The Malta Resuscitation Council supported the Maltese Cardiac Society during their 2018 Conference last weekend. This is an annual conference attended by various renowned local and international speakers targeted at educating and updating both medical professionals and the general public on the field of Cardiac Medicine.
The MRC set up a booth for the duration of the event in keeping with this year’s theme related to sudden cardiac death.
For the final day of the conference which targets the general public, demonstrations and instructions were given to the various attendees. Dr. Marthese Bartolo, Dr. Micheal Micallef and Dr. Tanya Esposito the Vice-Chairperson of the MRC were able to get the message across that anyone can save a life. Dr. Esposito also gave a very well attended talk about the World Restart a Heart Day to educate the public on how to act in case of a sudden cardiac arrest, with a focus on compression-only CPR.
Also present at the event was the Malta Medical Students Association who performed health checks while the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate provided useful information about how to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy heart.