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Fondazione Menarini
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is my special pleasure to invite you to our international symposium “Bringing Cardiovascular Medicine Center Stage: New Trends Today and Tomorrow”, which will be held in Berlin, Germany October 27th-29th, 2016.

Key Cardiologists and scientists from all over the world will discuss innovative aspects of cardiovascular medicine, just allowing a glimpse into the future.

We will also address topics of paramount interest to patients, physicians and societies, such as the growing interest in precision medicine and its potential contradiction to current concepts of international guidelines.

My special thanks goes to Charité university medicine, the German Heart Institute Berlin, the scientific organizing committee, the local organizing committee of our meeting and to Fondazione Internazionale Menarini for their unconditioned support.

Let us welcome you in Berlin, let us discuss new concepts in cardiovascular medicine, new ideas and new therapeutic modalities, in order to find even better and more efficient ways to prevent and cure cardiovascular disease in our patients.

In our view, Berlin is an ideal place to get together and discuss. Berlin in October is worth a visit and the congress will take place at the BCC Berlin congress center in Berlin Mitte, directly at famous Alexanderplatz. We do hope that Berlin with its lively and open spirit will also open our minds for emerging new avenues in cardiovascular medicine.

With warmest regards

Prof. Burkert Pieske
President of the Meeting

Symposium Programme

04.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m.
Opening ceremony

Welcome addresses

B. Pieske (Berlin, DE), K. Einhäupl (Berlin, DE), A. R. Pries (Berlin, DE), A. Casini (Florence, I)

How does CV epidemiology contribute to disease prevention and better management strategies?

V. Ramachandran (Boston, US)

How can "omic" biomarker signatures help personalize the care of heart failure patients?

B. McManus (Vancouver, CA)

The new 2016 ESC Heart Failure Guidelines – New Aspects

P. Ponikowski (Wroclaw, PL)

Guidelines vs. Precision Medicine – how will we manage CV disease in 2030?

J. Cleland (London, UK)

Physical activity, exercise, and lifestyle interventions

M. Halle (Munich, DE)
08.30 a.m. – 09.00 a.m.
Key Note Lecture I

CV disease epidemiology in the 21st century

V. Ramachandran (Boston, US)

What to do with an elevated HbA1c?

J. Cleland (London, UK)

Iron deficiency and iron deficiency management in CV disease

P. Ponikowski (Wroclaw, PL)

Optimised blood pressure management after SPRINT

G. Mancia (Milan, IT)

Key Note Lecture II: Is Cardiovascular Aging a Disease?

E. Lakatta (Baltimore, US)

The new European/American resuscitation guidelines

M. Möckel (Berlin, DE)

Current management strategies in acute heart failure

G. Filippatos (Athens, GR)

Pulmonary hypertension: update 2016

S. Rosenkranz (Cologne, DE)

The road of interventional cardiology

B. Meier (Bern, CH)

Current concepts in atherosclerosis

J. Völkl (Berlin, DE)

The microcirculation: Syndrome X in 2016

A. R. Pries (Berlin, DE)

Innovation in management of coronary disease – from prevention to intervention

U. Landmesser (Berlin, DE)

Minimally Invasive Approach to Mitral Regurgitation. Triumphs and, tribulation

K. Stangl (Berlin, DE)

Mitral valve prolapse: From click to death?

S. Iliceto (Padua, IT)

Aortic valve procedures: TAVI strategies in the future

D. O´Hair (Milwaukee, US)

Tackling heart failure in the 21st century

M. Senni (Bergamo, IT)

Pharmacological management strategies

S. von Haehling (Göttingen, DE)

Update Device therapy in HFrEF

R. Wachter (Göttingen, DE)

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure – reality or wishful thinking?

W. Haverkamp (Berlin, DE)
08.30 a.m. – 09.00 a.m.
KeyNote Lecture IV

Unravelling the mysteries of peripartum cardiomyopathy

K. Sliwa-Hähnle (Cape Town, SA)

Pathophysiology of HFpEF

C. Lam (Singapore)

Diagnostic and etiological workup of HFpEF

B. Pieske (Berlin, DE)

Current HFpEF management

S. Solomon (Boston, US)

Innovative interventional strategies in HFpEF

G. Hasenfuss (Göttingen, DE)

Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: What is different?

C. Tschöpe (Berlin, DE)

Autoantibodies and heart failure – Clinical consequences?

S. Felix (Greifswald, DE) (Berlin, DE)

Workup recommendations for specific cardiomyopathies – biopsy SPECT-CT, cardiac MRI

L. Cooper (Rochester, US)

General Information

Meeting venue
The meeting will take place at BCC Berlin Congress Center GmbH
Alexanderstraße 11 - 10178 Berlin (Germany)

Registration hours
The registration desk will be open during the following hours:
Thursday, October 27th: from 03.00 p.m. - 06.00 p.m.
Friday, October 28th: from 07.30 a.m. - 05.20 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th: 07.30 a.m. - 12.35 p.m.

Official language
The official language of the Meeting will be English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Registration
No registration fee is required to attend the Conference.
Please confirm your participation to the Congress Organiser:
AVEC S.r.l. - Incentive Paintings - Angela Volpe / Claudia Cislaghi
Via Lavoratori Autobianchi, 1 - c/o Polo Tecnologico Brianza
Edificio 9 - Ufficio 14 - I-20832 Desio (MB), Italy
Phone: +39 0362 581579 – Fax: +39 0362 1860074
E-mail: angela.volpe@avec-eventi.com / claudia.cislaghi@avec-eventi.com

Congress Website
www.cardiovascularmedicine-berlin.com

Accreditation
An application has been made for Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation of this event by Avec to the following institutions:
- European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)
- European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)

Technical facilities
Facilities will be available for computer presentations and overhead projections. A business centre with computers (Windows and MAC) will be available to check and preview presentations. Speakers are required to give a copy of their presentation on USB memory stick to the technicians at the Slide Centre at least one hour before the session starts.

Slide Centre opening hours
Thursday, October 27th: from 03.00 p.m. - 06.00 p.m.
Friday, October 28th: from 07.30 a.m. - 05.20 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th: 07.30 a.m. - 12.35 p.m.

Abstracts Book
The participants will receive the Abstracts Book at the conference.

Attendance certificate
The attendance certificate will be issued at the accreditation desk following full attendance at the conference.

Scientific/Organizing Committee

President of the Meeting
PIESKE Burkert
Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
German Heart Centre Berlin
Berlin (Germany)


Scientific / Organizing Committee
BACHRAN Diana
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
BÄHR Felix Lucas
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
EDELMANN Frank
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
EINHÄUPL Karl
Chairman of the Executive Board
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
ESCHER Felicitas
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
FILIPPATOS Gerasimos
Head of the Heart Failure Unit University of Athens
Attikon University Hospital
Athens (Greece)
GAULHOFER Christina
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
HAVERKAMP Wilhelm
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
HEINZEL Frank
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
JANICKI Katrin
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
KRESOJA Karl-Patrik
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
LANDMESSER Ulf
Head of the Department of Cardiology
Campus Charité Mitte
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
OEING Christian
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
PRIES Axel Radlach
Dean of the Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
STANGL Karl
Head of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology
Campus Charité Mitte
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
STORCH Robert
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
TSCHÖPE Carsten
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)

Faculty

List of speakers, discussants and chairpersons
CLELAND John
Chair in Clinical Cardiology
Faculty of Medicine - National Heart & Lung Institute
Imperial College London
London (United Kingdom)
COOPER Leslie
Chair, Cardiovascular Department
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Jacksonville (United States of America)
EINHÄUPL Karl
Chairman of the Executive Board
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
FELIX Stephan
Department of Internal Medicine B (Cardiology)
University Medicine Greifswald
DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research)
Greifswald (Germany)
FILIPPATOS Gerasimos
Head of the Heart Failure Unit University of Athens
Attikon University Hospital
Athens (Greece)
HALLE Martin
Cardiovascular Preventive Medicine
Technical University Munich
Munich (Germany)
HASENFUSS Gerd
Head of the Department of Cardiology and Pneumology
University of Göttingen Medical School
Göttingen (Germany)
HAVERKAMP Wilhelm
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
ILICETO Sabino
Director of the Cardiological Clinic
Department of Cardiological, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
University of Padua
Padua (Italy)
KHANDHERIA Bijoy
Aurora Cardiovascular Services – Aurora Research Institute – Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee (United States of America)
LAKATTA Edward
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
Baltimore (United States of America)
LAM Carolyn
National Heart Centre Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore
Singapore (Republic of Singapore)
LANDMESSER Ulf
Head of the Department of Cardiology
Campus Charité Mitte
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
LANKEIT Mareike
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
MANCIA Giuseppe
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
MCMANUS Bruce
Center of Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano
and Centro Ipertensione e Malattie Vascolari
Istituto Clinico Universitario, Verano Brianza
Milan (Italy)
MEIER Bernhard
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital Bern – Inselspital -
Bern (Switzerland)
MÖCKEL Martin
Medical Director Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services and Chest Pain Units
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
O’HAIR Daniel
Department of Cardiovascular Disease and Thoracic Surgery/TAVR
St. Luke's Medical Center/Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee (United States of America)
PIESKE Burkert
Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
German Heart Centre Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
PONIKOWSKI Piotr
Head of the Department of Cardiology
Centre for Heart Disease
Military Hospital Wroclaw
Wrocław (Poland)
PRIES Axel Radlach
Dean of the Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
ROSENKRANZ Stephan
Department of Cardiology
Heart Center at the University Hospital Cologne
Cologne Cardiovascular Research Center
Cologne (Germany)
SENNI Michele
Head of the Department of Cardiology, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant
Cardiovascular Department
Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII
Bergamo (Italy)
SLIWA-HÄHNLE Karen
Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Cape Town (South Africa)
SOLOMON Scott
Director of the Department of Noninvasive Cardiology
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston (United States of America)
SRINIVASAN Ramachandran
Principal Investigator, The Framingham Heart Study
Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Dept. of Medicine
Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health,
Boston (United States of America)
STANGL Karl
Head of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology
Campus Charité Mitte
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
TSCHÖPE Carsten
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
VÖLKL Jacob
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
VON HAEHLING Stephan
Consultant Cardiologist
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Göttingen Medical School
Göttingen (Germany)
WACHTER Rolf
Clinic for Cardiology and Pneumology
University Medicine Goettingen
Göttingen (Germany)

Venue

Congress Venue

  • BCC Berlin Congress Center GmbH
  • Alexanderstraße 11 - 10178 Berlin (Germany)

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