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December 01 – 02, 2017
Nairobi, Kenya



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  CSI Africa 2017: Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural and Valvar Heart Disease
CSI Africa 2017: Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural and Valvar Heart Disease

Board of Directors

Horst Sievert, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC
Frankfurt
Germany

Board of Directors: Horst Sievert, MD
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Horst Sievert, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC
Frankfurt, Germany

Board of Directors: Horst Sievert, MD
Director and Founder of CVC Frankfurt

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology, and Intensive Care

Medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Sievert has been the Principal Investigator of a number of clinical trials and has authored more than 130 manuscripts and 600 abstracts in peer reviewed journals, as well as 70 books and book contributions. He has also delivered more than 600 invited lectures around the world.
 
He has personally performed more than 16,000 PCIs and 6,000 peripheral angioplasties. However, his activity in the cath lab is focused on highly specialized non-coronary interventions for patients with congenital heart disease, carotid disease, or high risk of stroke, among other conditions. Dr Sievert was the first to close the left atrial appendage percutaneously. He has the largest experience worldwide in catheter closure of heart defects in adults and gets referrals from all over the world.

Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD

Evelina Children's Hospital
London
United Kingdom

Board of Directors: Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD
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Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD

Evelina Children's Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Board of Directors: Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist / Head of Service

Area of expertise

interventional paediatric and adult congenital heart disease

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Punjabi

Biography

Professor Shakeel Qureshi trained in paediatric cardiology at Harefield, Guy's and Liverpool Hospitals. He was first appointed consultant at Liverpool in 1987 and consultant paediatric cardiologist/senior lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' in 1988.
Professor Qureshi is involved with earthquake relief work in Kashmir, charity fundraising for building houses in Kashmir and Indonesia and other medical charity missions. He is also on the Chain of Hope medical board.

Specialist Interests

  • interventional paediatric cardiology (keyhole surgery techniques)
  • co-inventor of Tyshak balloon.

Research Interests

  • developing or evaluating devices for treating congenital heart defects
  • involved in evaluating a new percutaneous pulmonary valve.

Awards

  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz (one of the highest civil awards) by the Pakistan Government for services to medicine in 2004
  • PICS Outstanding Achievement award (judged by the profession) in Chicago in 2004.

Publications

Professor Qureshi has published over 170 papers and several reviews and book chapters, co-editing a text book of interventional paediatric cardiology.

Co-Directors

Christine Awuor Yuko-Jowi

University of Nairobi
Nairobi
Kenya

Co-Directors: Christine Awuor Yuko-Jowi
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Christine Awuor Yuko-Jowi

University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya

Co-Directors: Christine Awuor Yuko-Jowi
CURRENT POSITION
Senior lecturer Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi

EMPLOYMENTS
  • 2005 - To Date Senior lecturer Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi
  • 1994 - 2005 Lecturer Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi
  • 1990 - 1994 Paediatrician Kenyatta National Hospital and Cardiology Trainee
  • 1987 - 1990 Senior Medical Officer(KNH) Registrar Department of Paediatrics University of Nairobi
  • 1986 - 1987 Medical Office, Accident and Emergency Department Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi
  • 1985 - 1986 Medical officer 1, New Nyanza Provincial General Hospital Kisumu
  • 1984 - 1985 Medical Officer 11 (Internship) Provincial General Hospital New Nyanza Kisumu

EDUCATION
  • 1993 - 1995 Masters course in Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery and Anaesthesia, International Heart School Bergamo, Italy
  • 1987 - 1990 Masters in Medicine (MMED) Paediatrics, University of Nairobi
  • 1978 - 1984 Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of surgery University of Nairobi
Additional tranings in Paediatrics and Child Health, Echocardiography, Hemodynamics and Monitoring, Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Surgery, Radiation and Radio Imaging.


