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2014 Asia-Pacific cardiovascular symposium "Managing cardiovascular risk factors to prevent the fatal end of cardiovascular continuum"

2014 Asia-Pacific cardiovascular symposium "Managing cardiovascular risk factors to prevent the fatal end of cardiovascular continuum"
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Hypertension
Symposium by Excemed
Saturday, Mar 1 - Sunday, Mar 2 2014
Guangzhou, China

Accreditation

EBAC

Event format

Lecture
Workshop session
Registration status
Closed

Overview

In spite of increased knowledge and the ongoing efforts of scientific societies, cardiovascular diseases remain the first cause of mortality and morbidity in the Asia-Pacific regions as well as in the rest of the world. Treatment of major cardiovascular diseases including acute coronary syndrome or stroke present a significant and costly challenge for the health systems - without taking into consideration that the most effective therapy for these diseases is prevention based on effective control of risk factors.

Essential hypertension remains an unsolved problem in cardiovascular medicine, not least because it is often complicated by metabolic disease. Most   hypertensive   patients   are   still   not   receiving   the   correct pharmacological  treatment  and  may  not  have  their  blood  pressure values suitably normalised. There is a clear need to promote clinical management  of  hypertension  that  is  derived  from  evidence-based medicine  and  scientific  guidelines,  and  to  ensure  that  scientific knowledge is transformed into clinical practice.

Serono Symposia International Foundation is proud to organise the 2014 Asia-Pacific  Cardiology  Symposium “Managing  cardiovascular  risk factors to prevent the fatal end of cardiovascular continuum”.

This live educational symposium will examine recent evidence in the treatment of hypertension with a specific focus on the correct utilisation of the 'old` drugs such as beta-blockers and the 'new` therapeutic approaches such as renal denervation. Sessions will also be devoted to discussing emerging health problems in the Asia-Pacific area and will offer possible solutions to the management of patients with

hypertension complicated by other risk factors or related diseases.

Learning objectives

By attending this live educational symposium participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence supporting a first-choice drug in the treatment of hypertension and the specific role of beta-blockers
  • Evaluate the impact in the Asia-Pacific area of emerging health problems including metabolic alterations, differences in drug responsiveness and the impact of pollution on cardiovascular disease
  • Demonstrate effective treatment of hypertensive patients with specific and challenging problems including old age, diabetes or obesity
  • Actively participate in the debate about the real effectiveness of renal denervation in the treatment of essential hypertension
  • Manage the complexitiy of tereating hypertension associated to crucial cardiovascular diseases such as atrial fibrillation,  coronary artery disease and heart failure.

Accreditation details

An application has been submitted to the EBAC for CME accreditation of the Serono Symposia International Foundation symposium 2014 Asia-Pacific cardiovascular symposium "Managing cardiovascular risk factors to prevent the fatal end of cardiovascular continuum" to be held on 1-2 March 2014 -Guangzhou, China.

Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp)

Scientific programme

Saturday, 1 March

 

Final programme and abstracts

09.00 Introductory lecture
Lin Shuguang (China)

09.15 L1: Novelties from recent guidelines in hypertension (video lecture)

Marlon T. Co (Philippines)

 

Session I Specific issues in the pharmacological treatment of hypertension

 

Chairman:  Lin Shuguang (China)

09.35 L2: Does a first-choice treatment exist? 

Stefano Taddei (Italy)

09.55 D1: Debate on beta blockers:
- PROS Soetanto Arieska Soenarta (Indonesia)

Cons-  Jamshed J. Dalal (India)

10.25 CC1: Clinical case

Soetanto Arieska Soenarta (Indonesia)

 

Session II Specific problems in APAC

 

Chairman:  Jamshed J. Dalal (India)

11.30 L3: Metabolic Burden

Piyamitr Sritara (Thailand)

11.50 L4: Differences in drug responsiveness to hypertensive drugs

Brian Tomlinson (China) Video lecture

12.15 L5: Pollution factors

Stefano Taddei (Italy) Pollution factors

 

Session III Hypertension in special population

 

Chairman: Roberto Ferrari (Italy)

CC2: Clinical cases

14.00 Diabetic population

Hung-Fat Tse (China)

14.30Young and middle age obese population

Bambang Budi Siswanto (Indonesia)

 

Session IV Beta blockers for management of cardiovascular diseases: are all beta- blockers the same?

