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EACTS/PASCaTS Session2019 - PASCaTS

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EACTS/PASCaTS Session2019

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Partner of the PSASCaTS

 
Dear Colleagues, 
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the following two events organized by PASCaTS during the 33rd EACTS Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 October 2019

1. PASCaTS' General Assembly   
Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Time: 12:15 hr in the neighbourhood of the Lisbon Conference Centre.
Venue: tba.

2. Joint EACTS/PASCaTS session 
Date: Friday, 4 October
Time: 9:45-11:15 hr   Room 3C, Pav 3    See Programme
Venue: Lisbon Conference Centre
 
Agenda: PASCaTS' General Assembly 
1. Welcome address
2. Funding of PASCaTS projects 
3. Ongoing PASCaTS Echo Course in Ghana and the inaugurated Traning Centre for Echocardiography at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital; Ghana
4. AfroValve Repair Camp during the echo courses in Ghana for promoting rheumatic valve repair in children in the sub-Region of West Africa with a population of ca. 350 million.  See Program
The first AfroValve Reapair workshop (2 days)

Session 1
Date: 14-15 Sept. 2019 in Accra, Ghana prior to the AfroEcho course in Cape Coast: Revisit the Transatrial Close Mitral Valvotomy Teachnique

Session 2
Date: 23-24 November 2019
Venue: Embassy Clinic, Accra. 
5. Call for tutors to support the AfroValve courses (3x year)
6. Launching of AfroCaTS database. Questionnaires are in circulation for collecting new data to update the cardiac surgery activities in Africa 2018/19. The cardiologists have expressed their interest therefore the PASCaTS will include those of the cardiologists in the future.
Comments and suggestions are most welcome for discussion
 
Charles Yankah              Francis Smit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
33rd EACTS Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 October 2019
Fri 4 Oct, 09:45 - 11:15 Controversies in valve repair vs replacement for congenital and rheumatic heart diseases in LMICs                                                                
Focus Session  Room 3C, Pav 3

Moderator(s): A. Urban, Asmara, C. Yankah, Berlin, C. Mestres, Zürich                       
Panellist(s): B. Abdelmalek, Constantine, R. Rodrigues, Lisbon
Objectives: Training the trainers. Solutions for low budget surgery to enhance accessibility and affordability to congenital and rheumatic heart surgery

09:45  Cardiovascular health diplomacy in LMICs.: Quo vadis? C. Yankah, Berlin

09:55 Key-note address: A paediatric cardiac surgical program in the poorest country in Africa, Eritrea: A reflection on over 1000 clinical cases A. Urban, Asmara

10:10  Late presentation of tetralogy of Fallot – A view at a triad of surgical options: BTS vs RVOT stenting vs. primary repair D. Reddy, Durban

10:20  Key-note address: GUCH. A Continuing Challenge in LMICs. F. Smit, Bloemfontein

10:35  Sutureless rapid deployment MIS AVR (Partial Sternotomy + Right lat. Access) and TAVI. Is Africa ready? J. Kempfert, Berlin

10:45  Surgery for failed repairs of congenital and rheumatic aortic valve disease in youths and adults: Athrombogenic AVR vs. Ross procedure. Who gets what? Z. Al Halees, Riyadh

10:55  Discussion
 
 
 
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