Conference programme

I session. Chairs prof. M. Miglinas, dr. V. Banys
10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Alan Maisel, San Diego Natriuretic peptides – history of implementation
10:30 – 10:50 Assoc. Prof. Dalius Vitkus, Vilnius Laboratory tests of NPs and troponins – performance and differences
10:50 – 11:20 Prof. Theresa McDonagh, London Natriuretic peptides in practice of family physician – effective healthcare technology? UK experience
11:20 – 11:45 Prof. Raimondas Kubilius, dr. Sonata Varvuolytė, Prof. Leonas Valius Discussion: possibilities to apply the experience of using HF biomarkers in Lithuania, in practice of GPs and specialists
Satellite lecture sponsored by Servier
11:45 – 12:00 Prof. Jelena Čelutkienė How to achieve the goals of HF treatment more easily?
Lunch
II session. Chairs prof. A. Kavoliūnienė, Assoc. Prof. D. Karčiauskaitė
13:00 – 13:25 Prof. Alan Maisel, San Diego Troponins and sST2 – tools for risk stratification
13:25 – 13:55 Prof. Alexandre Mebazaa, Paris How biomarkers help to assess congestion?
13:55 – 14:15 Prof. Pranas Šerpytis, Prof. Aleksandras Laucevičius, Assoc. Prof. Jolanta Laukaitienė Discussion: applying biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in acute HF setting
Satellite lecture sponsored by Novartis
14:15 – 14:30 Assoc. Prof. Diana Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė The newest choice for optimizing the treatment of HF patients
Tea
III session. Chairs prof. V. Kasiulevičius, prof. R. Šlapikas
15:00 – 15:25 Prof. Jelena Čelutkienė, Vilnius Lithuanian national guidelines “Biomarkers for HF”
15:25 – 15:45 Assoc. Prof. Vytenis Kalibatas, Kaunas Assessment of biomarker cost-effectiveness
15:45 – 16:10 Dr. Antonio Leon, Huelva Do heart failure biomarkers create value in healthcare? Spain experience
16:10 – 16:35 NIF Adviser for Servise Expertise and Control Division Žydrūnė Baigienė Cost of HF treatment – dynamics in recent years
16:35 – 17:00 Vice-Minister of Health of Lithuanian Republic, dr. Lina Jaruševičienė HF care in Lithuania – challenges and solutions