MEMBERSHIPS
  • The Kenya Paediatric Association   
  • The Kenya Cardiac Society
  • Kenya Medical Women’s Association
  • Kenya Medical Association



Habib Gamra, MD

Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital
Monastir
Tunisia

Co-Directors: Habib Gamra, MD
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Habib Gamra, MD

Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital
Monastir, Tunisia

Co-Directors: Habib Gamra, MD
Current positions
  • Head of Cardiology Department at Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital - Monastir, Tunisia
  • Director of the Pan African Course on Interventional Cardiology (PAFCIC) that is held annually since 2000
  • President of the working group on interventional cardiology of the Tunisian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • President of the Tunisian Heart Foundation
  • Vice president of the African Heart Network

Biography
  • Medical degree from Sousse University School of Medicine, Tunisia in 1987
  • Residency in Cardiology at Charles Nicolle Hospital, Rouen, France
  • Fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Good Samaritan Hospital and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, completed in 1993
  • Professor in Cardiology since 1996

Fields of interest
  • Percutaneous valve repair
  • Drug eluting stents
  • Management of Acute MI (Primary PCI, thrombolysis)
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Antithrombotic therapy (ACS, atrial fibrillation…)

Harun Argwingu Otieno, MD

Aga Khan University Hospital
Nairobi
Kenya

Co-Directors: Harun Argwingu Otieno, MD
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Harun Argwingu Otieno, MD

Aga Khan University Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya

Co-Directors: Harun Argwingu Otieno, MD
Current
  • Interventional Cardiologist at Africa Heart Associates
  • Senior Lecturer at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Past
  • Assistant Professor, Interventional Cardiology at Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Interventional Cardiologist at Covenant Medical Group

Education
  • West penn hospital
  • University of Nairobi
  • St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh

 
Harun Otieno, PASCAR Assistant General Secretary of the Eastern region

Harun Otieno is an Interventional Cardiologist at Africa Heart Associates based in Nairobi. He was the Director of the Cardiac Program (January 2009 - December 2012) and The Catheterization Laboratory (2008 - December 2012) at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya. Here, he developed an Invasive/Interventional Cardiology Program at AKUHN being the first regional radial access cardiac catheterization laboratory performing advanced heart procedures percutaneous coronary interventions through the wrist artery. He was Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine from 2008 to 2012.

Dr. Otieno is a Member and Advisor for specialty health care in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Noncommunicable diseases to Government of Kenya, Vision 2030 Technical Committee: Health & Medical Tourism (2012-2013).

Working together with Kenya Cardiac Society as Vice Secretary PASCAR East, he organized the first East African Cardiovascular Forum bringing over 70 clinicians from the East Africa region to discuss local perspectives on cardiac diseases. Additionally he worked on developing course content for several educational programs in March 2014 Cape Town, South Africa Meet as an fricaPCR Course Co-Director, 2014. In 2014, he has organized cardiac camps in Siaya and Narok Counties, i rural Kenya to improve access to cardiac diagnosis and treatment demonstrating the value of handheld ultrasound in the diagnosis of heart disease in rural communities. He is a regular speaker on interventional cardiology and acute coronary syndromes.

His interests include integrating technology in Healthcare, improving rural access to modern cardiac diagnosis and treatment and providing medical education for Doctors and Allied Health Professionals in Kenya, East africa and beyond. He has co published several research papers on acute coronary syndromes in Kenya and atrial fibrillation.

Maiy Hamdy El Sayed, MD

Ain Shams University
Cairo
Egypt

Co-Directors: Maiy Hamdy El Sayed, MD
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Maiy Hamdy El Sayed, MD

Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt

Co-Directors: Maiy Hamdy El Sayed, MD
Graduated from Ain Shams University medical school December 1982 [ first of my class ] , obtained my master degree in Cardiology in 1986. In 1998 trained as a pediatric cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital - UK  with Dr Elliot Shinebourne, In 1990 obtained my MD degree in Cardiology and founded the congenital and structural heart disease Unit at Ain Shams university which was the first specialized unit in pediatric cardiac interventions in Egypt , the unit currently performs about 800 cases of diagnostic and interventional procedures / year and hosts various workshops for training from worldwide renowned pediatric cardiac interventionalists

Appointed full professor of Cardiology at Ain Shams University since August 2000 and head of Cardiology department since August 2014.
Board Member of the Egyptian fellowship of Cardiology.

Director of the Egyptian fellowship program of Pediatric Cardiology [ sub-speciality of the Egyptian fellowship of Cardiology ]

Founding member and former president of the Egyptian working group of Pediatric cardiologists [ League of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology] founded 1995

Founding member and secretary general of the Pan Arab Congenital Heart disease Association [ PACHDA] founded 2002

Ex Board member of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology.

