Invited Faculty

Prof. Kul Aggarwal, USA

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Chief, Cardiology Section, Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, USA
   
Dr. Kul Aggarwal, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as Chief, Cardiology Section, Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, USA. He is a graduate of Medical College, Amritsar, India and trained in India, UK and USA. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Comprehensive Echocardiography and Cardiac Computed Tomography. He has been inducted into the Dean’s Socrates Society in recognition of his teaching skills. He has several publications and book chapters to his credit. His interests include acute coronary syndromes, heart disease in chronic kidney disease and Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

 
Assoc. Prof. Aarti Bhat, USA

Prof. Werner Budts, Belgium

Head of Congenital and Structural Cardiology (CSC UZ Leuven) 
Chair of the Department Cardiovascular Sciences (KU Leuven)

Prof. Nuno Cardim, Portugal

Imagiologia Cardíaca (Departamento de Cardiologia), coordenador
Centro de Doenças Cardíacas Hereditárias, coordenador
Hospital da Luz
Dr.Sibel Catirli Enar, Turkey

Turkiye Hospital and Memorial Hospital
  Dr.Sibel Catirli Enar,FESC,FACC,FASE is an associate Prof. of Cardiology. She graduated from Istanbul Medical School in 1981.She completed her specialization in anesthesiology and critical care in Istanbul Medical School in 1985 and in Cardiology at Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology in 1992.She has also worked as research fellow at Cleveland Clinic of Foundation, USA from 1996-1998 and at University of Alabama at Birmingham,USA from 2006-2008.She is currently working as a cardiologist in Istanbul/Turkey. Her main area of interest is echocardiography. She has publications in national and international journals, served as speaker and moderator in national and international congresses, and participated in multicenter studies. She is also author of chapters in several books: 1) Metabolic syndrome in women (2015),2)Interesting cases in echocardiography (NC Nanda) 2017.
Prof. Piet Claus, Belgium

Division of Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
KU Leuven
Prof. Giovanni Di Salvo, Italy

EACVI Councillor
Consultant Pediatric Cardiology
Lead Pediatric Cardiology Echo Program
Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust
Senior Honorary Lecturer
Imperial College of London


Prof. Erwan Donal, France

Dr. Galal Eldin Nagib-Elkilany, UAE

Consultant cardiologis at Medcare Hospital, Sharjah
  I gained my Bachelor Degree of Medicine  from  Tanta university School of Medicine , Tanta University in October  1987 ,
I started the Postgraduate Master degree in Cardiology and Angiology on 1989  and I was awarded with MSc 1991  from Tanta University, Egypt . In 1991  I joined Tanta University Hospital , cardiology department where I did my PhD for a thesis entitled ‘Evaluation of viable myocardium after myocardial infarction : Through a comparative study of stress echocardiography and thallium scintigraphy . During and Following the PhD in 1996 , I worked as a Research and clinical Fellow “cardiology specialist” at Tanta University Hospitals  and  Alhusin University Hospital , Al-Azhar University , Cairo (1991-1998). I completed my Degree of Medical Doctor (Doctorate) in Cardiology on 1998 (MDc) .
   Throughout the years I was promoted to Senior Consultant of Cardiology  [1999] and subsequently to Degree of Professor (2012) Degree of  Professor of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Researches 2011  at the SUPREME COUNCIL OF UNIVERSITIES , EGYPT  , according to law No. 115 on 1993).
. February 1999 , I was awarded the Young Investigator Award from Egyptian Society of Cardiology in Myocardial perfusion imaging studies. In 2001 , I was awarded as well the price of Young Investigator Award on my thesis : Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene Polymorphism : Is it a Marker of micro vascular angina in hypertensive population?
I have published 25 reviews, 2 book chapters, over 50 original manuscripts and 30 refereed abstracts. I have supervised over 20 postgraduate research students successfully for Master , PhD and MD.
. I am also associate editor for 2 scientific journals :
Journal of  Molecular and  Translational  Research , "JMTR", Creighton University School of Medicine, USA
Editor of World Heart Journal [WHJ] , NY , USA      and a member
of several professional scientific societies. My main research interest is on cardiac imaging and vascular imaging , Hypertension , Diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease . I also have interests on instruction of chest pain unit , echocardiography , strain and strain rate imaging in acute coronary syndromes and cardiomyopathy . In addition , I did 8 cardiology units during my work in North Eastern Emirates –Dibba AlFujairah Hospital , UAE [from 2012-2015] included : CHD Unit [congenital heart disease] echocardiography unit , Adult echocardiogram unit , Trans esophageal unit [TEE] , Stress echo unit , Treadmill  EKG Stress unit , Holter Monitoring unit , OPD Cardiology clinic , Chest Pain Unit .
 I am 53 years old Man , married and have two adult daughters (one pharmacist and second in AUS Engineering grade 2 and one adult sun (AUE } American University of Emirates  in Dubai , UAE  .
Since 1999, I have been involved mainly with research work and training program  in Cairo , Kuwait , UAE , Holland (research fellow at Thorax Centrum , Erasmus University)2001/2002, USA (Partner fellowship physician in Alabama University at Birmingham 2011 , USA)and  Italy 2007 (clinical fellow at Milano policlinico, cardiology department) . I am responsible for all governance issues involve in research training, supervision, examination and successful completion. I also collaborate with several research laboratories nationally and internationally.
On 2003 I was elected as Fellow of European Society of Cardiology , Paris , France and on 2004 as : Fellow of international society of cardiovascular ultrasound [ISCU] , USA .
In 2013 I was awarded with Distinguished Fellow of the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound , USA During the 18th world congress of echocardiography and allied techniques .
Hold President of International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound –Middle East Chapter since 2004.
2016-2018 January Assistant clinical Professor of cardiology at Gulf Medical University , Ajman UAE and consultant cardiologist at Thumbay Hospitals in Sharjah and Ajman. UAE
Since February 2018 I started work in Medcare Hospital at Sharjah UAE as consultant cardiologist.
Hold President of International College of Cardiology 2018-2019
Prof. Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta, Mexico

