World Heart Federation : World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014
Join us in Melbourne for world heart federation’s world congress of cardiology 2014
Following the success of the 2012 World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) held in Dubai, we are pleased to announce that the 2014 Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 4-7 May. Organized by the World Heart Federation and co-hosted by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the National Heart Foundation of Australia, it is only the second time in its 64-year history that the World Congress will have been held in Australia.
The WCC is THE global platform for people to discuss the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the world’s number one killer. The Congress will bring together representatives from cardiology and related healthcare professions, as well as national medical societies and heart foundations, the private sector and NGOs.
The WCC has an outstanding lineup of world leading expert speakers with new scientific and public health policy abstracts for oral and poster presentations, highlighting the very latest developments from the cardiovascular field. The congress programme includes specific emphasis on low- and middle-income countries and focuses on how international learning can be adapted to low-resource settings and shares clinical evidence and policy based strategies that are appropriate for these countries. This is particularly relevant given that in May 2012, the World Health Assembly adopted a global target of a 25 per cent reduction in premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025. Recognizing that achieving this target would require a primary focus on CVD, given that it is the number one killer and responsible for half of all NCD deaths, the WCC will run sessions on how 25x25 can be achieved for CVD and considerations for the development of national NCD action plans.
We seek to share the best of science and improve our knowledge, working with our colleagues and health systems to ensure the best diagnosis, treatment plans and follow-up options for our patients who are all people from across the globe, whether from Central Africa, a small Pacific island or a major metropolis, such as Melbourne. At the same time, we bring together thought leaders and policy makers who are helping to shape national systems and global agendas for CVD prevention and control across the globe.
Ultimately it is this goal of uniting our 200 member societies and sharing best practice and education with other healthcare professionals that makes the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology unique.
The City of Melbourne is home to some of the leading centres of medical research and innovation in Australasia. At the same time, the cardiology services in Melbourne well represent the international quality of health care in Australia and New Zealand. On the international stage, Australian researchers and clinicians are leaders in ischaemic heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and tobacco control.
World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014
4-7 May 2014
For more information of the conference program and registration visit www.worldcardiocongress.org
So join us at the World Heart Federation’s WCC in Melbourne in May 2014. We look forward to welcoming you there! Learn more and register on www.worldcardiocongress.org
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