Greetings from the President
I am happy to announce that Singapore has finally formed the Heart Rhythm Association Singapore. This is especially important as Singapore will be hosting the APHRS scientific session in 2022. As Singapore is a small country, there was initially no need to have a separate society and when the 1st APHRS scientific session was held in Singapore in 2008, the meeting was hosted by the Singapore Cardiac Society. However, since then the number of electrophysiologists in Singapore has grown rapidly and we are now ready to form a society to host the next APHRS scientific session in 2022.
The society also aims to increase awareness among doctors, allied professionals and the public on the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in Singapore. We will also cooperate with the local cardiac society or heart association and with other regional Heart Rhythm Societies and APHRS to achieve the above goals. We will be holding our 1st HRAS Annual scientific meeting on 5 June 2021 which will be virtual and free to all participants.
Hopefully the COVID-19 pandemic will subside soon and we will eventually have meetings where we are able to meet each other in person. Hopefully this will be possible during the APHRS 2022 meeting in Singapore!
With Best Regards
Dr Wee Siong Teo
President of Heart Rhythm Association Singapore