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2015 Malaysia LIVE Conference

A New ESC website

Personal Data Protection

First ever European Director at TVT

Live Retrograde CTO Revascularization Summit Meeting

2015 Malaysia LIVE Conference

The  MyLIVE 2015 Conference will be held from 11–13 June 2015 in Kuala Lumpur at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Conference centres. This is the Interventional Cardiovascular Society of Malaysia’s (ICSM) annual conference with live transmission offering a unique opportunity to meet, discuss and form networks with colleagues from around this region.

With a focus on interventional cardiovascular procedures, MyLIVE 2015 will feature the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research, interactive “How do I treat” sessions, “My Worst Nightmare”, hands-on training workshops on devices, case reviews and live transmission from the National Heart Institute (IJN) of Malaysia and from Samsung Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea. This is a two and a half day conference.

Other highlights this year include the joint scientific session with The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and complicated cases session with the experts.

This conference is for cardiologists, interventional radiologists, physicians who specialize in interventional cardiology, vascular surgeons, allied health, fellows and other medical professionals interested in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Rosli Mohd Ali FNHAM Organising Chairman of MyLIVE 2015 looks forward to meeting  participants and welcomes them to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

New ESC Website

An exciting new version of www.escardio.org will be launched in April 2015, giving readers easier and quicker access to trusted clinical practice guidelines, education opportunities, sub-specialty expertise and the world's largest cardiovascular event!

The new site will allow:

  • Search by topic
  • Search by individual personal profile
  • Get a clear overview of all content in a single click
  • Access content wherever you are via your smartphone or other mobile devices


Personal Data Protection debate in Europe

Dr Frans Van de Werf FESC, Chair, ESC European Affairs Committee writes:

There is currently a fervent debate in Europe regarding Personal Data Protection. Decisions by European Union (EU) policymakers could seriously affect the capability of scientists - including those in the cardiology community - to conduct health and scientific research.

When it comes to data protection, we expect our privacy to be protected. The European Commission is working on reforming the existing EU framework on personal data protection (Directive 95/46/EC) to strengthen people's rights, their ability to control their data and their capacity to exercise their rights more effectively.

However, personal data, such as our health records, provide a vital resource for medical research, key to identifying causes of disease and developing strategies for health promotion and prevention, as well as diagnosis and treatment. Decisions by the policy makers regarding the EU Personal Data Protection Regulation, could penalise the pursuit of health and scientific research in Europe, by making the use, re-use and storage of personal data for medical studies unmanageable.

Committed to creating an environment favourable to cardiovascular prevention, medicine and research, the ESC has already taken action to seek a positive outcome for health and scientific research within the framework of these discussions. I strongly encourage you to read our Position paper on Personal Data Protection and if you are from an EU country, to support your National Cardiac Society in addressing the issue with your National Ministers for Health & Research.


European Course Director at Transcatheter Valve Therapeutics meeting

Dr Francesco Maisano, Zurich, Switzerland will be joining the four US founding directors as the first European at the Chicago Transcatheter Valve Therapeutics (TVT) conference in June 2015.

The TVT conference is the leading meeting in interventional cardiology worldwide and it is an honour to be invited as a director.

The four founding course directors Martin B. Leon, Mark Reisman, Gregg W. Stone and John G. Webb will continue, but will add two additional course directors with special perspectives. Dr Francesco Maisano is the first European director, the other is Dr Nicolo Piazza of McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada. In addition, the meeting venue will move from the Northwest USA to Chicago in 2015.

This 3 - day educational event is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and will take place on 4-6 June, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, with an opening reception including, “Director’s Choice Taped Cases” on Wednesday, 3 June at 6:00 – 8:30 PM - CST. The directors are excited about this new location for TVT 2015 and expect more than 1000 attendees.


The 4th European Live Summit on Retrograde CTO Revascularization 8-9 May, Zurich, Switzerland

At least every tenth patient undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) presents with one or more chronically occluded coronary arteries (CTO). Since its introduction in the 1990’s, retrograde revascularization techniques have considerably improved procedural success rates, but require substantial operational skills and a profound knowledge of PCI material, even among experienced operators.

Following on the success of the first three meetings, course directors Alfredo R. Galassi, Thomas F, Lüscher, and George Sianos proudly announce the 4th European Live Summit on Retrograde CTO Revascularization at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland on 8-9 May, 2015.

The course is endorsed by the EuroCTO Club and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and provides an excellent opportunity for interventional cardiologists at various levels of training to enhance their knowledge and skills in retrograde techniques. The course is based on 8-10 interactive live cases commented on by a panel of international CTO experts, allowing interactive discussion of interventional strategies. Additional lectures and presentation of pre-recorded cases provide insights into clinical data, interventional material, new techniques and management of complications.

An international faculty of more than 50 CTO experts from Europe, South Africa, United States, Canada, Middle East, Russia and Asia Pacific guarantees lively discussions and will be ready to discuss hot topics and uncertain areas with you. In the industry exhibition, the interested course participant has the chance to interact with representatives from different manufacturers and obtain a hands-on experience of dedicated CTO material.

With all its educational content, the 4th European Live Summit on Retrograde CTO Revascularization provides all an interventionist needs to know to establish their own retrograde CTO program at home!

Visit them at: http://www.zhh.ch/4th-european-live-summit-retrograde-cto-revascularization

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