With the patronage



Final Program:


22nd september 2020

4.15 pm


Rigo Fausto, Venice, IT


Chairperson : Casadei Barbara, Oxford, UK


4.30 Covid-19: an immunological perspective

Viola Antonella, Padua, IT


4.50 pm

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cardiological world:
what have we learned and what will have to change in the future?                                                                                    

Casadei Barbara, Oxford, UK


 5.10 pm

Heart failure during Covid-19 pandemic in Spain:
which mechanism and therapeutic strategy? 

Comin Colet Josep, Barcelona, ES


5.30 pm

Inflammation and cytochine storm in pandemic:
how to prevent and treat it?                           

Ferrer Ricard, Barcelona, ES


5.50 – 7.00 pm

Conclusive remarks and take-home messages  day 1

Final panel discussion day 1

23rd september 2020

4.15 pm

Introduction and link to the previous day

Rigo Fausto, Venice, IT


Chairperson :  Rigo Fausto, Venice, IT


4.30 pm

Acute coronary syndrome during pandemic: 
an underestimated problem for the patients?  

Tarantini Giuseppe, Padua, IT


4.50 pm

Cardiac rhythm disturbances and anticoagulation during Covid infection                                                                                                            

Zamorano Jose Luis, Madrid, ES


5.10  pm

Covid pandemic and cardiac injury:
can we estimate the real impact?

Pinto Fausto, Lisbon, PT


5.30 pm

Exercise during Covid-19 pandemic: A view
from preventive cardiology                  

Halle Martin, Munich, DE


6.00 – 7.30 pm

Conclusive remarks and take-home messages

Final panel discussion day 2

President: Dott. Fausto Rigo

Department of the Cardiovascular Function of  Venice Hospitals, AULSS 3 Serenissima, Venice, IT




To focus on some what really Covid-19 pandemic has represented for the cardiology world


To highlight the most important cardiological and clinical aspects and to share different expertise


To look at the previous mistakes to avoid them in the future


Starting from the positive actions to fight better and more effectively under the cardiological point of view any future pandemic



Medical discipline:

Cardiologists, Internists, Pulmonologists, Geriatricians, General Practitioners, Intensivists, Emergentists, Radiologists, infectious disease specialists, Nurses and Technicians, Pharmacists

Faculty list:

Barbara Casadei,
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine John Radcliffe Hospita, Oxford, UK
ESC President 


Josep Comin Colet, 

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bellvitge, L' Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, ES


Ricard Ferrer, 

Department of Intensive care, SODIR Research group-VHIR , Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, ES


Martin Halle, 

Department of Prevention and Sports Medicine, University Hospital ´Klinikum rechts der Isar´, Munich, DE

EAPC President 


Fausto Pinto, 

Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine  CCUL, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, PT

ESC Past President 


Giuseppe Tarantini,

Department of Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic Sciences and Public Health, University of Padua, Padua, IT

GISE President


Antonella Viola

Department of Biomedical Sciences, General Pathology, University of Padova, Padua, IT

Scientific Director Fondazione Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Città della Speranza,Padua, IT


Jose Luis Zamorano, 

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, ES

EACVI Past President