Natioanl Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez
 
Studied medicine in Poland
MD, PhD
Specialist in Internal Medicine
Cardiologist and Echocardiographist, works at the Natioanl Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez, Mexico City, Mexico
National Researcher level III.
FACC
PASE
Prof. Navin C. Nanda, USA

Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama USA
  Navin C. Nanda, M.D., D.Sc(Hon), D.Sc(Med)(Hon), FACC, FAHA, FASE, FISCU(D)
Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama USA
 

Pioneer in Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Ultrasound and considered “Father of Echocardiography/Modern Echocardiography” by many organizations.
Major contributions.

  • First to discover the pulmonary valve by echo.  This  also  led to development of pediatric echocardiography.
  • First to diagnose a bicuspid aortic valve by echo
  • Invented treadmill exercise echocardiography
  • Introduced color Doppler to the USA, Developed currently used techniques for semiquantitation of mitral, aortic and tricuspid valve regurgitation severity.
  • Invented the technique of transypharyngeal and transgastric ultrasound
  • Developed the clinical technique of  live /real time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
  • Pioneered use of echocardiography in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology
  • First to study and show high incidence of myocardial infarction in young adults in India and also relationship of diabetes mellitus to myocardial infarction.
Publications
  • Over 1000 scientific publications, approximately 500 original(peer reviewed}, 13 books on echocardiography and cardiology, 3 translated into Italian, French, German and Turkish languages.
  • 6 videotextbooks and/or CDs.
  • Comprehensive Textbook of Echocardiography (2014), the largest book of echocardiography in the world.
  • Two  other recent books  “Manual of Echocardiography” (2016) and “Interesting Cases in Echocardiography” (2017) supplement the above book completing  a trilogy of books.
  •  Another book  Heart Disease in Women  received favorable review in Circulation,
Recognitions
  • Recognized as Father of Echocardiography/Father of Modern Echocardiography by
    • Russian Society of Cardiology
    • Chinese Medical Association
    • Mexican Society of Echocardiography
    • Emirates Cardiology Society
    • Indian College of Cardiology
    • Indian Society of Cardiology
    • Cardiological Society of India
    • Indian Academy of Echocardiography
    • Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiologists
    • World Congress of Clinical, Preventive and Geriatric Cardiology
    • Punjab Medical Council (India),
    • Chief Minister of Rajasthan State, India
    • Home Minister, Government of  Madhya Pradesh State, India , 2013
    • Union Cabinet Minister, Government of India, 2014
    • Taiwan Society of Echocardiography
    • CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
    • Bulgarian Working Group of Echocardiography, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Sri Lanka Heart Association
    •  International Foundation for Development of Medical Science and Education ("Healthy Heart Foundation") based in St. Petersburg, Russia
    • Bangladesh Society of Cardiology (2017)
    • Father of 3D Echocardiography by Saudi Heart Association, Saudi Arabia
  • Recognized as Echocardiographer of the Millennium
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Argentinean Society of Cardiology
    • Columbian Society of Cardiology
  • Recognized as the “World Icon in Echocardiography and Cardiology” by the World Congress of Clinical, Preventive Cardiology and Imaging, Mysore, India, 2013 and Abu, India,2014
  • Recognized  as a giant/legend in cardiology by the Cardiological Society of India (CSI), Hyderabad, December, 2014. Also, became the first cardiologist to be selected as the Chief Guest to inaugurate the annual CSI  meeting in Hyderabad
  • Recognized as a Legend in Echocardiography by the Bangladesh National Institute of Cardiology, Dhaka, December,  2014
Institutions and Awards named after him
  • Dr. Navin C. Nanda Echocardiography,Emergency Medicine and Paramedics           Training Institute (EEPI), established in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (2015). His bust has also been placed at the entrance
  • Dr.  Navin C. Nanda Institute of Excellence in Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Nashik, Maharashtra, India (2016). Inaugurated by Dr S.P. Prabhu,, Government of India  Cabinet Minister on July 30, 2017
  • Dr. Navin C. Nanda National Institute of  Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Research, Moolchand Hospital, Delhi, India
Three prominent Echocardiography Laboratories named after him in India
  • NRI Medical College and Hospital in Guntur District
  • Multispecialty Hospital in Jalandhar
  • Multispeciality Hospital in Ropar, Punjab
  • Navin C. Nanda Young Investigator Award established by the Cardiological Society of India.
  • Former Fellow, Dr. Arnold Pasia from Philippines who trained under Dr. Nanda , named his son Navin Pasia after him out of respect for him. 
 
