Nigerian Cardiac Society

Nigerian Cardiac Society has since then regularly held its annual scientific conference as well as an annual general meeting. Founding fathers to whom credit must be given include: Professors A.U. Antia (First President), Edington, Abraham, Cockshott, Brokington, Parry, Ikeme, Ogunlesi, Akinkugbe, Carlisle, Udekwu, and Dede Ihenacho. Others who have contributed immensely include Professors Lagunjoye, Okuwobi, Falase, Adebonojo, Anyanwu, Andy, Ofoegbu, Araoye, Adebo (Past Presidents) and a host of other highly dedicated officials and members.

The Nigerian Cardiac society strives to disseminate current and evidence-based information on cardiovascular diseases to the public, as well as promote the adoption of healthy life-styles by the general public through the adoption of cardiovascular disease preventive measures that have been borne out of the research.

During the 7th World Congress of Cardiology in 1974, the Society was admitted to the membership of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology (ICSF) now World Heart Federation. The President of the Nigerian Cardiac Society is invited as a special guest to the Annual Scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology.

The Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) was inaugurated in 1981 at ASCON Badagry through the efforts of the Nigerian Cardiac Society and the financial support of the Merck, Sharpe & Dohme (now Associated Pharmaceutical Products).

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