Conference Overview


United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. The 10th ECS Conference together with the ACC Middle East Conference 2019 is designed to deliver an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Attend this conference and you will:

  • Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS in an intimate and interactive setting.

  • Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through educational topics such as the recently released hypertension guidelines and top clinical trials to change your practice as well as the latest in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, valvular disease, arrhythmia and prevention.

  • Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Participant driven sessions will challenge your knowledge in areas such as ECG and imaging interpretation.

  • Ignite conversation: The conference provides a platform for CREATING CONNECTIONS and networking with faculty and colleagues offering shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

  • PLUS: Become an ACC International Associate member or if you’re already an ACC member, get access to one of ACC’s premier educational products.


Strive to be your best — join us in our vision of a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Conference Topics

  • Role of Genetic Testing in Heritable Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: Two Faces for the Same Coin!
  • Top Clinical Trials to Impact Your Practice
  • Burden of NCDs
  • Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: How to Best Manage
  • Heart Disease and Women
  • Challenging Cases in Atrial Fibrillation Management
  • Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation: Latest Guidelines and Data Applied to Clinical Cases
  • Syncope: When Should you Worry?
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Contemporary Cardiac Device Therapy in Practice
  • Rapid Fire ECG Challenge: Putting Your Interpretation Skills to the Test”
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Updates on Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
  • Important Cardiomyopathies
  • Comorbidities in the Heart Failure Clinic
  • What’s New in Cardio-oncology?
  • CV Risk Reduction in Diabetes: Evolving Options, Evolving Guidance
  • Comprehensive Lipid Management in Secondary Prevention: Tried and True or Something New?
  • Primary Prevention: New Angles of Attack
  • Where There is Smoke, There is Fire: Does the Source Matter?
  • Blood Pressure Guidelines: What Truth Neo?
  • Coronary Challenging Cases and Complex Angioplasty: Controversies in Procedural Decision Making
  • STEMI Hot Debates: Trials and Tribulations!
  • Precision PCI: Use of Intravascular Imaging and Physiology to Optimize Results
  • Current Controversies in Coronary Interventions
  • Structural Mitral Disease
  • Secondary Mitral Regurgitation in Heart Failure
  • Current Management of Aortic Stenosis
  • Current Management of the Aortic Root and Aortic Insufficiency
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease: Beyond Annuloplasty
  • Choosing the Right Imaging Test in the Right Patient at the Right Time: A Case-based Approach






CME Accreditation

The 10th Annual Emirates Cardiac Society and American College of Cardiology Conference 2019 is granted 20.5 CME hours (category 1) by the Dubai Health Authorities (DHA).

Statement of Need

Advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have yielded remarkably positive results, including a steady decline in CVD mortality across the globe. However, despite this remarkable progress, CVD remains the leading cause of death throughout the world and its prevalence remains high, making it a global public health priority and an intensive focus of research. Such research has led to new evidence that continues to accrue surrounding disease pathophysiology as well as strategies to enhance CVD prevention, evaluation and treatment. As care of the patient with CVD becomes more complex, it is imperative that cardiovascular professionals have an opportunity for a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices and exposure to state-of-the-art updates, innovative techniques and translational research on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of cardiovascular guidelines and diagnostic strategies needed in daily practice.
  • Describe the best practices in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  • Identify prevention strategies for treating cardiovascular disease including CV risk assessment and risk reduction strategies.
  • Apply the latest evidence to the evaluation, medical management and surgical treatment of patients with valvular heart disease.
  • Evaluate current treatment strategies in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Demonstrate improved ECG interpretation skills.

Target Audience

This conference is intended for practicing cardiologists and fellows in training in the Middle East region.

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiology Fellows in Training
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Internists
  • Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Nurses in cardiology
  • Medical Students

Conference Highlights

  • Prevention
  • Arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Valvular Disorders
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Aorta / Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Hypertension / Pulmonary Disorders
  • Pericardial Disease & more!

Conference Overall Goal

The overall goal of this conference is to examine emerging trends and evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices resulting in guideline-driven, practical cardiovascular prevention and management for patients with cardiovascular disease.

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