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12th ECHO HONG KONG: REAL PATIENTS AND USE OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY TO IMPROVE HANDS ON EXPERIENCE

The bi-annual Echo Hong Kong had attracted many delegates from all over the world. Live demonstration and hands-on workshops on patients were at the center of the historic high level Echocardiography conference.
The 12th edition was enriched with the first edition of Masters & Experts Cardiology in the Asia Pacific regions 

The 12th Echo Hong Kong cum Meet the Masters & Experts Cardiology Conference was held on 21-24 November 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with a high level scientific program. The emphasis was on clinical case management of patients with cardiovascular diseases. The Meeting was organized by Echocardiography (Hong Kong), supported by Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Tubercolosis, Chest &Heart Diseases Association, with an unrestricted grant by Fondazione Internazionale Menarini and it will be directed by Prof. Yuk-Kong Lau MBBS (HK), FHKCP, FHKAM (Med), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edinburgh), FACC, with Prof. Kwok-Lun Lee MBBS (HK), MRCP (UK), FHKCP, FHKAM (Med), FRCP (Edinburgh), and with Prof. Thomas Prabowo Tunggal MBBS (HK), MRCP (UK), FHKCP, FHKAM (Med), FRCP (Edinburgh).

Guest of Honour at the Opening Ceremony, was Professor Sophia Siu-Chee Chan, JP. Secretary for Food and Health The Government of the Hong Kong.
She thanked all the participants for coming to the international Conference from all over the world, despite the difficult situation for the region.

“The most important and attractive part of the 12h Echo Hong Kong was the live demonstration and hands-on workshops. The conference aimed primarily to promote training and education to medical professionals and colleagues in the clinical applications in echocardiography. Then they can translate it into better patient care, which is the main purpose in the medical profession”, Prof. Lau said. ”Our goal was also to encourage young fellows or trainees in cardiology to share and learn together with their colleagues. The other highlight was that the Echo Hong Kong had a very good partnership with faculties ad delegates from America, Europe, Asia Pacific regions, to lead the meeting to a very high level and to a big success”, Co-Director concluded.

“This is one of the editions where we are not focusing only on the technique of echocardiography but also how do you employ it in clinical cardiology and with the support of Fondazione Internazionale Menarini we are also bringing in clinical masters who are going to give us educational information about common diseases in Asia, in America and in Europe - Prof. Bijoy Khandheria, International Co-Directors explained - the workshops are designed for emerging leaders, so they can learn and teach when they go back to their countries just because not everybody can come to HK. So they come here, they learn and also learn the art of teaching and then they can go back on own country and teach”.

On the occasion of the Echo Hong Kong was launched also the new APP of Fondazione Internazionale Menarini by which it’s possible to discover and subscribe to events comfortably from tablet and smartphone. During the conferences and live demonstrations of the Echo Hong Kong, the participants actively interacted with questions to speakers, trough the new APP. It’s possible to access the APP with the same credentials as the reserved area of the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini website.


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