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Dr. Jeffrey Borer to chair ceremonies at 21st World Congress on Heart Disease

Jeffrey Borer, MD

On Saturday, July 30, the Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology, Dr. Asher Kimchi, will greet the Congress’ attendees from forty countries at the Opening Ceremony of the 21st World Congress on Heart Disease. The conference takes place in Boston, July 30 to August 1, 2016.

The Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentations will be chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Borer, Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Radiology and Surgery, at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Borer is also Director of the Howard Gilman Institute for Heart Valve Disease, Chairman of the Scientific Executive Committee and Chairman of the Section of Valvular Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology.

Dr. Borer and Dr. John A. Elefteriades, Co-Chairmen of the Awards Committee, will present the following awards for 2016 at the Opening Ceremony of the Congress:

• The WALTER BLEIFELD MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Clinical Research • The ALBRECHT FLECKENSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Basic Research • The JAN J. KELLERMANN MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention • The HANS-PETER KRAYENBUEHL MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished work in the field of Research in Cardiac Function • The MELVIN L. MARCUS MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished contribution as a Gifted Teacher • The DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP AWARD for profound contribution to Cardiovascular Medicine and important service to the Academy

The Congress will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Lipoprotein Disorders, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, Diseases of the Aorta, Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology, Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Sudden Cardiac Death, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Measurement of Outcome and Quality of Cardiovascular Care.

“Papers will be presented in the form of plenary sessions, symposia and posters and will include superb scientific material originating from numerous laboratories around the globe that was carefully selected by the Scientific Abstract Review committee from over seven hundred abstracts submitted for presentation at the meeting,” according to Dr. Kimchi. “The 446 studies selected for presentation originate from laboratories in 44 countries, assuring that the meeting will be a major scientific event.”

The scientific program of the Congress has been reviewed by the American Medical Association and approved for 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The Congress is affiliated with the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

The International Academy of Cardiology, founded 27 years ago by Dr. Kimchi, is dedicated to the advancement of global research in cardiovascular medicine through the support of scientific meetings and publications.

Registration for the 21st World Congress on Heart Disease, presented by the International Academy of Cardiology, in Boston, MA, USA from July 30 – August 1, 2016 is available online at The Congress takes place at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, USA.


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