Dr. Ezra Amsterdam to Deliver Seventh HJC Swan Memorial Lecture at Opening of International Academy of Cardiology, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2013
July 22, 2013
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Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) (July 22, 2013) - Asher Kimchi, M.D., Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology, today announced that Ezra A. Amsterdam, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA, will deliver the seventh H.J.C. Swan Memorial Lecture at the Opening Ceremony of the International Academy of Cardiology, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2013, that will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from Friday, July 26 through Monday, July 29, 2013.
Dr. Amsterdam’s presentation, “Coronary Heart Disease in Women: A Fresh Perspective”, will provide an overview of current understanding of this challenging clinical problem. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of mortality in women, and has received intensive research into a previously neglected area. Much of these studies have been concerned with differences of CHD in women and men, with less interest in similarities between the sexes. Dr. Amsterdam’s presentation will include basic aspects of CHD in women, including epidemiology, risk factors, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, diagnostic methods, evidence-based therapy, clinical outcomes and comparison with men. He will provide a general background on the comparative longevity of women and men in our society against which CHD in the two sexes can be considered and compared. A number of conclusions on this disease in women and its comparison with men will be offered, some of which are concordant with current understanding, while others will suggest a fresh perspective on this important issue to promote further understanding and improved management.
Dr. Amsterdam is Professor of Medicine and Chief (Academic Affairs) of the Division of Cardiology at the University of California (Davis) School of Medicine. He received his cardiology training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital/Harvard Medical School and joined the faculty of UC Davis in 1969. His interests include prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic and acute coronary artery disease. He has been highly active in research, patient care and teaching and is a Master Mentor at UC Davis. His publications total 680. He has several dozen awards for teaching and research that include the Gifted Teacher Award of the American College of Cardiology, the Joseph Stokes Award of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology for Research and Teaching, and the RD Bahr Award of the Society of Chest Pain Centers as Outstanding Contributor on the Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Among his national positions are Chair of the 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, member of the 2014 Program Committee of the American College of Cardiology, and editorial board member of multiple cardiology journals.
Dr. Asher Kimchi comments, “We are most fortunate to have Dr. Amsterdam with us at the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease. His teachings and research are unparalleled and we are looking forward to his presentation on Coronary Heart Disease in Women: A Fresh Perspective."
Asher Kimchi, M.D., is the Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology and the World Congress on Heart Disease. Dr. Kimchi is the Clinical Chief of Cardiology and the Medical Director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., Dr. Asher Kimchi, will greet the Congress’ six hundred attendees from fifty-one countries throughout the world at the official Opening Ceremony of the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease. The Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentations will be chaired by Dr. John A. Elefteriades, USA; Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine; Chairman, Scientific Executive Committee; Chairman, Section of Cardiovascular Surgery, International Academy of Cardiology.
The following Members of the International Academy of Cardiology will also take part in the Opening Ceremony:
- Dr. Jeffrey S. Borer, USA, Professor of Medicine and Chairman, Department of Medicine; Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn NY; Member of the Scientific Executive Committee and Chairman of the Section of Valvular Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology
- Prof. Naranjan S. Dhalla, Canada, Distinguished Professor and Director, Cardiovascular Developments, SBRC, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Member of the Scientific Executive Committee and Chairman of the Section of Cellular Biology of the Heart, International Academy of Cardiology
- Dr. William Bommer, USA, Professor of Medicine, Director of Noninvasive Services, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, California, USA; Member of the Scientific Executive Committee, International Academy of Cardiology
- Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky, USA, Professor of Medicine and Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, Member of Mayo Cardiovascular Health Clinic and Director of Mayo Clinic's Statin Intolerance; Member, Scientific Executive Committee, International Academy of Cardiology.
Awards will be presented for Distinguished Contributions to Medicine and Cardiology.
The International Academy of Cardiology has established five awards to honor the memory of distinguished colleagues who made a major contribution to Medicine and Cardiology and who were members of the faculty for previous International Academy of Cardiology meetings. As in previous years, a very prestigious Awards Committee selected the recipients.
Dr. John A. Elefteriades and Dr. Jeffrey S. Borer, Co-Chairmen of the Awards Committee, will present the following awards for 2013 at the Opening Ceremony of the Congress:
- The WALTER BLEIFELD MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Clinical Research
- The ALBRECHT FLECKENSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Basic Research
- The JAN J. KELLERMANN MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
- The HANS-PETER KRAYENBUEHL MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Research in Cardiac Function
- The MELVIN L. MARCUS MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished contribution as a Gifted Teacher
- The DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP AWARD for profound contribution to Cardiovascular Medicine and important service to the Academy
Dr. Kimchi notes that, “The Congress will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments primarily in the areas of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Genetics of Heart Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Lipoprotein Disorders, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, Diseases of the Aorta, Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology, Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Sudden Cardiac Death, Pediatric Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Measurement of Outcome and Quality of Cardiovascular Care."
According to Dr. Kimchi, "Papers will be presented in the form of plenary sessions, symposia and posters and will include superb scientific material originating from numerous laboratories around the globe that was carefully selected by the Scientific Abstract Review committee from seven hundred and eighty-five abstracts submitted for presentation at the meeting and originating from laboratories in fifty-one countries. The four hundred and ninety-five studies selected for presentation assure that the meeting will be a major scientific event."
Dr. Kimchi proudly announced, "The World Congress on Heart Disease has been endorsed by the most prestigious medical societies and associations. The scientific program of the Congress has been reviewed by the American Medical Association and approved for 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The Congress is affiliated with the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and has been endorsed by the Heart Valve Society of America."
Among the highlights of the program are three joint scientific sessions: 1) "Inflammation / Innate And Adoptive Immunity And Cardiovascular Diseases “ (Joint Session with the American College of Cardiology / California Chapter), 2) “Valvular Heart Disease: Mechanisms, Imaging and Treatment Options" (Joint Session with the Heart Valve Society of America) and 3) “Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk” (Joint Session with the American Society for Preventive Cardiology).
The International Academy of Cardiology, founded twenty-four years ago by Dr. Asher Kimchi, is dedicated to the advancement of global research in cardiovascular medicine through the support of scientific meetings and publications. Over the past two decades, the World Congress on Heart Disease has become one of the most prestigious meetings in cardiovascular medicine and has been attended by thousands of physicians and scientists worldwide.
Registration for the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, presented by the International Academy of Cardiology, in Vancouver, BC, Canada from July 26-29, 2013 is available online at http://www.CardiologyOnline.com. The Congress takes place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 1 Discovery Square, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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