It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to 'ECHO INDIA 2018'. This will be the 23rd Annual meeting of Indian Academy of Echocardiography. The theme of the conference is 'Comprehensive echocardiography for the novice and dexterous'. So, every participant will gain and expand their knowledge in echocardiography.
The venue is a new one. Kalaivanar Arangam is in the centre of the city with Marina Beach hardly 500 meters away. I am sure every delegate and faculty will enjoy the breathtaking ambience of the venue.
The scientific committee is chaired by Dr. Sameer Srivatsava. His team is taking every effort to make the scientific feast more delicious than previous meetings. We will have preconference workshop on 4th October, in which basic and advanced echocardiography will be dealt through live demonstrations and interactive sessions by experienced faculty. This will be followed by two and a half day conference which will cover all aspects in echocardiography by expert national faculty and world renowned international faculty.
Chennai is known for its unique hospitality. You may spare some time for sight seeing and visit some of the exotic spots in and around Chennai like Mammallapuram, Marina Beach, Kabaleeswarar temple, Velanganni church, Amir mahal etc.
Our organizing committee under the able guidance of Prof. S. Shanmugasundaram, consists of young and energetic members who will assist you during your stay in Chennai.
I take this opportunity to invite all the members of Indian Academy of Echocardiography, postgraduate students in cardiology, sonographers and technician-nurses to attend this conference and gain in depth knowledge and improve practical skills in echocardiography.
I hope you will carry back sweet memories of Chennai along with updated knowledge on echocardiography.