Conferences & Events

Innovations In Interventions
from Valves Replacement
to Plaque Remodelling

LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

Friday October 25, 2019
Saturday October 26, 2019

preceded by

Echocardiography Workshop (LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital)

Friday October 25, 2019 (15:30 to 19:00)

Pre-symposium Lecture (Le Gabriel - Sofitel Hotel)

Friday October 25, 2019 (19:30)

This event is being rescheduled. New dates will be communicated in due time.

Innovations In Interventions

Welcome Message from the Conference Chair

Dear colleagues,

Ever since the first percutaneous mitral commissurotomy by transseptal technique was performed in Lebanon in 1993, the treatment of valvular heart disease has undergone drastic changes. New innovative approaches to patient care in cardiology have made our daily life in the cath lab a thrilling journey, full of challenges and achievements. Our expertise is growing, and so should our collaboration.

On October 25 & 26, 2019 we’ll be organizing at LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, a one & a half day dedicated for Valvular Heart Interventions. We’ll be discussing these moving frontiers in the management of valvular heart disease in this exciting era.
On top of this, we’ll also be tackling a forgotten chapter, at least in Lebanon, on coronary plaque imaging and remodeling.

International and Lebanese experts in the field will be taking part in sessions dedicated to aortic, mitral and Tricuspid valves, and will examine evolving techniques, expanding indications and innovations in treating coronary plaque.

I’m much honored to have the unwavering support of the Lebanese Society of Cardiology who endorsed the program.

Our partners in the industry didn’t spare any effort to make this symposium up to our expectation; their non-restrictive grants were essential to make this event highly scientific, well balanced and at the cutting edge of the technology.

I am counting on your participation to achieve our goal in enhancing communication and setting the pace for a new phase of collaboration between all Lebanese interventionists, whose duty it is to guide future generations.

It’ll be a step forward in our 1000 miles journey of Innovations in Interventions where each and every one of us will have an impact.

Waiting to welcome you there.

Georges Ghanem MD, FESC, FACC
Chief Medical Officer
LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

Professor of Cardiology
LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine