It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Middle East Cardiac Anesthesia Update 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi on 1st and 2nd November, 2019. After well received and successful editions in 2017 and 2018, the conference has established itself as the premier Cardiac Anesthesia event in the Middle East.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) is a unique and unparalleled extension of the US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care. The facilities at CCAD combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards, representing more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. CCAD is the largest cardiac surgical centre in the UAE and offers the entire spectrum of cardiac surgical and cardiology services including heart transplants, assist devices and percutaneous valve interventions.
The Middle East Cardiac Anesthesia Conference aims to present the current evidence based approach to managing anesthesia for cardiac surgical patients. Cardiac anesthesia being very closely linked to Cardiac surgery and Cardiology, this conference has a number of sessions on current practices and advances in these two specialties as well.
The event will feature discussions on patient safety, bleeding and hemostasis in cardiac surgery, echocardiography, recent advances and emerging trends, as well as a dedicated session on Perfusion. The conference faculty comprises distinguished cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, perfusionists as well as cardiologists from the United States, United Kingdom, as well as our own experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio.
We look forward to an audience of 200 cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, intensivists, perfusionists and nurses. I am confident that the conference will be able to provide a refresher update in Cardiac Anesthesia for delegates from UAE, GCC as well as Asia.
We wish you a productive conference experience at the Middle East Cardiac Anesthesia Update 2019 at Abu Dhabi.
Dominique Prud'homme, MD
Chair, Scientific Committee
Chair, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi