Dear Friend and Colleague,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my
great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 8th World Congress on
Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management, to be held at the Hyatt
Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, from July
The Congress will follow the form of the very
successful 7th World Congress on Heart Failure in Vancouver, BC, Canada,
at which more than 600 papers were presented to approximately 850
participants from 64 countries around the world. The Congress is
designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the
latest research developments in heart failure.
Plans for this meeting are progressing well. Many
distinguished cardiologists and scientists have agreed to join the
faculty participating in this Congress. Papers will be presented in the
form of plenary sessions, symposia and posters, and will include superb
scientific material originating from numerous laboratories around the
globe, assuring that the meeting will be a major scientific event.
Program areas will range from clinical
pathophysiology, evaluation and stratification techniques and molecular
and cellular biology, including neurohumoral, immunological and genetic
studies. We will discuss new and innovative diagnostic methods,
prevention and treatment of heart failure, and prognostic algorithms.
Integrated into the program will be a full discussion on
cardiomyopathies, valvular and congenital heart disease, coronary artery
disease, hypertension and arrhythmias. Special emphasis will be given to
surgical intervention in heart failure, including the current status of
new procedures, assist devices and the role, timing and selection
process of heart transplantation.
We hope that you will participate in this Congress
and submit for presentation your most recent scientific work in the
rapidly evolving field of heart failure.
Your interaction with your colleagues from many
different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will
be personally rewarding. We look forward to your active participation in
the 8th World Congress on Heart Failure and to welcoming you to the
beautiful city of Washington, DC, in July, 2002.
Asher Kimchi, MD