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Reinforcement of the Adult stem cell research area through Mobility and Scientific networking between Egypt, Romania and a German consortium for Strengthening the international scientific competency

Stem Cells & Pediatric Cardiology “Hand in Hand”

RAMSES Final Conference in collaboration with the

Egyptian Working Group of Pediatric Cardiology 4th International Conference

Pediatric Cardiology Department, Cairo University

MAY 7 - 9, 2013 Marriott Hotel-Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt


Professor Lamis Ragab

Professor Konrad Brockmeier PRESIDENTS

Professor Zeinab Salah

Professor Hala Hamza VICE PRESIDENTS

Professor Hala Agha

Professor Taghrid Gaafar


Professor Sonia ElSaeidi

Professor Shereen Shawky COORDINATORS

Dr. Rabab ElHawary





Dr. Wael Attia

U n i v er


Professor Ranya Hegazy

Reinforcement of the Adult stem cell research area through Mobility and Scientific networking between Egypt, Romania and a German consortium for Strengthening the international scientific competency

Stem Cells & Pediatric Cardiology “Hand in Hand�

RAMSES Final Conference in collaboration with the

Egyptian Working Group of Pediatric Cardiology 4th International Conference

Pediatric Cardiology Department, Cairo University Dear Colleagues and Friends, It is our pleasure to announce that the Pediatric Cardiology and Clinical pathology departments, Cairo University are organizing an International conference, sponsored by the FP7 project ''RAMSES''. It will be held from the 7th to the 9th of February 2013 in the Marriot Hotel, Cairo, Egypt. This meeting is organized in scientific collaboration with the Egyptian working group of Pediatric Cardiology. The theme of the conference is

''Stem cell & Pediatric Cardiology, hand in hand". Over the past decade there has been a virtual explosion of knowledge in the field of Pediatric Cardiology, and Pediatric Cardiac surgery. The last couple of years have as well witnessed major breakthroughs in the field of molecular biology, genetic engineering and stem cell therapy. Through RAMSES project, which is a capacity building European project, Cairo University was able to establish a stem cell research lab with special focus on the field of Pediatric cardiology. This stem cell research lab has brought together clinicians and stem cell scientists trying to solve the difficult problems still encountered in pediatric cardiology. This was backed up by multiple, international, very fruitful scientific cooperation. The conference will explore all aspects of stem cell research as well as Pediatric cardiology from embryology, fetal medicine to all clinically relevant topics. Our Faculty will be as usual well known nationally and internationally in order to guarantee a top-level scientific program. Some of the top scientists worldwide are coming together to deliver an extraordinary program that you will not want to miss!! An all-time going technical exhibition will complete the panorama and provide for all participants occasions for a direct contact with the companies producing our everyday devices, machines and tools, that allow proper research, monitoring, diagnosis and management of patients. In the evening, you will be able through an accompanying social program to also enjoy Cairo and the special taste of our various historical cultures. It is our pleasure on behalf of Cairo University to invite you to participate in our conference.

Looking forward to welcome you in Cairo! Conference President Prof. Dr. Zeinab Salah

Conference President Prof. Dr. Hala Hamza

7th May 2013

13:00 - 14:30 | Institute of Cell Biology & Physiology session (ICBP)

08:30 - 09:30 | Registration

09:30 - 11:00 | Plenary Sessions 1- Role of stem cells in Cardiac diseases. Dr. Konrad Brockmeier, Germany 2- Role of Mesenchymal stem cells in regenerative medicine. Dr. Taghrid Gaafar, Egypt 3- Ethical aspects in stem cell therapy. Dr. Samia Rizk, Egypt

11:30 - 13:00


1- 4D-Echo application in congenital heart diseases. Dr. Jaroslaw Kasprzak, Poland 2- Role of 4D in valvular heart diseases. Dr. Jaroslaw Kasprzak, Poland 3- Ebstein anomaly; role of 4D in echocardiography. Dr. Joseph Vettukattil (UK) 4- Missed Right ventricle; role of tissue Doppler. Dr. Sameh Arab (Egypt) 5- How to assess ASD by 4D TEE. Dr. Joseph Vettukattil (UK)

13:00 - 14:30 | Cardiomyopathy Session



1- Challenges in management of patients with functionally univentricular heart in Turkey. Dr. Tayyar Sarioglu, Turkey 2- Outcome of Senning in Cairo University. Dr. Mohamed AbdElRaouf , Egypt 3- Outcome of Fontan in Cairo University. Dr. Hesham Shawky , Egypt

11:30 - 13:00

1- ICBP experience, 23 yearsfrom cell biology to regenerative medicine Dr. Maya Siminoscu, Romania 2- Modulation of Wharton Jelly derived MSC integration into cardiac tissue. Dr. Marilena Lupu, Romania 3- Stem cell banking. Dr. Horia Manu, Romania

15:00 - 16:30 | Institute of Neurophysiology, Cologne University session


1- Induced pluripotent stem cells clinical applications. Dr. Jurgen Heschler, Germany 2- Characterization of Embryonic Stem Cells derived smooth muscles and cardiomyocytes. Dr. Agapios Sachinidis, Germany 3- Stem cell cryopreservation. Dr. Dimitry Spitkovsky, Germany 4- Selection of high quality Induced Pluripotent Stem cells. Dr. Kurt Pfannkuche, Germany

1- Management of early versus late onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Franco Cecchi, Italy 2- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, the enigma. Dr. Alpay Celiker, Turkey 3- LVNC: echo versus MRI. Dr. Sonia El Saeidi, Egypt 4- Updates on management of DCM. Dr. Zeinab Salah, Egypt 5- Genetic study of hereditary cardiac muscle disease Dr. Franco Cecchi, Italy

