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CNAHA Newsletter: CNAHA@GWICC 2016 Programs

The 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GWICC) will be held in Beijing from October 13-16.  GWICC is one of the largest congresses in the Asia-Pacific region and is the most comprehensive and influential academic conferences on cardiology. This year the Chinese American Heart Association ( has reached her 10-year milestone of collaboration with GWICC. CNAHA Presidents Dr. Yuxin Fan and Dr. Hongsheng Guo will lead a 19-member CNAHA delegation to participate five joint programs. This year Prof. Tsung O. Cheng’s Honorary lecture will be given by Dr. Dayi Hu. Moreover, many CNAHA members will give lectures in various sessions per each of their expertise.  Prior to the GWICC meeting, CNAHA delegation members will be invited to the Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (CMU) in Shenyang and Medtronic Patient Service Center in Beijing for medical exchange programs.

We believe the active participation of our CNAHA members will contribute the continued success of GWICC. 
CNAHA@GWICC 2016 Programs

1.  CNAHA-GWICC Joint EP Symposium (90 min)

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation 1996-2016
Problems and frustrations with current approaches
房颤消融二十载: 当今的问题与困惑
Changsheng Ma, Yanzong Yang, Jihong Guo, Yongmei Cha, Hongsheng Guo
Objectives: To learn the plus and minus of different ablation approaches, therefore to make logic decisions for different patients with atrial fibrillation in different health systems.
A brief review of our 20 years path of fire and ice (15 minutes)
Hongsheng M. Guo
Reconnections after successful ablation is imaginary, and do not exist! (25 minutes)
Protagonist: Xuebing Li
Antagonist: Huagui Li
Moderator: Xinqiang Han
All atrial fibrillation ablation should be standardized: no more dots to connect! (25 minutes)
Protagonist: Xinqiang Han
Antagonist: Ping Zhang
Moderator: Huagui Li
All atrial fibrillation ablation should be substrate-targeting, never trigger-blocking! (25 minutes)
Protagonist: Minglong Chen
Antagonist: Jie Cheng
Moderator: Yongmei Cha

2. 心源性猝死:要命的现状与我们需要做出的努力 (90 min) 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest 2016
Public Awareness and AED Use Can Make A Difference:
Life and Death 
Dayi Hu, Changsheng Ma, Yanzong Yang, Ping Zhang, Xuebing Li, Huagui Li, Xinqiang Han, Jie Cheng, Xiushi Liu, Hongsheng Guo
Epidemiology of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: China Data
Wei Hua (15 min)
Emergent Medical Services in China: History, Today, and Tomorrow 
Dayi Hu (15 min)
Public Awareness and Legislation to Protect First Responders Are Keys to Success 
Yanzong Yang (15 min)
AED Use In USA: First-hand Experiences 
Xiushi Liu (15 min)
AED Use Improves Sudden Cardiac Arrest Outcome in Public Places: Evidence Review
Huagui Li (15 min)
Meeting the Challenges --- the Situation, Problems and Countermeasures of Sudden Cardiac Death in China 
Peng Zhou (15 min) 

3.  CNAHA-GWICC joint Session (180 min)
Part I (30 min) 
Chairs: Yuxin Fan, MD, PhD (US); Dayi Hu, MD (China)
Introduction (8 min): Yuxin Fan, MD, PhD  
Prof. Tsung O Cheng Memorial Lecture  (20 min) Dayi Hu, MD 
Award and photos (2 min)

