28th Great Wall International Cardiology Congress (GW-ICC), Beijiing, China, 12-15 October, 2017

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Prof Han Yaling

Prof Han Yaling

Professor Han Yaling, Chairwoman, 28th GW-ICC, 2017; Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; President, Cardiovascular Physician Branch, Chinese Medical Association; Chairwoman-elect, cardiovascular disease branch, Chinese Medical Association; Editor in Chief, Chinese Journal of Cardiovascular Disease; Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region, China; Director, Key Laboratory, People’s Liberation Army, China

Professor Han Yaling, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor at Shenyang Military Region General Hospital, China, will serve as Chairwoman of the 28th GW-ICC.

GW-ICC Academic Programme

  • In 2017, GW-ICC will still hold sessions for traditional academic areas such as basic and transformational medical research, cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, structural heart disease, heart failure, emergency critically illness, imaging and diagnosis.
  • In addition, important Chinese and international scientific research, clinical technology and academic progress will also be presented.
  • Disciplines such as county medicine, general medicine, Internet medicine, medical humanities, amongst other new topics which were added last year, will provide interesting and informative academic sessions.
  • In 2017, three new forums will be added:
    • Children and Pregnant Women Rhythm Forum
    • Stroke Forum
    • Cancer Cardiology Forum
  • Inclusion of these new forums will help promote the development of sub-disciplines and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Live studio will continue in 2017, with 30 high-end expert presentations broadcast live on multiple large-screens throughout congress venue to facilitate in-depth discussion of hot or controversial topics.
  • GWICC 2017 will cover thirteen subject disciplines and there will be eighteen different meeting types.
  • More than 1,900 presidium experts will chair forty-six forums of over four hundred lectures.
  • Two hundred and sixty foreign experts from thirty-five countries and regions will share the latest international developments with congress delegates.
  • Approximately 1,300 publications were submitted to GW-ICC 2017.


Surgery broadcasts

  • GW-ICC has always had a particular focus on surgical skills training and promotion of new technology.
  • Eleven Chinese and international teaching hospitals will participate in this year’s live broadcast which will be available via Internet streaming.
  • Of the 48 live surgery broadcast sessions, eleven hospitals will broadcast coronary intervention surgeries and six hospitals will broadcast arrhythmia interventional surgeries.
  • Twenty for hour live broadcasts of emergency PCI held by the county medical forum will also be available.
  • More than 40 hospitals, half of which are county hospitals, will show their skilled emergency PCI technologies.
  • The Chinese Heart Society has established a “Continuing Education and Consultation Platform for Cardiovascular Diseases”, which will allow users to watch the live broadcasts from any location via software which can be downloaded to mobile phones or personal computers. Registration will be required to use these services.
  • In addition to the live broadcasts, in 2017 there will also be three surgical theaters broadcasting heart disease interventional therapy surgery. The surgical videos are recordings of teaching surgical cases of top Tier-III hospitals in China, demonstrating operations by skilled surgeons from the top hospitals and showcasing surgical skills.


Development of Joint Sessions at GW-ICC 2017

  • This year, twelve societies and organizations, including the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the World Heart Federation (WHF), will present the latest international guidance and cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment with new technologies.
  • Professor Jeroen J. Bax, President, ESC, Professor John Warner, President, AHA, and Professor Mary N. Walsh, President, ACC, will lead a delegation to China to attend GW-ICC 2017 where 62 lectures will be hosted in 22 joint sessions.
  • ESC @ GW-ICC Joint Forum (4 sessions) will focus on the highlights of 2017 ESC Congress, introducing the latest guidance and discussing the latest developments of ESC images, heart disease, heart failure, STEMI and valve disease aspects.
  • AHA @ GW-ICC Joint Forum (2 sessions) will focus on guidelines introduction and discussion of the progress in hypertension and syncope, treatment strategies to reduce the incidence of CVD mortality and how to reduce the incidence of adverse events.
  • ACC @ GW-ICC Joint Forum (3 sessions) will focus on population health, guidelines and real-world evidence; cardiovascular disease prevention: hypertension, smoking cessation and blood lipid management; STEMI treatment system.
  • Internationally renowned academic journals Circulation, JACC and NRC (Nature Reviews Cardiology) will hold special lectures and Professor Joseph A.Hill, Editor in chief of Circulation, and Professor Valentin Fuster, Editor in Chief of JACC, will conduct face-to-face academic dialogue with Chinese cardiovascular doctors.


Cardiovascular physicians must strengthen the concept of “big health”

  • Professor Han Yaling believes that the 28-year growth and development of GW-ICC is due to the open, innovative and changing attitude of the congress.
  • In 2001, under the leadership of Professor Hu Dayi, GW-ICC initiated the prevention forum, completing the transition from the field of clinical medicine to clinical and public health.
  • In 2015, Professor Ma Changsheng introduced the idea of e-health care to GW-ICC, and advocated for a people-oriented medical model to achieve high quality and efficient medical services.
  • In 2017, in addition to succession of the traditional disciplines, the new congress committees led by Professor Han Yaling propose that cardiovascular physicians should change their focus from pure medical thinking to a “big health” concept.
  • Professor Han Yaling notes that the “Report on the Status of Nutrition and Chronic Diseases of Chinese Residents in 2015”, states that the proportion of deaths attributed to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD) has reached 86.6%, making NCD the number one killer in China.
  • Chronic disease is usually caused by an unhealthy way of living, for which prevention is more important than treatment. With the release of the “Healthy China 2030″ plan, the concept of ” big health” has been promoted throughout China. Chinese society needs to pay attention to these health concepts and be aware of “prevention first” approaches.
  • Chinese cardiovascular physicians are the main force to fight cardiovascular disease in China, and therefore need to understand “big health”, and transition from “cure-centric” to “patient health-centric” approaches, with an all-round, full life cycle protection of the cardiovascular health of the Chinese population as their mission.


Updated: October 11, 2017 — 9:27 am