Member of the European Society of Cardiology, European Society of echocardiography, American Society of Echocardiography and SCAI.
Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Interventionalist at Aswan Heart Center [ Magdi Yacoub Foundation ].

Matthias Freund, MD

Klinikum Oldenburg
Oldenburg
Germany

Co-Directors: Matthias Freund, MD
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Matthias Freund, MD

Klinikum Oldenburg
Oldenburg, Germany

Co-Directors: Matthias Freund, MD
paediatric cardiologist, paediatrician, paediatric intensivist

Current positions (since 10/2014)
  • Paediatric Hospital, Paediatric cardiology, Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany
  • European Medical School Groningen-Oldenburg, Germany

Work Experience
  • 2003 – 2014 Paediatric Cardiologist, Department for Paediatric Cardiology, Medical University Centre Utrecht, Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, The Netherlands. Reorganisation of the Department for Paediatric Cardiology (Deputy Director of the Service). Head of the cath lab 2004 - 2011. Senior in Paediatric Interventional Cardiology. GUCH.Head of the Paediatric Foetal Cardiology. Main interests: Interventional Paediatric Cardiology; Foetal Echocardiography and Counselling.
  • 1998 – 2003 Deputy Director of the Service, Department of Paediatric Cardiology (start-up), Heart Centre Duisburg, Germany, Head of the catheterization lab, ICU and foetal diagnostics
  • 1997 – 1998 Consultant (Oberarzt), University Hospital München, Germany, department of Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine
Education
  • 1991 – 1996 Resident/fellow, Hospital for Paediatrics at the University Hospital, University Medical Centre Heidelberg, Germany, Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine, Prenatal Cardiac Diagnostics
  • 1988 – 1991 Resident, University Medical Centre Mainz, Germany, Department of Paediatrics
  • 1987 - 1988 Resident, University Hospital Gießen, Germany, Paediatric Cardiology and Neonatology
  • 5/95 German qualifications for Paediatrics
  • 9/96 German qualifications for Paediatric Cardiology
  • 9/99 German qualifications for Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine

Work related activities
  • Teaching residents and fellows at the UMC Utrecht, WKZ and medical students (curriculum) UMC Utrecht
  • Research in the field of general paediatric cardiology, foetal cardiology and interventional cardiology
  • Organisation own 1st and 2nd symposium on three-dimensional Rotational Echocardiography (3DRA) at the UMC Utrecht, January 2013 and 2014
  • Since 2002 trainer/proctor for interventional hartcatheterization procedures (ductus closure – NitOcclud coils and plugs- company pfm Cologne, Germany. Activities in Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan)

Teaching/Charity/Developing Aid (as paediatric cardiologist and intensivist)
  • Eritrea, Asmara, May 1-10, 2002 (Cardiology/Echocardiography/ICU)
  • Tanzania, Mwanza Region Hospital, Nov 1-12, 2010 (Voluntary teaching Paediatric Cardiology and Echocardiography to the local residents)
  • Kenya, Nairobi, 2010, 2012, 2013, Mater Hospital (Teaching of local paediatric Cardiologist in interventional Cardiology and General Paediatric Cardiology & Charity Mission to help children from Mwanza, Tanzania and Nairobi). Self-initiated with a colleague from Mwanza, Dr A. Zuechner.
  • Kazakhstan, Astana University Hospital, Nov 12-18, 2011 (Teaching on invitation: Interventional Paediatric Cardiology and Echocardiography to the local cardiologists)
  • Indonesia, Jakarta University Hospital, April 12-18, 2013 (exchange UMC Utrecht and Jakarta University: Teaching Interventional Paediatric Cardiology, perioperative Care and Echocardiography to the local cardiologists)

Memberships

  • German Society of Paediatric Cardiology DGPK
  • Section Paediatric Cardiology of Dutch Society of Paediatrics NVK
  • Association of European Paediatric Cardiologists AEPC, working group Interventional Cardiology and working group Foetal Cardiology
  • German Society of Paediatrics DGKJ
  • German Society for Sonography in Medicine DEGUM