Ass. Prof. Jun-Bean Park, Korea

Assistant professor at Seoul National University Hospital
(Department of Internal Medicine & Office of Hospital Information)
  Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Aug. 2016
Master of Medical Science (Internal Medicine), Seoul National University, Feb. 2013.
Bachelor of Medicine, Seoul National University, Feb. 2004.
Medical Training
Mar. 2017 – present: Assistant professor at Seoul National University Hospital
(Department of Internal Medicine & Office of Medical Education)
Mar. 2016 – Feb. 2017:          Assistant professor at Seoul National University Hospital
(Department of Internal Medicine & Office of Hospital Information)
Aug. 2014 – Feb. 2016:         Assistant professor at Seoul National University Hospital
(Department of Internal Medicine)
May 2012 – Jul. 2014:            Fellowship of Cardiology at Seoul National University Hospital
  Mar. 2005 – Feb. 2009:           Residency of Internal Medicine at Seoul National University Hospital
  Mar. 2004 – Feb. 2005 Internship at Seoul National University Hospital
Licenses & Certifications
  Bored Certified in Cardiology (#2-14-935), 2014.
Completed Workshop on Good Clinical Practice (2013_D-ON-C000923_117910), 2013.
  ACLS provider, American Heart Association, Feb 2012.
  Certified physician in Echocardiography, Korean Society of Echocardiography, Mar 2012.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine (#11741), 2009.
  Degree of M.D. (#83811), 2004.
Memberships
2015.11 – Present: Active Member of Korean Society of Cardiology
2012. 2. – Present: Active Member of Korean Society of Echocardiography
2005. 3. – Present: Active Member of Korean Society of Internal Medicine
2004. 3. – Present: Active Member of Korean Medical Association
Honors
  The best resident, Department of internal medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 2006
  The best presentation award, Korean Society of Echocardiography, 2013
Professional Experiences
Key experiences and/or training
KOPIDO-STENT trial
SPIRE B1481019 trial
DA-8159 PAH phase IIb trial
GRIPHON trial, GRIPHON OL trial
Macitentan AC-055-309 trial
MODIFY trial
Specific expertise in a therapeutic area or research area
Valvular heart disease, pulmonary artery hypertension, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

 
Prof. Susan T. Laing, Texas, USA

Professor in the Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
 

Dr. Susan T. Laing is a Professor in the Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and holds the John Edward Tyson Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratories for both the University of Texas Physicians Clinics as well as the Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Laing’s clinical interests include preventive cardiology, women’s health, and cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. Laing’s research interests include novel ultrasound contrast agents for targeted pharmaceutic delivery, sudden cardiac death in the young, and cardiovascular diseases in minority populations. She is a reviewer for several cardiology journals and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. She is a co-investigator in several grants from the National Institutes of Health, and is an active collaborator in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort Project in Brownsville, Texas. Dr. Laing has authored and co-authored >45 publications and book chapters and >75 abstracts in peer reviewed scientific journals. She holds a patent in echogenic carriers of fibrin-binding therapeutics.
Dr. Woo-In Yang, Korea

 Assistant Professor in Medicine, CHA university, Sungnam
  Education and Training
Graduate:
     2002                            M.D.
                                        Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
     2010                            Degree of Master
                                         Yonsei university, Seoul, Korea
Postdoctoral Training
Internship and Residencies:
March., 2002-Feb., 2003              Internship in Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
March., 2004-Feb., 2008              Resident in Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowships:
March., 2008-Feb., 2010    Fellow in Cardiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Licensure and Certification
     2002                            Diplomate, Licensure in Medicine (Korea License No.76263)
     2008                            Diplomate, Korean Board of Internal Medicine (No.11036)
     2010                            Diplomate, Korean Cardiovascular Subspecialty Board
Academic Appointments
March., 2008-Feb., 2010   Clinical Fellow in Cardiology,
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul
March, 2010-Dec, 2011     Assistant Professor in Medicine,
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul
Jan 2011 – present           Assistant Professor in Medicine, CHA university, Sungnam       
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Korean Society of Internal Medicine
Korean Society of Echocardiography
Korean Society of Circulation
American Society of Echocardiography
European Society of Cardiology
Dr. S.K. Parashar. Delhi, India

Consultant Cardiologist and Director, Non Invasive Cardiac Laboratory at Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Delhi. India
  Dr. Parashar is a Consultant Cardiologist and Director, Non Invasive Cardiac Laboratory  at Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Delhi. India He has been actively associated in Continuing Medical Education Programs of clinical cardiology and echocardiography at national level since more than four decades. He has been involved in the field of echocardiography since 1975. He was trained in advanced cardiology in UK, US and Italy. He has been an invited speaker in various national and international forums He was the founder of Indian Academy of Echocardiography which he served in various capacities including its President He has been a recipient of numerous honors and awards, some of which are as follows:
  • Sphere Oration by Cardiological Society of India, 1985   
  • Distinguished Service Award by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, 2002
  • Distinguished Physician Award by American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, 2003
  • Life time Achievement Award by Indian Academy of Echocardiography and Indian Medical Association, 2005
  • Life Time Achievement Award by World Federation of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology which was bestowed by His Excellency, The Former President of India, 2007
  • In view of his academic contribution, he was elected as President of Cardiological Society of India in 2007.
  • Bestowed with Fellowship of American College of Cardiology in 2008
  • On board of governors of International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Imaging Techniques. 
Assoc. Prof. H. Joachim Nesser, Austria

 
Board Certification in Cardiology 1984
Director of the Echolaboratory 1984 (Public Hospital Elisabethinen, Linz, Austria)
Director of the IInd Internal Department. Board Certification in Angiology 1996 and Internal Intensive Care 1997.
Medical Vice Director, Teaching Hospital Elisabethinen, Linz, Austria 2003
Medical Director, Teaching Hospital Elisabethinen, Linz, Austria, 2011
390 scientific publications including abstracts, book contributions and supplements.
Co-editor of the book „Atlas of  Tissue Doppler Echocardiography“, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1995).
Co-editor of the booklet „Echocardiography for Cardiac Resynchronization“ (Medtronic 2003) and Co-editor of the book „Modern Mitral Valve Repair: Echocardiographic Interpretations and Surgical Strategies“, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2003
“ Atlas of Real-Time-3D Transesophageal Echocardiograph , Springer, 2010
“Real-Time 3D Interventional Echocardiography”, Springer (2013)
596 lectures at congresses, conferences and symposia in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Permanent course director for education in echocardiography in Cologne, Germany 1986 - 2015
Authorized instructor of the Austrian und Germany Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.
301 chairs at national and international congresses and member of the faculties respectively.

