Keynote Lecture

Professor Sir Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi

Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital Trust
United Kingdom
MBChB 1976, MRCP 1979,
FRCP 1995, FRCPCH 1997

Innovations in congenital heart interventions - What lies ahead in the future

Date: 8 December 2023
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Moderators: Dr. Robin HS CHEN, Dr. Shing-Fung CHUI
Panelists: Dr. Andy WK CHAN, Dr. Kam-Tim CHAN, Dr Vinson YW CHENG, Prof. Ziyad HIJAZI

Professor Sir Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi is a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Evelina London. His major interest is in Interventional Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology. Apart from being a clinical paediatric cardiologist, he has developed particular expertise and interest in interventional paediatric cardiology as well as adults with congenital heart disease. He has been a visiting professor to many units around the world, where he has taught interventional techniques to many doctors and teams.

Professor Quereshi has been invited to many international scientific conferences around the world and given countless lectures in particular on interventional techniques and the latest developments. His given named lectures include Edgar Mannheimer lectures in Poland and Ethiopia and Charles Mullins lecture in USA. He is a co-inventor of Tyshak balloon. He works pro bono and is Chairman of the medical board for the charity Chain of Hope, operating on sick children both in the UK and abroad. He is also a co-director of CSI annual conferences around the world.

In 2004, Professor Quereshi received from the President of Pakistan one of the highest civilian awards (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) from the Government of Pakistan for helping to develop Paediatric Cardiology in Pakistan. In the same year, he also received the Outstanding Achievements in Interventional Paediatric Cardiology Award from the Annual PICS meeting held in Chicago. In 2022 he was recognised in the New Year Honours list and was granted a Knight Bachelor for his services to paediatric cardiology and charity.

Professor Quereshi is a co-editor of Interventions in Structural, Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. FL USA, 2015). He published over 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals.


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