ASEAN Society of Echocardiography (ASEANEcho)
The leaders of the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology (AFC) has recognized the importance of formally uniting the users of echocardiography (cardiovascular ultrasound), the most widely available cardiac imaging modality under one roof, forming the ASEAN Society of Echocardiography (ASEANEcho). The society is a new chapter under the AFC.
Echocardiography is the most widely available and used imaging modality in cardiology. It remains central mainly due to its portability and relatively cheaper cost, and in many centres as the main imaging modality to diagnose cardiovascular diseases. The Federation acknowledges that there are wide variations in knowledge, practises and standards across ASEAN countries in the use of this modality. It is important as a region, we come together to understand the differences, help and share with each other our knowledge and experiences in order to achieve the goal in securing our relevance in contemporary cardiac imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
A start-up meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 12th April 2015, as the AFC secretariat has moved to Kuala Lumpur from Bangkok as of 2015. Nominated representatives came together to make this meeting a success, leading the path to the formation of the ASEAN Society of Echocardiography.
Pro tempore Committee was elected on 12 April 2015:
|Chairman||Dr Decho Jakrapanichakul||The Heart Association of Thailand|
|Secretary||Dr Mohd Rahal Yusoff||National Heart Association of Malaysia|
|Treasurer||Dr Lam Kai Huat||National Heart Association of Malaysia|
|Committee||Dr Amiliana M Soesanto||Indonesian Heart Association|
|Committee||Dr Erwan Martanto||Indonesian Heart Association|
|Committee||Dr Sofian Johar||Brunei Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Dr T Ganesan||Brunei Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Prof. Tun Shwe||Cardiac Society of Myanmar Medical Association|
|Committee||Assoc. Prof. Khin Maung Oo||Cardiac Society of Myanmar Medical Association|
|Committee||Dr Liv Chinh||Cambodian Heart Association|
|Committee||Dr Chhun Lay||Cambodian Heart Association|
|Committee||Assoc. Prof. Pany Kesone||Lao Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Dr Vanphakone Philavong||Lao Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Assoc. Prof. Pham Nguyen Vinh||Vietnam National Heart Association|
|Committee||Assoc. Prof. Do Doan Loi||Vietnam National Heart Association|
|Committee||Assoc. Prof. Poh Kian Keong||Singapore Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Prof. Tong Khim Leng||Singapore Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Dr Ding Zee Pin||Singapore Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Prof. Ling Lieng Hsi||Singapore Cardiac Society|
|Committee||Dr Edwin S. Tucay||Philippine Heart Association|
|Committee||Dr Ronald E. Cuyco||Philippine Heart Association|
|Committee||Dr Smonporn Boonyaratavej Songmuang||The Heart Association of Thailand|
The 1st Council of the ASEAN Society of Echocardiography (ASEANEcho) was elected in 2016.
Click here to view the ASEAN Society of Echocardiography 1st Council 2016-2017.