The Chien Foundation is a charitable foundation set up in Singapore 17 years ago, in January 1997, by philanthropist Mr Teddy Chien and Dr Richard Ng. Its for the purpose is to promote education, training and research in cardiovascular medicine, focusing on interventional cardiology. The focus is to benefit young cardiology doctors in the Asian Pacific region to be trained in fellowship programs in more advanced cardiac centers. Six years ago, the Foundation expanded its programs to include Best Abstract presentations for young investigators in Asia-Pacific PCI meetings such as CIT in Beijing China, Angioplasty Summit meeting in South Korea and the AsiaPCR-SingLive meeting here.
The Chien Foundation also awards Chien Foundation Lectureship to honour and show appreciation to outstanding teachers and promoters in education & research at these meetings. Today we are very honoured to present this Chien Foundation Lectureship Award to Dr Jean Fajadet of France. Dr Fajadet graduated from the University Hospital of Toulouse in 1984. Following his graduation, Dr Fajadet has dedicated himself to the field of interventional cardiology for more than 25 years. He is currently Co-director of the Interventional Cardiovascular Group at Clinique Pasteur which is the leading cardiovascular center in France. Dr Fajadet has been involved as principal investigator or co-investigator in several major clinical trials involving new technologies and devices in the field of interventional cardiology. He has written and co-authored many articles published in peer-reviewed journals (EuroIntervention, JACC, Circulation, European Heart Journal). He is very dedicated to the promotion of education and research throughout his carreer. This includes the fellowship programmes at Clinique Pasteur and active participation in many international conferences and educational meetings throughout the world. Dr Fajadet is also Co-Founder and Course Director of the EuroPCR congress, which is the largest interventional cardiology course in the world. He is also the Course Director of GulfPCR, AsiaPCR-SingLive as well as the PCR London Valves meetings. He is President of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), which is a registered branch of the ESC, from 2011-2014, and is a Board member and Fellow of the ESC. He takes on the role of Course Co-Director of the CIT congress, in Beijing, and is a Board member of Clinique Pasteur. Dr. Fajadet has been instrumental in helping the transfer of technology and education in cardiovascular laboratories in the Asian Pacific region including Singapore, Indonesia, India and China.
In 1985 he travelled to Kansas City in the United States to train with G.O Hartzler in Primary PCI, MVD, LM, and CTO. Then, following his first meeting with his mentor Jean Marco, he went on to become co-Director of the Clinique Pasteur cathlab in 1987. The years thereafter were marked by a series of firsts : in 1989, the first Course on complex revascularisation in Toulouse. In the same year, with Richard Schatz, the first ever implantation of the Palmaz-Schatz stent in France and in 1994, he performed the first PCI via transradial approach during a live demonstration.
Dr Fajadet is a worldwide renowned key opinion leader throughout the Cardiovascular field , and is held in great esteem by those who know him. He is a most approachable, friendly and fine gentleman. We are indeed very honoured that he has agreed to accept the Chien Foundation Award for outstanding lectureship, and we are keenly aware that his teaching and practice of interventional cardiology will continue to grow and be deeply appreciated by everyone in the field, as well as benefit the great number of cardiac patients in Europe and the Asian Pacific region.
Dr. Richard NgCo-Founder & Senior TrusteeChien Foundation
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