Interviews

Young interventional cardiologists' interviews

Complications sessions are at the heart of interventional cardiologists' education and AsiaPCR/SingLIVE also offers a unique opportunity to share your work with your peers! Discover this fantastic educational platform for practitioners.


Alfonso Ielasi

  
  
AsiaPCR/SingLIVE offers a unique opportunity to share your work with your peers!

Alfonso Ielasi, Italy

Best Abstract Winner from AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2016

 
You were one of the winners for Best Abstract at the last AsiaPCR/SingLIVE. How was your experience in participating in AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?

It was a wonderful professional and personal experience. AsiaPCR/SingLIVE is a very interesting and well-organised meeting; with nice LIVE demonstrations and offers great opportunity to meet face-to-face with the experts in the interventional fields. Last but not least, the city of Singapore is, in my opinion, the best location for a Course and it makes everything nicer.

The past AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017 was the Course eighth edition. What is your perception of AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?

Although AsiaPCR/SingLIVE is a young Course, it is quickly becoming a leading Course in Asia and probably not only in Asia in the next future. I'd be proud to have the opportunity to be part of it again in the future.

What have you learnt from your participation in AsiaPCR/SingLIVE? As a young interventional cardiologist yourself, what would you say to your fellow peers who are considering attending AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017?

Through attending AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2016, I had the opportunity to personally share my interventional experiences with colleagues coming from the Asian countries. I think it is really important to meet physicians who practise in different geographical areas from mine; who encounter and solve different everyday-problems using different strategies. For these reasons, I would recommend the AsiaPCR/SingLIVE experience to my peers.


Yadvinder Singh

 
 
International recognition for young practitioners

Yadvinder SINGH, India

Best Case Winner from AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2016

 
You were the Best Case Winner at the last AsiaPCR/SingLIVE. How was your experience as an AsiaPCR/SingLIVE participant?
I had an amazing experience at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2016! Most selected cases were challenging as well as competitive. It was an honour for me to get the Best Case Award out of more than 200 case presentations. For a young practitioner like me, it always gives pleasure and academic satisfaction, when your work is recognised at a reputed interventional conference like AsiaPCR/SingLIVE. AsiaPCR/SingLIVE is an esteemed cardiovascular Course. All sessions were very informative and covered all fields of interventional cardiology. LIVE cases are a special feature of AsiaPCR/SingLIVE conference, and panel discussion touched all aspects of intervention including practical approaches to individual cases and complications. Hence, I believe that AsiaPCR/SingLIVE is one of the best programmes for the interventional community.

What would you say to Young Practitioners about AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?
AsiaPCR/SingLIVE provides an excellent platform especially for young practitioners to express themselves and to get recognised on international stage. AsiaPCR/SingLIVE conference has one of the best educational programmes worldwide with good clinical and live case discussions for interventional cardiologists. In addition, I would like to share my thoughts with all my fellow peers who are planning to present their cases - if you stick to the basics of intervention and ensure that your presentation provides better insight and a crystal clear approach to any given clinical situation or complication, you will get recognition at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE. All the best to all!

A Course adapted to Asian regional specificities

Yoshio MAENO, based in U.S.

Best Abstract Winner from AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2016

 
You were one of the winners for Best Abstracts at the last AsiaPCR/SingLIVE. How was your experience in participating in AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?
I am proud to receive the first prize for Best Abstracts at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2016! The conference was very interesting and well balanced, covering different sub-specialties of interventional cardiology. AsiaPCR/SingLIVE focuses on lessons learnt from clinical practice and is thus very educational for young interventional cardiologists. Therefore, I was able to gain knowledge ranging from basic to advanced level information during the Course. Furthermore, the Course featured various controversial topics, for which experts were invited to give their expert opinion and evidence-based views, which was very useful. I am honored that I could attend this interventional cardiology conference in Asia and was chosen to be the winner of the best abstracts.

