Welcome Messages

Distinguished Participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology, I have the honor and pleasure to welcome all of you to the virtual 26th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress to be organized by the Philippine Heart Association on November 11 - 13, 2022.

Themed “The Essence of Timing in Cardiology” for this year’s Congress demonstrates our strong commitment to advance the science and art of medicine related to the care of the Heart. The Congress will provide us with a platform, in which both cardiologists and scientists can present and discuss the most up-to-date research and clinical findings from diagnoses, method of treatment to recovery.  The knowledge and best practices on diagnoses, treatments exchanged at this Congress will serve as an aspiration for our effort to further enrich and equip us in today’s management and treatment of several complex cardiovascular diseases.

The Congress will also serve as a forum for the like-minded groups to exchange their views on a wide variety of topics affecting Heart and those suffering from heart disease and will be personally rewarding.

We are fully confident that the presentations and symposia will capture interests of cardiologists, scientists and all levels of healthcare personnel engaged in cardiovascular science in order to deliver the best care to our patients.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Before I conclude, I wish to take this opportunity to express, on behalf of the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology, our most sincere gratitude to the Philippine Heart Association for their invaluable involvement in the preparation and holding of this Meeting.

I wish you a successful and productive Meeting.

Thank you.

Rungroj Krittayaphong, MD, FACC, FESC, FACP, FAsCC, FAPSC, FSCMR
Rungroj Krittayaphong, MD, FACC, FESC, FACP, FAsCC, FAPSC, FSCMRPresident
The ASEAN Federation of Cardiology


Mabuhay! Welcome to the 26th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress.

The theme for this year's scientific meeting is "Daig ng Maagap ang Masipag: The Essence of Timing in Cardiology".

"Daig ng Maagap ang Masipag" (google translate says 'prompt beats diligent' :-)) is a Filipino proverb equivalent to the western adage "a stitch in time, saves nine".

It highlights the value of being proactive and acting at the most opportune moment.

The topics for this convention will delve into the temporal elements of cardiovascular disease. Experts from the Asean region will expound on the approach to expedite diagnoses, as well as illustrate methods to facilitate interventions.

You are all cordially invited to contribute your own thought and experiences, so that we may all appreciate the essence of timing in cardiology.

See you at the congress!

Jude Erric L. Cinco, MD, FPCP, FPCC, FPSCCM, FAsCC
Jude Erric L. Cinco, MD, FPCP, FPCC, FPSCCM, FAsCCPresident, Philippine Heart Association
Overall-Chair, AFCC 2022


On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce the holding of the 26th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology (AFC) Congress on November 11-13, 2022. The Philippines, represented by the Philippine Heart Association, is fortunate to be the host country of the scientific meeting. Much as we wanted our guests, friends, and participants to come to our beautiful country, we will hold a virtual congress in consideration of the pandemic crisis.

The topics for this year’s scientific meeting will be varied, expansive, and interesting under the main theme, “The Essence of Timing in Cardiology” or “Daig ng Maagap ang Masipag”. This is a Filipino saying literally meaning “the proactive wins over the industrious.” The theme highlights time, timing and the temporal elements associated with cardiovascular diseases.

Scientific sessions will be in tracks covering topics in Preventive Cardiology, Ischemic Heart Disease and Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Imaging, Congenital Heart Diseases and Valvular Heart Diseases featuring RF/RHD, Interventional Cardiology, Women’s Heart Health, Sports Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

The highlights are the 1st ASEAN Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Summit and the joint sessions between AFC and Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology. Selected speakers and guests from different parts of the world will be sharing their knowledge in their respective fields of expertise.

We are quite excited to hold this meeting and we enjoin everyone to attend and participate in this congress in the comfort of your home, clinic, or office and learn new things in cardiology from our pool of experts.


Ronald E. Cuyco, MD, MBA, FPCP, FPCC, FAsCC
Ronald E. Cuyco, MD, MBA, FPCP, FPCC, FAsCCVice President, Philippine Heart Association
Scientific-Chair, AFCC 2022


Who should attend?

AFCC2022 will feature various plenaries, symposia, interactive sessions, pre-congress workshops, joint symposiums with educational values. The congress aims to benefit delegates of varying levels of experience and profiles, including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiologist surgeons
  • Consultants
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Nurses
  • Technologists
  • Medical Students
  • Family Physicians

We also welcome exhibitors to join us to showcase new products and solutions.


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