APCNA Winter Meeting 2014 – The Biggest Winter Meeting Ever

December 13, 2014

APCNA members will be busy in Pakistan for the annual winter meeting 2014. We are proud to announce our second pacemaker bank to be inaugurated at Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Lahore and third implanting site in Karachi at the Indus Hospital, Karachi (see details below). We are happy to announce the following activities APCNA has planned for this year’s winter meeting in Multan, Lahore and Karachi.

APCNA & Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology Multan (CPEIC)

Annual Winter Conference in

Multan, Pakistan

On December 21st, 2014

at CPEIC Premises

December 21st, 2014 at the premises of CPEIC- Multan
8:00-9:00 am: Cardiac Intensive Care Rounds with APCNA Faculty for Junior Faculty, Residents, Fellows and House staff

Inauguration: Auditorium of Ch. Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology Multan

09:00 am: Welcome speech by Professor Dr. Rana Altaf Ahmed

09:10 am: Introductory remarks by Dr. Atique Azam Mirza


First Session: Auditorium of Ch. Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology Multan

09:15 am to11:15 am; Lectures

1. Evaluation and management of ACS (STEMI and NSTEMI); Dr. Khurram Moin.

2. Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation; Dr. Atique Azam Mirza.

3. Complex  PCI (Our Experience); Dr. Tariq Abbas.

11:15 am to 11:30 pm; Tea Break.


Second Session: Cardiac Catherterization Lab at CPEIC- Multan

11:30 pm to 01:00 pm; Live cases from Catheterization lab.

Case 1: PCI  of  CTO Lesion.

Case 2: IVUS of Left Main Stem Disease.

Case 3: Rotablation of a calcified lesion.

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm; Lunch and Namaz Break


Third Session: Auditorium of Ch. Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology Multan

02:00 pm to 03:15 pm; Lectures

1. Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases; Dr. Najeeb Rehman

2. Cardiovascular Complications in Diabetes; Dr. Faryal Sardar Mirza

3. Primary PCI at CPEIC Multan; Dr. Badar Ul Ahad Gill  


03:15 pm; Concluding & Thank you Remarks by Professor, Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Head of Cardiology Dept.

03:20 pm    Thank you remarks by Dr. Khurram Moin, President, APCNA

APCNA-Winter Conference

On December 22nd, 2014

at Allama Iqbal Medical College

ICU Rounds with Residents before lectures

Evaluation and Management of Acute Coronary Coronary Syndromes STEMI & NSTEMI.

Khurram Moin, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., F.A.S.N.C., F.S.C.C.T

Chief of Cardiology, Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Florida.

Assisstant Professor of Medicine, UCF school of medicine, 

Division of cardiology, Orlando, Florida, USA


Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation, Risk stratification, Evaluation and Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation & Non-monitored Anticoagulants for Prevention of Stroke.

Atique A. Mirza, M.D., F.A.S.N.C., F.A.C.C

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Consultant Cardiologist Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Central Connecticut Cardiologists, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases.

A brief review of Sleep Apnea, associated cardiovascular complications, diagnosis and management.

Najeeb Rehman, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., F.A.S.N.C.

Co-Chairperson Organizing Committee APCNA

Associate Cardiologist, Guthrie Clinic & Robert Packer Hospital

Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA.


Cardiovascular Complications in Diabetes

A review of the Impact of Diabetes on Cardiovascular Morbidity & Mortality.

Faryal Sardar Mirza, M.D., F.A.C.E.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

University of Connecticut Health Center

Farmington, Connecticut, USA.

Second APCNA-Rotary-HBI Pacemaker Bank 

in Lahore, Pakistan

Inauguration Ceremony

On December 23rd, 2014

at Shaikh Zayed Hospital

Another APCNA milestone in working towards its core mission. The second APCNA-Rotary-HBI Pacemaker Bank to be inaugurated in Lahore.

It is indeed a very proud moment for all of us.
The collaborative efforts continue to flourish.
With common goals and shared vision the work will continue.
Happy to have partners like you.

Third Implanting Site of 

APCNA Pacemaker Bank 

in Karachi, Pakistan Inauguration Ceremony

On December 25th, 2014

at Indus Hospital Karachi

APCNA’s Continued effort in expanding its Pacemaker Bank to provide life-saving pacemakers to non-affording patients in Pakistan. The collaborative work of APCNA with Rotary Club, Heartbeat International and Indus Hospital Karachi.

APCNA with Pakistan Cardiac Society 

and ACC Joint Scientific Session 

at the CardioCon 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan

On December 26th, 2014

Session 1                                            

Treating  STEMI successfully: A case-based approach

Chairpersons: Maj Gen Azhar Mahmood  Kayani, Dr Syed Wamique Yusuf, Prof Nadeem Qamar, Brig Afsar Raza, Dr Bilal Zakirya, Prof Nadeem Hayat Malik, Dr Asad Pathan

Moderator: Brig Sohail Aziz.  


To understand the “real world” experience and outcomes in treating complex STEMI Cases

To learn what is the best treatment strategy for the haemodynamically unstable angina  STEMI pts. 

To learn about thrombus management option in acute STEMI patient

From evidence to clinical practice; Nadeem Hayat malik

Fibrinolytic VS primary PCI local perspective; Bilal Zakirya                  

Thrombus aspiration or not; Nadeem Rizvi                 

Drug-eluting stent or not in primary PCI; Nadeem Qamar           

Post MI cardiogenic shock; Syed Wamique Yusuf            

Live case from Cath Lab CHK/DUHS; Javaid Suleman & Khurram Moin                      

Quality indicators in management of STEMI; Asad pathan              

Take-home message chairman; Maj Gen Azhar Mahmood Kayani 


Session II

Joint Scientific Session with Pakistan Chapter of ACC and APCNA

Chairman: Dr Azhar Masood Faruqi, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Dr Khurram Moin

Moderator: Dr Nadeem Qamar


STEMI in 2014- An update; Khurram Moin, USA            

Innovation in Interventional Cardiology; Jawaid Suleman USA   

Adjuvant Therapies in Non-ST-Elevation, ACS 2014 update; Syed Iqbal Rahmatullah, USA

Radiation and Cardiovascular disease; Syed Wamique Yusuf USA   

Updates in PMBV; Khan Shah Zaman                                                   

Discussion, Q&A
We hope to accomplish what we have set out to do in the next few days. We will update our members with more information about APCNA’s activities throughout our stay in Pakistan. We urge all members to help APCNA in its ongoing and expanding projects.

Khurram Moin, MD, FACC
President APCNA
December 13, 2014

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