The Program

Title of Congress:





8:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-13:30 13:30-14:30 14:30-16:00
Session 1 Session II  


Tea break



Exhibition area

Session III  


Lunch break



Exhibition  area

Session IV
Sun 8.10.2017 Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall
Monday 9.10.2017 Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall
Tue 10.10.2017 Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall


WHF African Summit

13:00 – 18:00



WHF African Summit

9:00 – 18:30



Preconference workshops and opening ceremony

Saturday  7/10/2017

9:00 – 16:00


First Workshop Transoesphageal workshop


Sudan Heart Centre

Cardiologists and cardiology fellows

Second Workshop Cardiology Update for non-cardiologist


Friendship Hall

General physicians and registrars

Third Workshop Cardiology update for cardiac nurses and technologists


Friendship Hall

CCU nurses- ICU nurses- ER nurses- Cathlab nurses – Cardiac technologists

Fourth Workshop Paediatric Cardiology workshop


Friendship Hall

Paediatricians- Paediatrics registrars- Paediatrics cardiology fellows

19:00 – 21:00 Opening Ceremony



DAY 1 Sunday 8/10/2017


Session I







1- Prof Bongani Mayosi



2- Prof Sulafa Khalid






Prof. Bongani Mayosi 09:00-09:20


PASCAR 7 key actions to control RHD
Prof. Liesl Zuhlke 09:20-09:40


The state of echocardiography screening for RHD
Prof Sulafa Khalid 09:40-10:00


How to establish a control program from A to Z
Dr Emmy Okello 10:00 – 10:20


RHD control in Uganda
Discussion 10:20 – 10:30
Tea Break 10:30 – 11:00





Session II

11:00 -12:30


Interventional Cardiology



1- Dr Alsadig Askar


2- Dr Harun Otieno

Dr Awad Abdalla 11:00 – 11:20




Dr Habib Gamra 11:20 – 11:40


Africa Cardiac Intervention Map
Dr Harun Otieno 11:40 – 12:00


Stent Save life
Prof. Fausto Pinto 12:00 – 12:20


Industry Session
Discussion 12:20 – 12:30







Key Note lecture





Prof. Salim Yusuf










Tackling Heart Failure on a Global Scale

From Inter-CHF to Global -CHF

13:00 – 13:15
13:15-13:30 Discussion
Lunch break 13:30-14:30









Session III

14:30 -16:00





1- Dr Kamal Khogali

2- Dr Ahmed ElSayed

 Alessandro Salvati 14:30-14:50


Surgery in RHD: Alsalam Centre Experience
Dr Hatim Elbashir 14:50 – 15:10


Cardiac Surgery in Sudan, where do we stand?
Dr  Abdalla Ashmaig 15:10 – 15:30 Mitral Valve Repair, surgical diversity and cathlab potentials


Dr  M. Belhaj 15:30 -15:50


Development of a private cardiac surgery practice in Morroco. Possibilities for the rest of Africa?


Discussion 15:50-16:00








DAY II Monday 9/10/2017



Session IV

8:30 -10:00






1- Prof A Monim Alseed


2- Prof Liesl Zuhlke

Prof Andre Kengne 8:30-08:50  

The absent role of childhood prevention of adult hypertensive and IHD in Africa

    Prof A Monim Alseed 8:50-09:10


The heavy financial bill of congenital cardiology surgery paid by Africans in the thriving Asian medical tourism business, what can be done?


Prof Ana Mocumbi 09:10 – 09:30


The African adult with congenital heart disease: Who cares?
Prof Liesl Zuhlke 09:30-09:50 Mapping congenital heart disease in Africa: the need for echocardiography and congenital surgery


Discussion 09:50 – 10:00








Session V

10:00 -11:30


Arrhythmias and devices



1- Dr M Alfatih Badri


2- Prof  Mahmoud Sani

Prof Zaheer Yousef 10:00 – 10:20


The case of pacemaker and ICD Re-use in Africa


Dr M Alfatih Badri 10:20 -10:40 Pacemaker, single centre experience, Medani Heart Centre, Sudan
Prof Adama Kane 10:40-11:00


Managing pacemaker-related complications in low resources setting


Aime Bonny 11:00-11:20


Arrhythmias treatment in Africa, prospect and challenges – Establishing a Pacing Service


Discussion 11:20-11:30  


Tea break 11:30-12:00







Session VI






1-  Prof Karen Sliwa


2- Dr Magdi Gameel


Prof Bongani Mayosi 12:00-12:20


The epidemiology of heart failure in Africa


Prof.  Karen Sliwa 12:20-12:40


Management of PPCM in 2017- lots is new!
Dr Albertino Damasceno 12:40-13:00


Lessons from studies of HF in Africa: Etiology, management and outcome
Dr Magdi Gameel 13:00-13:20


Overview of ESC heart failure guidelines: Are they applicable to Africa?


