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  • Tue 27th - Thu 29th February 2024

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We would like to welcome you to CardioEgypt, the largest conference in cardiovascular medicine in the region. CardioEgypt 2024 is organized by the Cardiology Departments – Assiut & Minia Universities in conjunction with the scientific committee of the EgSC. The conference has a high level scientific participation of a national faculty from the cardiology departments from all the Egyptian faculties and Institutes, emphasizing the global reach of the event.

CardioEgypt 2024 will be focusing on the inclusive approach to cardiovascular health taking into account the differences in prevalence, clinical manifestations, prevention strategies, diagnostic modalities and management of cardiovascular disease in view of the latest guidelines.

CardioEgypt 2024 will build on the solid foundations of a congress which attracts worldwide cardiology leaders to present and exchange on their knowledge and most important research results. It will focus on the best and latest science but will also emphasize the importance of innovation, introducing topics at the frontiers of cardiovascular medicine and science to the attendees.

CardioEgypt 2024 will continue to build on educational value seeking greater engagement, increasing individual involvement and interactivity throughout the program. As the home for the regional cardiovascular community, the congress is an affirmation of the ongoing positive outcomes of innovation, advances in technology, updates on best practice and guidelines as well as cutting-edge techniques in the field.

CardioEgypt is the place where industry partners play an integral role in the delivery of advances and have a unique opportunity to interact with congress attendees as well as faculty from all geographic and professional backgrounds.

The fight against cardiovascular disease is a shared mission in which you are our partners. We welcome you to join us in this effort to raise global standards in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Chairmen of the conference (Alphabetical order)

Amr Youssef; MD, PhD

  • Head of Cardiology Department, Assiut University

Hosam Hasan; MD, PhD, FACC, FESC

  • Professor of Cardiology, Assiut University

Khaled El-Maghraby, MD, PhD

  • Head of Cardiology Department, Minia University

President of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology

Nabil Farag; MD

  • President of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology

Guest Speakers (Alphabetical order)

Ali Ahmed; MD

  • Mercy Health Cardiology Consultant. Director of Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • The University of Toledo Medical Center, USA

Ana Abreu; MD

  • Professor of Cardiology at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL).
  • PhD in Exercise Interval Training in Heart failure patients with cardiac resynchronizers at University Nova Lisboa (UNL).
  • Director at FMUL of the Institute of Environmental Medicine (ISAMB), of the Institute of Preventive Medicine & Public Health (IMP&SP) and of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine (INM).
  • Graduated Assistant Cardiologist, Coordinator of the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Centre (ESC-certified), Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitário Santa Maria/FMUL/CRECUL.
  • President-elect of European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), past-chair of Cardiac Rehabilitation Section of EAPC, past-chair of ESC Preventive Cardiology Congress Committee.
  • National Coordinator for Prevention of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology (SPC), chair of the Portuguese Working Group of Cardiovascular Risk and Prevention, past-chair of the Exercise Pathophysiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Working Group and past-Chair of the Working Group of Nuclear Cardiology, SPC.
  • Associated Editor of the Global Heart Journal Board and member of the editorial board of Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia.

Cathie Biga; MD

  • President Elect of ACC. President and CEO of Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, a cardiology physician practice management company.

Chalak O. Berzingi; MD

  • An interventional cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Programs at Carilion Clinic’s Cardiovascular Institute in Roanoke, VA.

Diaa Hakim; MD

  • Professor of Cardiology
  • Director of Intravascular imaging core lab
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • European Board of Cardiology
  • Board of Interventional Cardiology Board of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Board of Cardiac CT

Eric Van Belle; MD

  • Head of Interventional Cardiology at Lille University Hospital, Lille, FR.

Gabor Duray; MD; DSc

  • Head of Dept. of Cardiology at Central Hospital of Northern Pest - Military Hospital, Hungary

Giuseppe Rosano; MD

  • Professor of Cardiology, St. George’s Hospitals NHS Trust - University of London.
  • Scientific Director of the Nutramed Program of the IRCCS San Raffaele, Rome.
  • President of the Heart Failure Association (HFA), ESC.

