Welcome Note

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great honor that we invite you to participate in the First Middle East Cardiac Anesthesia Conference taking place on November 10-11, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population. The facilities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards, representing more than 30 medical and surgical specialties.

The First Middle East Cardiac Anesthesia Conference aims to present the current evidence based approach to managing anesthesia for cardiac surgical patients. Cardiac anesthesia being very closely linked to cardiac surgery and cardiology, this conference will have a number of sessions on advances in these two specialities as well.

The event will feature discussions on hematologic problems in cardiac surgery, organ protection during cardiopulmonary bypass, current status of circulatory assist devices, echocardiography, newer percutaneous valve interventions, as well as outcomes after cardiac surgery.

The conference faculty is composed of distinguished cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons as well as cardiologists from the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, as well as our own experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio.

We look forward to an audience of 200 cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, perfusionists and nurses.  The conference hopes to provide a refresher update in Cardiac Anesthesia for delegates from UAE, GCC as well as Asia.

We look forward to your participation at the First Middle East Cardiac Anesthesia Conference and welcoming you to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.


Dominique Prud’homme
Chair, Scientific Committee
Chief, Cardiac Anesthesiology
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi