Scholarship

May 17-23 2010, “Casa di Cura Quarenghi” San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, ITALY

PROGRAM

Saturday May 15, Sunday May 16
Arrivals of the Cardiologists in San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, ItalyAccommodation at the Central Hotel, where the participants will have full board until

Saturday May 22
Free time for visiting characteristic places of Bergamo and Brembana Valley.

Monday May 17
09.00 am – Presentation of the scholarship program at the Auditorium of the “Casa di Cura Dr. Quarenghi” Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Flavio Burgarella, Head of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre and Founder and Executive Director of Heart Friends Around the World;
Michelle Quarenghi, General Manager of the “Casa di Cura Dr. Quarenghi” in San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy

10.00 am – Prevention Cardiology in Lombardy.
Dr. Walter Locatelli, General Director at ASL Milan, Italy

10.30 am – Mouth, Teeth and Heart.
Prof. Alberto Baldini, Stomatology, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy.

11.00 am – “In contact with the patient”: the practical approach in the cardiac rehabilitation department

12.30 pm – Lunch

03.30 pm – SYMPOSIUM OF CARDIOLOGY
The organization of a highly specialized Department of Cardiology in Italy. A general overview on heart failure.
Dr. Antonello Gavazzi, Head of the Primary Cardiology Division at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

Prognostic stratification in heart failure.
Dr. Mauro Gori, Head of the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

Electric therapy in the modern treatment of heart failure.
Dr Francesco Cantù, Head of the Electrophysiology Unit of the Cardiovascular Department at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

07.30 pm – Dinner

Tuesday May 18
09.00 am – Physical activity for cardiac rehabilitation in the gymnasium of the cardiac rehabilitation center.
Chiara Sonzogni, “Casa di Cura Dr. Quarenghi”, San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy

10.00 am – Visit to the clinical department of ergometry and echocardiography of the rehabilitation center.

11.00 am – Peripheral (obliterative) arterial disease classification and global management.
Dr Giuliano Brighenti – Head of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre – Clinica “Quarenghi” San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy

12.30 pm – Lunch

03.30 pm – SYMPOSIUM ON VASCULAR SURGERY
The vascular surgery in 2010: introduction and historical notes.
Dr Luigi Aiazzi, Head of the Vascular Surgery Department at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

Prosthesis and vascular surgery: a comparison in the pathology of carotid, aorta and peripheral arteries.
Staff of the Vascular Surgery Department at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

04.00 pm – The carotid artery pathology.
Dr. Cosimo Maraglino

05.00 pm – The aortic pathology.
Dr. Cristina Ricucci

06.00 pm – The lower limb arteriopathy obliterans pathology.
Dr. Riccardo Gotti/Dr Luigi Aiazzi, Head of the Vascular Surgery Department at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

07.30 pm – Dinner

Wednesday May 19
9.00 am – Physical activity for pulmonary rehabilitation in the gymnasium of the cardiac rehabilitation center.
Chiara Sonzogni, “Casa di Cura Dr. Quarenghi”, San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy

10.00 am – Cardiac rehabiliation Outside Hospital: a brief clinical guideline for African Countries.
Dr Flavio Burgarella, Head of the Cardiac Rehabiliation Centre of the “Casa di Cura Quarenghi” San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy, Founder and Executive Director of Heart Friends Around The World

10.30 am – Visit to the Vascular Ecography Department of the cardiac rehabilitation center

11.30 am – Assistance during the visit at the patients: doctor-patient relationship during cardiac rehabilitation

12.30 pm – Lunch

03.30 pm – SYMPOSIUM ON CARDIAC SURGERY
Organization of a highly specialized Department of Cardiac Surgery. Surgical techniques for the treatment of heart failure.
Dr.ssa Caterina Simon Head of the Cardiac Surgery Division at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

The Manifesto of Heart Friends Around The World.
Dr Flavio Burgarella, Head of the Cardiac Rehabiliation Centre of the “Casa di Cura Quarenghi” San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy, Founder and Executive Director of Heart Friends Around The World

Pediatric Cardiology as seen by one of its pioneers.
Prof Lucio Parenzan, Founder and Director of the International Heart School

Experience of cardiac surgery in Africa.
Dr. Gian Carlo Crupi, Surgeon in Pediatric Heart Surgery at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

07.30 pm – Dinner

Thursday May 20

09.00 am – Physical activity for the rehabilitation of the arteriopathy obliterans of the lower limbs in the gymnasium of the cardiac rehabilitation center.
Chiara Sonzogni, “Casa di Cura Dr. Quarenghi”, San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy

10.00 am – A practical lesson of health education for the patients.

11.00 am – Nuclear medicine in the cardiologic evaluation: stress myocardial scintigraphy.
Dr Giuseppe Medolago, Nuclear Medicine Department, “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

12.30 pm – Lunch

03.30 pm – SYMPOSIUM OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
Radial approach for coronary interventions. An overview.
Dr. Orazio Valsecchi, Head of the Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology Division of the Cardiovascular Department at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

Health promotion in its aspects of body, mind, and spirit.
Dr Flavio Burgarella, Head of the Cardiac Rehabiliation Centre of the “Casa di Cura Quarenghi” San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy, Founder and Executive Director of Heart Friends Around The World

Organization in the Modern Interventional Cardiology. The treatment of acute myocardial infarction.
Dr Orazio Valsecchi Head of the Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology Division of the Cardiovascular Department at “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

07.30 – Dinner

Friday May 21
08.00 am – Departure by bus to the “Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo” General Hospital for the visit to the Departments of Cardiology, Coronary Unit, Hemodynamics, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine, where their respective Heads will illustrate their activities.

12.30 pm – Lunch in a typical restaurant of Bergamo

03.30 pm – Guided tour in the Old City, the artistic heritage of Bergamo. Organized by Claudia Lazzaroni, Secretary of Heart Friends Around The World.

06.30 pm – Return to San Pellegrino Terme

07.30 pm – Gala Dinner with the participation of speakers and members of the Lombardy Region, the Province of Bergamo, the Municipality of Bergamo, the Mountain Community of Brembana Valley and the Municipality of San Pellegrino, who gave the patronage to the initiative.

Saturday May 22

09.00 am – Bus transfer to the Burgarella farm located in Bianzano and Spinone al Lago, Bergamo. Visit to the headquarters of Heart Friends Around The World and Telehealth.

11.00 am – Participation in a fitness trail to promote physical activity in rural areas. The model of a Healthy Farm.

12.30 pm – Lunch in the Burgarella farm.

03.30 pm – Lecture on the promotion of the spiritual dimension in medicine. Dott. Flavio Burgarella, Founder and President of Telehealth.

06.00 pm – Return to San Pellegrino

07.00 pm – Dinner

Sunday May 23

Return to Africa

Appreciation

Press