It is a matter of great honour that this year Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology is organizing its 1st formal Interventional Workshop “Pakistan Live” on 16th, 17th and 18th February 2017. This world class meeting has the support of all the cardiology departments in the country as well as renowned national and international cardiovascular societies namely Pakistan Cardiac Society, American College of Cardiology(ACC), All Pakistani Descendants Cardiologists of North America (APCNA), C3 and SCAI.
Our main focus is to demonstrate novel techniques and devices used in percutaneous endovascular therapeutic procedures enabling the participating cardiologists and fellow trainees to gain maximum benefit from this workshop. A wide spectrum of complex cardiovascular cases is chosen for live operations and demonstrations to generate interactive discussion amongst the National and International experts for mutual learning and experience. In this way all the doctors and trainees in this particular field would learn from their experiences.
A pre workshop course is also designed to educate and train Fellows and junior cardiologists on basic techniques used in endovascular intervention. There are didactic presentations and case based discussions arranged to teach latest trends in the management of various cardiovascular disorders and related complications of percutaneous coronary interventions. The presenters and operators have been selected on the basis of strict merit.
During preparation of this workshop we had to pass through a challenging exercise in establishing links between advanced centers abroad and our conference site for showing up live cases of endovascular therapies by international experts for interactive discussion. In this context we are grateful to all of our professional and industrial colleagues who have generously cooperated with us in arranging for the outstanding live satellite transmissions from hospitals abroad.
We are greatly indebted to thank our renowned foreign guests who will come all the way from abroad leaving their extremely busy schedules to actively participate in our meeting.
We are also grateful to all our colleagues; especially the cardiologists, physicians, and cardiac surgeons, from all over Pakistan (from Karachi to Peshawar), who at the expense of their important commitments have committed to come and join this meeting.
Our thanks are also due to the pharma industry to generously fund this great educational event.
In the end we are thankful to all the members of the scientific and organizing committees for their great support and help without which this international event of great academic importance would not be possible.
President Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology
2016 is going to be a special year for all of us. The PSIC (Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology) is holding a state of the art interventional meeting from 24th to 26th March 2016 at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. This will be called “PAKISTAN LIVE 2016”. This world class meeting will have collaborations from other national and international societies and participation from all over the country as well as abroad. This will include international live transmissions from world class operators like Antonio Colombo, S. J. Park, Marie Claude Maurice, as well as local live and live in box presentations from all over Pakistan. Looking forward to active participation from all our friends & colleagues.
General Secretary Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology