Monday, October 27, 2014

India to host the 7th APHRS Scientific Session for the first time ever; one of the world’s largest gatherings of Cardiac Electrophysiologists

To be organized jointly by the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) and Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS) in New Delhi from October 29th to November 1st 2014

New Delhi, October 27th, 2014: The APHRS Scientific Session, one of the world’s largest gatherings of Cardiac Electrophysiologists will be held in India for the first time ever this month. In it’s seventh edition, the annual conference organized by the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society will take place in conjunction with the Indian Heart Rhythm Society simultaneously in Hotel Taj Palace and Maurya in New Delhi from 29th October to 1st November, 2014.  

The primary objective of the conference is to provide a platform to physicians, researchers and other partakers involved in the fields of arrhythmia and electro cardiology from across the world to come together and contribute in enhancing international academic exchange and development in this field under one roof. The highlight of this year’s conference will be the 200 scientific sessions being conducted by 250 core leading National and International faculty on topics such as ECGs, Sudden Cardiac Death, Atrial Fibiliration, Heart Failure, latest technological advancements in Cardiology amongst others

Speaking on the upcoming conference, Dr Mohan Nair, Chairman Organizing Committee, 7th Asia APHRS Scientific Session and Chairman Cardiology, Saket City Hospital said, “I am delighted to announce that the 7th APHRS Scientific Session, one of the most prestigious and largest gatherings of Cardiac Electrophysiologists in the world is going to take place in the National Capital this year.  A global conclave aimed at upholding excellence and advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders, the APHRS Scientific Session 2014 will be attended by nearly 1500 leading physicians, cardiologists and medical students this year. I thank all our partners and look forward to getting more such opportunities to India in the future.”

Adding to this, Dr Young-Hoon Kim, President APHRS said, “Started in 2008, APHRS takes place every year in different countries of the Asia Pacific Region. The reason behind scheduling these conferences in different countries is to provide an exchange of information related to not only arrhythmia and electro cardiology but also to put forward an apt platform for the exposure to the local culture which is rewardingly educational and deeply enriching. I am extremely excited about attending this conference in India amongst some of the leading global experts in the field”.

In the past APHRS has been organized in countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Next year’s conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia during the month of November 2015. 

•    Dr KK Talwar - Chairman, Board of Governors, Medical Council of India
•    Dr T. S. Kler - Executive Director Cardiac Sciences and Electrophysiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
•    Dr  KK Sethi - Chairman & MD, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute
•    Dr M Khalilullah – Founder, Heart Centre, New Delhi
•    Dr John Camm - Honorary consultant Cardiologist, St George’s Healthcare Trust, U.K
•    Dr Andrea Natale - Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center USA
•    Dr Kalyanam Shivkumar - Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, UCLA Medical Plaza, USA
•    Shih Ann Chen - Professor of Medicine, National Yang Ming School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
•    Dr Karl H Kuck – Chief of Staff Cardiology Asklepios Hospital St. Georg, Germany
•    Dr Sanjeev Saksena- Clinical Professor, Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, USA
•    Dr Richard Fogel - President of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
•    Dr David Hayes – Prof of Medicine (Cardiac) USA
•    Dr Angelo Auricchio, President-elect of the European Heart Rhythm Association
•    Dr Jonathan Kalman – head of electrophysiology and arrhythmia department, Royal Melbourne Hospital

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