From the Founder President's desk
The Journey of IACC 2008-2019
Way back in 2008 we 6 PGDCC first year students along with 1 senior PGDCC took the decision to form a society.
It took many years for IACC to establish its roots. We have gone through a lot of worse circumstances. Our teacher who stood strong for his students during the storm was Padmashree Prof G Vijayaraghavan. We cannot forget Dr Shekar Ambadekar and Dr Bhaskar Shah who were with us from the beginning.
I take this opportunity to thank all those contributed for this journey. Especially all the founder members
1. Dr Mohammed Shafiq
2. Dr Biji Soman
3. Dr Mujeeb A M
4. Dr Manoj O P
5. Dr Ajit Menon
6. Dr Sangeeth D Rajan
Also thank all the organising secretary’s of IACCCON’s
A. IACCCON 2010 Trivandrum: Dr Mohammed Shafiq
B. IACCCON 2011 Kolkatta: Dr Koushik Chaki
C. IACCCON 2012 Mumbai Dr Manoj Gerela
D. IACCCON 2013 Bangalore Dr Ravishanker
E. IACCCON 2014 Ooty Dr Karthik Prabhu
F. IACCCON 2015 Delhi Dr Kapil Khanna
E. IACCCON 2016 Ranchi Dr Vineeth K Jagnany
F. IACCCON 2017 Bhubaneshwar Dr Y J K Reddy
J. IACCCON 2018 Mumbai Dr Manoj Gerela
I. IACCCON 2019 Kochi Dr Mohammed Shafiq
I know each IACCCON was a team effort and I am taking this opportunity to thank all the team members too.
Cardiozone 2015 Calicut, 1st Zonal Conference of IACC organised by Dr Mohammed Shafiq became the turning point. When our colleagues blocked all the speakers and sponsors, Dr Shafiq decided to opt 90% PGDCC faculty and 10% others for that conference and it turned out to be a milestone.
Year 2018 is considered to be the best year as IACC is launching its first Journal & Clinical Registry
Hope in the coming years we will be having more and more life members and IACCCON will emerge as one of the biggest cardiology event of the country.
Special mention to all state chapter presidents and secretary’s.
With Best Regards
Dr. Rajesh Rajan MD, Ph.D, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Ire), FACC, FESC, FAHA.
Founder President & Chairman - Board of Governors - Indian Association of Clinical Cardiologists