Navigation Links
Global cardiology leaders meet in Dubai
Date:4/13/2012

Sophia Antipolis, 13 April 2012: European Society of Cardiology (ESC) leaders will be present at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in Dubai to help raise awareness of the global burden of cardiovascular disease. CVD remains the main cause of death in the world even though most cardiac events could be prevented. As a member of the NCD Alliance , the ESC is pushing for a number of targets such as 80% coverage of multidrug therapy for people at risk of heart attack or stroke; targets on all major risk factors including exercise, smoking, salt, blood pressure, alcohol, and obesity; and a target to reduce preventable deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025. The World Congress of Cardiology is organised by the World Heart Federation (WHF) .

World Health Organization (WHO) targets for non-communicable diseases -including cardiovascular disease- are set to be a hot topic for debate. The ESC has been working with European Union policy makers and national policy makers, with the help of national cardiac societies, to raise awareness of the targets and push governments for action.

Leaders from the ESC, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and World Heart Federation (WHF) will meet to discuss the targets and other pressing global issues in cardiovascular disease.

Professor Panos Vardas (Greece), President Elect of the ESC, says the meeting "will be a step further in the global fight against cardiovascular disease". He adds: "I am going to the WCC in Dubai because this important scientific meeting, with participants coming from all over the world, will provide the ESC with a fresh opportunity to contact delegates from Asian, Latin American and African countries where we are hoping to expand our activities. As CVD increases world-wide, so does demand for the ESC's scientific knowledge."

A large leadership delegation from the ESC will attend the Congress, including Professor Michel Komajda (France), ESC President and Chairman of the ESC Global Scientific Activities Committee.

ESC members are participating as topic group leaders and experts. Basic Science for example will see contributions from European Heart Journal editor Professor Thomas Lscher (Switzerland) as a topic group leader and ESC Past President Roberto Ferrari (Italy) as a topic group expert.

Professor Ferrari, who is also a board member of the WHF, says: "The WCC offers a very broad view of cardiology not only in developed countries, but also in the less developed countries. Sometimes this information is important and relevant for our profession." He adds: "Nowadays in Italy for instance we have much more immigration than in the past and it is not rare to be confronted with conditions like Chagas disease. In this congress we learn about these types of diseases."

Professor Jeroen Bax (Netherlands) is a co-chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for this year's Congress, which will feature joint ESC sessions. One session will be devoted to innovations for targeting the global challenge of cardiovascular disease, such as bromocriptine for peripartal cardiomyopathy and renal denervation for resistant hypertension. Another session will focus on implementing the ESC and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery guidelines on myocardial revascularisation.

The ESC last organised the WCC in 2006, when it was held in Barcelona as a joint event with the ESC Congress. It set a record for WCC attendance, attracting more than 32,500 participants from over 100 countries. The next major international event in cardiology is the ESC Congress 2012 which takes place from 25 to 29 August in Munich, Germany.


'/>"/>
Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-049-294-8627
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Canada should play a role in addressing the global cancer epidemic
2. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
3. Malarias Global Death Toll Much Higher Than Thought
4. Global conference on stem cell therapy for heart disease to be held Jan. 25-27 in NYC
5. Global Study Finds Drug Abuse Highest in Richer Nations
6. IBD emerges as a global disease
7. Are Global Market Forces Linked to Obesity Epidemic?
8. Transending Borders Towards Global Health
9. Emory and US CDC partner to continue building global public health network with $6 million grant
10. Global conference on stem cell therapy to be held Jan. 25-27, 2012 in New York City
11. Global Carbon Project annual emissions summary
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... US Sports Camps , official operators of Nike Yoga Camps, ... yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally situated in the picturesque New England city ... Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, “We are thrilled to be partnering with ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Boar’s Head ... just in time for this weekend’s Big Game. Take the stress out of your ... will keep your guests happy at every stage of the game. , “The key ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... and founder of CitiDent, announces that it is now welcoming orthodontist, ... Dr. Cheng, CitiDent offers a complete range of oral health care, including general ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... Optimizing Primary Care for Patients with Rare Diseases, a continuing medical education (CME) ... conference is the first of its kind—and a first for ACCORD, whose mission ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... When one is tired of trying ... a lifesaver. There are many reasons to rent a storage unit, but before hastily spending ... to many; sometimes you simply need more space. But what one is often not told ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical ... China and international markets, today ... aims to concentrate the Company,s resources to develop ... business and to focus more on its major ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 4, 2016 France , ... , UK, and Israel ). It includes a 10-year ... 3 GD, segmented by age and sex in these markets. GD epidemiology ... Report is in-depth, high quality, transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of ... Germany , Italy , ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Worldwide ... achieve significant growth as next generation systems provide ... use radiology for cancer surgery. New systems pinpoint ... overdosing that has been such a problem previously, ... delivered. Radiosurgery robots take cancer surgery far beyond ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: