Dear Fellow Colleagues,

We look forward to welcoming you to “The 8th Annual Case Based Approach to Controversies in Cardiovascular Diseases” taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on February 16th & 17th, 2018. 

The Conference, organized under the auspices of Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic with the support of Emirates Cardiac Society, will offer the most-timely updates on significant advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. All topics will be presented in a “Real World” case based format which encourages participation and debate between the faculty and attendees.

Daily luncheon sessions focused on electrophysiology, valvular diseases, and lipid management will be included as part of the program. This program is intended for all health care professionals involved in the management of patients with cardiovascular diseases, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, residents, fellows and nurses. 

Alongside the Scientific Session there will be an exhibit, providing attendees exposure to the most cutting edge technologies, resources and treatment solutions in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

We look forward to welcoming you to “The 8th Annual Case Based Approach to Controversies in Cardiovascular Diseases” in Dubai, on February 16th - 17th, 2018.


Course Directors 
Walid Saliba, MD 
Joseph Maalouf, MD 
US Organizing Committee 
Katherine Hoercher, RN, FAHA 
Wael Jaber, MD 

UAE Host Committee 
Obaid Al Jassim, MD 
Nooshin Bazargani, MD 
Murat Tuzcu, MD 

UAE Host Committee - Emirates Cardiac Society 
Fahad Ahmed, MD 
Wael Al Mahmeed, MD 
Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, MD 
Abdullah Shebab, MD 
Abdulmajeed Al Zubaidi, MD 

Cleveland Clinic Faculty 
Leslie Cho, MD 
Wael Jaber, MD 
Venu Menon, MD 
Walid Saliba, MD 
Mohammed Kanj, MD 
Brian Griffin, MD 
Faisal Bakaeen, MD 
Lars Svensson, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Faculty 
Wael Al Mahmeed, MD 
Murat Tuzcu, MD 
Feras Bader, MD, MS 

Mayo Clinic Faculty 
Grace Lin, MD 
Joseph Maalouf, MD 
Amy Pollak, MD 
Peter Pollak, MD 

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