Cardiology Magazine — March-April 2011
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ACC.11 boasts a wide range of inter national lyoriented educational and social activities, designed specifically for the meeting’s International attendees who annually comprise over 40 percent of total professional attendance. <br /> <br /> The International program at ACC.11 kicks off with the 3rd Annual International Cardiovascular Conference: Focus on the Middle East on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will bring together participants from around the globe to explore advances made in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease with a focus on how these are applied in the context of physician practice in the Middle East.<br /> <br /> “The incredible success of the previous two conferences and the fact that this one is sold out shows the need for collaborations that bring physicians from disparate cultures together in an educational and fraternal environment for the benefit of our patients,” said Douglas Zipes, . D., M.A.C.C., who co-chairs the event with ACC President elect David R. Holmes, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C.<br /> <br /> This year’s program also features an opening plenary lecture on “Multinational Collaborative Research Programs” by Rob Califf, M.D., F.A.C.C., in addition to a plethora of dynamic sessions on special populations in cardiology, systems of care, STEMI and applications of science. The accomplished faculty lineup includes speakers from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and many other nations both within and outside of the Middle East.<br /> <br /> International programming continues on Monday, April 4 with an unprecedented 17 International Lunchtime Symposia, to be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Each session will relate to a specific learning pathway and feature two speakers and one co-chair from both the national society and the ACC. “The International joint sessions offer a unique opportunity for cross-border collaboration,”<br /> <br /> said Aaron Kuge lmass, International programming continues on Monday, April 4 with an unprecedented 17 International Lunchtime Symposia, to be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Each session will relate to a specific learning pathway and feature two speakers and one co-chair from both the national society and the ACC. “The International joint sessions offer a unique opportunity for cross-border collaboration,” said Aaron Kugel mass,<br /> <br /> M. D., F.A.C.C., who helped oversee the planning of this year’s symposia. “Ultimately, cardiovascular disease knows no boundaries, and these sessions provide an important forum for international experts to exchange knowledge on prevention and treatment.” The lunchtime symposia will be immediately followed by the 2011 MaseriFlorio<br /> <br /> International Lecture from 2 to 2:45 p.m. This year, Eugene Chazov, M.D., F.A.C.C., of Russia will present the lecture entitled “Development of New Cardiovascular Drugs Based on the Latest Findings of Human Protection System Studies.” Chazov is recognized worldwide for his leadership during the Cold War as part of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and as a co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Chazov serves as the honorary president of the Society of Cardiology of the Russian Federation. A networking reception for International attendees will immediately follow the lecture.<br /> <br /> Also on Monday, the International Service Award will be presented at the 60th Aunnual Convocation Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Dayi Hu, M.D., F. A.C.C., president of the Chinese Society of Cardiology, the Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physicians and the China Committee of Cardio-Cerebral-Vascular Diseases of GSC, is this year’s award winner. Hu, who also sits on the ACC International Council, is receiving the award in recognition of his tireless efforts against the widespread use of tobacco in China.<br /> <br /> “Dayi Hu has not only been a driving force behind the efforts made to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in China, but also made an enormous contribution to the work of the ACC’s International Council and the College’s overseas outreach,” said Huon Gray, M.D., F.A.C.C., chair of the ACC International Council.<br /> <br /> This year’s robust International program reflects the ACC’s conviction that now, more than ever, we must collaborate across borders to achieve our common goals of improving the quality of cardiovascular care. For more information on ACC.11 International activities, visit Cardio Source.org/International.
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