Program

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

All times indicated in the program are CEST (Central European Summer Time; UTC+2).

Session I: Cardiovascular diseases – part 1

17:00-17:20

Is physical examination of the cardiovascular system still important?

Prof. Andrew Elder

University of Edinburgh, UK

17:20-17:40

Management of chronic coronary syndromes according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. David Hasdai

Tel Aviv University, Israel

17:40-18:00

Acute coronary syndromes: from a chest pain to an intervention. Key practical messages from current ESC practice guidelines

Prof. Christian Mueller

University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland

18:00-18:20

What's new in the management of chronic heart failure

Prof. Harriette Van Spall

McMaster University, Canada

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Session II: Cardiovascular diseases – part 2

17:00-17:20

Management of atrial fibrillation according to the latest practice guidelines: which strategy to choose and what are the consequences

Prof. Tatjana Potpara

University of Belgrade, Serbia

17:20-17:40

Acute pulmonary embolism: how to diagnose quickly and treat effectively

Prof. Adam Torbicki

Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

17:40-18:00

Aortic aneurism: when to call a vascular surgeon and what to expect from invasive treatment

Prof. Stephan Haulon

Surgical Centre Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis Robinson, France

18:00-18:20

COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system

Prof. Reinhold Kreutz

Charité – Medical University Berlin, Germany

Thursday, May 13, 2021

“Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice”

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session I: Cardiovascular diseases – part 1

Prof. Andrew Elder

University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof. David Hasdai

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Christian Mueller

University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Harriette Van Spall

McMaster University, Canada

18:15-19:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session II: Cardiovascular diseases – part 2

Prof. Tatjana Potpara

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Adam Torbicki

Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

Prof. Stephan Haulon

Surgical Centre Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis Robinson, France

Prof. Reinhold Kreutz

Charité – Medical University Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

All times indicated in the program are CEST (Central European Summer Time; UTC+2).

Session III: Infectious diseases

Session of the International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM)

17:00-17:20

Battling COVID-19 in South Africa: a firsthand experience

Dr. Adri Kok

President of ISIM, South Africa

17:20-17:40

Battling COVID-19: from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Precision Medicine Center of Excellence

Prof. Brian Garibaldi

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

17:40-18:00

COVID-19: an update on treatment options

Prof. Zain Chagla

McMaster University, Canada

18:00-18:20

Community acquired pneumonia: an update on diagnosis and treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

Prof. Mark Loeb

McMaster University, Canada

18:20-18:40

Challenges in diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Prof. Jyotirmoy Pal

R.G. Kar Medical College, India

18:40-19:00

Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever

Dr. Somia Iqtadar

King Edward Medical University, Pakistan

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Session IV: Intensive care

17:00-17:20

Oliguria in ICU patients

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Free University of Brussels, Belgium

17:20-17:40

Intravenous fluid therapy in hospitalized patients

Prof. Bram Rochwerg

McMaster University, Canada

17:40-18:00

Managing critically ill patients with sepsis in the COVID-19 era

Prof. Waleed Alhazzani

McMaster University, Canada

18:00-18:20

Prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis in critically ill patients

Prof. Yaseen Arabi

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

18:20-18:40

How to make dying in a hospital ICU more humane: Three Wishes project

Prof. Deborah Cook

McMaster University, Canada

Thursday, May 20, 2021

“Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice”

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session III: Infectious diseases

Session of the International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM)

Dr. Adri Kok

President of ISIM, South Africa

Prof. Brian Garibaldi

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Prof. Zain Chagla

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Mark Loeb

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Jyotirmoy Pal

R.G. Kar Medical College, India

Dr. Somia Iqtadar

King Edward Medical University, Pakistan

18:15-19:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session IV: Intensive care

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Bram Rochwerg

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Waleed Alhazzani

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Yaseen Arabi

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Deborah Cook

McMaster University, Canada

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

All times indicated in the program are CEST (Central European Summer Time; UTC+2).

Session V: Pneumonology

17:00-17:20

Treating COPD in 2021: key messages for everyday practice

Prof. Jadwiga Wedzicha

Imperial College London, UK

17:20-17:40

Bronchiectasis in adults: causes and current treatment

Prof. John Kolbe

President-Elect of ISIM, New Zealand

17:40-18:00

Pleural fluid on a Chest X-Ray: how to reach a diagnosis

Prof. Najib Rahman

University of Oxford, UK

18:00-18:20

Treatment of respiratory failure outside intensive care unit

Prof. Bram Rochwerg

McMaster University, Canada

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Session VI: Palliative care

17:00-17:20

Assessment and pharmacological treatment of chronic breathlessness

Prof. David Currow

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

17:20-17:40

Holistic breathlessness services: improving mastery and reducing distress caused by breathlessness

Prof. Irene Higginson

Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, UK

17:40-18:00

Management of cancer pain: challenging the evidence of the recent palliative care opioid guidelines

Prof. Per Sjogren

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

18:00-18:20

Spiritual care in physician’s everyday practice

Prof. Megan Best

University of Notre Dame, Australia

Thursday, May 27, 2021

“Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice”

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session V: Pneumonology

Prof. Jadwiga Wedzicha

Imperial College London, UK

Prof. John Kolbe

President-Elect of ISIM, New Zealand

Prof. Najib Rahman

University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Bram Rochwerg

McMaster University, Canada

18:15-19:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session VI: Palliative care

Prof. David Currow

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Prof. Irene Higginson

Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, UK

Prof. Per Sjogren

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Megan Best

University of Notre Dame, Australia

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

All times indicated in the program are CEST (Central European Summer Time; UTC+2).

Session VII: Gastroenterology

17:00-17:20

Current management of gastroparesis

Prof. Irene Sarosiek

Texas Tech University, USA

17:20-17:40

Irritable bowel syndrome diagnosis and management: a simplified algorithm for clinical practice

Prof. Paul Moayyedi

McMaster University, Canada

17:40-18:00

Evaluating obscure overt gastrointestinal bleeding: what every internist needs to know

Prof. Ian Gralnek

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

18:00-18:20

Acute-on-chronic liver failure: current management

Prof. Pere Gines

University of Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Session VIII: Endocrinology

17:00-17:20

Challenges in choosing a medication for type 2 diabetes

Prof. René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

17:20-17:40

Diabetes care is preventive care: end-organ protection in patients with diabetes

Prof. Hertzel Gerstein

McMaster University, Canada

17:40-18:00

Do we have a target value for weight loss in obesity disease? 

Dr. Dror Dicker

Tel Aviv University, Israel

18:00-18:20

Current management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other hypothyroid states

Prof. Leonard Wartofsky

Georgetown University, USA

18:20-18:40

When supplementation of vitamin D is justified

Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes

Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Thursday, June 3, 2021

“Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice”

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session VII: Gastroenterology

Prof. Irene Sarosiek

Texas Tech University, USA

Prof. Paul Moayyedi

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Ian Gralnek

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Prof. Pere Gines

University of Barcelona, Spain

18:15-19:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session VIII: Endocrinology

Prof. René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Prof. Hertzel Gerstein

McMaster University, Canada

Dr. Dror Dicker

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Leonard Wartofsky

Georgetown University, USA

Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes

Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

All times indicated in the program are CEST (Central European Summer Time; UTC+2).

Session IX: Nephrology

17:00-17:20

Nephrological emergencies

Prof. Jürgen Floege

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

17:20-17:40

Food as a medicine: the role of diet in the treatment of chronic kidney disease

Prof. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, USA

17:40-18:00

Patient with chronic kidney disease: when to refer to nephrology and when not to worry

Prof. Alistaire Ingram

McMaster University, Canada

18:00-18:20

COVID-19 and the kidney

Prof. Samira Farouk

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Session X: Rheumatology

17:00-17:20

Management of antiphospholipid syndrome according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. Kim Legault

McMaster University, Canada

17:20-17:40

Muscle pain, muscle weakness and muscle inflammation: from symptoms to diagnosis

Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Southend University Hospital, UK

17:40-18:00

Early arthritis: how to manage in general practice

Prof. Daniel Aletaha

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

18:00-18:20

COVID-19 and rheumatic diseases

Prof. Robert BM Landewé

Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Thursday, June 10, 2021

“Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice”

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session IX: Nephrology

Prof. Jürgen Floege

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Prof. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

University of California Irvine, School of Medicine, USA

Prof. Alistaire Ingram

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Samira Farouk

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

18:15-19:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session X: Rheumatology

Prof. Kim Legault

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Southend University Hospital, UK

Prof. Daniel Aletaha

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Robert BM Landewé

Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Friday, June 11, 2021

Best Case Report Contest 2021

During this live online session 20 selected case reports submitted to the Best Case Report Contest will be presented by the authors and discussed by experts recognized worldwide.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

All times indicated in the program are CEST (Central European Summer Time; UTC+2).

Session XI: Hematology

17:00-17:20

Hemoglobinopathies: when to worry

Prof. Madeleine Verhovsek

McMaster University, Canada

17:20-17:40

Von Willebrand disease: the most common bleeding disorder

Prof. Mark Crowther

McMaster University, Canada

17:40-18:00

New oral anticoagulants: when and how to use

Prof. James Douketis

McMaster University, Canada

18:00-18:20

COVID-19 and thrombosis

Prof. Menaka Pai

McMaster University, Canada

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Session XII: Evidence Based Medicine: where is the patient

Session of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)

17:00-17:20

An evidence-based practitioner’s experience of careful and kind care

Prof. Gordon Guyatt

McMaster University, Canada

17:20-17:40

A patient revolution for careful and kind care

Prof. Victor Montori

Mayo Clinic, USA

17:40-18:00

It’s time for shared decision making and person-centered care

Prof. Martin Härter

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

18:00-18:20

Clinically important, patient important or human important outcomes: which one should prevail in medical practice

Prof. Roman Jaeschke

McMaster University, Canada

18:20-18:40

Narrative medicine: is there a place for it in today’s healthcare systems?

Prof. Małgorzata Nowaczyk

McMaster University, Canada

Thursday, June 17, 2021

“Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice”

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session XI: Hematology

Prof. Madeleine Verhovsek

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Mark Crowther

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. James Douketis

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Menaka Pai

McMaster University, Canada

18:15-18:30

Best Case Report Contest award ceremony

18:30-19:30

Panel discussion and Q&A session XII: Evidence Based Medicine: where is the patient

Session of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)

Prof. Gordon Guyatt

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Victor Montori

Mayo Clinic, USA

Prof. Martin Härter

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Prof. Roman Jaeschke

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Małgorzata Nowaczyk

McMaster University, Canada

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