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Antwerp meets Karolinska Stockholm (2nd attempt)

An academic cardiology symposium

za, 13/03/2021 - 08:30 tot 13:30
Elisabeth Center, Darwin Hall - Koningin Astridplein 20-26, 2018 Antwerpen

Dear Colleague,

We cordially invite you to the Antwerp Academic Cardiology Symposium organised by the University Hospital Antwerp (UZA) and the Cardiology departments of all the Antwerp hospitals (ZNA Ziekenhuisnetwerk Antwerpen; GZA Gasthuiszusters Antwerpen; and AZ Klina, AZ Monica, AZ St. Dimpna Geel and St.-Jozef Malle of the Universitair Cardiologisch Netwerk Antwerpen UCNA).

This year we will host -again- colleagues from the renowned Karolinska University in Stockholm, Sweden, after we had to cancel last year’s event on the first day of the COVID lockdown. Starting from specific patient cases, we will illustrate how research leads to new ways to tackle daily clinical situations. We guarantee you a great learning experience.

We intend to organise a hybrid meeting, broadcasted from the unique grandeur of the Elisabeth Center at the Zoo of Antwerp. Travel restrictions at that moment will tell us whether a (partial) audience will be allowed. We will communicate that later.

Looking forward to meeting you in Antwerp!

Also on behalf of Prof. dr. Paul Vermeersch (ZNA), dr. Roeland Vercauteren (GZA), dr. Frank Cools (AZ Klina), dr. Peter Surmont (AZ Monica), dr. Jan Vermeulen (AZ St. Dimpna) and the cardiologists of St.-Jozef Malle,

Prof. dr. Hein Heidbuchel
Chair of Cardiology
UZA Coordinator, UCNA

Program Saturday, March 13th

08.30 - 9.00: [Reception and registration, with a coffee and croissant if permitted] (Butterfly & Darwin hall)

09.00 - 9.05: Welcome
| Prof. dr. Hein Heidbuchel (UZA)

09.05 - 9.30: Pregnancy and heart disease: how to ensure a healthy delivery?
| Prof. Dr. An Van Berendoncks (UZA)

09.30 - 9.50: Mitral regurgitation: from Mitraclip to Neochord
| Prof. dr. Marc Claeys & Dr. Dina De Bock (UZA)

09.50 - 10.15: Acute revascularization in multi vessel disease
| Dr. Felix Böhm (Karolinska)

10.15 - 10.35: The heart failure spectrum in 2021, and beyond
| Prof. dr. Gilles De Keulenaer (ZNA)

10.35 - 11.00: [Coffee] break

11.00 - 11.25: To screen or not to screen for AF?
| Dr. Emma Svennberg (Karolinska)

11.25 - 11.45: Finding structure in chaotic atria: arrhythmia cure for the desperates
| Prof. Dr. Andrea Sarkozy (UZA)

11.45 - 12.10: Primary prophylactic ICD: still needed?
| Prof. dr. Frieder Braunschweig (Karolinska)

12.10 - 12.30: Cardio-oncology: no roses without thorns
| Dr. Constantijn Franssen (UZA)

12.30 - 13.30: [Walking lunch (Galapagos hall), only if permitted]

No Open Research Discussion Meeting Friday, March 12th

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, which will likely still limit travel of our international Faculty but also non-essential movements within the country, we have decided to cancel this year’s Open Research Discussion Meeting. During such meeting, researchers (PhD students and their promotors) from all Flemish universities would have the opportunity to pitch their research in short presentations, discussed by the attending Faculty.

Practical information

Saturday, 13th March:

  • ONLINE [+ Elisabeth Center, Darwin hall if permitted]: details will be provided later
    Koningin Astridplein 20-26, 2018 Antwerp


Please register here (registration is free).


We have applied for accreditation in Belgium.


Department of Cardiology - cardiologie [at] uza [dot] be

T +32 3 275 73 69


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