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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to Welcome the Heart Valve Society's First Annual Meeting in the Region
Global conference welcomes world's most seasoned heart specialists to discuss next decade's trends in vascular care

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. February 13:
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is set to welcome some of the world's most respected and sought-after heart specialists as the sixth Annual Meeting of the Heart Valve Society (HVS) comes to the UAE capital, the first time this prestigious event takes place outside of the United States and Europe.

Welcomed by the Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Rakesh Suri, who is also serving as the HVS President, the meeting takes place on February 15-16 and will address some of the most pressing heart-related health issues, sharing best practice and innovation to guide the next decade's trends in vascular care.

"Given the country's mission to create a sustainable and highly innovative healthcare sector, it's fitting that 2020 is the first time ever that the Heart Valve Society brings to the UAE some of the most globally respected leaders in their field, delivering vast expertise to participants locally, regionally and internationally," said Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and President, HVS.

"Engagement, education, and innovation are the key themes for HVS's annual 2020 meeting in Abu Dhabi as we collectively look to define and create new standards of heart-specific treatment for the decade ahead. As the incidence of heart-related disease increases in the UAE and wider region, events like the HVS annual meeting deliver greater awareness on how to innovate in developing long-term solutions for the greater well-being of our community," he added.

To address the most complex heart health issues in 2020 and beyond, HVS takes a multi-disciplinary approach, attracting thought leaders in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Basic and Clinical Research, Imaging, and Biomedical engineering to all work together. HVS's 2020 program in the UAE will feature live cases and hands-on-sessions at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's 40,000 square foot facility and Academic Medical Center.

"The decision to host the Annual Meeting of the HVS here is another vote of confidence in Abu Dhabi as the ideal location to welcome meetings and conferences of this advanced scope. The Emirate has built a remarkable profile as a hub for knowledge-sharing in recent years, as a result of its ideal location, superb facilities and advanced hospitality infrastructure," Dr. Suri added.


About The Heart Valve Society (HVS)
The Heart Valve Society aims to be a community that promotes research on heart valves in basic research, translational research and clinical research.

Therefore, the Heart Valve Society organizes an annual meeting in which scientists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can meet and exchange ideas.

Furthermore, the Heart Valve Society sets up and maintains heart valve research networks in order to stimulate international collaboration and improvement of heart valve research.

About Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala's network of world-class healthcare providers, is a multispecialty hospital on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic's model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has the following Institutes: Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye, Respiratory, Critical Care, Surgical Subspecialties, Medical Subspecialties, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imaging, Quality & Patient Safety, and Clinical & Nursing. In all, more than 40 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

The facilities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards. The hospital is a 364 (expandable to 490) bed facility, with five clinical floors, three diagnostic and treatment levels, and 13 floors of critical and acute inpatient units. It is a physician-led medical facility served by North American/European Board Certified (or equivalent) physicians. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides patients in the region direct access to the world's best healthcare providers and Cleveland Clinic's unique model of care, reducing their need to travel abroad for treatment.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Al Ain began offering select medical services in December 2017. The facility is located on the Tawam Hospital Campus in Al Ain.

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Updated 2/12/2020