Welcome Message

from Organising Chairpersons

Welcome to Kuala Lumpur

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur,

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Kuala Lumpur Valve Summit will be held from 6th - 8th October 2011. The scientific programme is designed to be a comprehensive update on the latest development, technology and current knowledge on aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valves.

With us will be an outstanding international faculty from cardiology, paediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery and anesthesiology to share their expertise in advances that have been made in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of heart valve diseases. The programme will highlight latest state-of-the-art imaging modalities including 3-D Echo and Cardiac MRI, both of which have provided enormous benefits aiding in diagnosis, assessment of severity and also as important guiding tools to tailored interventions.

The good early result of trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has resulted in an explosion of the number of such procedures world-wide. At this summit, we will discuss the results from the Partner trial as well as demonstrate the procedure in a LIVE case. Parallel to this, the development of trans-catheter mitral and pulmonary valve interventions and trans-catheter left atrial appendage occluder devices are also rapidly evolving. We will debate the roles of these new devices and highlight some of the procedures in LIVE cases scenarios. On the other hand, there have been innovative designs with a new breed of sutureless valves that can be surgically implanted with precision and speed and is particularly useful for sick patients, patients requiring multiple surgical procedures as well as those that desire a minimally invasive approach. We will examine the current and potential role of these valves and demonstrate its implantation technique.

The KLVS 2011 will include LIVE surgeries and trans-catheter procedures, morphology and hands-on echo workshops and wet-labs that are meant for cardiologists, paediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, sonographers and allied health personnel. It provides a forum for multi-disciplinary discussion, interaction and networking, working towards the concept of the heart team providing treatment to patients with heart valve disease. We envisage this conference will be one of the premier events in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on heart valve management on a multi-disciplinary platform. We are sure you will find this meeting to be informative and stimulating.

We welcome you to join us at the KLVS 2011 and welcome to Malaysia.

“Selamat Datang” to Malaysia.

Chairman of Organising Committee
KLVS 2011
Programme Directors
KLVS 2011