On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are greatly honored and pleased to welcome you all to the 12th Asia Pacific Congenital and Structural Heart Intervention Symposium (APCASH 2022). We are delighted to see many of our friends and colleagues from abroad and Hong Kong to share their invaluable insights and expertise.
APCASH is a fast-growing meeting dedicated to congenital and structural interventions in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past few years, the conference has been well known for live case transmissions and taped case demonstrations from renowned hospitals worldwide. We believe our participants will gain substantial knowledge through learning from the experts around the globe.
This year, the 2-day program will focus on structural and congenital live cases from Spain and Taiwan; the joint force meeting with cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthetists, intensivists and cardiac nurses; mechanical circulatory support in SHD; when imagers meet interventionists; and debate on whether transcatheter VSD occlusion should be adopted as the GOLD standard treatment. We have taped case sharing and keynote lecture from Hong Kong and international experts bringing to you the latest advances in interventional therapeutics for both paediatric and structural heart diseases and discussion of various strategies and techniques.
APCASH 2022 Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Professor Lars Søndergaard who is professor of cardiology at the University of Copenhagen and consultant cardiologist at Rigshospitalet in Denmark.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the supporting organizations for their staunch and steadfast support to this year’s meeting again. Their contributions to promote exchange of ideas and clinical experiences have been invaluable.
Our heartfelt gratitude also goes to our sponsors for their generous support, without
which this conference would not have been possible.
We hope you all will enjoy our program and find it rewarding.
Jason LK Chan Robin HS Chen Gary SH Cheung Shing-Fung Chui
Program Directors, 12th APCASH