The joy of in-person camaraderie and collaboration was apparent in everyone’s faces during two days of PHRI-hosted meetings with our global family of research collaborators directly preceding the ESC Congress 2022 in Barcelona.

Before and after the meetings, there were hikes and dinners and fun all around – and, of course, much productive output from our collaboration, as always. Off to the ESC Congress!

Clockwise from bottom centre: PHRI’s John Eikelboom and Sumathy Rangarajan; Ganesan Karthikeyan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India; Alexander Benz, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany; PHRI’s Stuart Connolly; Isabelle Johansson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and guest; Rachel Eikelboom and guest;, Mrs. Eikelboom.

Standing: Denis Xavier, St. John’s Medical College, India; Salim Yusuf, PHRI; Prem Pais, St. John’s Research Institute, India; with Matyas Keltai, Cardiotrix Ltd., Hungary (seated, red tie).

Cabral Tantchou, Cardiac Centre Shisong, Cameroon; Bernard Gitura, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya; Kerolos Wagdy Shaker, Aswan Heart Centre, Egypt; Sumathy Rangarajan, PHRI; Emmanuel Kamanzi, University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, Rwanda; and Alaa Elghamrawy, Mehalla Heart Center, Egypt.

Left to right: Denis Xavier; Karan Chrysler, PHRI; Patrick Commerford, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Charles Mondo, Kiruddu National Referral Hospital, Uganda; guest; Mrs. Nalini Pais (India); and Matthias Bossard, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Switzerland.

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