24th ASMIHA Coverage: Highlight day 1-3
JAKARTA --- The 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Heart Association (ASMIHA) themed “The Current and Future Landscape of Cardiovascular Disease Management” was held. The theme was derived in regards of the emerging epidemic of cardiovascular disease in our world and in preparation for AFTA 2015.
Chaired by Dr. Antonia Anna Lukito, PhD, FIHA and Dr. Daniel Tobing, FIHA, the 24th ASMIHA has facilitated the three days scientific program of lectures, debates, and clinical case presentations. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology, and ASEAN Federation of Cardiology (AFC) collaborated together with the Indonesian Heart Association to present the biggest and most exciting cardiovascular scientific meeting in Indonesia throughout the year of 2015.
Experts from all over the world discussed the latest updates on clinical research and its implications for daily practice in this forum. Updates on acute cardiac practice such as cardiovascular critical care networking, heart failure management, prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation, role of echocardiography in critically ill patients, atherosclerosis screening in diabetics patients, cardio-metabolic syndrome, surgical vs interventional procedure, pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease and other interesting topics toned up the symposium. The meeting also facilitated opportunities for industry partners to network with the attendees from all over Indonesia.
Interesting updates during this meeting include:
A great success was achieved in this event, total of 2092 participant from different part of Indonesia was registered in the 24th ASMIHA. Together with the industries, the number reached 2330. More than 200 abstracts were submitted and published at Asian Heart Journal. A few Indonesian Heart Association (IHA) guidelines such as Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure, Woman Cardiology and Hypertension Guidelines were also published and distributed during this event. Closing ceremony is followed by annoucement of winner of Young Investigator Award (YIA), Cardiovascular Research Forum (CRF), Oral Presentation (OP). Award Aktar Fajar Muzakki came first in YIA with the abstract titled "Hypoxic Preconditoning Effects on Cultured Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Expression of CD31, Vascular Endothelila Growth Factor-A and Stromal-Derived Factor-1 Alpha. Suko Adrianto came first in CRF with abstract titled "Cardiac NT-PRO BNP Gene is Downregulated in Obese, Non-Heart Failure Patients". Bayu Lestari came first in OP with abstract titled "Ceplukan Leaf’s Methanolic Extract (Physalis minima L) Attenuates Ventricular TNF-α Level and Fibrosis in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats".