Special Lecture Plenary Symposium Education Meet the Expert
Free Paper Lunch Symposium Exhibition/Poster


Friday 28 September 2018

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
(A1, F22) (Lotus 1-4, F22) (Lotus 5-7, F22) (Ballroom B, F23) (Ballroom C, F23)
07.30 – 17.00
08.30 – 10.00 Plenary 1
Heart Failure in Asia Pacific
1. Heart failure in Asia (Dr. Carolyn Lam, Singapore)
2. Assessment of HF (Dr. JK Oh, USA)
3. Multidiscipinary care for HF (Dr. Rungsrit Kanjanavanit, Thailand)
Plenary 2
Mitral Valve:
1. Acute Rheumatic Fever and RHD: Burden of Disease in ASIAN Countries (Dr. Yundai Chen, China)
2. Imaging in Rheumatic MS (Dr. Ronald Cuyco, Philippines)
3. Rheumatic MV Repair (Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Thailand)
10.00 – 10.15
10.15-11.00 Sukaman Lecture (Philippines)
11.00-12.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
12.00-13.30 Lunch 1 Lunch 2

A. Menarini

Lunch 3


Lunch 4 Lunch 5
13.30-15.00 Symposium 1
ACC Guidelines Update
1. Dual, Double, and Triple Therapy:  Antiplatelet/anticoagulant Therapy in ACS, PCI and Atrial Fibrillation (Dr. Glen Levine, USA)
2. The New Hypertension Guidelines:  What’s Changed and Why (Dr. Andrew Kates, USA)
Symposium 2
Stable CAD: The Present and the Future
1. Antithrombotic Therapy (Dr. Joshua Loh, Singapore)
2. Multivessel revascularization in chronic stable CAD (Dr. Pavit Pienvichit, Thailand-Rama)
3. Review of contemporary stress imaging studies in chronic stable CAD (Dr. Eike Nagel, Germany)
Symposium 3
CVD Prevention in Asia
1. Controversial in Diet and Cholesterol (Inter, Nutritionist- Dr. Daruneewan Warodomwichit, Thailand)
2. Dyslipidemia Guideline in Asia Pacific country (Dr. Dyana Sarvasti, Indonesia)
3. National policy in CVD prevention in China (Dr. Hua Yong, China)
Symposium 4
Aortic Stenosis
1. Imaging (Dr. Jae K. Oh, USA)
2.  Transcatherter Intervention (Dr. Wacin Buddhari, Thailand)
3. Surgical Intervention: Role of Sutureless AVR (Dr. Suchart Chaiyaroj, Thailand)
Educational 1
15.00-16.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
16.00-17.30 Symposium 5
Highlights from the ACC Annual Scientific Session 2018 (Dr. David Moliterno, USA)
2. ACC.18 Highlights:  Best of the LBCTs (Dr. Andrew Kates, USA)
Symposium 6
Current Advances in Valve Surgery :
1. Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery.  (Dr. H. Arai, Japan)
2. AV Repair: Current Results of AV Spairing Operation (Dr. Surin Woragidpoonpol, Thailand)
3. Innovative approach for complex MV repair (Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Thailand)
Symposium 7
Heart Failure and Cadiomyopathy
1. Heart Failure with Mid-Range and Preserved EF (Dr. Carolyn Lam, Singapore)
2.  Heart Failure with reduced EF (Dr. Aekarach Ariyachaipanich, Chula-Thailand)
3. What is new in hyper trophic cadiomyopathy (Dr. Rick Nishimura, USA)
Symposium 8
Controversy in Structural Heart Disease Intervention
1.  Transcatheter VSD Closure (Dr. Do Nguyen Tin, Vietnam)
2. PFO closure for stroke prevention (Dr. Suphot Srimahachota, Chula-Thailand)
3. LAA Closure in AF (Dr. Dr Razali Omar, Malaysia)
Educational 2


Saturday 29 September 2018

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
(A1, F22) (Lotus 1-4, F22) (Lotus 5-7, F22) (Ballroom B, F23) (Ballroom C, F23)
07.30 – 17.00
08.15-09.00 Meet the Expert 1
NOAC: Bleeding management
(LAB: Dr. Ponlapat Rojnuckarin, Chula-Thailand)
(Management: Dr. Bundarika Suwanawiboon, Siriraj-Thailand)
Meet the Expert 2
Interesting EKG
(Dr. Pakorn Chandanamattha, Rama-Thailand)
(Dr. Patarapong Makarawate, Khonkaen-Thailand)
Meet the Expert 3
Tips & Tricks in Bifurcation PCI; Experience Sharing
(Dr. Damras Tresukosol, Siriraj-Thailand)
(Dr. Wasan Udayachalerm, Chula-Thailand)
Meet the Expert 4
Cardiovascular Mobile Application
(Dr. Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Rama-Thailand)
Meet the Expert 5
Troubleshooting in Cardiac Device
(Dr. Sofian Johar, Brunei)
(Dr. Arisara Suwannakul, Siriraj-Thailand)
09.00-10.00 Plenary 3
Current status of myocardial revascularization OR Left main stenting, multivessel revacularization, role of new stents
1. Primary PCI: New Trials, New ACC/AHA Guidelines, (Dr. Glen Levine, USA)
2. Left Main Interventions OR Bifurcation Lesions (Dr. David Moliterno , USA)
Plenary 4
Infective Endocarditis and Valvular Disease
1. Current Guideline in valvular disease & endocarditis (Dr. Rick Nishimura, USA)
2. Advance Imaging (Dr. Hutsaya Prasitdumrong, KMH-Thailand)
3. MV repair for IE (Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Thailand)
10.00-11.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
11.00-12.30 Symposium 9
What is new in ESC Guidelines 2018.
1. Myocardial Revascularisation
(S. Price, UK)
2. Hypertension
(D. Grobbee, The Netherlands)
Cardio Oncology or
3. Pregnancy
(J Zamorano, Spain)
4. Syncope
(H. Heidbuchel, Belgium)
Chair J Bax (The Netherlands) and AFC
Symposium 10
Advances in management of coronary artery disease : Surgical perspective
1. Off Pump CABG as Routine : Possible & Useful? (Dr. Suchart Chaiyaroj, Thailand)
2. CABG in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy (Dr. Weerachai Nawarawong, Thailand)
3. Current Strategy for Ischemic MR (Dr. H. Arai, Japan)
Symposium 11
How to Apply ACS Guideline to Clinical Practice: ASEAN perspective
(Dr. Daniel PL Tobing, Indonesia),
(Dr. Jeyamalar Rajadurai, Malaysia),
(Dr. Kyaw Soe Win, Myanmar),
(Dr. Nakarin Sansanayudh, Thailand)
Symposium 12
Advance HF management
1. Role of New Drugs in Asia-Pacific Countries (Dr. Bernard Kwok, Singapore)
2. ECMO and LVAD (Dr. Isham Jaafar, Brunei)
3. Heart Transplant (Dr. Pat Ongcharit, Thailand)
Educational 3
12.30-14.00 Lunch 6 Lunch 7

Zuellig Pharma

Lunch 8


Lunch 9 Lunch 10
14.00-15.30 Symposium 13
Highlights from the ESC
(S. Price, UK)
2. Arrythmias
(H Heidbuchel, Belgium)
3. Heart Failure
(J Bax, The Netherlands)Chair J Zamorano & AFC
Symposium 14
Update Management of STEMI
1. How to improve outcome in STEMI (Dr. Rosli Mohd Ali, Malaysia)
2. Fibrinolysis in Thailand
(Dr. Kriengkrai, CCIT-Thailand)
3. Cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest (Dr. Tan Huay Cheem, Singapore)
Symposium 15 (ASCI)
Imaging in CAD
1. MR imaging of coronary artery (Dr. Hajime Sakuma, Japan)
2. Hybrid CT (Dr. O. Lilyasari, Indonesia)
3. PET (Dr. Chanika Sritara, Thailand)
Symposium 16
Update Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) Statements 2018 from RCA’s viewpoint (1)
1. Update in Airway Management (Dr. Swee Han Lim, Singapore)
2. Update in BLS and CPR Quality (Dr. Sung Oh Hwang, Korea)
3. Update in ACLS (Dr. Tzong-Luen Wang, Taiwan)
Moderator: Dr. Parinya Kunawut, Thailand
Educational 4
15.30-16.30 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
16.30-18.00 Symposium 17
Symposium 18
The Changing Landscape towards Improving PCI Outcomes
1. Stents and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (Dr. Adrian Loh, Singapore)
2. PCI Pharmacotherapy (check with Astrazenaca, Daiichi Sankyo-)
3. Vascular Access (tbc with Dr. Wasan, Thailand)
Symposium 19
ASEAN Perspective of CV Imaging
1.Role of T1 Mapping in Cardiomyopathy: (Dr. Eike Nagel, Germany)
2. Advance in cardiac CT (Dr. YH Choe, Korea)
3. Comprehensive multi-chamber cardiac function evaluation
(Dr. Jongmin John Lee, South Korea)
Symposium 20
Update Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) Statements 2018 from RCA’s viewpoint (2)
1. Update in Post-Cardiac Arrest Care (Dr. Mayuki Aibiki, Japan)
2. Update in PALS and Neonatal Resuscitation (Dr. Nalinas Khunkhlai, Thailand)
3. Update in Special Circumstances of Resuscitation (Dr. Axel Siu, Hong Kong)
Moderator: Dr. Francis Lavapei, Philippines
Educational 5