Hadley Wilson; MD

  • The president of the ACC (2023 - 2024).
  • Dr Wilson is an interventional cardiologist and executive vice chair at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute/Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Hossam El-Gendi; MD

  • (Imperial college London) FRCP ( Lon), completed higher Cardiology training and had his CCST in cardiology 2006, Consultant invasive cardiologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Essex Cardiothoracic centre, London.
  • Have multiple international publications and participate in multi international trials.
  • Currently Head of cardiac imaging at Princess Alexandra Hospital with special interest in advanced echo and pacemaker implant.

Ingo Ahrens; MD

  • ACVC President Elect 2022-2024, Editor SciencePulse, FESC, Head Department of Cardiology and Medical Intensive Care Augustinerinnen Hospital Cologne

J.W. Jukema; MD

  • Professor J. Wouter Jukema is head of the department of cardiology at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands and co-chair of the Netherlands Heart Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is professor of cardiology and medicine since 2005 with a special focus on atherothrombosis and regenerative medicine. He completed his cardiology training at the LUMC and went on to his doctoral thesis at the Netherlands Heart Institute in Utrecht (1996). He completed his training with a fellowship provided by the European Society of Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a past established clinical investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation and founding director of the Durrer Center for Cardiovascular Research in Amsterdam.
  • Prof. Jukema has been the principal investigator of several major national and international interventional cardiology and atherothrombosis studies and the holder of multiple major European Union grants. His current research interests, which comprise the majority of topics in his more than 1000 peer-reviewed articles (with many in top journals like New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature Genetics, Nature Reviews, Science, Circulation, and European Heart Journal), focus on vascular biology, lipids, atherothrombosis, genetics and interventional cardiology in pre-clinical and clinical studies. His Web of Science citation H-index is > 130 with more than 70,000 citations.

Jose Luis Merino; MD

  • Director of the Arrhythmia and Robotic Electrophysiology Unit at La Paz University Hospital (Madrid), professor of Cardiology at the Autonoma University of Madrid and Secretary of EHRA

Karen Sliwa; MD

  • Director of the Cape Heart Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town- a translational cardiovascular research Institute with 8 distinct research groups. She is on a joint appointment as senior cardiologist working at the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and at UCT Private Academic Hospital. Her special areas of expertise are heart failure, structural heart diseases such as cardiomyopathy and cardiac disease in pregnancy. She has authored more than 450 publications, trained more than 30 post graduate students. Her work is highly cited ( H- index 101; > 100 000 citations). She has served in many notable roles, including chair of the South African Heart Failure Association ( HeFSSA), President of the South African Heart Association (2014-2016), President of the World Heart Federation (2019-2020) and currently Board Member and Treasurer of the Pan African Society of Cardiology ( 2021-2025).

Konstantinos Tsioufis; MD

  • Director of the 1st Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Greece. Prof Tsioufis works as an interventional Cardiologist and Hypertension Specialist. He has special interest in cardiorenal disease, heart failure, hypertension, neuromodulation, and peripheral arterial disease. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, Georgetown University Washington DC, USA. He has more than 650 publications in peer-reviewed Journals, H-index> 60, more than 15000 citations. Member of the Task Force for the 2018/2023 European hypertension guidelines. He has served as President of European Society of Hypertension (2017-19) and President of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology (2016-18).

Mahfouz El Shahawy; MD

  • President International Society of cardiovascular Disease Prevention [ISCVDP]
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine Universities of Florida and South Florida
  • Member Board of Trustees Of The American Society Of Preventive Cardiology [ASPC]

Makram Ebeid; MD

  • Dr. Ebeid is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Director of Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Marco Metra; MD

  • Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Institute of Cardiology University and Civil Hospitals of Brescia, Italy.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Heart Failure
  • Senior Consulting Editor of the European Heart Journal

Martin Halle; MD

  • Past President, European Association of Preventive Cardiology Prof Martin Halle is Medical Director of the Institute for Sports Medicine and Sports Cardiology at the Technical University of Munich since 2003. With his team, he looks after more than 10,000 patients per year, from couch potatoes to Olympic champions. The specialist in sports medicine, cardiology, internal medicine and sports cardiology, is one of the best-known preventive physicians in Germany, internationally one of the leading scientists in his field of research - the prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases and cancer through lifestyle changes, in particular through physical training. Professor Halle was President of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) in 2020-2022. He has been a sought-after prevention expert for many years. His intention is to inspire people to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle and to improve their quality of life, presenting present scientific findings in a generally understandable way, he makes his listeners rethink their way of life.

