The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations, Belgrade – ECPD Regional Mediterranean Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research, Podgorica, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), World Heart Federation (WHF) and European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), organizes
VIII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON
WITH THE MAIN TOPIC
RISK FACTOR CONTROL, DIAGNOSTICS AND
TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
(Miločer, July 4–8, 2016)
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the VIII ECPD International Summer School of Cardiovascular Disease (hereinafter referred to as: School). The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations (ECPD) traditionally organizes this Summer School with the aim to advance the knowledge of primary care providers, specialists in cardiology and other specialties in the latest technological and research developments, and guidelines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The five-day program will focus on the latest research, technological advances and case study review as well as discussion on the guidelines and latest treatment options regarding the prevention, early detection and management of cardiovascular diseases. The School is intended for primary care doctors and specialists (cardiologists, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, etc.).
President of the School Council is Academician Prof. Dr. Vladimir Kanjuh, SANU, Belgrade, Director of the School is Prof. Dr. Nathan Wong, University of California, Irvine, USA, and Co-Directors of the School are Prof. Dr. Ian Graham, Trinity College, Ireland, Academician Prof. Dr. Miodrag Ostojić, SANU, Belgrade, and Academician Prof. Dr. Duško Vulić, School of Medicine, University of Banja Luka.
The School is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) with 23 CME credits for the participants.
Despite the guidelines for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, many patients, especially in the South-East European region remain inadequately treated for risk factors, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, or atrial fibrillation and adherence to treatments is not optimal. Recent surveys from EUROSPIRE III and EUROASPIRE IV show that many patients with pre-existing coronary artery disease are not on the recommended therapies and treatment patterns vary considerably between regions, even within a limited geographic region such as the South-East European region. Data often show that while treatment of individual risk factors may be adequate, combined treatment and goal attainment of multiple risk factors, such as LDL-C, blood pressure and A1c levels together in those with diabetes is often insufficient, requiring implementation of systemic efforts addressed to all required risk factors both in primary and in secondary prevention.
The Program of this year’s School will cover the following topics:
• Basics of cardio epidemiology, risk factors and preventive cardiology. Guidelines
• Morphological characteristics of the cardiovascular system significant for cardiological diagnostics (Rtg, US, IVUS, CT, NMR, PET, etc.).
• Haematoma dissecans aortae and Marfan syndrome
• Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease
• Lipids, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases
• Cardiovascular diabetology
• Chronic kidney diseases and cardiovascular diseases
• Management of hypertension
• Acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction
• Stenting of coronary and other arteries
• Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and closure LAA
• Carotid disease
• Pacemaker and other sophisticated treatment of cardiovascular diseases
• Cardiovascular diseases stem cells
• Cardiovascular Pharmacology
• Cardiovascular surgery and heart transplants
• Rehabilitation of cardiovascular patients
PRELIMINARY LIST OF LECTURERS
• Prof. Dr. Nathan D. Wong, University of California, Irvine, USA
• Prof. Dr. Ian Graham, Trinity College, Ireland
• Prof. Dr. Gaetano Thiene, Institute of cardiovascular pathology, Padova, Italy, foreign member of SANU
• Prof. Brooks S. Edwards, Director of Transplantation surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
• Prof. Dr. Dan Gaita, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
• Prof. Dr. Zlatko Fras, University Clinical Center and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
• Prof. Dr. Mirza Dilić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
• Academician Momir Polenaković, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU), Skopje
• Prof. Dr. Saško Kedev, MANU, Director of the Clinic of Cardiology, Skopje
• Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Nikolić, Clinical Center Podgorica
• Academician Prof. Dr. Vladimir Kanjuh, SANU, Belgrade
• Academician Prof. Dr. Miodrag Ostojić, SANU, Belgrade
• Academician Prof. Dr. Ninoslav Radovanović, SANU, Belgrade
• Academician Prof. Dr. Nebojša Lalić, SANU, Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Đorđe Radak, SANU, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Milan Nedeljković, Clinical Center of Serbia and Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Duško Vulić, Faculty of Medicine, Banja Luka
• Prof. Dr. Goran Stanković, Clinical Center of Serbia and Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Goran Milašinović, Clinical Center of Serbia and Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Bela Balint, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Milica Lazović, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
• Prof. Dr. Ivan Tasić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš
The lectures are held every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The teaching program includes specialized workshops with panel discussions and presentation of practice case studies, based on the comparative principle of the USA, experiences from the EU and Balkan countries.
The School participants will obtain appropriate course handouts and reading materials necessary for effective attendance of the School program. The authorized presentations will be published in the School Proceedings.
The School participants will receive an internationally valid Certificate of the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) University for Peace established by the United Nations, Certificate of the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) which brings 23 CME, together with the Curriculum of the School and the list of lecturers.