Maltese Cardiac Society (MCS) Conference 2019

We would like to welcome you to the Maltese Cardiac Society (MCS) Conference 2019, the showcase of cardiology in Malta, that will be held between the 17th and 20th October. The MCS conference has expanded greatly over the years. This year the conference will not only host international speakers but, for the first time, international delegates from the Lebanese Cardiac Society will be participating in the conference.


Prepare yourself for a packed 4-day programme where the whole spectrum of cardiology will be explored. It is a unique opportunity for all professionals to learn about the latest updates in cardiology. Topics will include coronary interventions, structural heart interventions, heart failure, imaging, prevention, diabetes, cardiovascular pharmacology, aortopathy, congenital heart disease, and electrophysiology. In addition, a keynote lecture on the role of artificial intelligence in cardiology will be delivered by an imminent WHO representative. In total, the conference will be addressed by 15 international and world-renowned cardiologists and cardiac surgeons together with local experts in the field.


Novel to the MCS Conference 2019 will be three live case sessions from the Cardiac Catheterisation Suite and Cardiac Laboratory at Mater Dei Hospital. The first live case sessions will cover triregistration whereby the use of coronary physiology and intravascular imaging will help assist coronary revascularistation. The second case will show the role of stress echocardiography in current cardiology practice while the third case will demonstrate a highly challenging closure of arteriovenous malformation via percutaneous approach by an international expert in the field.


The conference will include an interactive workshop on the use of Crossboss and Stingray catheters in coronary chronic total occlusions, a breakfast session on angina, and a concluding interactive session on ECG interpretation with the experts. The highly successful ‘Cardiology Update for the Family Physician’ and Allied Health Sessions have also been further expanded.


Cardiology research will again be given prominence with 2 oral abstract sessions being held during conference prime time, 2 moderated poster abstract sessions as well as poster abstract sessions

during the morning coffee breaks and lunch breaks. Abstract submission deadline is 18th September.


The conference will finish with a public awareness day which for the first time will also include a fun run.


The conference will be held at the Central Auditorium in Mater Dei Hospital Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, Valletta, and seven megalithic temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.


We would like you to make the best of the MCS conference 2019 whereby you can learn, interact and enjoy.


Full details of the programme can be found on the website:


Dr. Robert G. Xuereb


President, Maltese Cardiac Society

Obo Organising Committee MCS