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Committees

Congress Management Committee


Presidents
Horacio Faella (Argentina)
Shahryar Sheikh (Pakistan)

Vice-Presidents
Néstor Vita (Argentina)
Trevor Hassell (Barbados)
Valentin Fuster (United States)
Pekka Puska (Finland)

NOC* President
Jorge Lerman (Argentina)

NOC* Vice-President
J.C. Linares-Casas (Argentina)

Scientific Committee
Arturo Cagide (Argentina)
Felipe Martínez (Argentina)
Sidney C. Smith (United States)

International Relationships
Luis María Amuchástegui (Argentina)

General Secretary
Juan Krauss (Argentina)

CEO, World Heart Federation
Janet Voûte (Switzerland)

Director Congress Division, World Heart Federation
Adrian Ott (Switzerland)

Managing Director, ICS Congresos Internacionales
Mariano Castex (Argentina)

* National Organizing Committee


Scientific Programme Committee


Co-Chairs

Arturo Cagide (Argentina)
Felipe Martínez (Argentina)
Sidney C. Smith (United States)

SAB* Council Chairpersons & Advisers
Jonathan Carapetis (Australia)
Edgardo Escobar (Chile)
Nizal Sarraf-Zadegan (Iran)

National Advisers (Argentina)
Luis Alday
Hugo Grancelli
Liliana Grinfeld
Néstor Pérez Baliño
Juan A. Plastino
Ricardo Ronderos

International Advisers
Mónica Acevedo (Chile)
Ayrton Brandão (Brazil)
Günter Breithardt (Germany)
Valentin Fuster (United States)
Runlin Gao (China)
Trevor Hassell (Barbados)
José López-Sendón (Spain)
Mário Maranhão (Brazil)
Marco Martínez-Ríos (Mexico)
Akira Matsumori (Japan)
Bongani Mayosi (South Africa)
Sania Nishtar (Pakistan)
Churchill Onen (Botswana)
Dev Pahlajani (India)
Pekka Puska (Finland)
Srinath Reddy (India)
Carlos Romero (Uruguay)
Sergio Timerman (Brazil)
Tak-Fu Tse (China)
Andrew Tonkin (Australia)
William Wijns (Belgium)
Salim Yusuf (Canada)

Director Science Operations, World Heart Federation
Marilyn Hunn (United States)

* World Heart Federation Scientific Advisory Board and Councils


Sponsorship Committee


Horacio Faella (Argentina)
Shahryar Sheikh (Pakistan)
Jorge Lerman (Argentina)
Janet Voûte (Switzerland)
Helen Alderson (Switzerland)
Adrian Ott (Switzerland)
Mariano Castex (Argentina)



Press Committee


Hugo Lastiri (Argentina)

Álvaro Sosa-Liprandi (Argentina)
Janet Voûte (Switzerland)
Victoria Dix (Switzerland)

WCC 2008 Final Programme

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WCC 2008 Webcasts

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