Over 1500 physicians and cardiologists attend the four-day conference organized jointly by the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) and Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS)
The APHRS Scientific Session, one of the largest gatherings of Cardiac Electrophysiologists in the world is being held in the capital city of India for the first time ever. The four-day conference-taking place from Oct 29th – Nov 1st simultaneously at Hotel Taj Palace and ITC Maurya, is the largest medical conference ever organized in the country in terms of the International faculty participation from different continents such as the Asia Pacific, USA and Europe.
Speaking at the conference, Dr Mohan Nair, Chairman Organizing Committee, 7th Asia APHRS Scientific Session and Chairman Cardiology, Saket City Hospital said, “It is indeed a proud moment to have an International conference of such stature and scale being organized in India. With the increasing incidence of heart rhythm disorders in the country, it is extremely important that we make full use of the advancements in technology in the fields of arrhythmia and electro cardiology and educate the community about new and innovative treatment options available globally. The 7th APHRS Scientific Session provides platform to physicians, researchers and other partakers to come together and contribute in enhancing international academic exchange and development. I thank all our partners and look forward to many such opportunities 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 goal 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 thrilled to be in India for the conference and 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.
Giving a global perspective, Dr Richard Fogel, President, Heart Rhythm Society said, “I am extremely happy to be here in India today for the 7th APHRS Scientific Session. The treatment of arrhythmic disorders differs not just within different North American countries but also globally, making a platform such as this extremely beneficial and important. Technological advancement has now revolutionized treatment of heart rhythm disorders. For instance putting a three lead pacemaker is now an established non-drug therapy for end stage heart failure”.
Commenting on the medical advancements in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, Dr Kalyanam Shiv Kumar, Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and Professor, Department of Medicine Radiology, UCLA USA, said, “It is now possible to catheter ablate most of the cardiac irregular heart rhythms safely and effectively. With the help of ultra-modern technologies a majority of heart attacks due to heart rhythm disorders can be avoided”.
Adding to this, Dr Jonathan Kalman, Professor at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, said, “Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained heart rhythm disturbance and a major cause of stroke and death. Over recent decades, the incidence of AF has increased dramatically, positioning AF as one of the epidemics of the new millennium. Conferences like the APHRS Scientific Session like are extremely important platforms to discuss advancements in the field and provide adequate training to heart rhythm physicians to address this modern epidemic”
A public awareness program on sudden cardiac arrest was also launched at the venue. To know more please visit www.aphrsindia.com