Cayman Heart Fund’s annual symposium next week

The Cayman Heart Fund will host its 10th annual International Symposium at the Marriott resort next week.

The symposium will bring together several international speakers, with presentations by doctors specializing in heart disease from the Cleveland Clinic, Holy Cross, JMH International, Memorial Global Health and the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

According to a press release, speakers will share information about the latest research, technology and advancements in preventive cardiovascular medicine on Thursday, March 23, from 5-9 p.m.

Cayman Heart Fund Vice Chairwoman Dr. Bella Beraha will deliver the opening message.

Dr. Charles Russo from Holy Cross will give a presentation on “Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics in a Community Hospital Setting.”

He will be followed by Dr. Robert Cubeddu of the Cleveland Clinic, who will discuss “Interventional Therapies for Stroke Prevention.”

Pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Steven Bibevski of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, part of Memorial Healthcare System, will elaborate on “Innovative Therapies in Congenital Heart Surgery” and will share insights about a case study from the hospital.

Dr. Constantino Peña of Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute will give an “Update on the Treatment of Arterial Disease.”

The final speaker of the evening will be Dr. Courtney Cummings from the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, who will give a presentation on “George Town Hospital Stroke Protocol.”

Dr. Bibevski said in the press release, “We are very fortunate to have an experienced group of experts who gather together in search for ways of innovating treatments while delivering compassionate care to our patients.”

The Cayman Heart Fund invites the medical community to register for the conference and receive 4.5 Continuing Medical Education Certificates.

To register, visit For more information, visit or contact [email protected] or 916-6324.

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