Discussion 13:20 – 13:30







Lunch break 13:30-14:30




Session VII















Prof. David Wood WHF President 14:30 -15:10


Tackling Heart Disease on a Global Scale
Editor-in-chief, Sudan Heart Journal:

Prof. Siddig I Khalil





Editor-in-chief, Cardiovascular Journal of Africa:

Prof. Paul Brink

15:25 – 15:40






 Best Abstract Podium Presentation 15:40 – 15:50
Discussion 15:50 – 16:00  













DAY III Tue 10/10/2017


Session VIII






1- Dr Saad Subahi

2- Prof  Ntobeko Ntusi


Dr Jean Buithieu 08:30 -08:50



The growing role of echocardiography in cardiac care
Prof  Ntobeko Ntusi 08:50-09:10


Common CMR indications
Prof Fausto Pinto 09:10 – 09:30



Use of cardiac imaging in risk stratification and management of chest pain


Dr Bibiana Cujec 09:30 – 09:50


Stress echocardiography in coronary artery disease and valvular disease
Discussion 09:50-10:00






Session IX







1- Dr Neil Poulter


2-Prof Ibtisam Ahmed Ali


Neil Poulter


10:00 -10:20


Increasing awareness of HTN around the world: Road to success
Anastase Dzudie 10:20-10:40


Africa roadmap to achieve HTN control by 25% in 2025
Albertino Damasceno 10:40 – 11:00



Findings and lessons from MMM Africa
Elijah Ogola 11:00-11:20 Trends and prevalence of HTN complications among Africans
Discussion 11:20 -11:30
Tea Break 11:30-12:00






Session X



Closing session





Sudan Heart Society President talk 12:00-12:15


PASCAR president talk 12:15-12:30






WHF African Summit – Khartoum, Sudan – 2017

Version 2018 Aug 10

Workshop 1:   Policy implementation – what can we learn from each other in Africa and globally

Time:                Tuesday 10th October 13.00-17.30

Opening:          Mr Moussa Faki (Chad) – Chair, African Union (AU)

Panel:  WHF representatives, African ministers present, representatives of regional societies & foundations

13.00 Opening: Mr Moussa Faki (Chad) – Chair, AU Policy issues on the continent


Objectives for the Summit -Speaking with One Voice for ’25 by 25’ – is that achievable for Africa?


Professor Karen Sliwa (President Elect World Heart Federation)


13.30 Implementing anti-smoking policies in Africa – local experience


Prof. Gerald Yonga, Kenya


Challenges and successes in one or several African countries.


14.00 Taxation of sugar-enriched beverages – the South African experience


Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi (Minister of Health, SA)


Provide information of the local South African experience with this new policy.


14.30 STOP Rheumatic Heart Disease


Prof Bongani Mayosi (President PASCAR)


Update on policy and implementation



15.00 Policies on Hypertension – Healthy Heart Africa


Dr. Joseph Kibachio – Ministry of Health, Kenya





Questions and discussion





Refreshment break


16.30-17.30 Workshop: how policies can be better implemented in Africa (Topics to include: how to improve accountability, how to make a better case and  how to build coalitions for more effective advocacy) The aim is to come up with three recommendations of political advocacy leading to better implementation of our goals:




17.30 Summary: Prof. David Wood

Workshop 2:     Access to Essential Cardiovascular Medicine & Care– what can we learn from each other in Africa and globallyTime:               Wednesday  11th October 9.00-12.00Opening:        WHO AFRO Regional Director – Dr Matshidiso MoetiPanel:              WHF representatives, African ministers present, representatives of regional societies & foundations 
9.00 WHO AFRO Regional Director – Dr Matshidiso Moeti
9.15 What is essential cardiovascular care globally


Prof. Salim Yusuf – Past President, WHF






9.45 Universal Health Care in Rwanda


Dr. Diane Gashumba – Minister of Health, Rwanda


Overview of the impact of Universal Health Care on the prevention and management of CVD
10.15 What do we know about access to cardiovascular medicine in Southern Sub-Saharan Africa?


Prof. Albertino Damasceno  (Mozambique)






10.30. What do we know about access to cardiovascular care in Sudan


Dr. Ahmed Suliman, (Sudan)


What is the access to cardiovascular care such as e.g. cath lab, pacing, cardiothoracic surgery in Sudan?



10.45 Is there a need to access cardiovascular care in Niger


Prof. Toure





Questions and discussion


11.30-12.30 Workshop on how access to cardiovascular medicine and care could be improved in Africa The aim is to come up with three practical recommendations which might include recommendations on an African generic drug network etc.







Prof. Salim Yusuf and Prof. David wood


Workshop 3:      Integrative Care – what can we learn from each other in Africa and globally


Time:                  13.30-17.30


Opening:            Minister of Health, Uganda – Dr Jane Aceng


Panel:                 WHF representatives, African ministers present, representatives of regional societies &           foundations


13.30 Minister of Health, Uganda – Dr Jane Aceng


Models of Nurse-led Integrative care globally



Dr. Catriona Jennings (UK)

Aims to provide information on the meaning of integrative care and the role of nurses and other medical professionals





Examples of integrative care in  Mozambique



Prof. Ana Mocumbi (Mozambique)


Aims to provide information on task shifting reducing the burden of heart failure



14.45 Examples of Integrative Care in Tunisia



Prof. Habib Gamra, President, African Heart Network


Aims to cover integrative care of tackling Rheumatic heart disease- from childhood prevention to managing care in pregnant women with RHD.



15.15 Examples of Integrative Care in South Africa



Dr Sandhya A Singh





15.45-16.45 Discussion and Workshop on Integrative Care


The aim is to come up with three practical recommendations
16.45-17.30 The Khartoum Action plan to improve Cardiovascular Health and Care in Africa


Prof. David Wood and Professor Karen Sliwa


Discussion of the 9 practical recommendation and integration into the Khartoum Action plan. This document will be prepared prior to the congress with WHO AFRO, WHO EMRO, PASCAR, AHN, AU and all policy makers planning to attend the meeting

Dinner function