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 1-2, F22) (Lotus 3-4, F22) (Lotus 5-6, F22) (Lotus 7, F22)
07.30 – 17.00
08.30 – 10.00 Plenary 1
Heart Failure in Asia Pacific
Chairs: Dr. Jae K. Oh and Chumpol Piamsomboon
1. Heart failure in Asia (Dr. Rungroj Krittayaphong, Thailand)
2. Assessment of HF (Dr. Jae K. Oh, USA)
3. Multidisciplinary care for HF (Dr. Rungsrit Kanjanavanit, Thailand)
Plenary 2
Mitral Valve
Chairs: Jorge Sison and Taweesak Chotivatanapong
1. Acute Rheumatic Fever and RHD: Burden of Disease in ASIAN Countries (Dr. Waraporn Tiyanon, Thailand)
2. Imaging in Rheumatic MS (Dr. Ronald Cuyco, Philippines)
3. Rheumatic MV Repair (Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Thailand)
10.00 – 10.30
10.30-11.15 Sukaman Memorial Lecture
Chair: Dr. Rungroj Krittayaphong
Heart Failure in the ASEAN: Current practices and trends (Dr. Antonio S. Sibulo Jr., Philippines)
11.1-12.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
12.00-13.30 Lunch Symposium 1
A. Menarini
Lunch Symposium 2

Patient Based Approach With Bioresorbable Technologies

13.30-15.00 Symposium 1
ACC Guidelines Update
Chairs: Dr. Andrew Kates and Dr. Khanchit Likittanasombat
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
Chairs: Dr. Eike Nagel and Dr. Dilok Piyayotai
1. Antithrombotic Therapy (Dr. Joshua Loh, Singapore)
2. Multivessel revascularization in chronic stable CAD (Dr. Pavit Pienvichit, Thailand)
3. Review of contemporary stress imaging studies in chronic stable CAD (Dr. Eike Nagel, Germany)
Symposium 3
CVD Prevention in Asia
Chairs: Dr. Rapeephon Kunjara Na Ayudhya or Dr. Apichard Sukonthasarn and Dr. Daruneewan Warodomwichit
1. Controversial in Diet and Cholesterol (Dr. Daruneewan Warodomwichit, Thailand)
2. Dyslipidemia Guideline in Asia (Dr. Rapeephon Kunjara Na Ayudhya or Dr. Apichard Sukonthasarn, Thailand)
3. Policy for CVD prevention in South East Asia (Dr. Arintaya Phrommintikul, Thailand)
Symposium 4
Aortic Stenosis
Chairs: Dr. Suchart Chaiyaroj, Thailand and Dr. Wacin Buddhari
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)
Free Paper A
15.00-16.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
15.00-15.30: Product Theater by A. Menarini
16.00-17.30 Symposium 5
Chairs: Dr. David Moliterno and Dr. Taworn Suithichaiyakul
1. 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
Chairs: Dr. H. Arai and Dr. Nakarin Sansanayudh
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 Cardiomyopathy
Chairs: Dr. Oraporn See and Dr. Adisai Buakhamsri
1. Dr. Adisai Buakhamsri, Thailand)
2. Heart Failure with reduced EF (Dr. Aekarach Ariyachaipanich, Thailand)
3. What is new in hyper trophic cardiomyopathy (Dr. Rick Nishimura, USA)
Symposium 8
Controversy in Structural Heart Disease Intervention
Chairs: Dr. Suphot Srimahachota, Thailand and Dr. Wiwun Tungsubutra
1. Transcatheter VSD Closure (Dr. Do Nguyen Tin, Vietnam)
2. PFO closure for stroke prevention (Dr. Suphot Srimahachota, Thailand)
3. LAA Closure in AF (Dr. Mann Chandavimol, Thailand)
Free Paper B


