Shillong, October 28 : The Governor of Meghalaya, Phagu Chauhan, yesterday inaugurated the 21st Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (North East Chapter) (CSINE) at Marriot Hotel, Shillong, in the presence of the Director of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Prof. (Dr.) Nalin Mehta, who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor.

The conference, organized by the Cardiological Society of India (North East Chapter) in collaboration with NEIGRIHMS, is being held from October 27 to 29, 2023, with the aim of providing a platform for cardiologists from different parts of the country to enhance knowledge, review innovative techniques, learn the best guidelines from stalwarts in the field, and communicate, collaborate, and form associations.

Addressing the conference, the Governor cited changing lifestyle as the main cause of diseases from children to the elderly and expressed concern about the rising number of sudden cardiac deaths in India, especially in the Northeast region. He lauded the conference and stated that it was a significant step towards raising awareness about heart disease and encouraging collaboration among experts in the field.

The Governor also commended the state of Meghalaya for its significant progress in improving healthcare infrastructure. He said that the state was committed to supporting the medical community’s efforts in the field of cardiology and was making necessary investments in cutting-edge treatment facilities.

The Governor urged the experts present at the conference to have productive discussions, foster new partnerships, and look into innovative ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. He said that the ideas, solutions, and knowledge shared at the conference would benefit not only the state of Meghalaya but also all of humanity.

To mark the occasion, the Governor also released a souvenir.

CARDIOCON 2023 is participated by eminent national and regional faculties and is expected to be attended by a large number of delegates from the Northeast. As part of the conference, there will be workshops, panel discussions, debates, and guest lectures on important topics.