Day 1: 17 July, 2017 Monday

Rheumatic: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Prevention of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
13:30 13:50 Novel immunological aspects in Acute Rheumatic Fever
Luisa Guilherme, Brazil
13:50 14:10 Genetic Susceptibility to Rheumatic Heart Disease
Tom Parks, UK
14:10 14:30 Vaccine against RF current status and future hope
Andrew Steer, Australia
14:30 14:50 Penicillin: forms, supply, safety and frequency
Masood Sadiq, Pakistan
14:50 15:10 RHD registries: lessons from successful registry systems
Nigel Wilson, New Zealand
15:10 15:30 Discussion

Day 2: 18 July, 2017 Tuesday

Rheumatic: Diagnosis and treatment of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD)
10:00 10:20 Physicians, health care workers, and the public: how to teach about ARF and RHD?
Alyaa Kotby, Egypt
10:20 10:40 Echocardiographic cases of RHD and their differential diagnosis
Ercan Tutar, Turkey
10:40 11:00 Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy
Andrea Beaton, US
11:00 11:20 Access to catheterization for RHD patients in low-income countries
Emmy Okello, Uganda
11:20 11:40 Mitral valve repair and replacement for RHD
Manuel Antunes, Portugal
11:40 12:00 Postoperative anticoagulation: safety and sustainability
Joseph Mocutsibi, Rwanda
Imaging, Rheumatic, and Kawasaki Bridging Together Session
13:30 13:50 Rheumatic Fever
Tom Gentles, New Zealand
13:50 14:10 Kawasaki Disease
Isao Shiraishia, Japan
14:10 14:30 Coronary artery lumen and vessel wall imaging in children - how and when to use echo, MR, CT, or other modalities
Gerald Greil, US
14:30 14:50 Latest ARF Guidelines: how and when to use echo, MR, CT, or other modalities
Boglarka Remenyi, Australia
14:50 15:10 Making Screening for RHD Practical in Low and Middle Income Countries: Technology & Task Shifting
Andrea Beaton, US
15:10 15:30 Global burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD): Lessons learned from echocardiography-based screeing
Liesl Zuhlke, South Africa

Day 3: 19 July, 2017 Wednesday

Rheumatic: Oral Abstracts and Keynote Addresses
10:00 11:00 Abstracts: 4 (15 min per abstract)
11:00 11:30 Keynote 1: Eradication of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD): A reality - RHD should be a disease of the past
Liesl Zuhlke, South Africa
11:30 12:00 Keynote 2: Surgery for RHD- the need, the outcomes and the future
Arkalgud Sampathkumar, India
Rheumatic: Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: Controversies and Hope
13:30 13:50

Primary prevention (strep treatment) holds best hope for eradication of RHD

  • Pro Mark Engel, South Africa
  • Con Anita Saxena, India
13:50 14:10

Echo screening/secondary prevention holds best hope for eradication of RHD

  • Pro Mariana Mirabel, France
  • Con Krishna Kumar, India
14:10 14:30

Ideal ARF Criteria are the 2015 Jones Criteria

  • Pro Craig Sable, US
  • Con Diana Lennon, New Zealand
14:30 14:50 Implementing a comprehensive RHD control program
Sulafa Ali, Sudan
14:50 15:10 Patients, advocacy groups and global action initiatives
Ann Olga Mocumbi, Mozambique
15:10 15:30 Discussion