VI Baltic Heart Failure Meeting: „Journey through heart failure“

Add to calendar05-10-2018 10:4006-10-2018 10:40Europe/TallinnVI Baltic Heart Failure Meeting: „Journey through heart failure“  ...Swissotel Tallinn   (Tornimäe 3, Tallinn)

Venue: Swissotel Tallinn   (Tornimäe 3, Tallinn)
Date: Fri, 05. October 2018
Organiser: Estonian Society of Cardiology, Celsius Healthcare
Participation fee: 180,00€ 


Target group: doctor, family doctor, resident, medical student

Conference takes place on October 5 - 6 

Day 1
October 5
12.30 – 14.00
Registration, exhibition
14.00 – 14.35

Opening lecture – P. Seferovic (SRB) „Current status of heart failure in Europe: guidelines and recent developments“

14.35 – 16.05

Heart failure data in the real world: registries and audits

Chairmen: P. Seferovic (SRB), J. Celutkiene (LIT)

14.35 – 14.55
T. Uuetoa (EST) „Estonian clinical audit on heart failure“
14.55 – 15.15
J. Celutkiene (LIT) „Heart failure: administrative longitudinal data and observational cohort“
15.15 – 15.35
L. Anton (EST) „Estonian registry of pulmonary hypertension“
15.35 – 16.05
Prof J. Cleland (GB) „Focus on heart failure: epidemiology and registries”
16.05 – 16.30
Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30
Satellite symposium „Diabetes and heart failure: two related clinical entities with common treatment approach“. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim – P. Seferovic (SRB), A. Ambos (EST)
17.35 – 19.05
Journey to chronic heart failure
Chairmen: T. Uuetoa (EST), A. Kavoliūnienė (LIT)
17.35 – 17.55
D. Zaliaduonyte-Peksiene (LIT) “Cancer therapeutics–related heart failure: from clinical presentation to management”
17.55 – 18.15
G. Kamzola (LAT) „The key pathways in development of heart failure in chronic kidney disease”.
18.15 – 18.35
E.-M. Lotman (EST) „Coronary artery disease: still the main reason of heart failure in the Baltic region“
18.35 – 19.05
19.05 – 20.00
G. Wikström (SE) „Rare diseases as the cause of chronic heart failure“
Satellite symposium. Sponsored by Medtronic – J. Pacholewicz (POL) 
20.00 – 21.30
Evening reception
Day 2
October 6
09.00 – 10.30
Hot topics in heart failure: multimodality imaging and heart failure (session is jointly organized with the young Baltic cardiologists)
Chairmen: T. Lapinskas (LIT),  G. Kamzola (LAT)
09.00 – 09.20
T.  Lapinskas (LIT) “Non-invasive cardiac imaging in cardiomyopathies: what might be uncovered?”
09.20 – 09.40
B. Barone (LAT) “Multimodality imaging approach in storage diseases”

“Focus on right ventricular failure”
09.40 – 10.10
A. Mebazaa (FR) “Clinical overview”
10.10 – 10.30
M. Serg (EST) “Imaging overview”
10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00
Satellite symposium „Medical treatment of heart failure: advancing the standard care“. Sponsored by Novartis
12.00 – 12.15
12.15 – 13.45
Acute & end-stage heart failure
Chairmen: P. Põder (EST), A. Mebazaa (FR)
12.15 – 12.35
P. Põder (EST): Advanced heart failure: a new position statement of ESC
12.35 – 13.00
A. Mebazaa (FR) „Therapy of advanced heart failure“
13.00 – 13.15
I. Rätsep (EST)  „ECMO: what price to be paid for?“
13.15 – 13.30
M. Elmet (EST) „Cardiac transplantation: Estonia“
13.30 – 13.45
13.45 – 14.00
V. Tarutis (LIT) „Cardiac transplantation: Lithuania“
U. Strazdins (LAT) „Cardiac transplantation: Latvia“
14.00 – 15.00
15.00 – 16.15
Monitoring & Personalized management of heart failure care
Chairmen: O. Kalejs (LAT), J. Cleland (GB)
15.00 – 15.30
J. Cleland (GB) „Telemonitoring in tailoring heart failure management: whom, when and how?“
15.30 – 15.50
K. Kupics (LAT) „Home monitoring: can it improve the clinical outcomes in heart failure? The data from Latvian CRT/CRT-D registry”
15.50 – 16.15
R. Paleckiene (LIT) „Patients’ satisfaction-with-heart-failure-education programme”
16.15 – 16.45
Coffee break
16.45 – 17.45
New developments and therapies for heart failure
Chairmen: A. Erglis (LAT), A. Kavoliūnienė (LIT)
16.45 – 17.05
A. Kavoliūnienė (LIT) “The future of heart failure diagnosis: unresolved issues”
17.05 – 17.25
P. Laanmets (EST)  „From chronic total occlusion to better tomorrow“
17.25 – 17.45
17.45 – 18.00
A. Erglis (LAT) „Precision medicine and heart team in heart failure”
18.00 – 19.00
Satellite symposium – „Non-medical treatment of chronic heart failure: CRT, ICD, LVAD“. Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories
19.05 – 19.15
Closing remarks. Organizing Committee

Dinner at Seaplane Harbour (buses will leave at 19.30 by the Swissotel)

Participation fees:

The registration fee includes access to the scientific programme, lunch and coffee breaks during the Conference, evening reception, dinner and certificate of attendance.

Online registration is open until September 30!

Early registration fee until September 20 180€ (incl. VAT 20%) per person

Late registration fee from September 21st until September 30 220€ (incl. VAT 20%) per person

Early registration fee until September 20 for medical students and residents 75€ (incl. VAT 20%) per person

Late registration fee from September 21st until September 30 for medical students and residents 100€ (incl. VAT 20%) per person

NB! The participation is free for the speakers.


Sponsorship – E-mail: kadri [at] 


Participation fee refund policy:

If, for any reason, you cannot attend the conference, please notify us via e-mail at the latest 7 calendar days before the event and we will return 100% of the conference fee. 
We will refund 50% of the participation fee if the cancellation takes place 6 to 3 calendar days before the event. 
Participation fee will not be refunded if the cancellation takes place more than 3 calendar days before the event. If the cancellation is not communicated in writing (e-mail to konverentsid [at], the participation fee will not be refunded.

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