Raul L. Lapitan, MD
Welcome Message - PHA President
With intense pride and joy, welcome to the 48th Philippine Heart Association Annual Convention& Scientific Meeting from May 24-26, 2017. With the theme: "Linkages & Collaborations: Convergence towards Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care”, anticipate a profusion of information, evidences and innovations, new synergies and alliances.
High-level of interactive colloquy will focus on team approach, good clinical eye, use of topnotch, high-tech equipment and guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT); as well as equally effective evidence-based medical strategies.
To deliver the best possible heart health care services to every patient, we have to be avid and innovative. Our practice has become more complicated and challenging under a not-so-conducive political-climate. There’s the economic hiccups factor, too.
This year is marked by remarkable feats. We have a long list of foreign speakers who are Who’s who in the international cardiology circle -- American College of Cardiology's Dr. Lee Golberg; Professor Nanette Wenger from Emory University, Professor John Chilton & Dr. Renato Lopes from the United States; Professor John MacMurray from the United Kingdom, Prof. Uwe Zeymer from Germany; and Dr. Josep Redon Mas from Spain; who will be joined by Presidents from ASEAN member countries and guest speakers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia who will grace "International" Annual PHA Scientific congress, and astute delegates and guests.
Again, please join us for a three-day period of learning and leisure.