Academic Cardiology symposium: Antwerp meets UHZ Zürich

29 maart 2019 - 08:30 - 30 maart 2019 - 13:00

Program Saturday, March 30th

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: Screening for sports participation – evidence or only pitfalls? - Dr. David Niederseer (Acute Cardiology and Sports Medicine 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: Optimal management of pacemakers and ICDs - Lead extraction or “lead cemetery”? - Dr. Alexander Breitenstein (Electrophysiology 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


Program Friday, March 29th, afternoon: Research discussion meeting

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 (exact timing will be communicated 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


Department of Cardiology -

T +32 3 821 46 93


please register online (registration is free)

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


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