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NT cardiologist Dr Remenyi meets with world leaders in cardiology

Northern Territory paediatric cardiologist Dr. Bo Remenyi has just returned from the prestigious International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP) event in Grenada, West Indies.

Every year the International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP) hosts this event to promote future leaders in cardiac epidemiology and prevention. The aim is to increase the number of international experts in epidemiologic research for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The event is by invitation only, and applicants must undergo a vigorous selection process. Only 32 people attended and Northern Territory paediatric cardiologist, Dr. Remenyi was the only Australian cardiologist to attend.

“What I learnt at ISCEP goes beyond what you would learn in a text book or a lecture theatre,” Dr. Remenyi says.

“There were 10 of the most respected leaders in cardiology in the world at this event. They gave up their spare time to teach me and 31 other selected health professionals about critical elements of cardiac epidemiology.”

ISCEP encourages cardiologists such as Dr. Remenyi to take to the global stage to take control of heart disease.

“For me, the most important part of this event was that most of the leaders in rheumatic health have emerged from here; people like Professor Bongani Mayosi from South Africa, one of the lead cardiologists in Africa.

“The partnerships and collaborations gained from this are quite amazing. It was a real pleasure to meet some of the future leaders, particularly in rheumatic heart disease.”

Of the 32 people that attended Dr. Remenyi says five were really passionate about rheumatic heart disease, and encourages those working in this field to apply for next year’s event.  

“Whilst the selection criteria for ISCEP is strict I would strongly encourage any professional interested in the cardiology field to apply to the 2017 event. You don’t have to be a cardiologist, there were others working in allied health such as nurses, scientists and statisticians in attendance.”

For details on ISCEP click HERE