CardioConnect 2016

26 - 27 Mar, 2016
Conrad Bangkok, Thailand Conrad Bangkok Witthayu Road Bangkok Thailand

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Welcome Message

On behalf of A. Menarini Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (“Menarini”), we are pleased to welcome you to the 1st Asia Pacific CardioConnect Meeting under the theme “Cardiology, Innovations Towards the Future”.

This Meeting is Menarini’s first inaugural event supported by 15 international speakers from Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand to share the latest clinical developments in the field of cardiology for cardiologists all over the world.

Menarini is committed to work alongside healthcare professionals to improve clinical outcomes for hypertensive patients and is pleased to be congregating leading cardiologists from across Asia for this Meeting. We hope that CardioConnect provides you with the opportunity to build networking and updates to cardiovascular diseases.

We look forward to welcoming you to this meeting held in the Land of Smiles, Bangkok, Thailand.


Day 1: 26th March 2016

08:55Welcome addressChumpol Piamsomboon (Thailand)
09:00IntroductionAgabiti Rosei (Italy)
Cheol Ho Kim (Korea)
Discussion Session I: Hypertension and other risk factors
Chairperson: Agabiti Rosei (Italy)
09:15Hyperlipidaemia and diabetes: What's new?Low Lip Ping (Singapore)
Pulse wave velocity: A surrogate endpoint on hypertensionClaudio Borghi (Italy)
Are all therapeutic approaches the same?Nakarin Sansanayudh (Thailand)
Lecture I
10:30Genetics in cardiovascular diseasesGiuseppe Ambrosio (Italy)
Discussion Session II: Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
Chairperson: Aizai Azan (Malaysia)
11:30An update in the treatment of CHF based on recent published guidelinesPeter Collins (UK)
Unmet needs in the treatment of CHFGiuseppe Ambrosio (Italy)
End-stage HF: What to do?Carolyn Lam (Singapore)
Discussion Session III: Hot topics
Chairperson: Cheol Ho Kim (Korea)
14:30Prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillationAgabiti Rosei (Italy)
Pulmonary embolism: how to diagnose and how to treatPanos Vardas (Greece)
The health and wealth of cardiovascular diseases: A look at pharmacoeconomics dataAthanasios Manolis (Greece)
New data on hypertension treatment with ACE-IsClaudio Borghi (Italy)
Lecture II
16:30Endothelial dysfunction and nitric oxide: Beyond hypertensionLow Lip Ping (Singapore)
Debate I
Chairperson: Panos Vardas (Greece)
17:00ESH/ESC hypertension guidelines are more relevant to Asian patients than the NICE guidelinesAgabiti Rosei (Italy)
& Cheol Ho Kim (Korea)

Day 2: 27th March 2016

Discussion Session IV: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Chairperson: Carolyn Lam (Singapore)
09:00-10:00Revascularization in CAD patientsHyo-Soo Kim (Korea)
Gaps in physicians perception and patients disease stateCarolyn Lam (Singapore)
Diabetic patients with Stable CAD: Optimal treatmentGiuseppe Ambrosio (Italy)
Current drugs in Stable CADPeter Collins (UK)
Debate II
Chairperson: Rafael Castillo (Philippines)
10:00-11:00The role of factors influencing clinical decision making in stable CADAthanasios Manolis (Greece)
& Carolyn Lam (Singapore)
11:00-11:30COFFEE BREAK
Case studies
Chairperson: Giuseppe Ambrosio (Italy)
11:30-12:00HypertensionNakarin Sansanayudh (Thailand)
12:00-12:30Chronic stable anginaRafaelCastillo (Philippines)
12:30-13:00Heart failureDilok Piyayotai (Thailand)
13:00-13:30Closing remarksAgabiti Rosei (Italy)
& Cheol Ho Kim (Korea)


Associate Professor Chumpol Piamsomboon
President, Heart Association of Thailand
Cardiovascular division, Department of Medicine
Pramongkutklao Hospital

Professor Giuseppe Ambrosio
Director of Cardiology
University of Perugia School of Medicine
Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia

Professor Claudio Borghi
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences
University of Bologna 

Professor Peter Collins
Professor of Clinical Cardiology
Imperial College London and R oyal Brompton Hospital
United Kingdom

Professor Athanasios Manolis
Director Cardiology Department
Asklepeion Hospital , Athens

Professor Agabiti Rosei
Director Clinica Medica Generale
Director Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences
University of Brescia
Director Department of Medicine
Azienda Spedali Civili di Brescia
President of the European Society of Hypertension

Professor Panos Vardas
Head of Cardiology Department
Heraklion University Hospital, Crete

Datuk Dr. Aizai Azan
Senior Consultant Cardiologist
Head of the Cardiology Department
Clinical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation
National Heart Institute

Dr Rafael Castillo
Cardiology Section
Manila Doctors Hospital

Professor Cheol-Ho Kim
Geriatrics Department
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Republic of Korea

Professor Hyo-Soo Kim
Cardiology Department
Seoul National University Hospital
Republic of Korea

Associate Professor Carolyn Lam
Clinician Scientist and Senior Consultant
National Heart Centre Singapore
SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Programme and Department of Cardiology

Professor Low Lip Ping
Consultant Cardiologist
Low Cardiology Clinic
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

Associate Professor Dilok Piyayotai
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University KlongLuang,

Associate Professor Nakarin Sansanayudh
Cardiology Unit, Department of Internal medicine
Phramongkutklao Hospital


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