Chairman of the Austrian Working group of Echocardiography 1995-1997

President of the Austrian Society of Cardiology 2000-2001
1st Vicepresident of the Austrian Society of Cardiology 2001/2002
2nd Vicepresident of the Austrian Society of Cardiology 2002/2003
President of the 9th Conference of the Austrian Society of Hypertension, 2002

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (F.E.S.C.) 2001
Member of the „Speakers Bureau“ of the American Society of Echocardiography 2001
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 2003 (F.A.C.C.)
Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2009 (F.A.S.E.)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Tuft University Medical School, Boston 2011
Abstract reviewer of the  American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the German Society and the Austrian Society of Cardiology

Member of the editorial board of the “European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging”,
Member of the editorial board “Echo Research und Practice” (UK)
Member of the editorial board “Journal für Kardiologie”
Member of the editorial board “Journal für Hypertonie”
Reviewer of the American Journal of Cardiology (AmJCardiol), European Heart Journal, Heart, Journal of Clinical Basic Cardiology, „Journal für Kardiologie“, Co-Editor and Member of the Journal of Echocardiography (A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques), Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, European Journal of Heart Failure,

Member of numerous national and international medical societies
Director of numerous national and international conferences and symposia
Official ESC Spokesperson for the congress 2007-2014
 
Scientific focus: Imaging Techniques, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis.
Dr. Tevfik Fikret İlgenli, Turkey

  I was born at 1968 in Konya,TR. Graduated from Gülhane Military Medical Faculty at 1992 and got MD degree.  Between 1995 to 1999 I worked as a  fellow of cardiology  at Gülhane Military Medical Academy Department of Cardiology and got PHD degree. I was appointed to Gölcük Naval Hospital at 1999 as a cardiologist. I worked as research fellow at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine echocardiography laboratory,USA  at 2003. I got associate professor degree after an exam at 2010. Between 1999 to 2012;  I served as head of cardiology department and finish obligatory service to Navy and retired at captain rank. Between 2012 to 2016 I worked at private hospitals. At November 2016,  I was appointed as a professor of Cardiology to Selçuk University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology as a teaching staff.
I am working as a clinical cardiologist but in my new hospital I also do intervention. I also try to do reseach in cardiac imaging with radiology department. I also try to teach echocardiography to fellows in department.
Dr. Alessandro Salustri, Qatar

Senior Consultant and Director of the Noninvasive Cardiology at the Heart Hospital – Hamad medical Corporation, in Doha, Qatar
  Graduated at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.
Registered as specialist in Internal Medicine at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.
Registered as specialist in Cardiology at the University of Siena, Italy.
Qualified as Chief of Cardiology.
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) defending a doctoral thesis on "Stress Echocardiography" at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
He was appointed in the clinical staff at the Erasmus University Rotterdam from 1990 until 1994, at “Sandro Pertini” Hospital in Roma from 1995 to 2003, and as Head of the Cardiology Unit at the “Policlinico Luigi Di Liegro” in Roma from 2003 until February 2009.
From March 2009 until October 2014 he was appointed as a Consultant in the Cardiology Division and Co-Director of the Non-invasive Laboratory at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
From November 2014 until December 2016 he was appointed as a Consultant in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Currently, he is a Senior Consultant and Director of the Noninvasive Cardiology at the Heart Hospital – Hamad medical Corporation, in Doha, Qatar.
His main interest is cardiac ultrasound (including transthoracic, transesophageal, stress, three-dimensional, Doppler echocardiography, as well as all the new technologies in this field), heart failure, and valve disease.
He is (co)Author of two books, 8 book chapters, and 128 articles with a total impact factor of approximately 178, and acts as reviewer for the major international journals.
Rohit Tandon, India

Executive member Indian Academy of Echocardiography
•Course Director of fellowship programme in Non Invasive cardiology (recognized by ISCU) at DAYANAND MEDICAL COLLEGE LUDHIANA
 
•Executive member Indian Academy of Echocardiography(NATIONAL body)
 
•Scientific Secretary – IAE (Ludhiana Chapter)
 
•Keen interests: Advanced echocardiography techniques, echocardiography based interventional procedures
Dr. Ramdas G. Pai, USA

Tenured Professor and Chairman of Medicine and Clinical Sciences at University of California Riverside School of Medicine
  Dr. Ramdas G. Pai MD, FRCP, FACC is a Tenured Professor and Chairman of Medicine and Clinical Sciences at University of California Riverside School of Medicine, California, USA.

He is also the director of cardiac imaging and cardiovascular fellowship training program as well. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, Cardiac CT and adult congenital heart diseases. Before this, he was also a Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and University of Southern California and functioned as director of echocardiography, cardiac imaging, valve program and cardiology fellowship training programs.
 
He has extensive scholarly activity and teaching at local and national levels. He coproduced TEE teaching videos for the American College of cardiology / Heart House in 1994. He has published 5 books in cardiology and echocardiography, 192 papers, 58 book chapters and 172 abstracts. He is an editorial board member of multiple cardiology journals.
 
He is a founding member of Society of Cardiac MR (SCMR) and a Vice President of International College of Angiology. He is also a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh, UK), American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography.
 
Prof. Nurgül Keser, Turkey

Professor of Cardiology in The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sakarya.
   
Nurgül Keser, MD is Professor of Cardiology in The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sakarya.She also serves as the Director of Women's research center at the same University and  also works as a visiting Professor  at Health Sciences University Sultanabdülhamithan research and training hospital in Istanbul.  She graduated from the University of İstanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1992. She completed her residency in cardiology at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa medical faculty in 1997.In the same year she worked as a research fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under Navin C. Nanda.She was promotes to Associate professor of Cardiology in 1999 and full professor of cardıology in 2005.Her main interests are noninvasive cardiology,hypertension,and heart disease in women. She has over hundred national and international scientific publications to her credit.
 
