● Science Day: Cardiovascular Research & Development – April 9, 2017

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center is pleased to invite you to attend the Science Day: Cancer Research & Development on April 9th, 2017 at 8:30 am at KAIMRC Building Auditorium.

The science day is a research event dedicated to presenting and discussing the latest developments in one of KAIMRC R&D focus areas and come up with recommendations on how to strengthen research in this area and develop the selected R&D program further.

The Cardiovascular Science Day of KAIMRC aims to explore collaborative Research opportunities, contribute to the development of the cardiovascular research program and clinical trials.


The details of the program are below:

Time Topics Speaker
8:00-8:30 Registration and refreshments
Opening Session
8:30-9:00 Welcome Remarks by KAIMRC Executive Director Dr Ahmed Alaskar
Introduction / Message from the CEO Dr Bandar Al Knawy
Session I: Coronary Artery Disease
9:00 – 9:15 RC11/04: Predictors of Coronary Artery Atherosclerotic Plaques in Asymptomatic Saudi Arabian Patients (Study funded by KAIMRC) Dr Mouaz Al-Mallah


9:15 – 9:30 CT14/004/R: Use of the Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio or Fractional Flow Reserve in PCI Published in N Engl J Med. 2017 Mar 18 Dr Ali AlGhamdi,


9:30-9:45 CT13/008/R: Update on the ISCHEMIA Trial, the first NIH funded trial in Saudi Arabia Dr Ahmed Aljizeeri, KAMC
9:45-10:00 RC16/014/R – Evaluation the Prognostic Value of Frailty Scale over Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning and Stress Testing, A Prospective Study

(Initial phase awarded best abstract of the year at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington DC, March 2017)


Dr Amjad Ahmed, KAMC
10:00-10:15 RC15/086/R Multifunctional evaluation in elderly patients hospitalized for heart disease Eltayyeb Alameen, KAMC
10:15-10:45 Panel Discussion
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
Session II: Heart Failure / Congenital Heart Disease
11:00-11:15 RC 12-037 Genomics of Syndromic and Non Syndromic Congenital Heart disease

Published in Nature Genetics 48,1060–1065 (2016)


Dr Riyadh Abu Suleiman, MD, KAMC
11:15-11:30 Genomics of Congenital Heart Disease, Presenter to be confirmed Developmental Medicine department , KAIMRC

Dr. Salam Massadeh & Dr. Atia Sheereen

11:30-11:45 RC12/145: Effect of Heparin 20 u/kg/hr. Continuous Infusion on Central Venous Catheter Related Thrombosis in Children Admitted to Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Dr Omar Hijazi, KAMC
11:45-12:00 RC 10/114 Incidence of Herceptin Induced Cardiomyopathy in Treated Breast Cancer Patients: A Prospective Single Center Study in Saudi Arabia Dr Abdelrahaman Jamiel, KAMC


12:00 – 12:15 RC 16/144/R : A prospective Study of Myocarditis in Saudi Arabia Dr Ahmad Alsaileek, MD, KAMC
12:15-12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30-1:30 Prayer and Lunch Break
Session III: Cardiac Data Sciences/Quality Improvement
1:30-1:45 SP 16/100: Predicting Outcomes by Machine Learning Prof. Sherif Sakr, KSAU-HS
1:45-2:00 RC 16/117 Nurse-Led Cardiovascular Disease Management Program Impact of 30-day readmission in Patients with Heart Failure Raed Odeh, KAMC
12:00-12:15 RC17/059/R Predicting Length of Stay of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patient Dr Mouaz Al-Mallah


2:15-2:30 Estimating calcium Score from Contrast Enhance CTA Dr. Mohamad Imran, KSAU-HS
2:30-2:45 Panel Discussion
2:45 -3:00 Closing Remarks


For more inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our coordinator Ms. Lamia Mouyes at direct line +966-11-42-94369 or via email: KAIMRC-ScienceDay@NGHA.MED.SA

We look forward to welcoming you to the science day and to your active participation to ensure a successful event.