Antwerp meets UHZ Zürich

Academic Cardiology Symposium 2019

A symposium organised by the University Hospital Antwerp (UZA) in collaboration with the cardiology departments of all the Antwerp hospitals and colleagues from the University Heart Center Zürich (UHZ).

za, 30/03/2019 -
08:30 tot 13:00
Congrescentrum Ter Elst, Kattenbroek 1, 2650 Edegem
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 KLINA, AZ Monica, AZ St. Dimpna Geel and St. Jozef Malle of the Universitair Cardiologisch Netwerk Antwerpen UCNA).
This year we will host renowned colleagues from the University Heart Center Zürich (UHZ). Together, we have created a program that addresses new developments in our field. Starting from concrete patient cases, we will illustrate how research leads to new ways to tackle daily clinical situations. We guarantee you a great learning experience.
Looking forward to meet you in Antwerp!
Also on behalf of Prof. dr. Paul Vermeersch (ZNA), dr. Roeland Vercauteren (GZA), dr. Frank Cools (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


8.30 - 9.00: Reception and registration with a coffee and croissant in hand

9.00 – 9.05: Welcome

Prof. dr. Hein Heidbuchel

9.05 - 9.30: Chronic total coronary occlusion: To treat or not to treat?

Dr. Barbara Stähli (Invasive Cardiology UHZ)

9.30 - 9.50: Tricuspid regurgitation: novel insights into the once forgotten valve

Dr. Edgard Prihadi (ZNA)

9.50 - 10.15: Optimal management of pacemakers and ICDs - Lead extraction or “lead cemetery”?

Dr. Alexander Breitenstein (Electrophysiology UHZ)

10.15 - 10.35: What does cardiogenetics contribute to clinical practice?

Prof. dr. Johan Saenen & Prof. dr. Bart Loeys (UZA)

10.35 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 - 11.25: Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation – a local or a systemic problem?

Prof. dr. Jan Steffel (Electrophysiology UHZ)

11.25 - 11.45: The role of cardiac CT in ischemic heart disease

Prof. dr. Paul Van Herck (UZA)

11.45 - 12.10: Screening for sports participation – evidence or only pitfalls?

Dr. David Niederseer (Acute Cardiology and Sports Medicine UHZ)

12.10 - 12.30: Where the rapid heart crosses the line. An integrated framework for management of arrhythmias in athletes

Prof. dr. Hein Heidbuchel (UZA)

12.30 - 13.30: Walking lunch


Research discussion meeting on Friday March 29th in the afternoon

Dr. Stähli, Niederseer and Breitenstein will already be in Antwerp on March 29th in the afternoon. Just like last year, we will set up an open research discussion meeting. Researchers (PhD students and their promotors) from all Flemish universities are invited. They will have the opportunity to pitch their research in short presentations, which will be discussed by the attending Faculty. This afternoon may form an ideal platform to develop new insights and network
with colleagues that have the same research and clinical interests.
This meeting will take place in the boardroom ('raadzaal') at UZA. 
 To reach the room, please follow route 4. If you register and want to present your own ongoing research: please also indicate the title of your short 15 min presentation. We will contact you for concrete arrangements later.


Practical information

Date & time:

Research Discussion Meeting: Friday 29th March 2019 in the afternoon (The period of time follows later)

Symposium: Saturday 30th March 2019, 8.30 AM - 13.00 PM


Friday 29th March:

UZA (Raadzaal - route 4)
Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem

Saturday 30th March:

Congrescentrum Ter Elst
Kattenbroek 1, 2650 Edegem

Contact: Department of Cardiology

cardiologie [at] uza [dot] be - T +32 3 821 46 93

Registration: please register online (registration is free)

If you want to attend the research discussion meeting on Friday 29th March 2019: please register here

Accreditation: We have applied for accreditation in Belgium.



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