Challenges of cardio-thoracic surgery in the developing world - October 27-31, 2012, Barcelona, Spain - PASCaTS

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Challenges of cardio-thoracic surgery in the developing world: Palliation to repair procedures

Held during the 26th  annual meeting of the EACTS,  October 27-31, 2012, Barcelona, Spain

Date:  Tuesday, 30th October 2012

Time: 14.15 – 15-45

Programme Directors:    Francis Fynn-Thompson, Boston,
Carlos Mestres, Barcelona, Charles Yankah, Berlin

Program Overview

It is a 90-minute interactive discussion with a faculty which consists of leaders in cardio-thoracic surgery practising in the developing world. They will discuss indications and patient selection for surgery, surgical safety and concepts to improve cardiothoracic healthcare in developing countries in collaboration with the international professional community through networking.

Program format

The program consists of experiences regarding decision making for palliative or corrective surgery, repair or replacement surgery (biological or mechanical) in very sick patients in developing countries. The key-note speakers will present challenges of dynamic clinical practice and the charm of cardio-thoracic surgery in Ghana, Rwanda, Palestinia and South Africa which will create a memorable experience for the attendees.

Target audience
The round table is designed to deliver practical knowledge in cardio-thoracic medicine in the tropics to:
Cardio-thoracic surgeons
Cardio-thoracic anesthesiologists
Residents
Perfusionists, ICU and OR nurses
Allied professionals in cardio-thoracic medicine



Objectives

To promote cardiac missions in developingcountries in collaboration with international faculty and institutions to serve as a bridge for developing sustainable cardio-thoracic programmes in the next decades..

To debate on appropriate surgical techniques (palliation and repair) at the right time which could benefit patients in developing world and  change the paradigm of grown-up congenital heart diseases.

To discuss the indications and factors which affect the outcome of rheumatic valve repair versus biological or mechanical valve replacement.

To discuss continuing educational programm in cardiovascular medicine and surgery in the developing world which could be supported and sustained by video teleconferencing to improve standards of medical and surgical practice.

Upon completion of the round table discussions

The attendees should be able to:

· appreciate the role of palliative congenital heart surgery and the timing for corrective surgery under socio-economic and poor infrastructural conditions for better outcome

· learn more about advanced techniques in rheumatic valve repair and indications for primary replacement

· learn about open heart surgery and perfusion techniques in patients e.g. with sickle cell disease and other unusual disease states

· appreciate the changing profile of rheumatic valve disease and the role of closed valvotomy in juvenile rheumatic patients

· appreciate the benefits of biological valves (homografts, xenografts) vs mechanical valves in terms of quality of life

· earn about the need for international co-operation to support capacity building programs in cardio-thoracic surgery in developing countries.

SAVE the DATE
EACTS/PASCaTS Global Forum: Challenges of cardio-thoracic surgery in the developing world: Palliation to repair procedures

Held during the 26th  annual meeting of the EACTS,  October 27-31, 2012, Barcelona, Spain

Date:  Tuesday, 30th October 2012

Time: 14.15 – 15-45

Programme Directors:   Francis Fynn-Thompson, Boston,
Carlos Mestres, Barcelona, Charles Yankah, Berlin

Programme

Welcome address:          Willie Koen, Vice-President, PASCaTS

                                  Jose Pomar, President-elect, EACTS

I Sharing our clinical experience with the young generation surgeons (60 minutes)

Moderators:                 Francis Fynn-Thompson, Boston

                                   Jose Pomar, Barcelona

Challenges of integrating a new cardiac program into a tertiary healthcare system in the developing world

- Ghana Experience: Francis Fynn-Thompson,  Kumasi, Ghana/Boston, USA

- Rwanda Experience: Morton Bolman III,  Kigali, Rwanda/Boston, USA

- Palestinian Experience: Babulal Sethia, East Jerusalem/London, UK

2.The changing profile of rheumatic valve disease: Patients’ survival after mechanical valve replacement vs. repair in SA: Francis Smit, Bloemfontein, SA  

3.Surgical options for end-stage cardiomyopathy in South Africa: 12 years experience: Willie Koen, Cape Town, SA

II Round Table Discussion (30 minutes)

  Sustainable cardiac programme in the developing world: Priority  

  of action.

  Moderators:                Morton Bolmann III, Boston,

                                  Francis Smit, Bloemfontein

  Panelists:                   David Anderson , Francis Fynn-Thompson,

                                  Jose Pomar, Babulal Sethia

Concluding remarks: Carlos Mestres, Vice-President, PASCaTS


 
 
 
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