United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, we invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. The 2018 ACC Middle East Conference provides an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making in order to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Strive to be your best — join us in our vision of a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Attend this conference and you will:

Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS in an intimate and interactive setting.

Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through educational topics such as the recently released hypertension guidelines and top clinical trials to change your practice as well as the latest in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, valvular disease, arrhythmia and prevention.

Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTION for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Participant driven sessions will challenge your knowledge in areas such as ECG and imaging interpretation.

Ignite conversation: The conference provides a platform for CREATING CONNECTIONS and networking with faculty and colleagues offering shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

PLUS: The benefit of becoming an ACC International Associate member or, if already an ACC member, access to one of ACC’s premier educational products.

Advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have yielded remarkably positive results, with a steady decline in CVD mortality across the globe. However, despite this remarkable progress, CVD remains the leading cause of death throughout the world and its prevalence remains high, making it a global public health priority and an intensive focus of research. Such research has led to new evidence that continues to accrue about the underlying pathophysiology as well as strategies to enhance CVD prevention, evaluation and treatment. As care of the patient with CVD becomes more complex, it is imperative that cardiovascular professionals have an opportunity for a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices and exposure to state-of-the-art updates, innovative techniques and translational research on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.

By increasing their expert knowledge, participants should be able to identify guideline-driven, contemporary approaches to cardiovascular patient care.

This conference is intended for practicing physicians in cardiology, internal medicine and family practice as well as cardiology Fellows in Training.

In collaboration with:


Conference Chairs

William Zoghbi, MD, MACC

Cardiovascular Imaging
Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Institute
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX, USA

Mohammad Balghith, MD, FACC

Vice President, Saudi Heart Association
ACC Saudi Arabia Chapter Governor
Associate Professor KSU
Consultant Adult Interventional Cardiology
King Abdulaziz Medical City (NGHA)

Planning Committee

Mirvat A. Alasnag, MB, ChB

King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Yahya Al Hebaishi, MD

Saudi Heart Association Headquarters
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Hamad Aljizeeri, MD, FACC

Consultant, Adult Cardiology and Advanced Imaging
Alhassa, Saudi Arabia

Alison Bailey, MD, FACC

Erlanger Health System/University of Tennessee
COM Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC

Newport Coast Cardiology
Newport Beach, CA 

Abdulhalim Kinsara, MB, ChB

King Khalid National Guard Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ghassan S. Kiwan, MD, FACC
ACC Lebanon Chapter Governor
Director, Division of Cardiology
Bellevue Medical Center University
Affiliated Hospital Mansourieh El Metn
Beirut, Lebanon

Nasser A. Mahdi, MD, FACC

Chairman, Cardiovascular Department
King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Wael Al Mahmeed, MD, FACC

Board Member, Emirates Cardiac Society
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Sobhy Aly, MD, ChB, FACC

ACC Egypt Chapter Governor
Professor of Cardiology, Alexandria University
Alexandria, Egypt

Sadberk Lale Tokgözoğlu, MD, FACC

Hacettepe University
Department of Cardiology
Ankara, Turkey

Featured Speaker


© Copyright - ACC 2018 - 2019