 

Chairman:  Hung-Fat Tse (China)

15.30 L6: Beta-blockers in Asian patients: pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics ( video lecture)

Brian Tomlinson (China)

15.50 L7: Comparing two beta-blockers in patients with hypertension

Aniruddha Dharmadhikari (India)

16.10 L8: Comparison of two beta-blockers on sympathetic nervous activity and central aortic pressure in hypertensive patients

Gao Pinjin (China)

Sunday, 2 March

 

Session V New therapeutic approach in hypertension: the role of heart rate

 

Chairman:  Stefano Taddei (Italy)

09.00 L9: Sympathetic nervous system and hypertension: an overview 

Guido Grassi (Italy)

09.20 D2: Debate: is heart rate a target in hypertensive treatment?
Pro Guido Grassi (Italy)

Cons  Phrommintikul Arintaya (Thailand)

 

Session VI Hypertension and related diseases

 

Chairman:  Brian Tomlinson (China)

10.45 L10: Hypertension and atrial fibrillation

Claudio Borghi (Italy)

11.15 L11: Coronary artery disease 

Roberto Ferrari (Italy)

11.45 L12: Heart failure

Roberto Ferrari (Italy)

Chair(s)

Brian Tomlinson

Specialist in Internal Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Adjunct Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Faculty

Serono  Symposia  International  Foundation  adheres  to  guidelines  of  the  European  Accreditation  Council  for  Continuing  Medical Education  (EACCME)  and  all  other  professional  organizations,  as  applicable,  which  state  that  programmes  awarding  continuing education credits must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. Investigative and other uses for pharmaceutical agents, medical devices, and other products (other than those uses indicated in approved product labeling/package insert for the product) may be presented in the programme (which may reflect clinical experience, the professional literature or other clinical sources known to the presenter). We ask all presenters to provide participants with information about relationships with pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies that may have relevance to their lectures. This policy is not intended to exclude faculty who have relationships with such companies; it is only intended to inform participants of any potential conflicts so that participants may form their own judgements, based on full disclosure of the facts. Further, all opinions and recommendations presented during the programme and  all  programme-related  materials  neither  imply  an  endorsement  nor  a  recommendation  on  the  part  of  Serono  Symposia International Foundation. All presentations represent solely the independent views of the presenters/authors.

The following faculty provided information regarding significant commercial relationships and/or discussions of investigational or non-EMEA/FDA approved (off-label) uses of drugs:

Claudio Borghi Declared receipts of grants and contract from Manarini international. Declared receipt of honoraria or consultation fees from Manarini, St. Jude medical, Servier, Berlin Chemie.  Declared to be member of a company advisory board, board of directors or other similar group of: Ely-Lilly, Menarini.  Declared participation in a company sponsored speakers’ bureau of: Menarini, Servier, St. Jude medical.

Jamshed J. Dalal Declared no potential conflict of interest.

Aniruddha Dharmadhikari Declared no potential conflict of interest.

Roberto Ferrari Declared receipt of research grant from: Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Servier, Irbtech. Declared receipt of honoraria or consultation fees from: Boehringer Ingelheim, Servier. Declared participation in a company sponsored speakers’ bureau of: Boehringer Ingelheim , Servier and Merck Serono.

Guido Grassi Declared receipt of honoraria or consultation fees from: Medtronic, Boston, Scientific, Malesci. Declared participation in a company sponsored speakers’ bureau of: Medtronic.

Gao Pinjin Declared no potential conflict of interest.

Soetanto Arieska Soenarta Declared no potential conflict of interest.

Piyamitr Sritara Declared no potential conflict of interest.

Stefano Taddei Declared receipt of grants and contracts from Novartis, Servier, Boehringer.  Declared participation in a company sponsored speakers’ bureau of Servier, Stroder, Pfizer, Bayer, Msd and Boehringer.

Brian Tomlinson Declared receipts of research funding from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Mayers Squibb, Genzyme, GlaxoSmith Kline, Merck Serono and Dohme, Novartis, Roche and Tajeda.  Declared receipt of honoraria or consultation fees from: Amgen, Janssen and Merck Serono. Declared to be member of a company advisory board, board of directors or other similar group of: Amgen, Janssen and Merck Serono. Declared participation in a company sponsored speakers’ bureau of: Merck Serono, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Ranbaxy, Servier.

Hung-Fat Tse Declared no potential conflict of interest.

The following faculty have provided no information regarding significant relationship with commercial supporters and/or discussion of investigational or non-EMEA/FDA approved (off-label) uses of drugs as of 18 February 2014.

Bambang Budi Siswanto

Marlon T. Co

Phrommintikul Arintaya

Lin Shuguang