Message From President

Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Hong Kong Society of Transcatheter Endocardiovascular Therapeutics (HKSTENT), I would like to welcome you to visit our website.

It is my great honor to serve HKSTENT after the undoubted leadership and footsteps of Dr. Michael K Y Lee, our Founding President and Dr Li-wah Tam, our immediate past President. The concrete foundation laid by them has paved a great pathway for the development of our society. Their dedication and commitments are to be saluted. Established in 2010, HKSTENT is the first of its kind stand-alone interventional cardiology society registered as charitable organization in Hong Kong. It was founded with the mission of promoting education, research and training in Interventional Cardiology in Hong Kong and Asia for the benefit of interventionists, cardiologists, allied health workers and the general public at large. Time flies and we are in 2020 now celebrating our 10th anniversary. As a founding council member, I am delighted to witness its inception, birth, infancy, toddler and perhaps teenager-stage now. We are eagerly trying to explore the world and evolve into a better adolescence.

Over the past decade, the society had organized many cardiology conferences, live case demonstrations, and dedicated workshops both locally and internationally through the collaboration with other international societies. Among these academic activities, our annual signature event, Cardiovascular Intervention Complication Forum (CICF), is the first of its kind meeting in Asia with focus on the management of cardiovascular intervention complications. This meeting is well received with an increasing number of participants from the professional communities in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific regions and other countries. One of the key features of our website is to provide e-learning. Selected complication cases from CICF are posted monthly for our members to learn and review at their leisure.

We will continue our endeavor in promoting the highest standard of care in cardiovascular medicine through scientific, professional and educational activities, and to enhance the awareness of heart health in the community. We are also working on several research projects including left main study, CTO registry, bifurcation trial, CHIP registry etc.

With our new website, we hope to enhance communication with our members about news, messages, educational conferences, cases sharing and more. I also hope to recruit more new members, especially among our new generations, and encourage those interested in becoming more involved in HKSTENT to take the next step. The future of our society relies on dedicated members who have the passion in interventional cardiology to lead the field. Please come and join me on this journey. Let's continue to project a positive and professional image into the years to come. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!

Best regards,

Dr. Chi-Kin Chan

President, Hong Kong Society of Transcatheter Endocardiovascular Therapeutics (HKSTENT)

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