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Tales from the Road: Vasomedical Visits China for Great Wall Conference

Our latest adventure took us to Beijing for the 24th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology Asia Pacific Heart Congress 2013 – which was a full house!

The conference hosted more than 13,000 attendees from all over the world.  Not only were we pleased to participate at the conference as a whole, but during the big event, the 3rd International Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Symposium was held.

The day was jam packed with the world’s leading experts sharing their research on EECP Therapy. The Symposium started off with a presentation from Dr. Richard Conti, the former President of the American College of Cardiology, followed by Dr. Ozlem Soran, Dr. William Lawson and Dr. Greg Barsness among many others.

One of the biggest stories to come out of this was the launch of the International EECP Society (IEECPS).  The Society will bring together physicians, researchers and other professionals involved in the study, research, application and provision of EECP Therapy. Dr. William E. Lawson, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Stony Brook University, New York, USA was elected as the Society’s first president and Dr. Guifu Wu, President and Director of the Fourth People’s Hospital of Shenzhen, China was elected as Vice President of the Society.

The 3rd EECP Symposium wrapped up the day’s events with a dinner, MC’d by Ning Xin, a noted sports anchor for CCTV in Beijing. The dinner started with the official launch of IEECPS, which prompted many cardiologists to sign up as members on the spot.

As for entertainment, there were five impersonators, who looked and sounded like China’s former government leaders. Each presented a speech in the respective leader’s style of speaking, to motivate people to be conscious of their heart health and talked about the benefits of EECP Therapy.

What Great Wall meeting would be complete without an actual visit to the Great Wall? An impromptu gathering of physicians, friends and family got together on the day after the meeting and took a day trip to Badaling, one of the Great Wall sites where visitors can climb the winding and challenging wall to its highest points.

It was a fun, successful event. We at Vasomedical are really excited that there is an official community of EECP Therapy advocates coming together to advance awareness and greater acceptance of this great treatment.

5 thoughts on “Tales from the Road: Vasomedical Visits China for Great Wall Conference

  1. Mark Schumer

    Good Morning Amanda,

    Thanks for the story of the Conference and IEECP Society. You noted that a lot of cardiologists signed “up as members on the spot”. Can you give us an indication of the regional (geographical) breakdown of the initial members?


    Mark Schumer

    1. Amanda Jiang

      Hi Mark,

      The attendees of the Great Wall conference were very international. At the conference we had cardiologist signing up from all over the world, such as the USA, India, China, SEA and Europe.



      1. mark goldman


        You didn’t answer my question—Why can’t the blog be used to give info to shareholders on the latest CMS and private health insurance for EECP, info on new moniter device, share buyback updates etc.

  2. Mark Goldman

    Why don’t you use the blog to get out info to shareholders Re: stock buyback,
    updates on CMS, Info on the new moniter, EECP and Biox sales etc.

    1. Amanda Jiang Post author

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your questions about our Vasomedical blog. We have strived to make the blog fresh and interesting to a broad audience by covering a variety of topics that all circle back to heart health. This is complemented by our “Tales from the Road” posts, which are focused on our business, including trade shows. We believe that the blog is both interesting as well as informative to readers interested in the EECP space and overall heart health market.

      Most of the suggestions you have put forth are topics that we plan to cover or would cover in our blog as appropriate. In terms of the Company’s share repurchase program, this “public company” topic falls outside of our parameters for subjects to discuss on the EECP blog. Instead, we discuss the repurchase plan on a quarterly basis during our quarterly conference calls and press releases, which are specifically targeted to our investor base.

      I hope you can appreciate our efforts to communicate successfully with various audiences in different forums. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.



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