WELCOME MESSAGE

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

Dear valued guests,

On behalf of all members of the Bahrain Heart Failure Conference and Exhibition, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to each of you to the 2nd Bahrain Heart Failure Conference, scheduled to take place from May 30 to June 1, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama, Bahrain. After the resounding success of our inaugural conference last year, we are filled with enthusiasm to present an even more enriching and comprehensive event. Our determination to continue this tradition stems from the strong belief that through collaboration, education, and shared expertise, we can significantly improve the outcomes for patients battling heart failure—a condition with high mortality that urgently demands our dedicated attention and efforts. This year, we are privileged to host a distinguished heart failure specialist from the region, whose expertise will undoubtedly be a highlight of our informative sessions. Our scientific program has been meticulously crafted to cover a broad spectrum of topics, including robust workshops and a dedicated session for the invaluable contributions of nurses in the care continuum of heart failure patients. An integral part of our conference will be the exhibitions, which will showcase cutting-edge technology and the latest advancements from the pharmaceutical industry, bringing you the forefront of heart failure management and treatment options.

We are also immensely proud to announce that this conference has earned the endorsement of the Gulf Heart Association, a well-respected entity worldwide, as well as the endorsement from the Kuwait Heart Foundation. Such support is a testament to the quality and significance of our collective work. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors, whose generosity makes this conference possible, to our esteemed speakers for sharing their knowledge and insights, and to all the delegates who will be attending. Your participation is the cornerstone of the conference’s success and the advancement of our shared mission. Together, we will delve into the latest research, discuss innovative treatment approaches, and foster a collaborative environment where knowledge exchange flourishes. Our shared goal is clear: to improve the lives of those affected by heart failure and to strive towards a future where heart failure’s impact is considerably diminished. I eagerly look forward to welcoming you to Manama and to an eventful few days of learning, collaboration, and growth.

 

 

With warm regards,

WELCOME MESSAGE

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is my utmost pleasure to welcome you all to the second version of Bahrain Heart Failure Congress 2024.
The scientific committee is all set to prepare a high-quality educational feast that will be enriched with latest facts, research data and innovations in Heart Failure. This committee is inviting a panel of national and international experts, researchers and outstanding speakers who will keep you engaged and enlightened on key topics and controversies in Heart Failure.

Since it is our endeavor to make this year’s conference bigger and better , we have included in the agenda four workshops which will be worth attending. There will also be a parallel session that will suit the nurses, paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals. The conference will give you ample opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, network and will definitely keep your appetite for more.

I am sure you will find this conference professionally and personally rewarding as well as time well spent. I am excited and looking forward to seeing you in May-June.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr. Adel Khalifa Sultan

Dr. Syed Raza

Prof. Mohammad Zubaid

Dr. Walid Assar

Dr. Husam Abdulaziz Noor

Dr. Fahad Alsindi

Dr. Abdul Azeez

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LEARNING OBJECTIVE

To gather national and international experts in Heart Failure to provide valuable insights as well as present and discuss rich scientific contents on a wide variety of topics in Heart Failure.

TARGET AUDIENCE

LEARNING OUTCOME

  1. Examine relevant new findings pertaining to heart failure prevention and epidemiology
  2. Describe the evolution of treatment approaches for patients with heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fractions.
  3. Describe new potential strategies for the utilization of biomarkers in improving patient outcomes in heart failure and specify the importance of biomarkers in the evaluation and management of heart failure
  4. Review the current state of advanced heart failure management, including mechanical support devices and transplants for end-stage heart failure treatment
  5. Provide an overview of currently available (interventional and surgical) treatment options for heart failure caused by specific valvular pathologies
  6. To discuss optimizing transitions of care and reducing hospital readmissions by developing multidisciplinary heart failure programs.
  7. Identify and discuss the latest cardiac imaging developments
  8. Analyze the role of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy in the treatment of heart failure
  9. Describe the latest developments in the management of heart failure in selected groups of patients (pregnant women and those with cardiac amyloid).

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Dr. Adel Khalifa Sultan Hamad

Conference Chairman-Bahrain Heart Failure Conference 

BMS, MD, FGHA, FRCP(Canada) 

Consultant Cardiologist & Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist-Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre Kingdom of Bahrain.

