GulfPCR-GIM 2017 press release

Dubai, Arab Emirates — 2 November 2017 — GulfPCR-GIM, the leading edge interventional Course in the Middle East, is hosting its seventh edition on 13 and 14 December 2017 in Dubai.

The Course comes back to the Grand Hyatt Dubai after a successful 2016 edition gathering over 830 active participants interested and committed to cardiovascular interventional procedures in the Middle East, Gulf region and beyond.

A tailor-made Course for interventional cardiologists in the Middle East

The 2017 edition of the Course features a highly educational Programme which has been deliberately conceived By and For interventionalists of the region, setting the specificities of the Middle Eastern patients as the prime guideline.

Indeed, Middle Eastern practice responds to the particularities of diseases and experiences in the region while adapting to the availability of technologies, thus differing from European or American practice.

"We want to make sure that people can take this knowledge to benefit their next patient"

Aware of this, Course Directors have striven to build a relevant Course that responds to the specific educational interests of practitioners in this region, with the ultimate goal of serving the needs of each individual patient.

The educational approach of GulfPCR-GIM intends to stay relevant with practitioners' daily practice.

Therefore, the Course aims at providing participants with the tools that will ultimately help them translate knowledge into practical skill sets to successfully tackle the day-to-day practice.

"This is a two-day Course that will cover what every interventionalist sees in the cathlab, the daily patients that are particular to the region" Course Director Haitham Amin states. "We want to make sure that people can take this knowledge to benefit their next patient".

A broad range of novelties

The 2017 Scientific Programme is bringing Coronary disease and Structural heart disease into the spotlight. Therefore the Course will include LIVE demonstrations, Learning sessions and plenaries on topics such as Complex PCI, TAVI and CTO.

A new segment entitled "Evidence-practice mismatch" has been added to this year’s Programme.

Course Directors in the front row at GulfPCR-GIM


"At the end of each session we will be reviewing the literature and looking at the evidence in order to bring to light every evidence-practice mismatch that may occur in dealing with patients in our area" Course Director Amin adds.

The "2017 year in review" is yet another novelty of an already comprehensive curriculum. This new 30-minute session will take participants over the most conspicuous clinical results and data released all through the year, offering them a chance to get updated.


Practitioners attending this year’s edition will also benefit from exclusive opportunities to share knowledge, experience and practice with their peers as well as with a renowned local and international faculty. In short, GulfPCR-GIM 2017 offers both a clinical and relevant immersion in a highly educational experience.

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