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Date of Publish: 
July 13, 2011

Regional Cardiologists Gather in Trinidad & Tobago for CCS 2011

CCS President, Dr. Raymond Massay of Barbados, described the Conference theme, “Global Knowledge for Local Action“ as perfectly reflecting the Society’s “focus on adapting global developments in cardiology to the unique environments and populations of the Caribbean.” The Conference Programme will explore the full spectrum of Cardiology including genetics, risk-factor modification, sudden cardiac death, congenital heart defects, acute coronary syndromes and implantable cardiac devices.

Dr. Ronald Henry welcomed the participation and support of the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), all of which have sent world class speakers to address the conference’s participants. In describing the programme, Dr. Henry went on to say that “a global span of inputs will be showcased with presentations from multiple countries, and in particular from cardiology societies of both the North American and European continents.”

The Conference keynote address, the Annual Cardiology Lecture, will be delivered by the President of the American Heart Association Dr. Gordon Tomaselli. Hanif Smith, Programme Manager of the CCS expressed the Society’s pride at welcoming the AHA President. “Dr. Tomaselli took office as AHA President in June of this year. I think it is a positive reflection of the growing relationship between the CCS and the AHA that he would choose out conference as one of his very first speaking engagements as President.”

The Caribbean Cardiology Conference is held in a different Caribbean territory each year and will be held July 20 – 23 in Trinidad and Tobago. The Conference will also include a Basic Life-Support Workshop for the public and an ECG Course for allied health professionals and general physicians. The Society will be offering special registration rates to members of the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association.

 

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