Prof. Roxy Senior, UK

Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the Imperial College London and Director of Echocardiography at the Royal Brompton Hospital
  Prof. Roxy Senior is an internationally recognised authority in Echocardiography. He is the Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the Imperial College London and Director of Echocardiography at the Royal Brompton Hospital London,UK.He is also the Director of Cardiac Research at the Northwick Park Hospital,Harrow,UK. He has led 3 large multicentre trials in myocardial contrast Echocardiography which were instrumental in this technique being in Guidelines in both Europe and USA.He is also instrumental in popularising stress Echo through major publications and is regarded as an International authority on this technique.He is one of th first to show the cost-effectiveness of portable echo for screening for heart failure in the community.At present he is leading a large multicentre trial in UK funded by   NHLBI USA through NYU and instrumental in making UK the third largest country to contribute to this trial which is likely to change the way pts with CAD is mananged.He has recently been awarded grant by the British Heart Foundation to develop High Frame rate Contrast Echocardiography.
He graduated  from the University of Calcutta in 1980, obtained his MD in Medicine in 1983,followed by DM in Cardiology in 1987 from the same University.He migrated to UK in 1989 and obtained his MRCP in 1989 and FRCP in 1999 from the Royal College of Physicians London.He received the best abstract  from UK at the International Congress of Nuclear Cardiology.He was the Core-Lab lead for MRC funded study called “HEART”  by John Cleland,Hull.UK..He was awarded the”Edler Lecture” Award by the University of Lund,Sweden for pioneering work in Echocardiography in 2007.
Over the course of his research career(1995-till date) he has attracted more than 10 million GBP in  funding. Prof Senior has published >350 peer-reviewed manuscripts with an h-index of 51 . Of these, he is  senior author > 50%. He has published in leading journals with publications in Lancet(n=1), Circulation [n=8], Journal of the American College of Cardiology [n=11], and European Heart Journal [n=21]. He has also written book chapters (n=12) relating to this area.He was also invited to write a major chapter on “Echocardiography in Chronic Coronary Artery Disease” in Braunwald’s book  on Coronary Artery Disease published in 2017.
Dr. Fabiola Sozzi, Italy

University Hospital Policlinico of Milan
  Dr. Fabiola Sozzi works as a consultant cardiologist at the University Hospital Policlinico of Milan, IT. She gained a high expertise in echocardiography at the Thoraxcentre of Rotterdam (NL), where she defended the PhD thesis on cardiac imaging under the supervision of Professor J. Roelandt. She has a high experience in the cardiovascular imging: echocardiography, TEE, stress echo, integrated with MRI and cardiac CT. She also works in the acute clinical setting treating the acute cardiac patients. She is professor at the University of Milan where she teaches and leads several research projects.

 
Dr. Steven A. Goldstein, USA

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
   
 
Steven A. Goldstein received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1970.  He spent one year in London, England, at National Heart Hospital and at St. Georges Medical School.  He completed his internship and medical residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and his cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical School.  He was the Director of the Noninvasive Cardiology Laboratory at MedStar Heart Institute at the Washington Hospital Center for 38 years.   His major area of interest is clinical cardiology and echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart), especially diseases of the aorta, valvular heart disease, and the role of echocardiography for guiding procedures in the Cath Lab (now referred to as structural heart disease).
Dr. Goldstein is a past Governor of the American College of Cardiology (DC Chapter), past Board Member of the American Society of Echocardiography, and past Vice President of the American Heart Association (DC Chapter).  He is a past Vice President of the National Board of Echocardiography and Chairman of the Item Writing Committee.  He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.  He serves on several committees of the American Society of Echocardiography.  He was a recipient of the Excellence of  Teaching Award of the Dept. of Medicine (1987). He was recipient of the Excellence of Teaching Award of the Department of Cardiology of Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center (2007, 2009, and 2013), and he is a recipient of the prestigious Gold-Headed Cane Award at the Washington Hospital Center for devotion to duty and patient care.  He is a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Echocardiography (presented at the ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, June, 2015).
Dr Kanchi Muralidhar, India

Consultant-in-charge & Professor Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals

Dr. Muralidhar is a Senior Consultant –Anaesthesia & Director (Academic) at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore 560 099, India. He had a brilliant academic career securing distinctions and gold medals during his under-and post-graduation. After his post-graduation from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigrarh, he joined Shree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum as a lecturer and then served as an assistant professor at Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. Later as a consultant in anaesthesia, he was involved in the of initiation of cardiac  surgery  programme at  the  B.M.  Birla  Heart  Research  Center,  Calcutta  and  then  has  been associated with the Manipal Heart Foundation at Bangalore since its inception in June 1997. He spent a couple of years training and teaching at Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK. He then established departments of anaesthesia and critical care at Narayana Hrudayalaya (2001).

 

Dr. Muralidhar is actively involved in academic activities and teaching. He has published over 100 original papers in national and international journals. He has traveled extensively both India and abroad to lecture and present his scientific papers. He won the prestigious “Rukmini Pandit Award” (ISA-1993) and

‘the most innovative paper prize” at Germany (EACTA-2002). He is a faculty in anaesthesia for National Board of Examinations, New Delhi; and is presently the Academic programme Director at Narayana Hrudayalaya.  In  recognition  of  his  contribution  to  medicine,  the  Minnesota  University,  USA,  has appointed him as a ‘Professor of International Health’ (1999). He is a fellow of International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (FISCU), Indian College of Anaesthesiologists (ICA),      Indian College of Critical Care Medicine, Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA), TEE (IACTA) & Indian College of Cardiology.  He is a life member of at least 12 professional societies and is on the editorial board of medical journals. His additional training/qualification includes ECMO (Leicester,  UK1994),  TOE  (Leicester,  UK’2006),  PGDHHM’2005,  and  MBA  (2011).  He  was  the President of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiology (IACTA) 2007-2008 and currently IACTA-TEE course director from last 12-years.    In addition to his clinical activities and teaching, he is a classical vocalist. He is a recipient of the honour of ‘Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Asthana Vidwan’ from the Paramacharya of Kamakoti Peetham.

