The International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) Turkey Chapter organized a highly successful webinar entitled “ Innovations in Imaging and Treatment of Tricuspid Insufficiency” on April 30, 2021 in association with Altinbas University.
As we all know ISCU was founded by Navin C Nanda, father of echocardiography and a distinguished professor of medicine and cardiovascular disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Encouraged by him, the Turkey chapter was formed by Prof. Nurgul Keser and Prof. Sibel Enar in 2009. ”We have held various international congresses in Turkey co-sponsored by ISCU and this webinar is our first digital activity which we hope will continue” aid Prof Keser who was moderating the panel with Prof Enar.
Distinguished lecturers addressed different aspects of diseases affecting the tricuspid valve (TV) which had long been called a “forgotten valve” and the webinar by focusing on recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of TV served to bring home the point it no longer is a forgotten valve.
Prof Ozlem Batukan Esen from Turkey elegantly introduced the subject and provided an overview of TV lesions setting the stage for Dr Maurizio Taramasso from Zurich University who gave an excellent presentation on both the interventional and surgical techniques used in the management of TV insufficiency. Prof Navin Nanda addressed the role of 3D imaging in the echocardiographic evaluation of TV regurgitation as well as the utility of both 2D and 3D echocardiography in the interventional management of the valve.
An interesting discussion moderated by Profs. Keser and Enar followed the presentations. They also addressed a large number of questions from the audience which seemed to be most interested in this webinar.
Because of the great interest generated by this webinar, the Turkey Chapter of ISCU recently announced that a series of similar webinars on various other topics are planned in the near future.
--------------- Nurgul Keser and Sibel Enar
President Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak,
May 17-20 2018,Albena Resort Bulgaria
The event was held from 17 until 20 May 2018 in Albena Resort, Bulgaria.
There were 3 plenary halls and over 100 speakers from 19 countries.
The event was visited by more than 600 attendees.
Award for Prof. Nanda
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XXIII World Congress of Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography and Allied Imaging
Techniques in combination with ECHO INDIA-2017 (22nd Annual Conference of Indian
Academy of Echocardiography), October 6–8, 2017, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
This Congress which was preceded by an Echo Workshop and Course on October 5 was a resounding success with a record breaking participation of 2250 delegates from all over the world. The credit for the fantastic success of the Congress goes to the Organization Committee which consisted of Dr (Col). Satish Parashar, the “Father of Echocardiography in India,” as the President of the Congress, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, the Secretary General and key organizer, Drs. Sameer Shrivastava and S. Ramakrishna, Joint Secretaries,
Dr. H.K. Chopra. President IAE, and Dr. S. Shanmugasundaram, President-elect IAE, while Dr. Navin C. Nanda served as both the International President and the Chief Guest of the Congress. The local organizers were led by Drs. Ashok Garg and Sandeep Juneja. The Congress was organized by the Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE} and co-sponsored by the International Society of Cardiovascular
Ultrasound (ISCU) as well as other Societies including the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE, Allan Klein and Sunil Mankad), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI, Bernard Cosyns and Roxy Senior), Asian Pacifi c Association of Echocardiography (AAE, Jae Oh and Thomas Marwick) and
American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin. A total of 54 international faculty from several countries of the world and 88 national faculty took part in the scientifi c sessions which consisted of lectures, symposia, live demonstration of cases and panel discussions. Three orations selected by IAE and named after international icons Navin C Nanda, Natesa G Pandian and Bijoy Khandheria were delivered
by Allan Klein, Nitin Burkule and H.K Chopra, respectively. The prestigious Annual IAE lecture was delivered by Thomas Marwick. The World Echo Oration on “Impact of new technologies in clinical practice” was delivered by Navin C Nanda, who was also bestowed the award “International Father of Echocardiography”. Dr. Ravi Kasliwal was presented the Life Time Achievement Award in a glittering ceremony by the IAE and the Congress also saw the release by the Chief Guest of the fi rst Textbook of Echocardiography (Editors: Drs. V. Amuthan and Satish Parashar) by the IAE. One of the hallmarks of the
Congress was 18 case study sessions in which very interesting, challenging and unusual cases were shown by both senior and young faculty. Research Awards were also presented to young investigators. It was the experience of a lifetime for delegates to attend a quiz session on Echo Jeopardy conducted by Sunil Mankad. IAE Fellowships were awarded to several national echocardiographers by Dr. Raja Babu Panwar,
the Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences at a special function where Dr. B.R. Soni, a pioneer physician of Jaipur was also honored. Evening social functions were well organized and admired by all especially the faculty dinner visit to the
Palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur with a welcome greeting by decorated elephants, horses and traditional music and dancing by local Rajasthani artists. All faculty and participants were provided with special Rajasthani turbans which added to the excitement and fun. A recurring comment was “We have never attended such a great conference before.”
The XII World Congress on Clinical, Preventive and Cardiac Imaging (WCCPCI-2017) held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Amritsar, Punjab, India, from September 29-October 1, 2017 and jointly organized by several organizations including the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) was a huge success with over 1200 delegates and 108 national and 32 international faculty from many different countries including USA, Europe, Egypt and the Middle East. It was hosted by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana and Sri Guru Ram Das University of Healthcare Sciences, Amritsar. Dr. H. K. Chopra was the International Organizing Chairman, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Wander, the National Organizing Chairman while Dr. Navin C. Nanda served as the International President. The main theme of the conference was “Healthy Environment, Healthy Heart” with extensive coverage of many aspects of cardiology, prevention and imaging. A highlight of the Congress was the inaugural session held at the historic Golden Temple of Amritsar. Both digital and print media were extensively utilized for disseminating information on cardiac care awareness.