Consultant cardiologist and Bahrain’s first interventional cardiac electrophysiologist. He is the founder of electrophysiology specialty in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is board certified in internal medicine and adult cardiology from University of Toronto, Canada. Subsequently he did a sub-speciality clinical fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Toronto General Hospital. During his cardiology residency and clinical fellowship years he did research focusing on the “Spatial organization of ventricular fibrillation in explanted Langendorff human heart” which he presented in the annual Ursula Bangs Clinical and Research Day at University of Toronto. Subsequently he presented his research poster at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting in Montreal/Canada in 2015. After returning from Canada, he established the country’s first electrophysiology (EP) laboratory in 2010, subsequently established an advanced EP program utilizing 3D mapping system in 2012 and established a program for cryoablation of atrial fibrillation in 2016. He is a founding board member of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society (GHRS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and Fellow of the Gulf Heart Association. He is a speaker in local, regional and international conferences. He received the following honors and decorations; Hawar Medal of a first grade, Military Assessment Medal 1st Class and Medal of Courage. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, new oral anticoagulants, implantable cardiac devices, heart failure, sudden cardiac death and sports cardiology. 

Dr. Syed Raza

  • Consultant Cardiologist and Physician, HOD Medicine at Awali Hospital, Bahrain.
  • Scientific Committee Chairman-Bahrain Heart Failure Conference 
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 
  • Fellow of American college of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging 
  • European Board Certified in Heart Failure 
  • American Board in Medical Quality 
  • PG Diploma in Medical Education, University of Cardiff (Wales)
  • PG Diploma Healthcare Administration, Westford University, UK 
  • Regional coordinator Medical Education Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Examiner PACES – Royal College of Physicians (UK) 

Prof. Mohammad Zubaid

  • MB, ChB, FRCPC, FACC, FGHA
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University Chairman, Faculty of Cardiology,Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization President, Gulf Heart Association Head, Division of Cardiology,Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital-Kuwait Mohammad Zubaid is Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University. He heads the division of cardiology at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital. He is currently the Chair of the Faculty of Cardiology at Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS), in charge of the cardiology residency program in Kuwait. He was elected for a three years term as president of the Gulf Heart Association in December 2023. Professor Zubaid obtained his MB, ChB from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1986. He went on to do internal medicine residency at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from 1988 to 1991 and cardiology residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from 1992 to 1994. He pursued his research career with a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada from 1994 to 1996. He returned to his home country, Kuwait, in 1996 and joined Kuwait University as an assistant professor of Medicine. He was promoted to Professor in December 2006. He served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine from 2012 to 2013. He has contributed to several international journal publications and has served on the editorial boards of the Kuwait Medical Association Journal and the Journal of the Gulf Heart Association, Heart Views. He has published 122 peer-reviewed articles. Professor Zubaid has organized and chaired several local and regional conferences. He is Fellow of the Gulf Heart Association, the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and American College of Cardiology. His research interest focuses on the performance of disease registries. He has led several disease registries in Kuwait and the region including the Kuwait myocardial infarction registry, Kuwait Acute Coronary Syndrome (KACS) registry, Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE), Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events (Gulf SAFE), Kuwait Time in Therapeutic Range study, Gulf locals with acute coronary syndrome events (Gulf COAST) Registry, use of reperfusion in ST elevation myocardial infarction in Kuwait (REPERFUSE Kuwait) Registry, and Gulf documentation of ambulatory sick patients with heart failure (Gulf DYSPNEA) registry, Kuwait Catheterization Laboratory Project (Kuwait CLAP), and Mubarak Alkabeer hospital primary PCI registry. He is the principal investigator for the ongoing Kuwait Heart Foundation Registry of Acute Coronary Events (KHF RACE). KHF RACE will enroll 10,000 ACS patients from across Kuwait. It started in May 2023.

Dr. Walid Assar

  • Senior Consultant Cardiologist , King Hamad University Hospital
  • Associated Professor of Cardiology, Al-zhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Associated Professor of Cardiology AGU, Bahrain.
Senior Consultant Cardiologist King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain. Associated professor of cardiology Al-Al-zhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Associated professor of cardiology AGU, Bahrain Graduated from Al-azhar school of medicine Cairo Egypt in 1995 with degree of excellent with honor, complete cardiology residency program in Al-azharuniversity Hospitals Cairo Egypt, master degree in cardiology 2000 , fellowship of intervention cardiology cardiac center Leipzig Germany, followed by another fellowship of peripheral intervention in the same institute for 2 years, achieved MD cardiology and board certified from Leipzig University in Germany and Al-Azhar University in Egypt 2007, Consultant of Cardiology and Invasive procedure (Angioplasty) Cardiology Dept. Al-azhar Univ. Cairo, Egypt. Head of Peripheral Vascular Intervention Unit Al-Azhar Univ. Hospitals Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Husam Abdulaziz Noor