Dr. Silvana Jovanova, Macedonia

Professor of internal Medicine and Cardiology
Medical Faculty, University “Ss Cyril and Methodius“, Skopje, Macedonia
  Dr. Silvana Jovanova is Professor of internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Medical Faculty, University “Ss Cyril and Methodius “, Skopje, Macedonia. She graduated from Medical Faculty, University in Skopje, were she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology. In 1998 she was educated in echocardiography at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, under the mentorship of Prof. N. Nanda. She defended her master thesis (1998) and PhD thesis (2001) in the field of echocardiography.  Since 1988, she has been appointed in the clinical staff at the University clinic of cardiology in Skopje. Currently, she is chief of the department of cardiomyopathies and heart failure and is senior consultant of echocardiography. Her clinical and scientific focus is cardiac ultrasound with novel Doppler  modalities, heart failure, cardiomyopathies; CVD in women, atherosclerosis. She is  (co)Author in few chapters in medical books and  more than hundred scientific articles presented at national and international congresses and symposia and published in medical journals.
 
Dr. Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, UK

Senior Clinical Fellow, Adult Intensive Care
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  Currently working as, a Senior Clinical Fellow, Adult Intensive Care at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
Master degree of Critical Care Medicine. Alexandria University, Egypt
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Certification of special competence in Adult Echocardiography from the American National Board of Echocardiography.
Diploma in Cardiology, Middlesex University (London, UK)
European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine (EDICM).
Ambassador of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
(EACVI) for the Young Community in the UAE (Heart Imagers of
Tomorrow)
Instructor and course co-director at the SCCM Critical Care
Ultrasound Course
FEEL (Focused Echo Evaluation in Life Support) Course Director at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
Member of the Expert Committee of the World Sepsis Day.
Actively teaching and lecturing about Echocardiography and its applications in Critical Care in national and international conferences.
Prof. Edyta Plonska-Gosciniak, Poland

President –elect of the Polish Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease
  Education:
1979 : Medical University of Szczecin
1994:  MD Thesis on transesophageal atrial pacing stress echocardiography in ischaemic heart disease
2006 : Certificate of TTE, TEE, Stress Echocardiography
2002 : PhD Thesis on diagnostic and prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with aortic stenosis with normal and depressed left ventricular function
2009 : Professor of Cardiology
 
Qualifications:
2010-2014: Board member of the European Association of Echocardiography and EACVI  Board. 2014 -2016 : Member of  theEACVI  Echo Section Nucleous
2011-2015: Board member of the Polish Cardiac Society
2013-current Chair of the Clinical Initiative Committee of the Polish Cardiac Society
2004- 2015: Board member of the Polish Working Group on Echocardiography
2004-2009: Vice President of the Polish Working Group on Echocardiography
2009- 2011: President of the Polish Working Group on Echocardiography
2007- current: Board member of the Polish Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease
2015- 2017 Board member of the Polish Working Group on Heart Failure
2014- past Chair and current member of the EACVI European NS Committee
2017 – current  President –elect of the Polish Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease
2016 – current FESC
More than 100 book chapters
Author and/or Editor of 14  books: Stress echo 2000, Stress Echocardiography 2004, Echocardiography in Internal Medicine 2010, 2011, Compendium of Echocardiography 2011, Recommendations with echo; Cardiac Multimodalities  Imaging in Clinical Practice Expert Consensus 2016 ; The EACVI ESC Echo  handbook 2015. EACVI ESC Highlight Book 2014, The EACVI ESC Textbook of Echocardiography 2016.

 
Dr. Amolak Singh, USA

Director of Nuclear Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, MO, USA
  Dr. Amolak Singh is a Professor of Radiology and Director of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Missouri Columbia, MO, USA.  His practice includes nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac-CT.  In addition to directing these services, he has served as a Chairman for the radiology department at University of Missouri for several years.
He is board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and Board of Cardiovascular-CT. He is a distinguished fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine (FACNM), Fellow of the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (FISCU), and the American College of Physicians (FACP). He has served on numerous editorial boards of several medicine journals in nuclear medicine, radiology and Cardiovascular-CT.
His has authored about 200 peer-reviewed publications and scientific abstracts in nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac-CT.  He has given over 60 guest speaker presentations including being a keynote speaker at the regional, national, and international meetings.
He has won numerous awards for his work from several scientific and medical professional societies. These include the Society of Nuclear Medicine, American College of Veterinary Radiology, Indian Radiology and Imaging Association, SNM-India, and American Roentgen Ray Society. He has participated in over 25 research grants that includes funding over millions of dollars with some from NIH, NCI and other USA companies & agencies.
Assoc. Prof. Natallia Maroz-Vadalazhkaya, Belarus

