Dear Friend and Colleague,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to
welcome you to Vancouver and to the 12th World Congress on
Heart Disease - New Trends in Research Diagnosis and Treatment.
The Congress has been designed to provide an
innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research
developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of
molecular biology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac
arrhythmias and cardiac surgery.
Many distinguished cardiologists and scientists
have joined the faculty and will take part in this Congress. Papers will
be presented in the form of plenary sessions, symposia and posters and
will include superb scientific material that was carefully selected by
the Scientific Abstract Review committee from over 800 abstracts
submitted for presentation at the meeting. These studies, originating
from laboratories in 46 countries, assure that the meeting will be a
major scientific event.
We would like to express our thanks to the
pharmaceutical and manufacturing industry for their generous support, to
Target Conferences for their excellent arrangements in all aspects of
the Congress, to our dedicated staff, colleagues, friends and families
for their untiring help, support and advice in planning and arranging
We hope that you will enjoy the Congress and that
your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will
stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding.
We also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very
beautiful and exciting city of Vancouver, in July 2005.
Asher Kimchi, MD