Posted on January 08, 2018

This week, over 700 international, regional, and local physicians and cardiology specialists will gather in Doha for the 14th Gulf Heart Association Conference and the 11th Gulf Vascular Society Symposium. Held under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of Public Health, the annual conference is taking place from 11 to 13 January at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel.

The conference - the region’s largest medical and scientific gathering dedicated to cardiology - is held in partnership with the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology. His Excellency Dr. Hajar Ahmed Hajar Al Binali, Conference Chairman for the 14th Gulf Heart Association Conference and the 11th Gulf Vascular Society Symposium, said the focus of this year’s conference is the advanced management of cardiac patients.

“More than 30 eminent international experts and distinguished local faculty from the various Gulf and Middle East countries will present the most recent, cutting-edge information on topics related to the field of cardiovascular medicine.  During three days of intensive scientific sessions and workshops, attendees will hear the latest developments in a variety of fields, including heart disease, hypertension, diagnostic imaging, and cardiovascular surgeries,” said His Excellency Dr. Al Binali, who is also President of the Gulf Heart Association-Doha.

He added that conference sessions will focus on providing participants with information on comprehensive approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common heart conditions. “This annual conference is also an opportunity for the open exchange of medical information and expertise. In addition to being a significant educational event highlighting the most important medical developments in the field of cardiology, it also provides an important networking opportunity for local and international colleagues to engage in important dialogues about the treatment of heart disease,” said His Excellency Dr. Al Binali. 

The 14th Gulf Heart Association Conference and the 11thGulf Vascular Society Symposium will include three workshops and 17 scientific sessions led by local and regional speakers from the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, France, and Turkey.