Naomi Gachara, MD

Kenyatta National Hospital
Nairobi
Kenya

Co-Directors: Naomi Gachara, MD

Sulaiman Lubega, MD

Uganda Heart Institute / Mulago Hospital Kampala
Kampala
Uganda

Co-Directors: Sulaiman Lubega, MD
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Sulaiman Lubega, MD

Uganda Heart Institute / Mulago Hospital Kampala
Kampala, Uganda

Co-Directors: Sulaiman Lubega, MD
Dr. Sulaiman Lubega is a consultant paediatric cardiologist currently heading the Division of Paediatric Cardiology of Uganda heart Institute.  He has been working with Uganda heart institute since 2003 and he has had various trainings in the field of cardiology including cardiac catheterization.

He supervised the procurement and installation of the state of the Art cardiac catheterization laboratory that was concluded in 2012. He led a wholly Ugandan team to perform the first balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty on 26th July 2013 and he can now independently perform diagnostic catheterization, Patent ductus arteriosus device/coil closure and balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty.  

He is a key member on the Uganda Heart Institute team involved in collaborations with World Children’s Initiative (USA), Samaritan’s Purse (USA), Children’s National Medical Center (Washington DC), Chain of Hope (UK), Gift of life International, Emergency (Italy)/ Salam Centre-Khartoum.

He has pioneered the commencement of a paediatric cardiology fellowship programme at the Uganda Heart Institute which will go a long way in reducing the scarce human resource in this field.

Current positions
  • Since 2011 Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist in Uganda Heart Institute (a semi-autonomous institution within Mulago hospital). Since 2012 Head of Division of Paediatric cardiology and Head of Paediatric catheterization program
  • Since 2010 Consultant Paediatrician/ Cardiologist in Mulago hospital and Uganda Heart Institute (a semi-autonomous institution within Mulago hospital)
  • Since 2010 Project Manager, Siemen Artis Zee Bi-plane Catheterization Laboratory procurement, installation and commissioning
  • Since 2003 Honorary Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, Makerere University College of health sciences. Since 2007 Coordinator, Cardiology training for postgraduate students in the department of Paediatrics


Work experience

  • 2007 - 2010 Paediatrician/ Cardiologist in Mulago hospital and Uganda Heart Institute
  • 2003 - 2006 Pediatrician in Mulago hospital and Cardiology apprentice in Uganda Heart Institute (a semi-autonomous institution with Mulago hospital)
  • 2000 - 2003 Senior House Officer/ Residency at Mulago hospital/ Makerere University. Responsibilities: Managing children with medical problems (both in-patient and out-patients).
  • 2001 Rotation in Uganda Heart Institute during postgraduate studies/ Residency. Responsibilities: Investigating and treating patients with heart diseases under supervision of cardiologists.
  • 1998 - 2000 Medical officer at Kalisizo Hospital in Rakai District (100 miles from Kampala). Responsibilities: Providing general preventive, promotive and curative services. 1999 - 2000 Deputy Medical Superintendent and Clinician In-charge of Community health division.
  • 1997 - 1998 Medical Officer at Kibuli Hospital in Kampala city.Responsibilities: Providing general preventive, promotive and curative services.
  • 1996 - 1997 Internship at Mulago Hospital. Responsibilities: Providing general preventive and curative services under supervision


Education

  • July - Aug 2014 Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Interventional procedures, Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, Kochi, India
  • March - April 2013 Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Interventional procedures, Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, Kochi, India
  • Jan 2006 - Jan 2007 Fellowship in cardiology, International Centre for Cardiothoracic and Vascular diseases (A unit of Frontier Lifeline), Chennai, India
  • Oct 2000 - July 2003 Masters’ degree of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health (M.Med. Paed.), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Research for Dissertation: “Prevalence, Type and Clinical presentation of Heart disease in children with HIV/AIDS attending the Infectious Disease Clinic at Mulago hospital.”
  • Oct 1991 - June 1996 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB. Ch. B), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


Memberships

  • Uganda Medical Association
  • Uganda Paediatric Association (Treasurer 2003 - 2009)
  • Uganda Heart Association (Treasurer 2008 - 2010)
  • Mulago branch of Islamic Medical Association of Uganda IMAU (Secretary 1996 – 1997)




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