Punjabi public iCON (interCultural Online Network) presents a health forum on Cardiovascular Health presented by the UBC Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office in partnership with health and community organizations. The event is on Sunday, March 25th, 2012 (Open House, 11:30am-12:30pm) at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey.
Speaking will be: Dr. Kendall Ho, MD FRCPC, Director, eHealth Strategy Office, Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine UBC Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gulzar Cheema, MD, CCFP iCON Medical Director, South Asian Division Dr. Sajal Jain, Internist,Karol Ghuman, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gurdip Kaily, Cardiology Technologist, Prabhdeep Mann, Pharmacist,Priti Suri, R. Dietitian Jay Bains, Community Liaison, iCON South Asian Division.

Medical experts will share and discuss common risk factors, heart disease symptoms, treatments and effective tips for self-management.
The audience will be invited to ask the experts questions during an interactive question and answer session. Local resources will also be available from 11:30am to provide information on supports available in the community.

The forum will be delivered in Punjabi only. To further increase accessibility, the event will be webcast live and available for participants across BC and worldwide to view from home. Previous iCON Health Forums have reached more than 10,000 people. We anticipate a full house for this event, reaching many in Punjabi-speaking communities, including those struggling with chronic disease, their family members and friends, and those who are interested in learning about prevention.

Patients benefit greatly from iCON technologically enabled educational events through the variety of health expertise, live interaction, and availability of resources. iCON public health forums and webcasts are unique in the field of delivering health care information. These interactive forums are webcast live all over the world allowing a greater number of people including those living in remote and rural communities, and those with mobility restrictions, to access information in real time. Online viewers can interact with an interdisciplinary panel of health experts from the comfort of their own home. This exciting innovation makes iCON public health forums uniquely effective at promoting healthy living in BC and beyond.

(For registration or enquiries www.iconproject.org or 1-877-357-7611, live webcast available at www.iconproject.org.) This event is presented by the UBC faculty of medicine.