Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI), it is my great honor to welcome you to the 15th ASCI Congress of 2022. The congress will be held in a hybrid format in Hong Kong SAR, China, from Friday to Sunday 24th to 26th June of 2022. Hong Kong hosted the 5th ASCI congress in 2011, which was a very successful meeting and a milestone for both scientific exchange and having the biggest number of participant in ASCI history. We believe that our ASCI colleagues in Hong Kong have full of experience and enthusiasm, and thus are more than ready to hold this important annual meeting.
Except for the missed 2020 convention due to the pandemic of COVID-19, ASCI congress has been held for 15 consecutive years. Just in this past August of 2021, the 14th ASCI congress was successfully held using the new virtual meeting technology in Vietnam. We do hope the pandemic of COVID-19 will die out soon, but this virus cannot stop us from joining the 15th ASCI congress in Hong Kong.
The theme of ASCI 2022 is “Cardiac Imaging Beyond the Images”. The congress will provide lectures, refresher courses, hands-on workshops, symposiums, and scientific paper sessions, et al. The same as before, the sister societies will support and join this congress, including the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR), North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI), Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). Invited speakers from those sister societies will give talks to strengthen the scientific program. Even though some of the participants will be unable to attend the conference due to the pandemic, the committee is still preparing to enrich the content and set up an excellent platform for international scholars to communicate.
On behalf of all of you, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the congress presidents, Dr. Lilian Leong and Dr. Andy Wai-Kwong Chan, and the local organizing committee members of ASCI 2022. Thank all of you for the hard work and the tremendous efforts and contributions to the forthcoming 15th ASCI congress. We also take this opportunity to thank the industrial sponsors for making cardiovascular imaging go forward endlessly to a brighter future. Let’s embrace dream and expect success for the ASCI 2022 in Hong Kong.
Prof. Bin LU，M.D.
President, Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
Professor and Director of the Department of Radiologic Imaging
Fuwai Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, State Key Lab and National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Beijing, P. R. of China
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Cardiology, it gives us great pleasure to invite you all to participate in the 15th Congress of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI 2022) which will be held from Friday to Sunday, 24 – 26 June 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in hybrid format. A virtual component will also be conducted for international speakers and participants who may be in difficult position to travel to Hong Kong because of the travel and quarantine restrictions.
The last ASCI Hong Kong was held in 2011, we are honoured to have the opportunity again to be the host of this important congress. With the theme “Cardiac Imaging beyond the Images”, ASCI 2022 will share an insight into the cutting-edge technologies and latest research in cardiac imaging. The 3-day scientific programme will embrace important topics in Imaging and Disease modalities including angiography, cardiovascular CT, cardiovascular MR, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, AI, congenital heart disease, ischaemic heart disease, non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy, structural and valvular heart disease, cardiac mass, pericardial disease, great vessels disease and etc.
Apart from the invited lectures delivered by the outstanding speakers from ASCI, EACVI, ESCR, SCMR, SCCT and NASCI, there will be case presentations, oral presentations, rapid-fire posters, hands-on workshops on cardiac CT & MRI, film quiz and BYP awards. In addition, a special session has been created to address pertinent issues related to COVID-19 and heart diseases.
We are confident that the occasion will bring together radiologists, cardiologists, health care professionals and researchers from the region and worldwide to exchange exciting ideas, showcase research findings and acquire the latest professional knowledge and trends in cardiovascular imaging. The local organising committee is committed to making ASCI 2022 a memorable and successful one.
We look forward to meeting you in person or virtually at ASCI 2022 Hong Kong.
Dr. Lilian LEONG
Dr. Andy Wai-Kwong CHAN