Dr. Vinay Krishna
India is faced with triple burden of disease. We have not been able to control infectious disease, road traffic accidents are rising so are the incidents of lifestyle disorder diseases like coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, bronchial asthma, and stroke. We have to make concentrated effort to control these preventable diseases, otherwise our economy will go haywire. (01:00) Our productive population will become diseased and we will become a nation of diseased persons, so it is our prime responsibility to pay more emphasis on prevention of lifestyle disorders so that we can progress in future and be more and more productive as a country. I came to this conference, this APVIC 8th workshop organized by professor N.N. Khanna, professor Michel Henry and Professor Saroj Das along with it lot of the team members who are involved in organizing it. This workshop was unique in many ways (02:00) from the previous workshops which were done under this banner. In this workshop lot of more international experts had come, lot of more international delegates had come, wide variety of topics were covered, presentation of slides was automated and it was a truly international level of audiovisual presentation which was conducted during this workshop. So many more things were done which will definitely prove a milestone for organizing scientific meetings in India and I am very glad to see that this (03:00) Asia Pacific Vascular Society is bringing in new and new fields of specialization in work and this will definitely provide a gold standard for training and teaching of vascular interventions in India, which has been lacking since long. There has not been any structured training and teaching program in India, but Asia Pacific Vascular Society has created this milestone and I am very hopeful and glad that in future we will have more and more properly trained vascular interventionists.