Program

Session I: Cardiovascular diseases – part 1

Is physical examination of the cardiovascular system still important?

Prof. Andrew Elder
University of Edinburgh, UK

Management of chronic coronary syndromes according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. David Hasdai
Tel Aviv University, Israel

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

What's new in the management of chronic heart failure

Prof. Harriette Van Spall
McMaster University, Canada

Session II: Cardiovascular diseases – part 2

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

Acute pulmonary embolism: how to diagnose quickly and treat effectively

Prof. Adam Torbicki
Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

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

COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system

Prof. Reinhold Kreutz
Charité – Medical University Berlin, Germany

Session III: Infectious diseases

Session of the International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM)

Battling COVID-19 in South Africa: a firsthand experience

Dr. Adri Kok
President of ISIM, South Africa

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

Prof. Brian Garibaldi
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

COVID-19: an update on treatment options

Prof. Zain Chagla
McMaster University, Canada

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

Prof. Mark Loeb
McMaster University, Canada

Challenges in diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Prof. Jyotirmoy Pal
R.G. Kar Medical College, India

Dengue haemorrhagic fever

Dr. Somia Iqtadar
King Edward Medical University, Pakistan

Session IV: Intensive care

Oliguria in ICU patients

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent
Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Intravenous fluid therapy in hospitalized patients

Prof. Bram Rochwerg
McMaster University, Canada

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

Prof. Waleed Alhazzani
McMaster University, Canada

Prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis in critically ill patients

Prof. Yaseen Arabi
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

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

Prof. Deborah Cook
McMaster University, Canada

Session V: Pneumonology

Treating COPD in 2021: key messages for everyday practice

Prof. Jadwiga Wedzicha
Imperial College London, UK

Bronchiectasis in adults: causes and current treatment

Prof. John Kolbe
President-Elect of ISIM, New Zealand

Pleural fluid on a chest X-ray: how to reach a diagnosis

Prof. Najib Rahman
University of Oxford, UK

Treatment of respiratory failure outside intensive care unit

Prof. Bram Rochwerg
McMaster University, Canada

Session VI: Palliative care

Assessment and pharmacological treatment of chronic breathlessness

Prof. David Currow
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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

Prof. Irene Higginson
Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, UK

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

Prof. Per Sjogren
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Spiritual care in physician’s everyday practice

Prof. Megan Best
University of Notre Dame, Australia

Session VII: Gastroenterology

Current management of gastroparesis

Prof. Irene Sarosiek
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, USA

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

Prof. Paul Moayyedi
McMaster University, Canada

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

Prof. Ian Gralnek
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Acute-on-chronic liver failure: current management

Prof. Pere Gines
University of Barcelona, Spain

Session VIII: Endocrinology

Challenges in choosing a medication for type 2 diabetes

Prof. René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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

Prof. Hertzel Gerstein
McMaster University, Canada

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

Dr. Dror Dicker
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Current management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other hypothyroid states

Prof. Leonard Wartofsky
Georgetown University, USA

When supplementation of vitamin D is justified

Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes
Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Session IX: Nephrology

Nephrological emergencies

Prof. Jürgen Floege
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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

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

Prof. Alistair Ingram
McMaster University, Canada

COVID-19 and the kidney

Prof. Samira Farouk
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Session X: Rheumatology

Management of antiphospholipid syndrome according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. Kim Legault
McMaster University, Canada

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

Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta
Southend University Hospital, UK

Early arthritis: how to manage in general practice

Prof. Daniel Aletaha
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

COVID-19 and rheumatic diseases

Prof. Robert BM Landewé
Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Session XI: Hematology

Hemoglobinopathies: when to worry

Prof. Madeleine Verhovsek
McMaster University, Canada

Von Willebrand disease: the most common bleeding disorder

Prof. Mark Crowther
McMaster University, Canada

New oral anticoagulants: when and how to use

Prof. James Douketis
McMaster University, Canada

COVID-19 and thrombosis

Prof. Menaka Pai
McMaster University, Canada

Session XII: Evidence Based Medicine: where is the patient

Session of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)

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

Prof. Gordon Guyatt
McMaster University, Canada

A patient revolution for careful and kind care

Prof. Victor Montori
Mayo Clinic, USA

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

Prof. Martin Härter
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

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

Prof. Roman Jaeschke
McMaster University, Canada

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

Prof. Małgorzata Nowaczyk
McMaster University, Canada

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