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Bridging Nations, Forging Ties and Sharing Knowledge: The 2015 ESC Grand Courses
By Maria Blanca De Guzman, MD, Training Fellow, UST Section of Cardiology
Last September 23 to 24 2015, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) jointly organized and conducted the course, “The Cardiovascular Disease Continuum in the Era of Evidence-Based Medicine”, at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. With shared goals of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and fighting inequalities and disparities of patient accessibility to modern medicine thru dissemination of scientific knowledge, the societies outlined a course that boasted of insightful and comprehensive lectures on the latest ESC Guidelines in arterial hypertension, HF (HF) and stable coronary artery disease, as well as an illustrious panel of respected speakers and facilitators in the field of cardiology, both from Europe and locally.
PHILIPPINE HEART ASSOCIATION
CPR training soon a graduation requirement
The House of Representatives has just passed the so-called Samboy Lim Bill that would make mandatory CPR (or cardio pulmonary resuscitation) training in schools nationwide, at least once before graduation, with the goal of saving more lives.
House Bill No. 5891 - otherwise known as the “CPR Training in Schools Act” - was approved on Sept. 15, 2015 by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture headed by Rep. Kimi Coseteng (5th District, Pangasinan).
Everyone is invited to participate in the Heart Failure/Echocardiography Course - Distance Learning Project.
Registration is free.
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FWD Life Insurance Corp. is supporting the PHA's 52100 campaign in their FWD Live to Move video. Coaches Jim and Toni Saret have designed this set of exercises for FWD, and they are also PHA Healthy Lifestyle ambassadors. FWD encourages viewers to take on the challenge by uploading videos on Youtube showing variations to the 4-minute exercises. They may also get the chance to win prizes. PHA members can also join the challenge.