In difficult times due to COVID-19 since 2020, I feel a tremendous amount of responsibility for developing and succeeding
in the achievements of the KHRS as I start my term.
Started in 1997 as an working group of arrhythmia under the Korean Society of Cardiology, our society has grown remarkably over a relatively short period of time due to the great efforts of our executives and the enthusiastic participation of our members. In addition, all members create a harmonious family atmosphere, even though it is a national wide professional association. With remarkable external growth, there are close to 1,600 regular members as of 2021.
The KHRS (Korean Heart Rhythm Society) scientific session, which began as the first regular academic conference in 2009, is now an international academic conference that comes from abroad, and Professor Tae-joon Cha, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Arrhythmia, has been listed on the KoreaMed and is expected to enter the SCI Journal within a few years.
I and many other executives plan to focus on the following projects during my term in office from 2021-2022:
1) Improving the public's awareness of arrhythmia, especially atrial fibrillation.
2) Activation of primary clinic doctors to care and treat arrhythmia patients through education and cooperation
3) Activation of online meeting and online education
4) Internationalization of Academic Society through close cooperation with foreign researchers and organizations
In addition to carrying out these academic projects, we will listen to the diverse opinions of our members and actively reflect them as our new business. We will also make continuous efforts for smooth communication and exchange among members of the association. I ask for your continued interest with support and active participation and wish you good health and good luck.
Thank you kindly.
Chairman of the Korean Heart Rhythm Society
Kee Joon Choi, MD, PhD