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Cardiomyopathies 2017



Welcome

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the organising committee it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 14th Working Group meeting for Myocardial and Pericardial diseases of the European Society of Cardiology, ESC. The meeting will take place 26-28 October 2017 at Nyborg which is an old Royal town from the 1100’th century in the centre of Denmark. The venue is at Hotel Nyborg Strand Conference Centre, with a spectacular view to the Great Belt Bridge.

The aim of this meeting is to communicate progress in basic science and practical management of myocardial and pericardial diseases to a broad audience with an interest in the conditions including physicians, specialist nurses, clinical researchers, pathologists, geneticists, basic scientist and young investigators.

Healthcare professionals encounter diseases affecting the myocardium and pericardium in many varied clinical settings. A majority of the conditions are inherited with cardiomyopathies being most frequent and may manifest for the first time with sudden unexplained death in a young person, whereas others present with progressive symptoms or are detected accidentally following family screening. Likewise, the inflammatory and infective myocardial and pericardial diseases are also of significant importance in view of the challenges in making accurate diagnoses and the evolving novel therapeutic approaches using immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory therapies.

The meeting covers three days and is divided in two parts. The first day is dedicated to educational mini courses with talks and illustrative case study presentations. There will be a focus on genetics, imaging modalities including MRI, echocardiography and CT-scan, in addition to diagnosis and management of myocardial and pericardial diseases. There will also be sessions discussing the results of basic scientific research and the potential impact on clinical management and development of novel treatment modalities by use of gene therapy. The remaining two days will have a focus on specific topics including genetics in hereditary cardiac conditions, diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis and pericarditis, algorithms for implantable devices for management of arrhythmia and resynchronization therapy, novel algorithms for medical heart failure therapy, mechanical support of advanced heart failure, palliation, rare myocardial conditions including Anderson-Fabry disease and amyloidosis, sports-medicine and prevention of sudden cardiac death.

It is now possible to submit your abstract, which will be presented either in moderated poster sessions or selected by the scientific committee for an oral presentation of 7 minutes followed by 3 minutes discussion. The best poster and oral presentation will be awarded with 750€ each. There is a price for the second best contribution in both categories of 500€.

We are fortunate that a majority of the speakers in the faculty are internationally recognised experts in the field of myocardial and pericardial diseases, which will make it possible to discuss difficult clinical questions and also to extend your Network.

We are looking forwards seeing you soon in Denmark and wish you an enjoyable meeting.

 

Professor Jens Mogensen     Professor Ales Linhart              Professor Yehuda Adler