  • M.D., FACC, FRCP (LOND), FESC

Renowned and highly esteemed in the field of medicine, Dr. Husam holds a plethora of distinguished titles, each reflecting his unparalleled expertise and contributions to the medical community. With an illustrious career spanning decade, Dr. Husam has become a trailblazing figure in the healthcare industry, demonstrating unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care, medical research and academic leadership. His multifaceted roles, include Chief of Medical Staff Clinical Services, Director of National Aortic Repair Program (NARP), Director of the Cardiac Catherization Laboratories and is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist. Mohammed Bin Khalifa Cardiac Centre, Bahrain Defense Force. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeon Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain. He is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Arabian Gulf University.

 

After qualifying from the Arabian Gulf with first-degree Honors in 1996. he pursued postgraduate training in the United States. He did internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan.

 

Then Cardiology fellowship at Loma Linda University, California, and followed by Interventional Cardiology fellowship at University of Massachusetts. In addition, advanced training for peripheral endovascular interventions at Arizona Heart Hospital. He is also a diplomat in Health Care Management. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the British School of Bahrain. He is a member of the Board at Royal Life Saving Bahrain.

 

Dr. Husam Noor plays a key role educating the public, patients and healthcare professionals across the Gulf States and internationally about heart disease. He is a course co-director for the Gulf-PCR. He is a founding member of Gulf Interventional Society. He has established the chronic total occlusion program and complex coronary interventions. He is the course director for GO- CTO Bahrain. He has performed many live cases locally and internationally. He leads the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) program. He is active in clinical research and has been involved in international multicenter trials.

 

Dr. Husam Noor is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physician (London) and a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He received the Kingdom of Bahrain First-Degree Recognition and Accomplishment Award from his Majesty the King of Bahrain in 2013

Dr. Fahad Alsindi

Senior Consultant Cardiologist and consultant Heart Failure 

at the John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Fahad Alsindi, is currently a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and consultant Heart Failure at the John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. 

He previously was a Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Failure & Transplant at the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. UAE. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Alsindi worked as Consultant Heart Failure Cardiologist at Mohamed Bin Khalifa Cardiac Centre, where he established Heart Failure Services at the Cardiac Center in Bahrain. 

Prior to returning to the region he was a Staff Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Failure Center of Excellence at East Maine Medical Center, Maine. USA. During his tenure has attained a number of leadership roles at the Hospital. He was the Director of the Lipid Clinic. He was the Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehab Unit. He was also core faculty in The Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Cardiovascular Fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. 

Dr. Fahad Alsindi qualified from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with honors Degrees. He then completed his Internship at the Bahrain Defense Force Hospital Bahrain. He then joined the Mohmmed Bin Khalifa Cardiac Center. He worked as a Cardiology resident and thenSenior Resident, obtaining Membership of The Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, MRCP (UK). He pursued post graduate training as a Specialist Registrar in York, England. He became an Associate Clinical Tutor of The Royal College of Physicians; NorthernDeanery. He then moved to Boston, USA, where he completed Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. He then became nominated as Chief of Residents and worked as an Internist at The Lahey Hospital. He then Completed his Cardiovascular Fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. 

Dr. Abdul Azeez Mohammed

Dr. Abdul Azeez Mohammed is an interventional cardiologist with more than 11 years of experience in the field of cardiology, a major part of it at Apollo Hospital Hyderabad, India. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India. After completing his MD in internal medicine and DNB in cardiology, he completed Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.

He is currently the Director – Cardiac Cath lab & Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Bahrain Specialist Hospital-  Apollo Heart Centre, Bahrain. He has been involved in close to 900 successful Cathlab procedures in the last 4 years here. His areas of expertise include coronary angiography, simple and complex coronary angioplasty and stenting, primary PCI, mechanical circulatory support, intra-coronary imaging, peripheral vascular interventions, temporary and permanent pacemakers.

He believes in prevention of heart diseases and is involved with accurate management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus, as well as structural heart disease and heart failure.

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