The Gulf Intervention Society (GIS) inaugurated the 4th Edition of the leading GCC annual conference from 18 – 20 Nov. 2021. The conference provided a healthy platform to connect leading Cardiologists and Interventionists to educate and share insight into research and quality patient care, and to successfully develop a vision of cooperation between regional and international bodies in the field of Cardiovascular Intervention.

“Our event grew rapidly since 2018 as the percentage of engagement increased 60 – 70% on the level of Attendance and Speakers which indicates a good sign for our GROWTH and SUCESS. Also, on the geographical side, the participation of the audience from the Middle East and the Far East increased massively achieving the society objectives in leading the Gulf and the Middle East interventionist” said, Prof. Fawaz Almutairi – Conference President

The conference is supported by Dubai Tourism and the Dubai Health Authorities and welcomed several participating bodies from multiple destinations around the world such as “ECS – Emirates Cardiac Society, JIM – Joint Interventional Meeting, SCAI – Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, SACIS- Saudi Arabia Cardiac Intervention Society and the CVREP Foundation”.

“I was confident that during this year the variety of speakers will not only provide an extensive overview of current research but also generate discussion on prospects for the future. Through various presentations focusing on local and foreign trends and ground-breaking practices, this year the conference provided an excellent platform to generate, exchange and disseminate ideas”, said Prof. Khaled Bin Thani – Conference Treasurer & Consultant interventional Cardiology.

Including professionals from all GCC countries the USA and Europe, the conference scientific program featured the following:  

  • 4 live-streamed session from the following destinations:
    • King Faisal Cardiac Center National Guard, KSA
    • Mount Sinai Hospital, USA,
    • Alqassimi Hospital, UAE
    • Paris Sud University Hospital, France
  • 16 recorded live in a box recorded cases
  • 8 workshops with hands on and hands off technique
  • 20+ international speakers joining virtually and physically.

“In line with the GIS mission, the conference recognizes its responsibility to promote the highest possible educational levels, research tools, community interactions and ethical behavior by its members, and will feature updates on all new guidelines and recent trials in the field of cardiology intervention amongst attendees with opportunities to network and share experiences with locally based and international experts in the field’ said the General Secretary Mousa Akbar – Conference General Secretary & Consultant interventional Cardiology.

“This year, we saw a combination of in person knowledge sharing alongside live streams from around the world, truly empowering the fellow physicians and sharing the responsibility towards the patients, each other and the health care sector as a whole” said, Abdullah Shehab – Conference Vice President and Consultant Interventional Cardiology.

ICOM Gulf Office had the pleasure to be organizing this eminent event and help the GIS Board in achieving their vision and assist their medical community through gathering insights, knowledge, and best practice to serve the public, states, and health care professionals for scientific research and societal compatibility.