Dr. Hemant B Telkar

It gives me immense pleasure as a national president of the IACI to have held the 2nd Virtual Annual Conference during these challenging times of the pandemic. We have been successful in our educational reach out to both residents and consultants with an interest in cardiac imaging through 2020 and 2021 annual conferences. It was possible because of the digital expansion in India, where 4G penetration is available in all the pin-codes of the Indian district. Along with enthusiastic participation in our annual conferences, it allowed us to take cardiac Imaging to tier II and III cities of such a vast and diverse country.

The 2nd Virtual 11th Annual Conference of IACI with the theme of ”Beyond Horizon” had the sole aim of introducing the audience to the next level of information in Cardiac Imaging. This conference of IACI had a tremendous response from the International Communities, specifically from SCMR and ASCI. They participated from the comfort and convenience of their own office /country. It was the first time that 11 international facilities delivered advanced topics lectures on cardiac Imaging like Arrhythmogenic Substrate Imaging, MINOCA and AI in Cardiac Imaging. I believe Hybrid Conferences is the way to go for successful larger audience participation in all conferences. We are drawing up a plan to conduct an online workshop that would give delegates a hands-on experience. The year twenty-twenty two will have exciting learning opportunities led by the executive members of the IACI. More national and international members join the IACI community, making IACI stronger as a National Cardiac Imaging Teaching Platform.

Thank you.
Dr. Hemant B Telkar MD CEO
Infinity Medical Centre 1 Parel,
Mumbai, 400012 – Ph. : 022 2411 2424