Indian Nurses’ Association Hosts Conference on Heart & Brain

Indian Nurses Association of New York (INANY), an organization that professionally represents the interests of nurses and nursing students of Indian origin in the State of New York, is organizing a continuing education conference as part of its professional development measures.  The conference lead by academic and professional practitioners will focus on heart and brain which control the life itself.

The objective is to deepen the insight and knowledge of participants in the anatomical physiological complexities with latest diagnostic and treatment modalities in treating heart and neurological conditions and diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart failure, stroke and so on, in general population, women and South Asians. Statistics show that while heart disease remains the number one cause in the United States, South Asians are at higher risk to get heart attacks at younger ages than any other ethnic groups.  INANY, through this conference, hopes to empower nurses, nurse practitioners and other advanced practitioners to increase awareness among their patients and communities.

Numerous studies have been conducted among South Asians in Singapore, U.K., Canada and the U.S. established the risk factors, however, the cause factors that bring this ethnic group above all others are still unknown.  South Asians that constitute about 25 per cent of the global population, is the fastest growing ethnic groups in the U.S. and have proportionately higher death rate from cardio vascular diseases.   Cardiovascular disease is also the leading cause of death among women in the United States.  Another topic this conference will be discussing is stroke which is also a leading cause of death or long term or permanent disability in the population.  The conference will conclude with a talk on Complimentary medicine in cardiovascular disease.

The conference, titled “Sharpen the Brain – Pamper the Heart” and entails 6.5 hours of Continuing Education credits, is planned for Saturday, April 13 at Cotillion, 440 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho.  More information regarding registration can be obtained from Tara Shajan (347 401 4231), Dr. Anna George (646 732 6143) or Paul D Panakal (516 732 2520) or email

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