Nuclear Cardiology Now: Middle East

At Nuclear Cardiology Now: Middle East, May 20-21 globally recognized faculty shared the latest information in nuclear cardiology to help improve PatientFirst care through evidence-based treatment options for patients with suspected cardiovascular disease.

The program included contemporary didactic lectures, case-based learning, and in-depth panel discussions all designed to enhance your skills and knowledge with the common goal of improving patient-centered care and outcomes.

Participants can earn up to 16 CME accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialists.

This program is not just for clinicians practicing in the Middle East. ASNC and the Saudi Heart Association were pleased to welcome attendees from countries including Mexico, the Philippines and the U.S.

For access to the meeting platform and recorded sessions (available June 4), you may register for the program now

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate the approach to managing patients with chest pain in the Middle East, United States, and Europe
  • Describe the role of PET myocardial perfusion imaging in the evaluation of patients with suspected cardiovascular disease
  • Discuss the optimal approach for patients presenting with a combination of normal and abnormal diagnostic results
  • Illustrate the important role of nuclear imaging in utilizing a multimodality approach to managing patients with amyloidosis 

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Agenda and Faculty

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Time (EDT) Topic Speaker
8:00 AM Welcome and Review of Program Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, MSc
(Program Chair, President-Elect, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology)
ASNC President Address Dennis A. Calnon, MD
(President, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology)
SHA President Address Waleed Al Habeeb
(President of the Saudi Heart Association)
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Session I:  Cardiac Imaging in Chest Pain Guidelines: American and European Perspectives Moderators:
  1. Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH
  2. Wael Al Mahmeed, MD
  3. Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, MSc
American Perspective  Martha Gulati, MD, MS
European Perspective Jeroen J. Bax, MD, PhD
Current Approach to Patients with Chest Pain in the Middle East - ACC vs ESC Guidelines and Local Nuances Ahmed Al Jizeeri
Leveraging the Best Test: Case-Based Presentation Mohammed Zayed, MD
Panel Discussion
9:45 – 10:15 AM Visit Exhibits
10:15 – 10:45 AM Plenary Talk: PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Moderator: Haliah Alshehri, MBBCh
Speaker: Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD
10:45 – 11:00 AM Discussion
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Session II: Case-Based Presentations and Discussion Moderator: Wael Jaber, MD
Commenting Panel: 
  1. Fadi Hage, MD
  2. Timothy M. Bateman, MD
  3. Daniel S. Berman, MD
  4. Rash Al Bawardy
A Patient with Normal SPECT and High Calcium Score Islam Shawki
A Patient with Abnormal Vasodilator ECG and Normal SPECT Perfusion Rami Doukky, MD, MS
New Onset Heart Failure and VT Amr Telmesani, MBBS
PET For a Patient with CTO: Perfusion +/- Viability Masoud H. J. M. Garashi, MD
A Patient with Chest Pain and Moderate Lesion on CTA Paul C. Cremer, MD
Time  Topic Speaker
7:30 – 8:00 AM Visit Exhibits
8:00 – 9:30 AM Session III: Case-Based Presentations and Discussion
Moderator: Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, MSc
 Commenting Panel:
  1. Vasken Dilsizian, MD
  2. Alia Abdel Fattah, MD
  3. Firas Al Badarin, MD
  4. Ahmed Alsaileek, MD
  5. Wael AlJaroudi, MD
Positive PYP Pre-TAVR Syed F. Jamal, MBBS
MPI in a Post CABG Patient Salah E. Bouyoucef, MD, PhD
MPI in LBBB Adel H. Allam, MD
Patient with Ischemia and No Obstructive Disease (INOCA) Rami M. Abazid, MD
Viability Imaging Prior to Revascularization Erika Hutt, MD
Patient with LVAD and Fever Dixitha Anugula, MBBS
9:30 – 10:00 AM Visit Exhibits
10:00 – 10:30 AM Plenary Talk: How to Modernize Your SPECT Lab Moderator: Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD 
Presenter: Dennis A. Calnon, MD
10:30 – 10:45 AM Discussion
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Session IV: Cardiac Amyloidosis: A Multimodality Approach Moderators:
  1. Juwairia Tahir Alali
  2. Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH
  3. Brett W. Sperry, MD
Cardiac Amyloidosis: Overview Sarah Cuddy, MBChB
Who to Image: Low Flow AS and Others Wael Jaber, MD
How to Start and Perform A PYP/DPD Imaging Program Prem Soman MD, PhD
Management Of Cardiac Amyloidosis Firas Al Badarin, MD
Panel Discussion
12:30 PM Program Adjourns