Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Cardiovascular Master Class

News - Nov. 18, 2011

PACE: Cardiovascular Master Class

Cardiovascular risk in the Gulf States; Applying new insights to clinical practice


November 18-19, 2011

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This Cardiovascular Master Class programme is an initiative of the Physicians’ Academy for Cardiovascular Education (PACE) foundation with a particular focus on the issues for the Gulf States in the prevention and treatment of the growing burden of cardiovascular disease.

This Cardiovascular Master Class will be a dynamic meeting with state of the art lectures, clinical debates and practical workshops. Participants will be part of an ongoing educational initiative that will provide support to clinicians in their daily clinical management of cardiovascular risk and diabetes..

Chairmen & faculty

The programme directors and chairmen of the Cardiovascualr master class are:

Prof. John J.P. Kastelein - Professor of Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. John E. Deanfield - Professor of Cardiology, University College London, London, UK

Other participating faculty members and final meeting agenda will be posted soon on this site

Educational objectives

  • Outline current guidelines on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of high CV risk patients in the Gulf states
  • Address treatment gaps between guidelines and clinical practice in CV risk management
  • Highlight the need for effective and intensive treatment of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis in patients at high risk of CVD
  • Describe appropriate strategies for lowering LDL-C and identify different goals in diverse high-risk patients with dyslipidemia
  • Discuss differences among statins in therapeutic efficacy that should be considered in making appropriate treatment decisions
  • Discuss implications of recent guideline recommendations in blood pressure management for clinical practice
  • Implement more custom made strategies for different patients at high CV risk
  • Develop a consensus on practical guidelines for day-to-day management of high risk patients


Participation & Meeting registration

Participation of physicians in this Master Classes is at the discretion of the PACE Foundation. PACE reserves the right to confirm participation and reimbursement for hospitality based upon , the maximum number of attendees and the guidelines for health care professionals as set by the EFPIA Read more

CME accreditation

Accreditation is being applied for at the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) and the European
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Upon request PACE may provide supervision for
national accreditation.

Financial support

The conference has been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer

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