How is AsiaPCR/SingLIVE relevant to you?
Recently, in Asia, the number of interventional procedures has increased. Therefore, we should focus on the quality of the procedures, as well as outcomes. Fortunately, we can build up the procedure strategy using various devices or imaging modalities for each intervention field. Conferences such as AsiaPCR/SingLIVE present a forum for the sharing of information relating to the problems in clinical practice, technique advancements, and future expected topics - which contribute to having high quality of outcomes. Many studies have reported evidence and data for this field but almost all publishing has been from Europe or America. In Asia, many Asian studies have demonstrated that the anatomy of the heart or etiology of disease in Asian people is different from Western regions. Therefore, we should learn specifically about intervention for people from the Asian continent and confirm or validate evidence at venues such as this conference. AsiaPCR/SingLIVE provides a good opportunity to learn about what is relevant to us, because there are few conferences in Asia that have this variety. Therefore I would encourage you to attend AsiaPCR/SingLIVE every year!


Karim Sazzli

 
 
A chance to meet global experts in our local surroundings

Kasim SAZZLI, Malaysia

Panellist at “Young Interventional Cardiologists” session at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017

 
You have been invited to participate as a Panellist at the new "Young Interventional Cardiologists” session at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017. How do you feel about participating in the upcoming AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?

I am very excited! This development is timely. With rapid globalisation and internetism, we are exposed not only to the old and tested masters but also get to see and share experiences with peers and colleagues. Many of us dwell with various intervention in a myriad of set ups. Being able to share our experiences accelerate our learning curves and keep us mounted on this exciting endeavour. AsiaPCR/SingLIVE is strategically located; has great atmosphere and has relevant content to interventional cardiologists at multiple levels. Being able to meet global experts in our local surroundings is a big plus as it saves travelling costs for many.

What would you like to say to young interventional cardiologists who are considering attending AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?

Come and attend! We would love to see and hear what you guys are up to! Every centre has its own niche and will bring a different flavour to the meeting!

Julian TAN Ko-Beng

 
Complications sessions at the heart of young interventional cardiologists' education

Julian TAN Ko-Beng, Singapore

Panellist at “Young Interventional Cardiologists” session at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017

 
Tell us more about your involvement with AsiaPCR/SingLIVE.
I have been a part of AsiaPCR since its inception and was part of the Faculty team behind SingLIVE before its incorporation into AsiaPCR. I am of course very excited to be a part of this premier interventional meeting in Asia.

AsiaPCR/SingLIVE seeks to be the leading cardiovascular Course for the Asian interventional community. What is your perception of AsiaPCR/SingLIVE and its relevance to the Asian interventional community?
Singapore, with its central location and robust infrastructure, is the ideal place to host a premier interventional meeting like AsiaPCR. For sure, this meeting is very relevant to the Asian interventional community.

What would you say to young interventional cardiologists who are considering attending AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017?
I would say attend as many “how to” and “complications” sessions at this meeting, as I find that’s where young interventionists can benefit the most from the rich and varied experiences of peers and senior operators alike.

CHIN Chee-Yang

 
A fantastic educational platform for young practitioners

CHIN Chee-Yang, Singapore

Speaker at “Young Interventional Cardiologists” session at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017

 
You have been invited to be a Speaker at the new "Young Interventional Cardiologists” session at AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017. What would you be speaking about, and how do you feel about participating in the upcoming AsiaPCR/SingLIVE?
I would be speaking about my most interesting / educational case. As a young interventional cardiologist every case has its unique learning points, and no two cases are exactly the same. It is a great privilege to be able to participate in and share my experiences at such a major and international conference as the AsiaPCR/SingLIVE.

AsiaPCR/SingLIVE seeks to be the leading cardiovascular Course for the Asian interventional community. What is your perception of AsiaPCR/SingLIVE and its relevance to the Asian interventional community?
AsiaPCR/SingLIVE is a special conference, with its breadth and depth of content, and involvement of internationally renowned Faculty from all over the world. With the rapid growth of interventional cardiology in the region, this conference gives Asian interventional cardiologists the opportunity to share our experiences and knowledge as well as discuss the application of key concepts in an Asian context.

As a young practitioner yourself, what would you say to your fellow peers who are considering attending AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017?
Consider no more, and sign up! AsiaPCR/SingLIVE provides a fantastic educational platform with a balance between basic concepts and in depth analysis of all aspects of interventional cardiology. With the introduction of the "Young Interventional Cardiologists" session, there is further opportunity for the budding interventional cardiologists amongst us to share our learning experiences and build a strong network for future collaboration and teamwork.