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Cardiology conference set for Jamaica

Nov. 15, 2012, 9:52 AM

The International Cardiovascular Scholars Exchange program, sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, is co-hosting the inaugural Advances in Cardiovascular Care Conference, which has adopted the theme “Hearts of Legends: Extending the Heart Beat of Jamaica.”

The conference, to be held in Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 6-8, is in collaboration with the Heart Institute of the Caribbean.

“Diseases of the heart and vascular system are now a shared global challenge, and tackling this problem will require new solutions and innovation. Global partnerships are going to be central to driving innovation. The mission of the International Cardiovascular Scholars Exchange Program is to advance the knowledge and practice of cardiovascular medicine worldwide by supporting exchange between Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and clinical and research institutions throughout the world,” said program director Elias Haddad, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine.

Elias Haddad, M.D.

“Faculty and fellows from VUMC travel to institutions outside the United States to both learn from and teach our colleagues around the globe. Similarly, trainees and faculty from other institutions travel to Nashville and spend dedicated time observing cardiology training at VUMC,” he said. “That is true collaboration; it is a mutually beneficial exchange.”

For more information about the Advances in Cardiovascular Care Conference, please contact Nicole John at

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