Inauguration of Idonesian Heart Association Bengkulu Chapter
BENGKULU --- The Indonesian Heart Association (IHA) Bengkulu Chapter 2014 – 2016 was inaugurated by Anwar Santoso, MD, PhD, President of Indonesian Heart Association 2014-2016 on Saturday 8th May 2014 at Ballroom Hotel Santika, Bengkulu.
The senior cardiologist in Dr. M. Yunus General Hospital, Sri Hastuti, MD was inaugurated as the Chairman. Followed by Ismir Fahri, MD as secretary, Jusup Endang, MD as treasurer, Benny TM Togatorop, MD, Ike Sulistiowati, MD, Ressy Octriana, MD and Arief Aji Subakti , MD as the members.
This auspicious occasion was attended by honorable guests such as Sunarya Soerianata, MD, FIHA, the head of Indonesian College of Cardiology and Past President of IHA; Doni Firman, MD, FIHA, Secretary of Indonesian Society of Interventional Cardiology (ISIC) and Head of CME Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, University of Indonesia; chairman of Indonesian Medical Association Bengkulu Branch and directors from provincial general hospital and all private hospitals in Bengkulu City.
“We believe that the inauguration of IHA Bengkulu Chapter will boost the knowledge and therefore increase the quality of cardiovascular disease care throughout the province of Bengkuluu.” Dr. Sri Hastuti mentioned.
This event was held in conjunction with a one day symposium, the 1st Annual Rafflesia Cardiology Update, the 1st cardiology scientific meeting in Bengkulu. The theme chosen was “How to diagnose and Initial treatment of cardiovascular disease in daily practice” and was aimed to improve the knowledge of medical affiliates all across Bengkulu. A total of 275 participants from primary care physicians, specialist, nurses and technician participated in this event.
Popular topics such as Pre –Hospital Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome, Pacing Indication and Therapy, Heart Failure, Basic Echocardiography, Hypertension were presented by top speakers from National Cardiovascular Center Harapan Kita Jakarta and Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya.
“We hope that this event can be held annually from now on and the participants can take practical benefits in their daily treatment of cardiovascular disease” Dr. Sri Hastuti added.