Cardiovascular disease, together with the control of its various risk factors, is a global challenge. It is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and economic loss. It is thus one of the goals of public health to reduce the incidence and prevalence, and manage the problems of cardiovascular disease in different parts of the world, including Asia.
To continue accomplishing this goal, we are most pleased to extend our warmest invitation to you to join the 7th Asian Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference cum 11th Certificate Course in Cardiac Rehabilitation (APCCRC) which will be held on 8-11 November 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Despite remarkable advances in the science of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation in recent years, residual risks causing prevalent cardiovascular diseases remain. Therefore, the central theme of our upcoming conference is “Towards Further Risk Reduction: Novel Risk Factors, Novel Targets and Novel Tools”. We are honoured to gather a group of dedicated experts again to present a 4-day program which covers a wide spectrum of topics of interest, latest advances and technologies and controversies in the field of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.
With a 2-day Certificate Course in Cardiac Rehabilitation which facilitates the establishment or optimisation of cardiac rehabilitation programs in the participants' centres, we are confident that participants will gain skills and knowledge through learning from the experts and exchanging of ideas during the conference.
Furthermore, we would like to make our conference a platform of collaboration in combating the increase in the burden of cardiovascular diseases in Asia. We shall co-organize joint sessions with professional societies of Cardiology and Prevention in different Asian countries. We shall then share our experience with each other via this platform. A public conference will be held at the same time to educate and empower patients, their carers and the general public.
May we welcome you all to join us in this very educational biennial conference and collaborate in the global action in reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases. For those overseas delegates, we are sure that you will find time to explore and discover our beautiful city where the Chinese and Western culture meet each other !
|Dr. Ngai-yin CHAN
|Prof. Leonard Sheung-wai LI