• 10/12/2023
    Doha, 11 October 2023: The First Heart Failure Conference in Qatar, organized by Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Heart Hospital, is set to begin tomorrow, Thursday at Itqan Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center. This pioneering conference, which will run from October 12 to 14, is the first of its kind in Qatar and one of the most important cardiology conferences in the region, bringing together a large gathering of cardiologists from Qatar, the Gulf, and around the world to discuss the most recent advances in the management of heart failure patients. 

    The conference program includes lectures and sessions addressing the latest developments in medication treatment for heart muscle, the latest research findings, and the role of heart organizations in the advancement of heart failure management. Additionally, the conference program features workshops and specialized lectures delivered by international experts to discuss heart transplants, their approaches, and their importance for heart failure patients who do not respond to traditional treatments, as well as the treatment of heart conditions in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation.

    Dr. Nidal Asaad, CEO and Medical Director of the Heart Hospital said: "The conference hosts local, regional, and international experts in the field of heart failure. The aim of this conference is to improve healthcare provided for heart failure patients and enable our cardiologists to learn about the latest treatment methods, which is in line with HMC’s vision to provide the best care for patients."

    Dr. Asaad noted that HMC provides the most advanced medical equipment and modern technologies in the world for heart failure patients in the country, including a device for supporting the heart muscle in complex emergency cases, which contributes to the success of treatment of many cases. He added that ongoing endeavors are in progress to introduce a state-of-the-art remote heart monitoring device in the near future. 

    Dr. Amr Badr, Director of Heart Failure Clinics and Chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee said: "The significance of this conference goes beyond bringing together the brightest minds in cardiology; it also serves as a testament to our collective commitment to improving the lives of heart failure patients." 

    Dr. Badr added that the conference provides a scientific platform to review the latest research, best care practices, and innovative ideas, along with promoting collaboration and innovation that will reshape the landscape of cardiovascular patient care. Dr. Badr emphasized that the conference will contribute to making a positive impact on the lives of heart failure patients, enhancing the quality of healthcare, and advancing the scientific expertise of healthcare professionals within the Heart Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation.