Cardiac Risk in the Young

The great ECG Quiz – Interactive interpretation with the audience

14 October

12:30 PM America/New_York



Aris Anastasakis

Dr. Aristides Anastasakis, MD, PhD, is a consultant cardiologist specialized in Inherited and Rare Cardiovascular Diseases. He was trained in Athens and London. He holds a Degree in Medicine and his PhD thesis was in the field of cardiomyopathies. Since 1997, is dynamically involved in the area of inherited cardiovascular diseases (“Pheidippides” program 1997 – 2004, EKKAN 2004 – 2017) and now holds the position of Scientific Director in the Unit of Inherited and Rare Cardiovascular Diseases, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre. He has been a member of ESC Task Force in Sports Cardiology (2004 – 2008) and an elected nucleus member of ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases (2012 – 2016). Ηe represented Greece (2015 – 2017) in EUCERD (European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases) and is an elected President (2018 – 2020) on Cardiomyopathy and Inherited cardiovascular diseases working group of the Hellenic Cardiac Society, as well as the President (2017 – 2020) of the National Council of Rare Diseases in Greece. He has been awarded with several grants and actively involved in international research projects (such as HCM Investigator Outcomes). Dr. Anastasakis has a significant volume of publications in international scientific journals, chapters in medical books and is the editor of the textbook “Heart diseases in adolescence”. He is also a Board member for various scientific journals such as Hellenic Cardiac Society Journal, Cardiogenetics and Echo Research. Currently, he is the coordinator of National Network in Precision Medicine in Cardiology.

Helder Dores

Dr Dores is a cardiologist at Luz Hospital, Lisbon, where is the coordinator of Sports Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation and the Human Performance Department of Sport Lisbon and Benfica. He is the General Secretary of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology (2020-2023). Dr Dores serves as a Professor and Researcher at NOVA Medical School and Catholic University of Portugal, and Vice President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine (2019-2023). Dr Dores obtained his PhD (2019) with a thesis entitled ‘Cardiovascular risk assessment in athletes: the role of electrocardiography and imaging’. Post-Graduations in Military Medicine (2006); Cardiac Rehabilitation (2012); Aeronautical Medicine (2016); Sports Medicine (2018).

Michael Papadakis

Dr Papadakis is an Assoc Professor in Cardiology at St George’s, University of London. He is the president-elect for the European Association of Preventive Cardiology and the past chair of the European section of Sports Cardiology and Exercise. He is consultant to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, English Institute of Sport, English and Wales Cricket Board and Rugby Football Union. His interests include sports cardiology, inherited cardiac diseases, cardiovascular disease prevention including prevention of sudden cardiac death in young and athletic individuals, heart failure and cardiac imaging. Dr Papadakis is currently credited with more than 100 publications in peer reviewed medical journals and numerous presentations in national and international conferences. He has contributed to international projects, including the creation of the Sports Cardiology curriculum, the criteria for the interpretation of the athlete’s ECG and the exercise guidelines in individuals with heart disease. In 2016 he launched a novel MSc degree in Sports Cardiology.