The Cardiological Society of India, Kerala Chapter(CSIK) was initiated in the year 1967. The main objective of the Society is to improve the basic understanding and scientific knowledge and prevention and management of all types of cardiovascular diseases.
The membership is open to Cardiologists and Physicians who are interested in cardiology. TheCardiological Society of India Kerala Chapter has more than 400 members currently. CSIK conducts periodic scientific meetings twice per year - a Summer Conference and an Annual Conference usually in the months of May and Novemberrespectively. The chapter also awards "Best Paper Award" to the young cardiologists who present free papers in both these sessions.
CSIK hosted the Annual National CSI meeting in 2002 and 2009. Both these meetings were conducted excellently and set the standards for the subsequent meetings. It also hosted the midterm meet of national interventional council(NIC)in which was acclaimed as one of the best meetings ever conducted. The NIC midterm meet-2012 had many unique features. For the first time in NIC, scientific sessions were held in four halls simultaneously. Live case transmissions were also done for the first time. Live cases were also transmitted from International centers like Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Russia and UK.
We got the additional responsibility of holding the NIC mid-term meet again in April-2014. Dr Jabir is the organizing secretary for the conference.
Dr K Venugopal, President elect National CSI is the Chairman of the Scientific committee of the forthcoming CSI National Annual meeting in Bangalore in December 4,5,6,7, 2013. The whole CSIK chapter is behind him in making the scientific program unique.
CSIK also conducts preventive clinics every month in its office premises which are well attended. It also holds periodic CMEs in addition to the two annual meetings like the Preventive summit organized last year. Kerala chapter also holds the unique position of having its own scientific journal – Kerala Heart Journal.
In recognition of all the academic and organizational activities CSI Kerala Chapter was awarded the best branch award thrice. We hold the title currently, thanks to all our members.