Heart health forum to examine latest innovations

| 17/02/2011

(CNS):As part of the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF)’s Heart Smart Week St. Matthew’s University of Medicine will be hosting the 4th annual International Cardiac Symposium on Thursday 3 March. Targeting medical professionals, the conference will focus, on the latest developments in treating heart specific issues. Three eminent cardiologists will discuss related topics and some 300 healthcare practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and government officials including the health minister are expected to attend. Dr. Yin Medical Director of the Cayman Heart Fund and organizer of Heart Smart Week said it was important local practitioners keep up to date on the latest treatments.

"As chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerotic diseases continue to rise each year, Cayman Heart Fund brings together a line up of speakers to stimulate and educate our healthcare providers on new and innovative ways to battle CVD, the leading cause of death and accounts for the majority of hospitalizations, disability and overseas healthcare spending,” Dr Yin noted.

“We are very grateful for our Health Minister’s recognition of the CHF efforts and continued support of our Annual Cardiac Symposium. CHF also expresses its appreciation towards our health partners for providing three high calibre speakers this year, as well as Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society, SMU, and CITN who remain our partners in presenting the annual symposium," she added.

The speakers for the evening event include:

Dr. Jonathon Roberts, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Baptist Health, Miami, USA: "International Cardiology 2011- Opening Arteries, Closing Holes, Fixing Valves.”
Dr. Pamela Ouyang M.B.B.S. Professor Cardiology, Program Director, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore , USA : “Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.”
Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod MD, The Heart Health Centre, Grand Cayman: “Cardiac Murmurs: Case Reviews from the Cayman Islands. ”

The three hour continuing medical education (CME) event will commence with a cocktail hour from 5:00pm-6:00pm, followed by the main attraction. The audience will have a chance to partake in a brief Q+A following each presenter’s oration. For more information on the symposium, please contact the Cayman Heart Fund at 325-2243 or caymanheartfund@gmail.com.

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