The Cardiac Patient from Birth to Adulthood

21–22 February 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden

The symposium will be held at the Swedish Society of Medicine in
Stockholm on 21–22 February 2019. The symposium will cover several
aspects on heart disease but with a focus on congenital heart disease.
The lecturers are international experts in their respective fields.
There will also be clinical case presentation with discussions
and possibilities to present abstracts with input from leading
experts. Areas covered are epidemiology of adult congenital heart
disease, congenital heart disease and development of atherosclerosis,
prematurity and later development of arterial hypertension, single
ventricle physiology, exercise capacity, arrhythmia, patient reported
outcomes and closure of persisent foramen ovale in cryptogenic
We hope that you will join us for the Berzelius symposium on 21–22
February 2019 and look forward to your active participation. There will
be a number of oral presentations and also a possibility to submit
abstracts for poster presentation.

Welcome to the symposium!
Organising committee: Bengt Johansson, Hugo Lagercrantz, Annika Rydberg, Magnus Domellöf, Per Dahlqvist, Ulf de Faire, Ulf Thilén

Preliminary program

Thursday 21 February 2019

09.15–09.30 Welcome and introduction. Hugo Lagercrantz, Ulf de Faire, Bengt Johansson

09.30–10.00 Adult congenital heart disease – past, present and future. Michael Gatzoulis, London, UK

10.00–10.30 The changing epidemiology in congenital heart disease. Ariane Marelli, Montreal, Canada

10.30–11.00 Coffee

11.00–11.30 Atherosclerosis in patients with congenital heart disease. Eero Jokinen, Helsinki, Finland

11.30–12.00 Arrhythmia interventions in complex congenital heart disease. Sabine Ernst, London, UK

12.00–12.30 Single ventricle physiology. Marc Gewillig, Leuven, Belgium

12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.00 Physical capacity in adults with congenital heart disease. Gerhard-Paul Diller, Münster, Germany

14.00–14.30 Quality of life in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Philip Moons, Leuven, Belgium

14.30–15.00 Persistent foramen ovale in chryptogenic stroke. Lars Søndergaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

15.00–15.30 Poster presentation

15.30–16.00 Coffee and poster session

16.30–17.00 Evolutionary aspects on the origin of cardiac disease.        Johan Frostegård, Stockholm, Sweden

17.00 Refreshments

18.30 Buffet-dinner at the Swedish Society of Medicine. (Pre-reservation is necessary!)

Friday 22 February 2019

08.30–09.00 Fetal origins of adult cardiovascular disease. Mark Hanson, Southampton, UK

09.00–09.30 Early life origins of adult cardiovascular disease. Atul Singhal, London, UK

09.30–10.00 Preterm birth and cardiovascular risk. Mikael Norman, Stockholm, Sweden

10.00–10.30 Coffee

10.30–12.45 Clinical case management - expert discussion.
Chair: Ulf Thilén, Lund, Bengt Johansson, Umeå, Magnus Domellöf, Umeå, Annika Rydberg, Umeå

  • Pulmonal insufficiency
  • Liver disease in univentricular physiology
  • Borderline hypertension in aortic coarctation
  • The fullterm SGA baby – risk management
  • Persistent ductus – management in early life
  • Coronary artery function after arterial switch
  • Ross surgery – when?

12.45–13.00 Concluding remarks. Bengt Johansson and Annika Rydberg

13.00 Buffet-lunch

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