More than 1,000 delegates and faculty drawn from across the world attended the conference and it was thought to be one of the best and most attended conference in the Asia Pacific region.
The programme kicked off with an introductory speech by Course Chairman, Dr. (Prof.) N N Khanna, Advisor- Apollo Group of Hospitals, Dr. Michel Henry, Luxembourg, and Course Director, Dr. Saroj Das from Imperial College of London.
Dr. Amal Kumar Banerjee (Past President, CSI, API and SAARC Society of Cardiology) and Dr. H K Chopra (President, CSI) were present along with Dr. Clifford Buckley (President, ISES, USA), Dr. Jacques Busquet (Ambassador, ISES, France) and Dr. T J Collins (Governor, SCAI, USA).
The field of Endovascular Interventions is rapidly growing as its Minimally Invasive techniques offer an immediate and long termadvantageover traditional surgery. 35 International and about 80 National experts concluded that Endovascular Intervention today is state-of-the-art treatment for – Peripheral Arterial Diseases, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Failed or failing dialysis access, Aneurysms of Aorta, Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Varicose veins, Critical Limb Ischemia, Internal Pudendal Artery Stenting for Male Erectile Dysfunction, and Interventions for Acute Stroke, etc.
The International Faculty included many of the acknowledged pioneers and innovators in the field, such as Dr. Alain Cribier (France), who is the inventor of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, Dr. Michel Henry (Luxembourg), Dr. Clifford Buckley (USA), Dr. T J Collins (USA), Dr. Jacques Busquet (France), Dr. Amira Benjelloun (Morocco), Dr. Frank Criado (USA), Dr. Ramesh Adiraju (USA), Dr. Saroj Das (UK), Dr. Dai Do Do (Switzerland), Dr. Jaafer Golzar (USA), Dr. Sherif Sultan (Ireland) and Dr. Victor Costache (Romania), Dr. M Bouayed (Algeria), Dr. Hugo Rio Tinto (Portugal), Dr. K K Yeo (Singapore) and Mr. Noureddine Frid (Belgium), inventor of Multilayer Flow Modulator.
The format of the conference consisted of didactic lectures, Live Case Transmissions from various sites in Asia Pacific region, angiographic reviews of challenging cases, Iron Man Competition, and nine workshops with ample opportunities for interaction with faculty. Multilayer Flow Modulator (MFM) was launched in this Conference after its initial approval just a few days ago.
The Course is intended to be a truly collaborative cross-specialty training event incorporating the “”Interventionalists”” of the present and the future.