6/25/2024 12:00 AM

KFSHRC Hosts Mechanical Circulatory Support Conference in Riyadh

Riyadh- Event news

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) will host the Mechanical Circulatory Support Conference from June 27 to 29. The conference, titled "The Journey from Veno-Arterial and Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Durable Ventricular Assist Device Support" will be held in the King Salman Auditorium at the hospital in Riyadh. This event will feature an elite group of doctors, surgeons, and nurses from around the world. 

The conference, which includes more than 20 interactive scientific meetings, discussion sessions, and workshops presented by global experts in the field, aims to delve into the latest developments in mechanical circulatory support technologies. Topics will include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ventricular assist devices (VADs), and total artificial hearts. Additionally, the conference will explore the impact of these technologies on enhancing the quality of life and health outcomes for patients suffering from heart and respiratory failure.

The primary goal is to introduce the latest surgical treatments for heart failure and mechanical circulatory support, manage respiratory failure using ECMO, and apply evidence-based standards for patient selection and risk stratification in mechanical circulatory support. Also, it aims to enhance communication among healthcare practitioners involved in the care of heart failure patients.
Furthermore, the conference will address effective strategies for the implantation and management of mechanical circulatory support devices, analyze the ethical considerations associated with mechanical circulatory support and heart failure treatment, and develop effective strategies to educate patients on topics related to mechanical circulatory support.

The Conference targets a wide range of medical professionals, including cardiothoracic and cardiac surgeons, critical care physicians, intensive care nurses, respiratory therapists, and perfusionists, the conference provides a unique opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills through intensive hands-on training sessions. Additionally, it facilitates the exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues from diverse specialties and countries, ultimately contributing to the improvement of medical practices and patient care in the Kingdom and beyond.

It is noteworthy that King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre has been ranked first in the Middle East and Africa and 20th globally, in the list of the world’s top 250 Academic Medical Centres for the second consecutive year and recognized as the most valuable healthcare brand in the Kingdom and the Middle East, according to the 2024 Brand Finance rankings. Additionally in the same year, it was ranked among the world's best 250 hospitals by Newsweek magazine.

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