All roads lead to Kolkata, India, the city of joy, city of palaces, a palpable mosaic of the old and new cultures and landscapes mutating with time. Mark the dates 30th November to 3rd December, 2017 on your calendar. The cool and soothing weather at their best welcoming all of you in the fresh venue for conventions will be a lifetime experience for those who have not yet visited the city in recent times. Cardiological Society of India (CSI) in its pursuit to the advancement of scientific and research in the cardiovascular field is holding the annual conference every year. Kolkata, the venue for the 69th Annual Conference of CSI is fully geared up for such a prestigious mega event in the year 2017. One of the biggest conferences in Asia-pacific region, this attracts about 6000 faculty and delegates from all across the globe. The major international bodies like American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), World Heart Federation (WHF) participate in joint sessions with CSI at this significant conference. Similarly associations of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure, Imaging, Preventive Cardiology also take active part in this congress. Apart from enriching oneself with the latest information on cardiology, one also gets the chance to develop social networking and collaborating on global projects. This helps all in taking part in a holistic approach to tackle and eradicate Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD).
Kolkata chromosome will be best known and felt if some one reaches here a few days before the conference starts and roam about the various corners. One will be amazed to see how the new and old are mingling in terms of culture and look of the city land scapes. Various culinary available in different food joints will treat the taste buds with the sense of elation. This is the season when everyone is in the joyous mood. The only other time when the similar jubilation is palpable is during the Durgapuja or Sharodotsav, a more social than religious event.
So far the venue is concerned, Science City has a fully air-conditioned multipurpose auditorium ideal for conventions, seminars, and annual general meetings, theatrical & musical performances, ballet, opera, symphony etc. It is equipped with variable reverberation time and sophisticated sound reinforcement system; large stage (suitable for 100 performers at a time) with cyclorama, stage craft and modern stage light control and projection facilities and sufficient greenroom spaces etc.
Surrounding the Science City, being centrally located and well-connected from important parts of the city - be it airport, railway station, hotels etc. Science City, Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent under National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane avenue, Kolkata.
Science of heart will of course be the primary focus. There will also be sessions to target the general people in terms of prevention. Besides these, there will be (i) CME program, (ii) Debates, (iii) Medico-Legal discussion, (iv) Focus session, (v) Workshops, (vi) Dedicated program on Cardiac Intervention, Echocardiography and Imaging, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Arrhythmias and Congenital and Structural Heart Diseases, (vii) Demonstration and Educational Program by various National and International Pharmaceutical and device companies, (viii) Hands on program on Advanced Cardiac Life Support, (ix) National Quiz, (x) Award session, (xi) Orations, (xii) Global Expert's Deliberations, (xiii) Presidential Conclave, (xiv) CSI-TV, (xv) Highlight session.
So it is a wholesome package to update your brain with latest information without going through the tedious process of reading the books and journals. Kolkata beckons you on 2017.