DAY 1 Sessions

  • Opening Session and Welcome
  • 1. Genetics and Population Studies -
              Global Health
  • 2. Pathogenesis and Imaging
  • 3. The Egyptian Society of Cardiology Session

DAY 2 Sessions

  • 1. Imaging
  • 2. Management
  • 3. Primary PCI
  • 4. Primary PCI (2)

DAY 3 Sessions

  • Ask the Experts. Challenging
            case presentations by young interventionists
Magdi Yacoub (London, UK)

Sir Magdi Yacoub is currently Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Founder and Director of Research at the Harefield Heart Science Centre (Magdi Yacoub Institute) overseeing over 60 scientists and students in the areas of tissue engineering, myocardial regeneration, stem cell biology, end stage heart failure and transplant immunology.

Professor Yacoub was born in Egypt and graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1957, trained in London and held an Assistant Professorship at the University of Chicago. He is a former BHF Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery for over 20 years and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Harefield Hospital from 1969-2001 and Royal Brompton Hospital from 1986-2001. Professor Yacoub established the largest heart and lung transplantation programme in the world where more than 2,500 transplant operations have been performed. He has also developed novel operations for a number of complex congenital heart anomalies. He was knighted for his services to medicine and surgery in 1991, awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998 and Fellowship of The Royal Society in 1999. A lifetime outstanding achievement award in recognition of his contribution to medicine was presented to Professor Yacoub by the Secretary of State for Health in the same year.

Robert Bonow

Dr. Robert O. Bonow is the Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation. He received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 430 published papers and 100 book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of 9 medical journals and is one of the four editors of Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Bonow is past-President of the American Heart Association, a Master of the American College of Cardiology and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology, the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Clinical Research Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine. He chaired the ACC/AHA guidelines for management of patients with valvular heart disease.