Gleneagles JPMC to hold heart conference

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BRUNEI’S medical community will explore new developments in cardiology at an international conference later this month.

Gleneagles Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology Dr Thirunavukkarasu Ganesan said apart from keeping the Brunei community updated with cardiac field developments, the conference will also aid medical education.

The director, who is also the chairperson of the Cardiology Conference organising committee, said it was hoped that the conference would help raise awareness about heart disease, which is currently the second highest cause of death in Brunei, after cancer.

Gleneagles JPMC’S Cardiac Centre is hosting the Fourth International Cardiology Conference at the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong.

Meanwhile, Gleneagles JPMC Chief Executive Officer Dr Peter Tay reported that about 300 participants have registered to attend the conference.

Slated from November 23-24, the conference will bring together medical and allied health professionals from Brunei, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Malaysia, to address recent breakthroughs in interventional and paediatric cardiology, as well as cardiothoracic surgery.

The international conference is themed Emerging Trends in Cardiology.

Other items to be discussed at the conference include evidence-based management of coronary artery disease and heart failure management.

Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Md Yusof is expected to launch the conference.

Gleneagles JPMC is a private specialist hospital in Brunei. It has performed over 1,500 open heart surgeries, over 50 device closures for congenital heart defects, 6000 angiograms and 3000 angioplasties, since its establishment in August 2002.

The Brunei Times