Cardiovascular diseases, the continuum of events from exposure to risk factors to occurrence of pathologic conditions, continue to increase in the Asia-Pacific region, along with the diffusion of a western life-style and its related metabolic disorders. As a result, hypertension, cardiac ischemic disease and heart failure, the world’s main cause of premature or sudden deaths and disabilities represent an increasing burden for its healthcare systems and professionals.
A continuous upgrading of scientific knowledge and skills, derived from evidence-based medicine and approved guidelines, is necessary to manage this emergency at every stage of its progression, especially when using different therapeutic approaches for different conditions. Serono Symposia International Foundation is proud to organize the 2013 Asia-Pacific Cardiology Symposium “From hypertension to heart failure – Interruption of the cardiovascular continuum”.
This symposium aims to re-examine recent achievements in the management of hypertension, coronary cardiac disease and chronic heart failure, also discussing prevention strategies for their complications, such as cardiac arrhythmias and cerebrovascular events, and it will also provide participants with solutions for optimizing patient care in daily clinical practice.
After attending this symposium, participants will receive updated knowledge on the management of hypertension, coronary artery disease and chronic heart failure, and so they will be able to:
Cardiologists, internists and all the other healthcare professionals managing hypertension, cardiac ischemic disease and heart failure, including general practitioners (GPs).
The educational event «2013 Asia-Pacific Cardiology Symposium “From hypertension to heart failure - Interruption of the cardiovascular continuum” Hanoi, Vietnam on 6-7 April 2013» is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 9 (nine) hours of External CME credits.
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).