Kolkata, June 19 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The Cardiological Society of India (West Bengal Chapter) organized “Eastern India Interventional Cardiology Conclave” (EIICCON) at Hotel Hyatt Regency here on June 18-19.
It is their third conference of its kind in successive years.
About 300 delegates from Eastern India and neighbouring SAARC countries attended this conclave.
It comprised of transmitted live sessions from leading centres of Europe, South-East Asia and USA and Latin America; live cases were done by reputed national and international faculty at the various cath labs of Kolkata; and didactic lectures by the experts.
The foreign faculty included Dr. Seung-Woon Rha from Seoul, Director of Cardiology Department at the Korea National University Hospital, also Master of Left Main Angioplasty, Prof. Bernherd Meier, the signatory of the first balloon angioplasty in the world, Martin Leon, Founder of Transcathetar Therapeutics and one of the leading cardiologists of U.S.A; Veteran Professor Geneva University, Dr. Ulrich Sigwart, known as the Father of Stenting.
The agenda for the scientific programme via the transmitted live sessions highlighted on LMCA angioplasty closure a novel technique to prevent cerebral stoke(this was shown live for the first time in India),Transcathetar renal denervation, Carotid Stenting, PVD, SVG angioplasty, TAVI, Multi-vessel PCI and the future of Angioplasty.
On this occasion, Dr. Debabrata Roy, Organising Secretary for the EIICCON said, “It’s a first ever initiative that will attract cardiologist from all across the world, with first time participation from Brazil in any Cardiological conference in India.
“This concept of exchange of scientific ideas between foreign faculties and Indian doctors is inspired by Tagore’s idea of Viswa Bharati and West Bengal branch of Cardiological Society of India utilizes this platform to offer their tribute to Shri Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.”
The registration for the delegates happened on first come first serve basis.
The conclave was followed by a cultural programme comprising of the eastern Indian folk dance.