The first of its kind in the region, the Cardiovascular Disease in Women Conference, took place from February 3–4, 2023, at the Conrad Dubai Hotel, UAE.
Due to the misconceptions and lack of awareness among both patients and doctors, cardiovascular disease continues to be underdiagnosed and undertreated. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. But fortunately, we can change that because 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
Therefore, the Emirates Cardiac Society took on the responsibility of increasing the understanding of CVD in women among both healthcare professionals and the general public. They truly believe that the more women know about heart disease, the better chance they have of healing it.
The CVD in Women Conference was held for 2 consecutive days and presented a high-level scientific program that reviewed the current epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in women and examined women-specific cardiovascular issues related to diagnosis, management, prevention, and treatment.
The event drew 600+ eminent speakers and attendees from various countries around the world, including Italy, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, and Oman, some virtually and the majority in person. The positive feedback from our attendance helped us forget about all of the hard work and effort.
“Congratulations to the organizers for arranging it, and hats off to the large number of participants who turned up. “I was pleased to be part of this team and was lucky to discuss spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a disease which predominantly affects females,” said Dr. Shahrukh Hashmani, UAE.
“Thanks for the organizing committee’s efforts to arrange such an important conference covering CVD in women. very well organized, with excellent evidence-based presentations on a subject that is often ignored. excellent speakers and topics. “Congratulations!” Said, Dr. Saleema Wani of the UAE.
“It is one of the best conferences I have attended, with well-organized sessions, friendly staff, excellent scientific content, and a heterogeneous audience, which made the discussion during the conference very interesting.” I really enjoyed it. “Thanks for the invitation and hospitality, and I look forward to it next year, inshallah,” said Dr. Hanan Albackr, KSA.
During the planning and execution phases of this outstanding medical conference, ICOM Group had the most insightful experience by sharing this noble vision with the ECS board. We recognized their enormous responsibility in delivering this valuable and important scientific knowledge to the medical community and the public, and we were proud to be a part of it.