Sunday, January 31, 2010

Preventive Cardiology Highlighted at FLEHD 10th National Annual Convention

Cardiologist from all over the Philippines met up at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium RCBC Plaza, in Ayala Avenue , Makati City last January 28 – 30, 2010 to know the latest developments and studies about atherosclerosis and promote preventive cardiology during the 10th National Annual Convention on Preventive Cardiology of the Foundation For Lay Education on Heart Diseases (FLEHD)

The convention served as the annual gathering of cardiologist to keep abreast with newer knowledge, latest technology, and new approaches to cardiovascular problems, controversies, among others.

Topics discussed during the event include emerging and major risk factors for atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease benchmarks, coronary artery disease management spectrum, international procedure in the management of coronary artery diseases, advancing the advocacy for preventive cardiology, pharmacological tools commonly used in Ischemic Heart Disease, acute myocardial infraction among special groups, basics of primary hypertension, treatment of hypertension, and drug therapy of hypertension in the adult population.

Dr. Adolfo Bellosillo, FLEHD President, gave the State of the Foundation Address. Mr. Jose Concepcion together with Dr. Ophelia Manlapit presented various award to its members. A special tribute to Mr. Concepcion, in the form of an opera, served as one of the major highlights of the convention. The opera, entitled “How to Remain Young at Heart” was written and directed by Dr. Bellosillo with Mr. Jeremiah Calisang handling the music and Mr. Ronillo Jaynario in charge of the choreography. The opera featured Ms. Jai Sabas Aracama, Mr. Ervin Lumauag, and the Philippine Ballet Theater.

For more information about the event, contact the FLEHD Secretariat at (632) 893-3724, 817-7393, email, or visit their website at


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