Saturday 29 September 2018

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
(A1, F22) (Lotus 1-2, F22) (Lotus 3-4, F22) (Lotus 5-6, F22) (Lotus 7, F22)
07.30 – 17.00
08.15-09.00 Meet the Expert 1
NOAC: Bleeding management
Chairs: Dr. Ng Wai Kiat and Dr. Ponlapat Rojnuckarin
(LAB: Dr. Ponlapat Rojnuckarin, Thailand)
(Management: Dr. Bundarika Suwanawiboon, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 2
Interesting EKG
Chair: Dr. Ismoyo Sunu and Dr. Patarapong Makarawate
(Dr. Arjbodin Winijkul, Thailand)
(Dr. Patarapong Makarawate, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 3
Tips & Tricks in Bifurcation PCI; Experience Sharing
Chairs: Dr. Win Win Kyaw and Dr. Damras Tresukosol
(Dr. Damras Tresukosol, Thailand)
(Dr. Wasan Udayachalerm, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 4
Decision making and management of difficult heart failure cases
Chairs: Dr. Nguyen Lan Viet and Dr. Aekarach Ariyachaipanich
(Dr. Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Thailand,
Dr. Aekarach Ariyachaipanich, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 5
Troubleshooting in Cardiac Device
Chair: Dr. Sofian Johar and Dr. Kriengkrai Hengrussamee
(Dr. Sofian Johar, Brunei)
(Dr. Arisara Suwannakul, Thailand)
09.00-10.00 Plenary 3
Current status of myocardial revascularization OR Left main stenting, multivessel revacularization, role of new stents
Chairs: Dr. Glen Levine and Dr. Rapeephon Kunjara Na Ayudhya
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
Chairs: Dr. Rick Nishimura and Kriengkrai Hengrussamee
1. Current Guideline in valvular disease & endocarditis (Dr. Rick Nishimura, USA)
2. Advance Imaging (Dr. Hutsaya Prasitdumrong, Thailand)
3. MV repair for IE (Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Thailand)
10.00-11.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
10:30 – 11:00 Product Theater by Biotronik
11.00-12.30 Symposium 9
What is new in ESC Guidelines 2018?
Chairs: J. Bax (Netherlands) and AFC KOL
1. ESC Revascularization Guidelines – J. Bax (Netherlands)
Discussion – AFC KOL
2. ESC Hypertension Guidelines – J. Zamorano (Spain)
Discussion – AFC KOL
3. Syncope – What to do according to ESC Guidelines – C. Bucciarelli (United Kingdon)
Discussion – AFC KOL
Symposium 10
Advances in management of coronary artery disease : Surgical perspective
Chairs: Dr. H. Arai and Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong
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
Chairs: Dr. Sofian Johar and Dr. Nakarin Sansanayudh
(Dr. Daniel PL Tobing, Indonesia),
(Dr. Jeyamalar Rajadurai, Malaysia),
(Dr. Kyaw Soe Win, Myanmar),
(Dr. Nakarin Sansanayudh, Thailand)
Symposium 12
Advance HF management
Chairs: Dr. Bernard Kwok and Dr. Adisai Buakhamsri
1. Role of New Drugs in Asia-Pacific Countries (Dr. Bernard Kwok, Singapore)
2. ECMO and LVAD (Dr. Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Thailand)
3. Heart Transplant (Dr. Pat Ongcharit, Thailand)
Educational Symposium
Boehringer IngelheimEfficacy, Safety and Control : The New Standard in Anticoagulation Care
12.30-14.00 Lunch Symposium 3
Lunch Symposium 4
Zuellig Pharma
Lunch Symposium 5
BayerState of the Art in Managing Multi-Morbid AF Patients with NOAC
14.00-15.30 Symposium 13
Highlights from the ESC
Chairs: J. Zamorano (Spain) & AFC KOL
1. What is new in Heart Failure? M. Komajda (France)
Discussion – AFC KOL
2. What is new in HT & CV risk factors? – J. Zamorano (Spain)
Discussion – AFC KOL
3. Talk from AFC – TBC
Symposium 14
Update Management of STEMIUpdate Management of STEMI
Chairs: Dr. Kriengkrai Hengrussamee, Thailand, Dr. Damras Tresukosol
1. How to Improve Outcome in STEMI (Dr. Al Fazir Omar, Malaysia)
2. Pharmacoinvasive Therapy in Thailand (Dr. Kriengkrai Hengrussamee, Thailand)
3. Cardiogenic Shock and Cardiac Arrest (Dr. Tan Huay Cheem, Singapore)
Symposium 15 (ASCI)
Imaging in CAD
Chairs: Dr. Hajime Sakuma and Dr. Rungsrit Kanjanavanit
1. MR imaging of coronary artery (Dr. Hajime Sakuma, Japan)
2. The Role of Advanced Imaging in Congenital Heart Disease (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)
Chair: Dr. Parinya Kunawut, Thailand
1. Update in Airway Management (Dr. Sewa Duu Wen, Singapore)
2. Update in BLS and CPR Quality (Dr. Sung Oh Hwang, Korea)
3. Update in ACLS (Dr. Tzong-Luen Wang, Taiwan)
Young Investigation Award
15.30-16.30 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)
15:30 – 16:00 Product Theater by Servier
16.30-18.00 Symposium 17
Run and Bike for the Heart
Chairs: Dr. Bryan Williams and Dr. Attasit Sittitaworn
1. Running for the Heart (Dr. Attasit Sittitaworn, Thailand)
2. Biking for the Heart
(Dr. Siam Harnpipat, Thailand)
Symposium 18
The Changing Landscape in ASEAN Intervention
Chairs: Dr. Tan Huay Cheem, Dr. Wasan Udayachalerm
1. Stents and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (Dr. Rosli Mohd Ali, Malaysia)
2. Complete Revascularization in Higher-Risk (and Indicated) Patients (Dr. Siska S. Danny, Indonesia)
3. Advances in Percutaneous Valvular Intervention (Dr. Michael Lee, Hong Kong)
Symposium 19
ASEAN Perspective of CV Imaging
Chairs: Dr. YH Choe and Dr. Tarinee Tungcharoen
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)
Chair: Dr. Francis Lavapei, Philippines
1. Update in Post-Cardiac Arrest Care (Dr. Mayuki Aibiki, Japan)
2. Update in PALS (Dr. Poomiporn Katanyuwong, Thailand)
3. Update in Special Circumstances of Resuscitation (Dr. Chris Wong, Hong Kong)
Free Paper C