Massimo Tritto; MD

  • Director of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit at Humanitas Mater Domini Hospital, Castellanza (VA); Adjunct Professor of Cardiology at Medical and Medtech Schools, Humanitas University, Rozzano (MI).
  • He has a long-term experience in the treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation procedures. He is author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications on indexed scientific journals. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and of the JACC Case Report Journal, and he serves as reviewer for several national and international scientific journals. He regularly carries out teaching activities at Humanitas University – Rozzano (MI) and at University of Insubria – Varese, and proctorship and tutoring activities at Humanitas Mater Domini Hospital – Castellanza (VA) and other italian or international Institutions.

Mohamed Saad; MD

  • Deputy Clinic Director of University heart center, former cath. lab director of university heart center - UKSH Kiel - Germany
  • Member of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)
  • Member of EuroCTO

Ntobeko Ntusi; MD

  • Professor Ntusi is the Head of medicine and the Clinical Lead for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) at Groote Schuur Hospital and is appointed as the Professorial Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He has contributed significantly to improved understanding on noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemiology and NCD and infectious disease multimorbidity. He is the Director of the South African Medical Research Council Extramural Unit on the Intersection of NCDs and infectious diseases and a Co-Lead for the ARUA/GUILD Cluster of Research Excellence on NCDs and associated multimorbidities. His primary research interests comprise inflammatory heart disease (including HIV-associated cardiovascular disease), cardiomyopathy and heart failure, resistant hypertension, and non-invasive imaging, in particular with CMR. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the holder of various awards. He is passionate about postgraduate student supervision and mentoring younger colleagues. He obtained a BSc(Hons) degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Haverford College, USA, and an MBChB degree from UCT, before completing a fellowship in Internal Medicine through the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He served his internship and later worked as a community service medical officer and senior house officer at Frere Hospital in East London, South Africa. He read for a DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and completed his MD in Cardiology at UCT. He is a qualified cardiologist, through the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.

Petar M Seferovic; MD, PhD, FESC, FACC

  • Co-Editor for Eastern Europe, European Heart Journal
  • Vice-president, European Society of Cardiology (2020-2022)
  • President, Heart failure Association of the ESC (2018-2020)
  • Academician, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Professor, University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine and Heart Failure Center, University Medical Center, Belgrade
  • President, Heart Failure Society of Serbia After completing his training and fellowship at Belgrade University School of Medicine and Kings College Hospital in London, UK, he spent two years as a Visiting assistant professor in Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA. Starting in the mid-90's, he dedicated his clinical and research activity to chronic and acute heart failure.
  • Prof. Seferovic has a long standing experience in the ESC/HFA and devoted the last three decades of his professional life to promote the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. In the mandate of 2018-2020, he was a President of Heart Failure Association of the ESC, tracing new avenues for its further development. Subsequently, he committed his energy and ideas to the three ECS/HFA megaprojects: HFA Atlas (first edition completed in 2021, second edition ongoing, to be completed in 2023), ESC/HFA Quality of Care Centers (the project started in June 2021 in 9 European countries, the pilot phase will last until 2024) and ESC Textbook on heart failure (256 authors, 6 editors, 1100 pages, Publisher Oxford University press, to be published in September 2022). As a Vice-President of the ESC during the mandate 2020-22, he was in charge of connecting ESC and eighteen National Cardiac Societies of South-Eastern Europe and succeeded to keep a close contact and the best image of the ESC, in the harsh environment of COVID 19 pandemic. He acted as the Cochair of the European Heart Agency, in pursuing Agency activities and projects. In addition, he was appointed a European Heart Journal Co-editor for Eastern Europe and organized ten Joint sessions of the EHJ and relevant National Cardiac Societies. Furthermore, he was elected to the Heart Failure Hall of Fame of the Heart Failure Society of America in July 2021. Prof. Seferović has coauthored a total of more than 600 publications, h-index 66, including multiple papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He has a total citation of 37254 (Google Scholar) /57172 (Scopus). He presented more than 300 lectures at international conferences. Prof. Seferović believes that the strength of ESC is in close cooperation of the basic scientists, clinicians and nurses, as well as in establishing the mutual dialogue, analyzing alternative views and recognizing different opinions. He proved to be highly motivated to put his full capacities in overcoming the future ESC scientific and organizational challenges. Moreover, he demonstrated that he is capable of successfully promoting ESC as a world leader in cardiovascular medicine, strengthening its world-wide network.

Radwa Bedair; MD

  • Consultant cardiologist at university Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS foundation trust since 2014.
  • She leads the British society of echocardiography congenital echo guideline committee.
  • She is responsible for the adult congenital cardiology training program in South West England.

Riccardo Cappato; MD

  • Dr. Riccardo Cappato is currently Chief of the Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center at IRCCS Multimedica Group, Italy. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, as well as the current President of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS). He has also been the Co-Director of the Europe AF Congress since 2007.
  • Dr. Cappato began his medical training at the University of Ferrara, completing in 1983. He was a junior physician in the Department of Cardiology of the Arcispedale Santa Anna di Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Italy, where he also completed his internship and residency. Between 1993 and 2000, he was the Co-Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory (EP-Lab) at Eppendorf University and St. Georg General Hospital, Hamburg, Germany. His clinical interests focus on the management of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, and in their treatment with transcatheter radiofrequency ablation.
  • Dr. Cappato has been Principal Investigator for X-VERT (exploring the efficacy and safety of oral rivaroxaban OD compared with that of dose-adjusted oral VKA for the prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with non-valvular Atrial fibrillation scheduled for cardioversion) and VENTURE-AF (randomized, open-label, active-controlled multi-centre Study to evaluate the safety of Rivaroxaban and vitamin K antagonists in subjects undergoing catheter ablation for Atrial Fibrillation) studies. Dr. Cappato is also leading investigator of a patient-based worldwide atrial fibrillation ablation survey. He is the co-inventor of the sub-cutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator. He frequently serves as an invited speaker at major international meetings. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and is on the editorial board of numerous Cardiology Journals.

Timothy D. Henry; MD

  • A cardiovascular interventionist, Dr. Timothy Henry serves as the Lindner Family Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research and Medical Director of The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research at The Christ Hospital

Thomas Luscher; MD

  • President Elect of the ESC. Director of Research, Education & Development and Consultant of Cardiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College in London and Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University Zurich

WALID BSATA; MD, Card. Dip., Card. Board, FRCPI, FACP, FESC

  • Professor of Internal Medicine / Cardiology at Faculty of Medicine /Aleppo University / Syria.
  • Principal investigator and supervisor for 19 Master & Doctorate studies at Faculty of Medicine.
  • Advisor / Speaker / Research Principal Investigator for many National and International Pharmaceutical Companies and Cardiac Societies.
  • Founder & Board member of Saudi Hypertension Management Society
  • Member of European Society of Cardiology
  • Chairman of Cardiology Committee of Aleppo Medical Association
  • Referee of European Hypertension Society

Victoria Delgado; MD

  • Assistant professor of Cardiology at the Leiden University Medical Center.
  • Board member of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (councilor and chair of scientific documents), task force member of the ESC Guidelines, ESC board member.
  • She is an associate editor of Circulation and Journal of American Society of Echocardiography.

Vladimír Džavík; MD

  • Dr. Džavík is Director of Research in Interventional Cardiology at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network in Toronto, Canada, and Professor at the University of Toronto.