Towards developing Transcatheter Valves for RHD Peter Zilla 16:30 – 17:00
Regional Centres of Excellence Magdi Yacoub 17:30 – 18:00
END OF DAY 3
Gala Dinner 20:00

Sunday 16th of January 2017

Session 1 (Day 4)
Awareness and Databases

Chairs: Stuart Spencer and David Philips

Access to Rural Communities: Role of Technology Ali El Faramawi 08:30 – 09:00
RHD Screening Databases Mark Engel 09:00 – 09:30
Role of Heart Valve Society Hanneke Takkenberg 09:30 – 10:00
Hospital-based Databases Shehab Anwer 10:00 – 10:30

Key Note Lecture

Chairs: Bongani Mayosi and Magdi Yacoub

Towards Eradicating RHD – Where Science and Policy Cross Roads Salim Yusuf 10:30 – 11:00
Tea Break 11:00 – 11:30
Abstract Discussions

Session 2 (Day 4)
Global and Regional Initiatives

Chairs: Bongani Mayosi and Magdi Yacoub

The European Society of Cardiology Roadmap to End Rheumatic Heart Disease Jeroen Bax, ESC 11:30 – 11:45
The World Heart Federation Roadmap to End Rheumatic Heart Disease Ana Olga Mocumbi, WHF Rheumatic Fever Council 11:45 – 12:00
The Addis Ababa Communique to End Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa Bongani Mayosi, Pan-African Society of Cardiology 12:00 – 12:15
The Role of RHD Action Jeremiah Mwangi, World Heart Federation 12:15 – 12:30
The Role of the World Health Organization Oyere Onuma, World Health Organization 12:30 – 12:45
The Role of African Union Mabvuto Kango, African Union 12:45 – 13:00
Coffee Break 13:00 – 13:30
Egypt’s RHD Prevention Program Alaa El Ghamrawy 13:30 – 13:45
New Zealand’s RHD Prevention Program Diana Lennon 13:45 – 14:00
Namibia’s RHD Prevention Program Christopher Hugo-Hamman 14:00 – 14:15
Guatemala’s Prevention Program Aldo Castañeda 14:15 – 14:30
The Pacific Islands RHD Prevention Program Marvin Allen 14:30-14:45
The Ho Chi Minh RHD Program Alain Carpentier 14:45 – 15:00
Lunch Break 15:00 – 16:30

Closing Remarks

Where do we go from here

Bongani Mayosi 16:30 – 17:00
Group Photo 17:00 – 17:30
END OF DAY 4

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