ISICAM-INALIVE 2017: Wrap-up!

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After nine consecutive years, the ISICAM-INALIVE annual meeting has established itself as the most prominent cardiovascular intervention event in Indonesia. This year it was held on October 13-15 at Sheraton Hotel Gandaria, Jakarta. The 9th ISICAM-INALIVE manage to invite faculties from all across Indonesia and abroad including Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, France, and India. With almost one thousand participants and a total of 71 abstracts submitted, the enthusiasm on cardiovascular intervention in Indonesia seems to be higher than ever before. The 3rd president of Republik Indonesia, Prof. DR.-Ing. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was also present, where he emphasizes that cardiovascular intervention in Indonesia needs to progress rapidly.

The first day of this event consists of workshops in various field of intervention. Most recent advancement was demonstrated; such as complex coronary lesion, lower limb intervention, and congenital heart disease. There was also a dedicated workshop for cathlab nurses, acknowledging their pivotal role in cardiovascular intervention team. The second and third day were filled with live demos of various cases such as chronic total occlusion, calcified lesion, bifurcation lesion, acute MI, and left-main coronary disease.

It seems that with the increasing availability of catheterization laboratory and the growing numbers of interventionists across the country, the role of ISICAM-INALIVE as the window toward the worldwide knowledge and technology advancement in Interventional Cardiology in Indonesia become ever more important. (Aron)