ISCP Spring Newsletter

A reminder that the ISCP Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on the 23-25 July 2021 in Singapore. Registration is complimentary with registration open from 15 April 2021. The meeting will include live presentations and some pre-recordings. See some of the highlights here.

Discussions are also underway for the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Bucharest as a combined physical and digital event.

Please forward any news or information on upcoming conferences or meetings that you would like included in the July 2021 Newsletter to me at by 15 July 2021.

Editors: John McNeil & Lisa Demos

Message from our President

Dear Colleagues,

During these difficult times we are increasingly getting used to virtual meetings. Although they cannot replace the atmosphere of a physical gathering and the pleasure of recognising and catching up with old friends, they do give the opportunity for more collaboration and contact with colleagues. They also provide an opportunity for those unable to travel to attend the meeting.

In the interests of removing any hesitation to sign up this year we have waived the registration fee for our Annual Scientific Meeting, ISCP 2021. We would encourage younger colleagues and those of you who maybe do not immediately identify with the ISCP to remember that our aims are the same and that by sharing we can all grow.

I do hope to be able to extend a welcome to very many of you.

Jack Tan
President, ISCP

26th Annual Scientific Meeting – Singapore 2021

The organising chairs for the Annual Scientific Meeting are Jack Tan and Kenny Sin and the organising committee includes Doreen Tan, Mark Chan, Grace Chang, Ruth Chen Wei Xian, Chin Chee Yang, Daniel Chong, Dennis Chua, Juvena Gan, Hon Jin Shing, Jiang Yan, Karen Koh, Claire Lew, Agnes Lim, Yeo Khung Keong.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 June 2021. Further details on the Scientific Meeting including abstract submission, the programme (including the Henry N Neufeld lecture), the Young Investigators Awards and the Oral Presentation Awards are available on the ISCP Annual Scientific Meeting website.


ISCP/APHN webinars on YouTube and our website include the following: Impact of Smoking and Psychological Stress on Cardiovascular Health; Importance of Exercise for Cardiovascular Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Cardiovascular Telemedicine – A Case of Mongolia; Cardiovascular Complications Associated with COVID-19.

Retreat Strategy: This was presented at the Directors’ Meeting and included discussions on educational activities, pharmacotherapy, and membership.

News from World Heart Federation (WHF)

World Heart Observatory: the WHF is creating the World Heart Observatory as a one-stop hub for high-quality data on cardiovascular conditions, biological risk factors, social determinants, and corresponding health system and policy responses. As part of this initiative WHF Members have been asked to fill in a short survey about their ongoing data initiatives

WHF Global Study on CVD and COVID-19: sites recruiting patients included Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ghana, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa and Sudan.

Global Heart Journal: includes the following recent article Telemedicine Intervention to Improve Long-Term Risk Factor Control and Body Composition in Persons with High Cardiovascular Risk: Results from a Randomized Trial

Heart Talks: A Series of the 5th Global Summit on Circulatory Health. This webinar series included four 1.5-hour interactive webinars held in October and November 2020. Topics included CVD management in the post COVID-19 era and the role of the health workforce, the impact of telemedicine and AI, and the importance of adequate financing for health in times of economic instability.

ISCP Book Series: Current Cardiovascular Therapy

The Current Cardiovascular Therapy Series provide both an in-depth view of the science and pharmacology behind these drugs and a practical guide to their usage. Each volume contains practical illustrations and is designed to improve understanding and practical usage of cardiovascular drugs in specific clinical areas.

The Springer series includes the following books available as e-books or in soft cover at a discounted rate for ISCP members: Antiarrhythmic Drugs; Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapy; Pharmacological Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes; Atrial Fibrillation Therapy; Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy; Pharmacotherapy in Aortic Disease; Pharmacologic Trends of Heart Failure; Pharmacological Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris; ACEi and ARBS in Hypertension and Heart Failure; Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. 

European Cardiology Review (ECR) – Official ISCP Journal

The European Cardiology Review (ECR) is a PubMed indexed, peer-reviewed journal comprising review articles, editorials and case reports. The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Juan Carlos Kaski, along with Associate Editor Pablo Avanzas and is supported by an editorial board of world-renowned physicians.

The current volume (16) is available here with all articles free to view via the journal website

The ECR website also provides access to a large range of additional relevant resources such as webinars and on demand videos

If you are interested in becoming involved in the journal whether as an author, reviewer or board member please contact Ashlynne Merrifield, Managing Editor,

Upcoming Meetings, Courses and Workshops

National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM) Congress
3-5 September 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress (APSC) 2021
1-2 October 2021
Bangkok, Thailand (Virtual)

Congreso Virtual de la Sociedad Interamericano De Cardiología (SIAC)
9-12 June 2021
Virtual Congress

ESC Congress – The Digital Experience
27-30 August 2021
Virtual Congress

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