Part II (150 min)
New Insights into Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
Chairs: Dayuan Li, MD, PhD; Dali Feng, MD, PhD; Shihua Zhao, MD, PhD
1) The thick ventricle: LVH, HCM or something else?
Xianhe Lin, MD, PhD. Chief of Division of Cardiology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China
Learning points: 1). Discussion of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of LVH. 2). How to integrate clinical information into other cardiac tests to provide the best patient care.
Tele phone number is 13865957916.  Email:
2) Genetic diagnosis of infiltrative cardiomyopathy
Yuxin Fan, MD, PhD, FACMG, FAAP. Director, John Welsh Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030
Learning points:  1). Classification of cardiomyopathies: the genotypic or phenotypic approach. 2). Genetic foundation of infiltrative cardiomyopathy and potential molecular pathways behind infiltrative cardiomyopathy
3) Cardiac Imaging in assessment of infiltrative cardiomyopathy
Shihua Zhao, MD, PhD, Professor, Chief of Cardiac Imaging, Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing China
Learning points: 1). To learn how to use cardiac images for evaluation of infiltrative cardiomyopathy. 2). To learn how to use cardiac imaging findings to guide the treatment and assess the prognosis.
Tele number: 
4) Cardiac amyloid: what’s new?
Dali Feng, MD, FACC. Director of Cardiac MRI, Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute, Mercy Hospital, Alina Health System, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Learning points: 1). To discuss the diagnosis of amyloid cardiomyopathy. 2). To learn the new progress of treatment of amyloid cardiomyoapthy.
5) Cardiac sarcoidosis: often suspected, rarely diagnosed
Dayuan Li, MD, PhD, Director of Cardiac MRI and CT Program, Division of Cardiology, HealthEast Care System, St Paul, Minnesota
Learning points: 1). Learn how to diagnose sarcoid cardiomyopathy. 2) Discuss contemporary management of sarcoid cardiomyopathy.
6) Endomyocardial biopsy: when is it really necessary?  
Zijian Xu, MD, PhD, Medical Director of In-patient Heart Failure Service and Non-invasive Cardiac Laboratory. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, California.  
Learning points: 1). Indications of endomyocardial biopsy based on clinical guideline. 2). Discuss how to incorporate endomyocardial biopsy in several common cardiac conditions.
7)  Update to the heart failure management in infiltrative cardiomyopathy
Dr Jiang Ning, MD, PhD. Institution info
Learning points

4. Young Investigator Award Competition (180 min)
Chairs: Jie Cheng, MD, PhD (US), Yuxin Fan, MD, PhD (US)
Judges: Li Chen, MD, PhD; Ning Jiang, MD, PhD; Dayuan Li, MD, PhD; Yutao Xi, MD, PhD
Abstracts graders: Jie Cheng, Yuxin Fan, Hongsheng Guo, and ten 1-Tier lecturers

5.  CNAHA-CMT-GWICC Joint Program (180 min)
Young Physician Basic Skill Competition
Chairs: Xiushi Liu, Lei Gao
Judges:  Ming Zhang, Xiushi Liu, Lei Gao, Hongsheng Guo, Dali Feng, Zijian Xu, Ning Jiang

6. Freelance Lectures
1. Ning Jiang, MD, PhD
1)  Therapeutic strategies for advanced heart failure: heart transplantation, VADs (ventricular assist devices), or hospice?
2)  Mechanical circulatory support for advanced heart failure: history, present and future.
2. Li Chen, MD, PhD 
1) Making the Heart: From Development to Regeneration
2) Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of Cardiac Lineage Specification; 
3) A Molecular Switch Regulating Heart and Pancreatic Development.
3.  Christopher Liu, MD, PhD
1) How to localize PVC’s and ventricular tachycardia using the surface ECG
2) Ablation of ventricular tachycardia: how to plan for a successful case
3) Intracardiac echocardiography to guide electrophysiology procedures
4. Yutao Xi, MD, PhD
Pluripotent Stem Cell in Cardiac Arrhythmia Modeling and Drug Discovery
5.  Ming Zhang, MD, PhD 
1) Real-World Applications of MitraClip Therapy: Tips and Tricks
2) Tips, Tricks, and Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
6. Xinqiang Han, MD, PhD
1) Electronic storm management in patients with ICD
2) Resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients: Who benefits what? 
7. Peng Zhou, MD, PhD
Fulminant Myocarditis: Advances on Diagnosis and Treatment
8. Huagui Li, MD, PhD
Stroke risk score in patients with atrial fibrillation-why does a woman get 1 more point?
9. Leng Jiang, MD
Early Recognition and prevention of heart damage in patients with hypertension
10. Dan Hu, MD, PhD
Recent advances of the risk assessment for cardiac sudden death