Welcome Message, AFCC 2018 Scientific Program Committee Chairman

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my great pleasure to welcome all of you to the 23rd ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2018). Themed ‘ASEAN’s Commitment to Cardiovascular Health’, AFCC 2018 reflects the exciting new addition of several contemporary dimensions to the scientific program.

As Chairman of the AFCC 2018 Scientific Program Committee, I have been tasked with serious business – that of keeping veteran cardiologists on the leading-edge of their field, and inspiring our younger doctors to pursue their practice with vigour and contribute to the advancement of cardiology in the region.

This I hope to accomplish through a rich scientific program that will cover everything from Stable CAD, Controversies in Diet and Cholesterol, Dyslipidemia in Asia Pacific, PHT Updates, ACS Guidelines in Clinical Practice to Acute Aortic Syndrome, Advances in Valve Surgery, Intervention in Pediatric Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease, Hypertension and much more.

As we have for the past twenty-two AFC congresses, these topics will be addressed by a who’s who of world-renowned specialists who will lead the plenaries, symposia, meet-the-expert sessions and workshops. Just as important is the contribution of every delegate in the form of a presentation, and I invite each of you to submit your abstract on one of the 15 topics we have selected.

You can rest assured that AFCC 2018 will be an unparalleled platform to share scientific knowledge, collaborate on common interests, and expand your professional network in a friendly and cheerful atmosphere.

I greatly appreciate this opportunity to serve our cardiology community and look forward to welcoming you personally in Bangkok from 27th September – 1st October 2018.


Rungroj Krittayaphong, MD

Scientific Program Committee Chairman

The 23rd ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2018)