Sunday 30 september 2018

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
Room 4 Room 5
(A1, F22) (Lotus 1-4, F22) (Lotus 5-7, F22) (Ballroom B, F23) (Ballroom C, F23)
07.30 – 17.00
08.15-09.00 Meet the Expert 6
New Technologies in CIEDs, Subcutaneous ICD and Leedless Pacemaker
Where are we (Asian) now?
(Dr. CP Lau, Hong Kong)
(Dr. Tachapong Ngarmukos, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 7
Heart disease in women
Meet the Expert 8
ECMO and LVAD: Challenges and Advances
1. How to do ECMO/ VAD Support in Childern (Dr. Pranya Sakiyalak, Thailand)
2. Bridge to transplant (Dr. Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Taiwan)
Meet the Expert 9
Handheld Echo
(Dr. Decho Jakrapanichakul, Siriraj-Thailand)
(Dr. Smonporn Boonyaratavej, Chula-Thailand)
Meet the Expert 10
Aortic Aneurysm
(Dr. Worawong Slisatkorn, Siriraj-Thailand)
(Dr. Chanapong Kittiyarak, Chula-Thailand)
09.00-10.00 Plenary 5
Introduction (Dr. Thoranis Chantrarat, Thailand)
Diversity in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment in Asian Population
(Dr. Zhang Shu, China: President of APHRS)
Symposium 21
Heart disease in women:
(Dr. Eleanor Lopez, Philippines)(Dr. Wiwun Tungsubutra, Thailand)
Symposium 22
Pediatric Structural Heart Intervention
1. How to use stent in small infant (Dr. Do Nguyen Tin, Vietnam)
2. Structural heart intervention in adult congenital heart disease (Dr. James Yip, Singapore)
3. Transcatheter valve intervention (Dr. Narathip Chunhamaneewat, Thailand)
Plenary 6: Practise Guideline Updates
1. New ESC/ESH Guidelines for Management of HT (Dr. Bryan Williams, UK)
2. Asia-Pacific Guidelines for HT Management (Dr. Bernard Kwok, Singapore)
Lotus Room 8
(40 pax)
Business Meeting
10.00-11.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
11.00-12.30 Symposium 23
Stroke Risk and AF
1. Stroke risk in low risk group (Dr. Chao Tze-fan, Taiwan)
2. Subclinical AF in device
(Dr. CP Lau, Hong Kong)
3. NOAC and warfarin Asian population (Dr. Hung-Fat Tse, Hong Kong)
Young Investigation Award Symposium 24
Update in PHT, PAH in Congenital HD
1.  Treat and repair strategy (Dr. Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul, Thailand)
2. Outcome of ASD patient with PAH (Dr. Geetha Kandavello, Malaysia)
3. Management of CHD with PAH in OR (Dr. Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Taiwan)
Symposium 25
Hypertension: The Unsolved Issues
1. Target SBP and DBP (Dr. Apichard Sukonthasarn, Thailand)
2. Roles of salt intake on HT control (Dr. Jorge Sison, Philippines)
3. Resistant HT (Dr. Bryan Williams, UK)
Educational 6
12.30-14.00 Lunch 11 Lunch 12 Lunch 13 Lunch 14 Lunch 15
14.00-15.30 Free Paper (small room) Symposium 26
Kawasaki Disease
1. What is news in Kawasaki guideline (Dr. Suthep Wanitkul, Thailand)
2. How to follow up on grown up Kawasaki patients (Dr. Quek Swee Chye, Singapore)
3. Coronary Artery Sequel of Kawasaki Disease in Adulthood (Dr. Anggoro B. Hartopo, Indonesia)
Free Paper (small room) Educational 7
15.30-16.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)


Monday 1 October 2018

Time Room 4
(Ballroom B, F23)
Max. Capacity Thtr.  300
09.00-10.30 AFCC 2018 Highlight Program (1)
1. Imaging & Echo (Dr. Thananya Boonyasirinant, Thailand)
2. Heart Failure (Dr. Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Thailand)
3. Intervention & ACS (Dr. Wasan Udayachalerm, Thailand)
4. EP & Arrhythmia (Dr. Kanchit Likittanasombat, Thailand)
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.30 AFCC 2018 Highlight Program (2)
5. Pediatric Cardiology (Dr. Kritwikrom Durongpisitkul, Thailand)
6. Surgery (Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Thailand)
7. General Cadiology & Hypertension (Dr. Songkwan Silarak, Thailand)
8. Valvular Heart Disease (Dr. Kriengkrai Hengrussamee, Thailand)


Note: Speakers indicated below are invited speakers and program will be updated frequently.