Top heart specialists converge for Bahrain talks
Manama, January 20, 2014
Hundreds of physicians from around the globe will converge on Bahrain this week for a heart disease management course run by a world-renowned medical group.
The Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Review will be held under the patronage of Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa from Wednesday to Saturday at the Gulf Hotel, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
An estimated 200 medical professionals from Bahrain, the GCC and countries as far afield as Australia, Hungary, Nigeria and the US are billed to attend the event, which is being organised by US-based Mayo Clinic.
"This intensive course will cover all aspects of cardiology over 37 lectures given by 11 world-renowned cardiologists from the Mayo Clinic," said course director and consultant cardiologist Dr Haitham Amin.
"It is held in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre and would not have been possible without the moral and financial support provided by centre director Dr Resan Badran and the head of cardiology Dr Fuad Abdulqader.
"The Cardiac Centre in Bahrain has been providing tertiary cardiac care for more than two decades, with more than 2,300 adult and paediatric coronary and structural heart interventions annually, and 350 open heart surgeries every year.
"Education and research are core goals in the vision of the cardiac centre, and this meeting is hopefully a positive step in that direction."
The first annual Cardiovascular Review in Bahrain is designed to provide focused, up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for cardiovascular disease management. - TradeArabia News Service