Conferences – Friday 7 Apr. (AM)

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PEARL A PEARL C
09:00 – 10:30

QUESTIONS ABOUT SYNCOPE AND SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH: Case-based session prepared by CADMOS

Co-chairmen: Jacques Mansourati (FR) – Salah Choueiry (LB)

Recurrent syncope with a negative workup: what to do? – Freddy Abi Samra (USA)

Implantable loop recorders: when and how? – Pierre Khattar (FR)

What to do with the relatives of victims of SCD: role of genetics – Marwan Refaat (LB)

Sports activity and sudden cardiac death – Wael Chalak (LB)

09:00 – 10:30

Joint session with the LSEDL

SESSION I: DIABETES AND THE HEART PART I

Co-Chairmen: Emile Andari (LB) – Raed Osman (LB)

DEBATE: Diabetes is a coronary heart disease risk equivalent – Pro: Osama Okkeh (JO) / Con: Charles Saab (LB)

DEBATE: All diabetic patients should be screened for CHD – Pro: Leslie Cho (USA) / Con: Wael Jaber (USA)

 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -12:30

DEVICE THERPAY FOR HEART FAILURE

Co-Chairmen: Ismail Hamam (JO) – Abdel Mohsen Al Mussaad (SA)

How to improve response to CRT – Oscar Aquilina (MT)

CRT-D in elderly: is the defibrillator of added value or added cost? – Jacques Mansourati (FR)

Cardiac contractility modulation: a new approach to HF – Freddy Abi Samra (US)

Does improvement of LVEF negate the need for an ICD at replacement? – Ghassan Moubarak (FR)

Mitral regurgitation in patients with indication for CRT: which comes first? – Raed Soueidan (SA)

11:00 -12:30

SESSION II: DIABETES AND THE HEART PART II

Co-Chairmen: Leslie Cho (US) – Talal Hammoud (LB)

Targeting diabetes: from blood glucose reduction to preventing cardiac events – Selim Jambart (LB)

Are diabetic patients at increased risk of arrhythmias? – Simon Aboujaoude (LB)

Diabetic cardiomyopathy: diagnosis and management – Hadi Skouri (LB)

DPP4-inhibitors and heart failure: some reassurance some uncertainty – Venu Menon (US)

  12:30 – 13:00  Special Lecture (Janssen)

Chairman: Sélim Jambart (LB)

Should SGLT2 inhibitors be the primary agents for cv risk reduction in T2dm? – Vinod Patel (UK)

13:00 – 13:30 Keynote Lecture

Chairman: Charles Jazra (LB)

HOW IMAGING THE ATRIUM REDEFINE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION TO A SYNDROME – Nassir Marrouche (US)

 
  13:30 – 14:30 Luncheon panel offered by Pfizer

Chairman: Fady Turquieh (LB)

Apixaban: New Era in stroke prevention for non valvular AF – Maurice Khoury (LB)