RHEUMATIC (19 July, 2017 Wednesday / 13:30 - 15:30)

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