15:00 - 16:30 | Surgery Session



1- Cancer Stem Cells. Dr. Iman Mansour, Egypt 2- Stem Cells in liver regeneration. Dr. Hosny Salama, Egypt 3- Induced pluripotent stem cells in regenerative Medicine. Dr. Emin Kansu, Turkey

8th May 2013 09:30 - 11:00 | Plenary Sessions 1- Basic concepts in Cardiac development. Dr. Antoon Moorman, Netherlands 2- Induced Pluripotent Sem cells in regenerative medicine Dr. Emin Kansu, Turkey

11:00 - 12:30 | Arrhythmology Session 1- Postoperative Arrhythmias. Treatment options in children. Dr. Alpay Celiker, Turkey 2- 3D mapping of atrial tachycardia in children. Dr. Mervat Abu ElMaaty, Egypt 3- Pacing in children under 8 kilos. Dr. Wael Lotfy, Egypt 4- Arrhythmias in the neonate. Dr. Ranya Hegazy, Egypt 5- Cryo versus RF ablation. Pros and cons Dr. Tamer Fahmy, Egypt


12:30- 14:00 | Intervention Session I


9th May 2013

1- Pediatric catheter interventions as an adjunct to pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. I Vijayalakshmi, India 2- Catheter interventions post BCPC. Dr. Amal El-Sisy, Egypt 3- Stenting of the extracardiac conduit in children with protein losing enteropathy after Fontan completion. Dr. Konrad Brockmeier, Germany 4- New medical management of critical pulmonary stenosis | pulmonary atresia intact interventricular septum. Dr. Omar Galal, Saudia Arabia 5- VSD closure, a new approach Dr. Narayanswami Sreeram, Germany

09:00 - 11:00 | Fetal Echocardiography Session

14:30- 16:00 | ICU session

11:30 - 13:00 | Intervention Session II


1- Diagnosis &U management of postoperative heart failure. Dr. Evelyn Lechner, Austria 2- Sildenafil in pulmonary hypertension; from Wow to Yuk. Dr. Mahmoud El Barbary, Saudi Arabia 3- Analgesia and Sedation: How can it improve adequate postoperative circulation? Dr. Uwe Trieschmann, Germany 4- Natriuretic peptides and other biomarkers, Are they helpful in the cardiac ICU? Dr. Evelyn Lechner, Austria 5- Oxygen assessment between oversimplification to misinterpretation. Dr. Mahmoud El Barbary, Saudi Arabia

11:00 - 12:30


1- Microarray characterization of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Dr .Taghrid Gaafar (Egypt) 2- Comparative characteristics of MSCs derived from UBC, Wharton’s Jelly and adipose tissue. Dr. Shereen Shawky (Egypt)


1- Fetal Cardiology: Why bother? Dr. Sawsan Mokhtar, USA 2- Impact of first trimester screening on the detection of congenital heart disease. Dr. Soha Emam, Egypt 3- " Fetal three vessel view”, eliciting abnormal findings. Dr. Sahar Shaker, Egypt 4- Screening high risk pregnancies for fetal cardiac anomalies Dr. Hala Hamza, Egypt 5- Fetal Cardiology cases. Dr. Sawsan Mokhtar, USA


1- Stenting aortic coarctation. Dr. Konrad Brockmeier, Germany 2- Interventionist’s approach to congestive HF in children. Dr. I Vijayalakshmi, India 3- Trans Catheter Closure of VSD, Early results of Mansoura University. Dr. Hala El Marsafawy, Egypt 4- Role of balloon dilatation in neonatal aortic coarctation. Dr. Omar Galal, Saudia Arabia 5- Transcatheter ASD closure. Do we still need sizing balloons? Dr. Sahar ElShedoudy, Egypt 6- ASD closure below 2 years of age. Dr. Rasha Ammar, Egypt

13:00 - 14:30 | RHD session


1- Restoration of Cardiac function in a rat model of myocardial ischemia. Dr. Taghrid Gaafar, Egypt 2- Mesenchymal stem cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia support cord blood stem cell expansion. Dr. Rabab Elhawary, Egypt

1- Antistreptolysin O titre; level and significance in an endemic area for rheumatic fever. Dr. Alyaa Kotby, Egypt 2- Clinical prediction rules for streptococcal pharyngitis. Dr. Hala Hamza, Egypt 3- Silent Carditis, the hidden enemy. Dr. Aya Fattouh, Egypt 4- World Heart Federation criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease, pros and cons. Dr. Soha Emam, Egypt 5- Rheumatic fever in children less than 5 years, is the presentation different. Dr. Lamiaa Alzambely, Egypt

14:30 - 16:00

14:30-16:00 | Case presentations


1- Effect of MSCs on cardiovascular complications of Diabetes mellitus. Dr. Dina Sabry, Egypt 2- Guided cardiopoesis. Dr. Rabab Elhawary, Egypt





G Bennink K Brockmeier M ElBarbary O Galal J Heschler E Lechner M Lupu

Aliaa Kotby Amal ElSisi Faten AbdelAziz Fatma ElZahraa Hala Agha Hala Hamza May Hamdy ElSayed Mohamed AbdElRaouf



A Moorman K Pfannkuche A Sachinidis M Siminoscu D Spitkovsky N Sreeram U Triechmann

Naglaa AbdElRahman Rabab ElHawary Sameh Arab Shereen Shawky Sonia ElSaeidy Taghreed Gaafar Wael Lotfy Zeinab Salah


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