National conference of interventional cardiologists in Chennai

1500+ interventional cardiologists and healthcare professionals take part

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National conference of interventional cardiologists in Chennai

Over 1,500 interventional cardiologists from across the country took part in the National Interventional Council (NIC) 2024, a national-level conference of interventional cardiologists, organised by the Tamil Nadu chapter of Cardiological Society of India (CSI), from 5 to 7 July at the Chennai Trade Centre.

NIC 2024 lined up 25 internationally reputed speakers from the field of interventional cardiology, who would address Fellows Course, an engaging and collegial environment for young interventional professionals to interact with experts. 

The conference showcased 20 live cases transmitted from abroad and featured 60 ‘Case in a Box’ presentations by leading cardiologists. The participants benefitted from hands-on workshops designed to enhance practical skills.

The highlights of NIC 2024 are — the release of data on the burden of heart diseases, procedures, and expenditures for heart ailments, and the launch of a dedicated hall for the innovators in the field of interventional cardiology and the industry catering to this specialty.

Sridhar Vembu, CEO, Zoho Corporation, inaugurated the conference, in the presence of  S. Gurushankar, chairman, Meenakshi Hospital, Thanjavur and Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, the guest of honour; V. Murugesan, organising chairman, and B. Kesavamoorthy, organising secretary, CSI NIC 2024 and senior interventional cardiologist, Meenakshi Hospital Thanjavur. 

Key office bearers of CSI, including D.P. Sinha, honorary general secretary; PC Rath president, and Sanjay Tyagi, president-elect, besides PK Sahoo, scientific chairman, N Pratapkumar chief coordinator CSI NIC 2024, also spoke.

Kesavamoorthy said the annual conference of the National Interventional Council, a wing of the Cardiology Society of India, representing more than 3,000 interventional cardiologists, will go a long way in advancing the cardiological practices and fostering global collaboration in interventional cardiology in the country. “

The highlights included the release of NIC 2024 cardiology data collected from over 1700 hospitals spread across the country. A competent team was formed to collect and analyse the data, the only compilation of its kind available in India in this context, and is crucial for healthcare planning in the country. NIC 2024 data, thus, marks a significant milestone in cardiological research and practice. Another major contribution is that for the first time, we are introducing a dedicated hall for the innovators in the field of interventional cardiology and the industry catering to this specialty. We will have lectures by innovators – be it physicians, engineers or product managers who are critically involved in the evolution of the product and its utility at national or international arena, he said 

NIC 2024 will have cutting-edge technologies, a wide spectrum of didactic lectures, debates, point-of-view sessions on hot topics of interventional cardiology and more than 500 case presentations on various complications, nightmares and newer technologies. The event would also have various hands-on training sessions, focused symposiums, theme-based sessions on coronary, structural, peripheral, CTO interventions.

It is to be noted that the participation at NIC 2024 will be accredited with Credit Hours by Tamil Nadu Medical Council. This is done to encourage the participation of the new generation of young and dynamic interventional cardiologists.

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