Belarusian State Medical University
 
Associate professor of medicine of Belarusian State Medical University, PhD, Fellow of ESC, chair of working group "Cardiovisualisation" of Belarusian Scientific Society of Cardiology, Scientific consulter of ESC EduCAD Russian version, EACVI International Committee 2016-2018 member, EACVI Cardiac CT and Nuclear Cardiology Section 2016-2018 member, Scientific consulter and columnist of Belarus Republic Scientific-popular newspaper “Your health”, lecturer of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (courses of cardiosurgery, invasive cardiology, non-invasive cardiology).
Certified in cardiology, general ultrasound and X-ray diagnostics; intraoperative echo course (Sedars Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, USA).
Experience: 1995-2012 transthoracic, transoesophageal and intraoperative echocardiography (heart valve replacement and plasty, left ventricular reconstruction, ventricular assist device, congenital heart disease surgery, cardiac tumor surgery, aortic dissection, acute myocardial infarction, heart transplantation, cardiac resynchronization), and stress-echo in the Republican Scientific-Practical Center of Cardiology, 2012-2014 chief of Minsk City Cardiologic Center, 2014-2017 chief of the laboratory of Biomedical Investigations of Scientific-Practical Center of sport, since 2017 – associate professor of Belarusian State Medical University.
Main interests: general cardiology, sport cardiology, cardiac arrhythmia and sinus sick syndrome, heart valve disease, prosthetic valves, inflammative heart disease, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, cardiac masses, cardiac and vascular imaging, echocardiography, stress-tests in cardiology (ergometry, dobutamine, dipyridamole echo), myocardial function and perfusion, postgraduate education.
Dr. Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, India

Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, CN Centre, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi (INDIA)

  PROFESSOR,
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology,
CN Centre,
All India Institute of Medical sciences,
New Delhi (INDIA)
 
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Department of Anesthesiology,
Nemours Children Hospital Orlando,
University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
 
 

  • CHIEF EDITOR, JOURNAL OF CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE,
  • PAST CHIEF EDITOR, ANNALS OF CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA – AN INDEXED INTERNATIONAL CARDIAC JOURNAL.
  • Co-ordinator– IACTA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CELL, (IERC)
  • Founder Secretary and Office Incharge of “The Society of Cardiac Anaesthesiology – Delhi and NCR Branch” (2009-2015).
  • National Advisor TEE IACTA
  • President Elect” of the ECMO SOCIETY OF INDIA for the year 2012 - 13.
  • Member of Committee made for Setting of Question paper of DNB – Cardiac Anaesthesia.
  • “Web Editor” for Indian Academy of Echocardiography Delhi Branch.
  • Honorary Executive Member of newly formed Indian Association of Echocardiography Delhi Branch.
  • Honorary member of Go Green Society for maintaining greenery in Greater Kailash by NDMC, New Delhi.
  • Former Executive Council Member of IACTA, National Body since last six years.
  • Former Treasurer - IACTA & Incharge – IACTA Secretariat, New Delhi from 2008-12.
  • Was the Organizing secretary of the 15th Annual National Conference of IACTA to be held in February 2012 at New Delhi.
  • Continuing honorary helper for running of “Ram Memorial Clinic” a charitable organization after my father’s demise the clinic every Sunday morning to afternoon with seven other doctors.
  • Started a “Gurukal” and imparting education to 8 orphaned children at Delhi University, Delhi.
  • Member of Go Green Society maintained greenery in Greater Kailash, formed by MCD Delhi.
  • Organizing secretary of the 5th South and West Asia Chapter of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (SWAC ELSO) conference held at IHC, New Delhi.
  • Organizing secretary of the WINCARS conference held at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Examiner of the following:
  • DM-Cardiac Anaesthesia Examination
  • IGNOU for making and setting of Question paper for Diploma in Cardiac Anesthesiology & Critical Care.
  • M.D –Anaesthesia for Examination and Thesis correction and paper setting, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Perioperative TEE examination of IACTA.
  • Fellow-in-IACTA (FIACTA) examination of IACTA.
Chief interest
Haemodynamic Monitoring, Paediatric cardiac anaesthesia, Transesophageal Echocardiography and using different monitoring techniques to improve patient outcome and an environmentalist also. I am involved in many research projects  (AIIMS, ICMR and International collaboration) dealing with Haemodynamic monitoring and Paediatric preconditioning, TEE and prognostic markers in paediatric cardiac surgery and environment.
 
Publications in indexed journals: 145
Editor of books - 09
Lectures Delivered – 250
Conferences Attended - 150
 
Many scholarships & Awards like TN Jha, Janak Mehta Award, “Award of Excellence in Cardiology” for best paper in National & International conferences.

Mehmet Serdar Küçükoğlu, Turkey

Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, Turkey
  M.Serdar Küçükoglu graduated from İstanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School in 1982. He specialized in internal medicine at the Institute of Cardiology of Istanbul University. He, then,  completed residency in cardiology at the same institution.
He is working as a professor of Cardiology since 2000 at the same ınstitution. He worked as a research fellow in the Hatter Institute of Cardiovascular Research at the University College Hospital of the London University between 1990 and 1991.
He has served as  the chairman of Echocardiography and Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease  Working Groups of  the Turkish Society of Cardiology. He has edited 4 medical textbooks and written chapters in 10 other. He is the author of  more than 50 articles in International journals.
His main interests are imaging, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, congenital heart disease and valvular heart disease.
Prof. Küçükoğlu is  a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and International Society of Cardiac Ultrasound. He is a member of Turkish and European Society of Cardiology, European Association of Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure Association of ESC. He is also a member of Working Groups of Valvular heart disease, Grown up Congenital Heart Disease of European Society of Cardiology.

Dr. Raj Janardhanan, USA

Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona
  Dr Janardhanan is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is the Director of Echocardiography as well as the Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. He is also a member of the Sarver Heart Center.  
 
After undergraduate medical training in India, he had extensive clinical and research training in the United Kingdom in Non-Invasive Cardiology with Dr Roxy Senior and Avijit Lahiri. After completion of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) diploma, he chose to move to the US in 2004 when he was offered the position of Clinical Project Director of the Echocore lab at the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Harvard University to work with the renowned Dr Marc Pfeffer and Scott Solomon. He completed clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia, followed by training in advanced multi-modality non-invasive imaging working with Drs Christopher Kramer, George Beller and John Dent.
 
