It was in 1946, an early summer evening, some of the doyens of Medicine in India were traveling by a train to Asansol in West Bengal to attend the State conference of the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
To associate and affiliate into one organisation all the anaesthesiologists who are currently practising cardiac anaesthesia or were actively associated with cardiac anaesthesia or who are otherwise interested in cardiac anaesthesia in particular.
In December 1994, during the Annual Conference of CSI at Chennai, 10 individuals including two interventional cardiologists had a meeting and the concept of IAE was proposed. This was accepted and it was stressed that one of the main objective of the Academy should be to have academic activities & create widespread awareness of echo. Dr. Savitri Shrivastava was proposed as the President and Dr.( Col ) S.K. Parashar as the Secretary which was accepted and an executive committee was formed.
The mission of Inidan Association of Clinical Cardiologists (IACC) is to promote the Clinical Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology and Continuing Medical Education (CME) interests of Clinical Cardiologists across the country who promotes primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Hence, this society was launched in 1980/81 with the very first President/Secretary team of legendary Prof M L Bhatia & (late) Dr H S Wazir followed by the second President/Secretary team of inspiring Prof Khalilullah & Dr S K Parashar.
CSI - Kerala Chapter was started in the year 1968. Dr. D.V. Nair, who served as an office bearer in the National CSI (in various capacities as Executive Committee member and later as Vice President) was instrumental in the genesis of the Kerala Chapter. Padmasree Dr. K.N. Pai, a senior professor of Medicine then and a popular physician became the first President and Dr. D.V. Nair took over as the first General Secretary.
The Nuclear cardiology society of India was initiated in year 1995 with goals to further the advancement of nuclear cardiology techniques in India. It is to be pondered by all the members of the group and referring physicians as to how far have we come and what are the remaining hurdles in popularizing this technology.
The Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons aims to encourage and advance the study and practice of the science and art of General Thoracic, Cardiac and / or Vascular Surgery. This corporate body brings together all qualified workers actively practicing or interested in the science and art of General Thoracic, Cardiac and / or Vascular Surgery and allied fields.
Indian Society of Electrocardiology is a leading medical association having in its fold very senior superspecialists electrocardiologists and cardiologists as its members. The aim of the Association is to promote knowledge by interaction for its members through continuing medical education (CME) and other interactive teaching seminars.
The mission of Cardiology in Review is to publish reviews on topics of current interest in cardiology that will foster increased understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical course, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disorders.
The International Journal of Cardiology is devoted to cardiology in the broadest sense. Both basic research and clinical papers can be submitted. The journal serves the interest of both practicing clinicians and research workers.Editorials, Brief Reports, and Review Articles covering recent developments are included. Controversial techniques, issues on health policy, and social medicine are discussed and serve as useful tools for encouraging debate.
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