Conference programme

I session. Chairs prof. M. Miglinas, dr. V. Banys
10:00 – 10:30Prof. Alan Maisel, San DiegoNatriuretic peptides – history of implementation
10:30 – 10:50Assoc. Prof. Dalius Vitkus, VilniusLaboratory tests of NPs and troponins – performance and differences
10:50 – 11:20Prof. Theresa McDonagh, LondonNatriuretic peptides in practice of family physician – effective healthcare technology? UK experience
11:20 – 11:45Prof. Raimondas Kubilius, dr. Sonata Varvuolytė, Prof. Leonas ValiusDiscussion: possibilities to apply the experience of using HF biomarkers in Lithuania, in practice of GPs and specialists
Satellite lecture sponsored by Servier
11:45 – 12:00Prof. Jelena ČelutkienėHow to achieve the goals of HF treatment more easily?
II session. Chairs Dr. Nora Kupstytė-Krištaponė, Assoc. Prof. D. Karčiauskaitė
13:00 – 13:25Prof. Alan Maisel, San DiegoTroponins and sST2 – tools for risk stratification
13:25 – 13:55Prof. Alexandre Mebazaa, ParisHow biomarkers help to assess congestion?
13:55 – 14:15Prof. Pranas Šerpytis, Assoc. Prof. Giedrė Bakšytė , Assoc. Prof. Jolanta LaukaitienėDiscussion: applying biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in acute HF setting
Satellite lecture sponsored by Novartis
14:15 – 14:30Assoc. Prof. Diana ŽaliaduonytėThe newest choice for optimizing the treatment of HF patients
III session. Chairs prof. V. Kasiulevičius, prof. R. Šlapikas
15:00 – 15:25Prof. Jelena Čelutkienė, VilniusLithuanian national guidelines “Biomarkers for HF”
15:25 – 15:45Assoc. Prof. Vytenis Kalibatas, KaunasAssessment of biomarker cost-effectiveness
15:45 – 16:10Dr. Jose Morgado, HuelvaDo heart failure biomarkers create value in healthcare? Spain experience
16:10 – 16:35NIF Adviser for Servise Expertise and Control Division Žydrūnė BaigienėCost of HF treatment – dynamics in recent years
16:35 – 17:00Vice-Minister of Health of Lithuanian Republic, dr. Lina JaruševičienėHF care in Lithuania – challenges and solutions