DAY 1 – 30th March 2013, Saturday.
8.30 am

9 am
Introduction to the concept of Mechanical Assist and ECMO in the Indian context.
– Dr. K. R. Balakrishnan.
Session 1: Left Ventricular Assist devices
Chairman: Dr. Balaram Airan. Panel: Dr. K. R. Balakrishnan, Dr. N. Kapadia & Dr. Meherwal.

9 am – 9.30 am
Current outcomes and clinical experience with Heartmate-2 LVAD
Dr. James Long, Oklahoma, USA.

9.30 am – 10.00 am
Current outcomes and advantages with Heartware LVAD and a look at future technology.
Dr. V. Jeevanandam, Chicago, USA.

10.00 am – 10.30 am
Implantable LV assist devices in Europe – Focus on Berlin Heart INCOR Pump.
Dr. Christof Schmid, Germany.
Discussion – 15 mins.
Tea Break – 15 mins.

11.00 am – 11.15 am
Rapid Initiation ECMO
Dr. Collen Gruenwald (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada).

11.15 am – 11.30 am
How to initiate an ECMO / LVAD programme.
Dr. C. Schmid, Berlin.

11.30 am – 12 pm
Novel IABP based Mechanical assist device – Pulse Cath.
Dr. Oren, Netherlands.
Discussion – 15 mins.

12.15 pm – 1.15 pm

Session 2: Heart Transplant and Critical Care.
Chairman: Dr. J. Long. Panel: Dr. K. R. Balakrishnan, Dr. G. Schmid, Dr. R. Ravi Kumar & Dr. Y. Mishra.

1.15 pm – 1.45 pm
Modified Immunosuppression protocols in Heart Transplant cases – Rationale.
Dr. R. Ravi Kumar

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm
RV assessment before LVADs and Heart Transplant.
Dr. K. R. Balakrishnan

2.15 pm – 2.45 pm
Critical care aspects of LVAD and Heart Transplant cases.
Dr. Suresh Rao.
Discussion: 15 mins.

Session 3: Medical aspects of Heart failure.
Chairman: Dr. Nakul Sinha. Panel: Dr. V. Rastogi, Dr. Ravi Kumar &
Dr. Milan Chag.

3.00 pm – 3.20 pm
Progress in Medical Management of Heart Failure in India – Role of newer Therapies.
Dr. K. K. Talwar.

3.20 pm – 3.40 pm
Newer Anti platelets in Acute Coronary Syndrome Management.
Dr. Sivakadakham.

3.40 pm – 4.00 pm
Role of resynchronization devices in Heart failure.
Dr J. Balachander.

4.00 pm – 4.20 pm
Newer Oral Anticoagulants in Heart failure – Dabigatran.
Discussion – 20 mins.
Tea Break – 15 mins.

Session 3: Role of Cell based therapies – Lessons from clinical trials and lab research.
Chairman: Dr. R. S. Verma. Panel: Dr. R. Ravi Kumar, Dr. Niraj Prasad & Dr. Kapadia.

5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Bone Marrow derived Stem cells for Cardiomyopathies.
Dr. Turan, Germany.

5.30 pm – 6 pm
Cardiomyocyte Culture and Biogel – Possible role in the development of Curative therapies in Heart failure.
Dr. R. S. Verma, IIT Chennai.
Discussion: 15 mins.

6 .15 pm
Launching of the Heart Lung Assist Society of India.

7 pm
Concluding remarks and take home message.

7.45 pm