A two-day unique confluence of over 1100 Physicians, Cardiologists, Fellows, Cardiac Surgeons, Researchers and Cardiac nutritionists from India and abroad kicked off today at Leela Ambience Hotel and Residences, Gurgaon. The 6th Edition of “Echo n Cardiology Today and Tomorrow” organized by Medanta, the Medicity Hospital will offer a glimpse of the growing number of Cardiovascular disease in India. Inaugurated by Dr. Naresh Trehan, Patron, Organizing Committee, Dr. Ravi R Kasliwal, Course Chairman and Dr. Manish Bansal, Scientific Coordinator, this year the theme of the two-day conference is Cardiology in India: At the Crossroads.
With the radical transformation taking place in the Indian society, lifestyles are getting diverse, cultural values are shifting and non-communicable diseases are increasing with heart ailments being the number one killer. Through this platform, doctors aim to highlight the pre-emption and prevention required in order to fight against the growing number of cardiovascular disease across age groups in the country.
The first Medanta “Echo n Cardiology Today and Tomorrow” started in the year 2012 with the broad principle of imparting knowledge to practitioners of Cardiac Sciences and allied specialties about the slate of the art and glimpses of the future in the field of Cardiology. This initiative is in sync with the “Best of Cardiology” series started almost a decade ago.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta- The Medicity, informed: “This unique meeting of minds has been conceptualized not only to discuss the growing number of health issues in our country but also to offer a solution to these problems. We have got the faculty of doctors from across sections who will discuss the challenges, highlight global issues and also let you know what will be their Indian perspective. Year on year, we wish to come up with relevant themes in order to educate and guide people on the growing health issues in the country.”
“Cardiovascular disease requires immediate attention in our country as it is one of the leading causes of death. Prevention of such disease can only happen if we educate people right from the beginning. Through forums like this, we hope to collectively come up with ideas and solutions which can be helpful for the common man in his fight against heart diseases,” opined Dr R. R. Kasliwal, Chairman, Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, Community Outreach and Education, Medanta-The Medicity.