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Program: Day 1 (June 5, 2015)

7.50–8.00Welcome and introductions
Prof. Akbar Panju, Prof. Paul O’Byrne, Dr Piotr Gajewski
8.00–8.20Acute coronary syndrome: how to maximize improved outcomes
Prof. Shamir Mehta (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
8.20–8.40Cardiac arrhythmias: when should you refer a patient for invasive treatment?
Prof. Carlos Morillo (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
8.40–9.00Chronic heart failure: which interventions should be used to improve survival?
Prof. John McMurray (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
9.00–9.20Cardiovascular assessment and management of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery
Prof. P.J. Devereaux (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
9.20–9.40How to manage a patient with resistant hypertension
Prof. Paolo Verdecchia (Hospital of Assisi, Assisi, Italy)
9.40–10.00Panel discussion
10.00–10.20Refreshment break
10.20–10.40What is optimal glycemic control in type 2 diabetes and when should insulin be started?
Prof. Leszek Czupryniak (Medical University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland)
10.40–11.00New drugs for type 2  diabetes: where do they fit in the treatment algorithm
Prof. Maciej Małecki (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
11.00–11.20Management of a patient with acute kidney injury
Prof. Norbert Lameire (Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)
11.20–11.40What could be done to prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease?
Prof. Giovanni Strippoli (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
11.40–12.00Panel discussion
12.00–13.20Lunch break
13.20–13.40Update on vasculitis
Prof. Raashid Luqmani (Oxford University, Oxford, UK)
13.40–14.00Current management of asthma
Prof. Paul O’Byrne (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
14.00–14.20How to prevent COPD exacerbations
Prof. Leonardo Fabbri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy)
14.20–14.40Approach to a patient with a pulmonary nodule
Prof. Yaron Shargall (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
14.40–15.00Panel discussion
15.00-15.20Refreshment break
15.20–15.40New therapies for hepatitis C
Prof. Shariq Haider (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
15.40–16.00New and re-emerging infectious diseases
Prof. Mark Loeb (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
16.00-16.20Fever in the returning traveller
Prof. Shariq Haider (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
16.20–16.40Update on adult immunization
Prof. Serhat Unal (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)

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