Cheng-Hsin Hospital hosted the 2021 Taipei Valve Summit, which brought together 14 heavyweight international masters from 15 countries

Cheng-Hsin Hospital hosted the “2021 Taipei Valve Summit ” on June 25-26, 2021. The summit, which is now in its fifth session, has become one of the most important academic conferences on the treatment of heart valve diseases in the Asia-Pacific region. Co-sponsored by Superintendent Jeng Wei of our hospital and Professor Ye Jian from Canada, the summit aims to provide the latest valve treatment and diagnosis, with a special emphasis on the cooperation model involving interdisciplinary teams in cardiology, surgery, and surrounding areas.

The summit is a great opportunity for medical professionals and researchers in the field of valvular heart diseases come together, share their knowledge and expertise, and discuss the latest advancements in the field.

Interestingly, the Taipei Valve Summit has been transformed into an online meeting since 2020 due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, last year’s online conference was a great success with cardiologists from more than 14 countries meeting virtually, and more than 10,000 people browsing the conference content online.

The meeting focused on key topics such as the experience and trend sharing of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR or TAVI) in young low-risk patients, treatment of patients with aortic insufficiency, and improving the clinical effect of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Other topics that were discussed include interventional treatment of other transcatheter valves, and the latest diagnosis, treatment, and future development trends of valve diseases.

The summit invited international masters of cardiology and surgery such as Prof. Tirone David, Prof. Jian Ye, Dr. Sanjeevan Pasupati, Dr. Ariel Finkelstein, Dr. Michael J. Reardon, Dr. Kentaro Hayashida and Dr. Lars Søndergaard to give keynote speeches and participate in the exchange of ideas and experiences. This rare international exchange event was a great opportunity for medical professionals and researchers in the field of heart valve diseases to learn from each other and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. In addition, the meeting also covered the latest diagnosis, treatment, and future development trends of valve diseases, providing valuable insights for participants.

Superintendent Jeng Wei emphasized the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation and team-based approach in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. He also expressed his gratitude to the international experts for their participation and contributions to the conference. The event was a great success, providing a platform for experts to share their knowledge and experiences, and promoting the development of cardiovascular medicine.

Superintendent Dr. Wei Jing (left) and Vice Superintendent Dr. Yin Wei-Hsian (right) co-hosted the 2021 Taipei Valve Summit via video conference, which brought together 36 renowned cardiovascular experts from 15 countries.