The World Heart Federation (WHF) participated actively at the XXVIII South American Congress of Cardiology (Cardiosur 2018), hosted by our members the South American and Peruvian Society of Cardiology in Lima, Peru from 28-30 June 2018.
WHF Board members engaged in various sessions on the first day, 28 June at the two joint symposiums. One was on ‘Adherence to essential medicines and its impact on CVD prevention’ where President David Wood, Dr Jagat Narula and Dr Daniel Piñeiro contributed. Another symposium was related to ’25 x 25: its impact on global cardiovascular health’ in which President Wood and Dr Piñeiro also took part. President David Wood also made a keynote speech on ‘Preventive cardiology – principles and practice’ which was very well received.
On the same evening of the 28 June, the Inaugural Ceremony took place. WHF was honored to speak and present a Certificate of New Membership to the South American Society of Cardiology and a Certificate of Appreciation to the Peruvian Society of Cardiology for their generous hosting of the WHF Board Meeting on the 29-30 June.
Following these meetings on 1 July, the South American Declaration of Cardiovascular Prevention “DR. WALDO FERNÁNDEZ DURÁN” related to cardiovascular prevention to be developed in Peru was signed by the South American and Peruvian Society of Cardiology, together with WHF, the Inter-American and European Society of Cardiology.
We would like to thank the South American and Peruvian Society of Cardiology once again for such a successful congress and for the wonderful opportunity to hold our Board meeting at the majestic congress venue.