Sunday 30 september 2018

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
Room 4 Room 5
(A1, F22) (Lotus 1-2, F22) (Lotus 3-4, F22) (Lotus 5-6, F22) (Lotus 7, F22)
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?
Chairs: Dr. Bounheing Phalibay and Dr. Tachapong Ngarmukos
(Dr. CP Lau, Hong Kong)
(Dr. Tachapong Ngarmukos, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 7 Meet the Expert 8
ECMO and LVAD: Challenges and Advances
Chairs: Dr. Quek Swee Chye and Dr. Vichao Kojaranjit
1. How to do ECMO/ VAD Support in Childern (Dr. Pranya Sakiyalak, Thailand)
2. Bridge to transplant (Dr. Piya Samankatiwat, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 9
Handheld Echo
Chairs: Dr. Ronald E. Cuyco and Dr. Smonporn Boonyaratavej
(Dr. Decho Jakrapanichakul, Thailand)
(Dr. Smonporn Boonyaratavej, Thailand)
Meet the Expert 10
Aortic Aneurysm
Chairs: Dr. Jeroen Bax and Dr. Worawong Slisatkorn
(Dr. Worawong Slisatkorn, Thailand)
(Dr. Chanapong Kittiyarak, Thailand)
09.00-10.00 Plenary 5
Chairs: Dr. Zhang Shu and Dr. Surapun Sitthisook
1. Introduction (Dr. Thoranis Chantrarat, Thailand)
2. Diversity in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment in Asian Population
(Dr. Zhang Shu, China: President of APHRS)
Symposium 21
Heart disease in women
Chairs: Dr. Eleanor Lopez and Dr. Somkiat Sangwatanaroj
1. Heart Failure
(Dr. Eleanor Lopez, Philippines)
2. Coronary Artery Disease
(Dr. Wiwun Tungsubutra, Thailand)
3. Valvular Heart Disease (Dr. Milagros Yamamoto, Philippines)
Symposium 22
Pediatric Structural Heart Intervention
Chairs: Dr. Do Nguyen Tin and Dr. Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul
1. How to use stent in small infant (Dr. Do Nguyen Tin, Vietnam)
2. Structural heart intervention in adult congenital heart disease (Dr. Suphot Srimahachota, Thailand)
3. Transcatheter closure of VSD : Meta-analysis (Dr. Quek Swee Chye, Singapore)
Plenary 6: Practise Guideline Updates
Chairs: Dr. Bryan Williams and Dr. Mallika Wannakrairot
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 9-10
(40 pax)
Business Meeting
10.00-11.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22) Lotus Room 11

(30 pax)
RCA general assembly

11.00-12.30 Symposium 23
Stroke Risk and AF
Chairs: Dr. Hung-Fat Tse and Dr. Thoranis Chantrarat
1. Stroke risk in low risk group (Dr. Thoranis Chantraratn, Thailand)
2. Subclinical AF in device
(Dr. CP Lau, Hong Kong)
3. NOAC and warfarin Asian population (Dr. Hung-Fat Tse, Hong Kong)
Free Paper D Symposium 24
Update in PHT, PAH in Congenital HD
Chairs: Dr. Geetha Kandavello and Dr. Waraporn Tiyanon
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. Quek Swee Chye, Singapore)
Symposium 25
Hypertension: The Unsolved Issues
Chairs: Dr. Jorge Sison and Dr. Kasem Rattanasumawong
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)
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Free Paper E Symposium 26
Kawasaki Disease
Chairs: Dr. Anggoro B. Hartopo and Dr. Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul
1. What is news in Kawasaki guideline (Dr. Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul, 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 F
15.30-16.00 Visit Exhibition & Poster sessions (B1, F22)


Monday 1 October 2018

Time Room 5
(Lotus 7, F22)
Max. Capacity Thtr.  200
09.00-10.30 AFCC 2018 Highlight Program (1)
Chair: Dr. Khanchit Likittanasombat
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. Khanchit Likittanasombat, Thailand)
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.30 AFCC 2018 Highlight Program (2)
Chair: Dr. Kriengkrai Hengrussamee
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.