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Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (PASCaTS) Forum in conjunction with the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS) meeting, 8-11 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre

PASCaTS FORUM I

Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016
14:00 - 15:30 hr : Challenges of Cardiac Surgery in Underserved Regions

PROGRAMME
Chair: 
Dr. Carlos Mestres, Abu Dhabi, Dr. Willie Koen, Cape Town

Minimally invasive valve surgery (mitral/aortic) "live-in-a-box" from Berlin: 
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Falk, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin/Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

1.   Repair versus replacement in juvenile rheumatic mitral valve disease. 
  Dr. Darshan Reddy, Durban,  South Africa
2.   Training of a cardiothoracic surgeon in West Africa: Skill training opportunities. 
      Dr. Uvie Onakpoya, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
3.   Pediatric cardiology in sub-Saharan Africa: Quo vadis? 
             Prof. Christine Yuko-Jowi, Nairobi, Kenya

PASCaTS’ Honorary Lecture: Surgical options for end-stage cardiomyopathy in Africa: 
Dr. Willie Koen, Cape Town

Round-Table
Topics: Controversies in valve selection, integration of advances in cardiothoracic surgery into daily practice in developing and emerging economies: How does it work?

Chair: 
Dr. Carlos Mestres, Abu Dhabi, Dr. Willie Koen, Cape Town.

Panelists: 
Prof. Manuel Antunes, Coimbra, Dr. David Harris, Prof. Francis Smit, Bloemfontein, Dr. Uvie Onakpoya, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 
 
PASCaTS FORUM II

Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016 
15:30 – 16:15 hr   
Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre

The north-south and south-south development process for strengthening cardiovascular programs

Round-Table
Topics: Approach to developing high-volume regional heart centres, contemporary role of humanitarian missions, cardiac surgery register.

Key-note Speaker: 
Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson, Boston/Kumasi, Ghana - Humanitarian Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in West Africa

Chair: 
Prof. Sir Magdi Yacoub, London, Prof. Charles Yankah, Berlin

Panelists: 
Prof. Pieter Kappetein, Rotterdam, Dr. Robert Kleinloog, Durban, Prof. Fred Mohr, Leipzig,  Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh, Adazi-Nnukwu, Nigeria.
 
 
 
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