Prevention and Sports: Shaping Healthy Hearts

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Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Morning Program 
Preventive pediatric cardiology
08:00 Registration
Media Video introducing the topic (join us in Porto!)
08:30 Opening – Local organizers and board
Appetizer  Mentimeter quiz: what is preventive pediatric cardiology for you?
08:45 - 09:30 Keynote lecture
Preventive pediatric cardiology: are we in the blocks, ready to go?
09:30 - 10:00 Lecture
Start early, live longer: is childhood the key to cardiovascular health?
10:00 - 11:00 Case studies on big topics in prevention: a guideline-based approach
1) Dyslipidaemia
Case: why and when to screen, and how to treat
2) Hypertension
Case: repaired CHD and still hypertension, what to do?
3) Physical activity
Case: public health versus focused physical activity programs, how to proceed?
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:20 Hot topics in preventive pediatric cardiology
Set-up: two perspectives, followed by discussion with audience
1) Lifestyle change: a realistic scenario? Can children simply move more and eat less? 
2) Why diet, if there are GLP1 inhibitors around to improve cardiometabolic outcomes?
12:20 - 12:30 Wrap-up: what is preventive pediatric cardiology for you now?
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch in the park - walk & talk, local highlights
Afternoon Program 
Sports as prevention in CHD
13:30 - 14:14 Sports as prevention in children with CHD: benefits and risks
14:15 - 15:15 Case studies on sports in CHD patients: a guideline-based approach
1) TGA and jumping high
2) Fallot and football with a dilated RV
3) Cardiac rehabilitation in children with CHD: does intensity matter?
15:15 - 15:40 Wrapping up - a training course quiz: 
Prevention - better safe than sorry 
15:40 Closure