On the research front, he has been involved in several multicenter trials. He is an author of the
2017 ASE guidelines update for the use of ultrasound contrast. He was a finalist in the young
investigator award category of the ASE conference (Las Vegas, 2003). He was also
the winner of the best clinical case award at the World Summit on Echocardiography (New Delhi, 2013). He is a member of the Research Awards Task Force for the American Society of Echocardiography. He has presented lectures nationally and internationally. He has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters which are available on pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Rajesh%20Janardhanan
 
Dr Janardhanan is fully certified in echocardiography with a Diplomate in adult comprehensive echocardiography as well as Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). This is the highest level of recognition in the field of echocardiography. His area of expertise includes 3-Dimensional echocardiography and he is currently an editorial board member for 3D echocardiography for the ASE. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) as well as an editorial board member for lifelong learning at ACC.
 
In addition to board certification in cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology, he has Level 3
training in advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR).
 
He has a special interest in imaging in structural heart disease and interventional 3D-TEE during transcatheter and intra-operative procedures. He is a member of the successful TAVR, MitraClip and WATCHMAN team of Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.
 
Dr Janardhanan's areas of clinical interests include valvular/structural heart disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, chest pain syndromes and cardiac risk screening in athletes. His areas of research interests include hypertensive heart disease, diastolic dysfunction, strain imaging, myocardial perfusion and viability imaging.
 
He is very passionate when it comes to patient care, research and teaching as well as an ardent advocate for improving effective communication with patients and families. He is involved in several non-profit charitable organizations to improve global healthcare.
Dr. Debasish Roychoudhury, USA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Hospital of Queen

  Debasish Roychoudhury, MD, FACC, FASE
 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Hospital of Queen
New York, New York 11355
 
Cardiology/Hypertension Fellowship                                                                                   
Mount Sinai Medical Center
 
Cardiology Fellowship 7/1994-6/1995
Ochsner Medical Institution
 
Echocardiography Research Fellowship 7/1993-6/1994
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
 
Associate Member, American College of Physicians
Fellow,  American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
Member, American Heart Association
Specialist In Clinical Hypertension (Member of American Society of Hypertension)
President, American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin
 
BOARD CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American Board of Internal  Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases                        
Diplomate, American Board of Internal  Medicine, Internal Medicine                     
Certified in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography       
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
 
Young Investigator Award; American Association of  Cardiologists of Indian origin; Anaheim, CA; March 2000
Honorable Mention for oral abstract presentation at the 5th World Congress of Echocardiography held at Seoul, South Korea;  May 19-22, 2001
Second prize awarded for poster presentation at 6th World Congress of Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound, New Delhi, India; February 8-10, 2002
Honorable Mention for Lecture presentation at 7th World Congress of Echocardiography,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 2003
Invited Faculty Speaker at 8th World Congress of   Echocardiography, Antalya, Turkey May 8-10, 2004
Invited Faculty Speaker at 10th World Congress of Echocardiography, Rome, Italy October 19-21, 2006
Invited Faculty Speaker at 11th World Congress of Echocardiography, Greece
Invited Faculty Speaker at WCCPGC Sept 19-21, 2008; New Delhi, India
Invited Faculty Speaker at 13th World Congress of Echocardiogrpahy, Kobe, Japan July19-20, 2009
Invited Faculty Speaker at 14th World Congress of Echocardiography, Manila, Phillipines February 17-19, 2010
Invited Faculty Speaker at 15th World Congress of Echocardiography, Mexico City, Mexico July 8-10, 2010
Invited  Faculty Speaker at 16th World Congress of Echocardiography, New Delhi, India
September 30th-October 2nd, 2011
Invited Faculty Speaker at   17th World Congress of Echocardiography, Sao Paulo, Brazil March 8th-10th, 2012
Dr. Vito Maurizio Parato, Italy

Director of Cardiology Unit and EchoLab of Emergency Department, Madonna
del Soccorso Hospital, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
  He’s Director of Cardiology Unit and EchoLab of Emergency Department, Madonna
del Soccorso Hospital, San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche Region, Italy. Since 2007 he’s professor of Cardiology at Medical School of ‘Politecnica delle Marche’ University (Ancona, IT).
He’s visiting Professor at Tufts University – Medican Center – Cardiovascular Department.
Operative Field: NON INVASIVE CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING.
Advanced expertise in: TT Echocardiography;  2) TEE;  3) Contrast-echo;  4) Stress-echo with pharmacological and exercise stress (for CAD, valvular diseases and cardiomyopathies); 5) TTE with coronary reserve with adenosine; 6) Strain imaging; 7) RT3D – Echocardiography.
N. 285  invitations as speaker and faculty member at Italian and International Conferences and Workshops on Echocardiography and Non Invasive Cardio-Vascular Imaging.
Member of International Society Cardiovascular Ultrasound ( I.S.C.U.) and Board of Directors
member of Italian Chapter of ISCU. FESC and EACVI gold member. Fellow of ACC.
Author and co-author of 115 pubblications on national and international indexed scientific journals.
Reviewer of Circulation Imaging, Echocardiography, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, BJM
Case Reports, Cor et Vasa etc.
Dr. Devi Gnanam, Netherlands

DR. Aasha Gopla, USA

Prof. Jaroslav Kasprzak, Poland

Dr. Shelby Kutty, USA

Prof. Wei Li, UK

Dr. Kameswari Maganti, USA

Dr. Issam Mikati, USA

Dr. Hanumanth Reddy, USA

Prof. Leyla Elif Sade, Turkey

Dr. Muhamed Saric, India

Prof. Vincent Sorrell, USA

Prof. Elizabeta Srbinovska, FYROM

Dr. Tahir Tak, USA

Dr. Savitri Shrivastava, India

Prof. Alber Varga, Hungary

Prof. Ioanis Vlasseros, Greece