On behalf of the organising and scientific committee it is a great pleasure to cordially invite you to the
15th Annual Conference of the Working Group (WG) on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology that will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, on October 4-7, 2018. The Conference is coming back to Belgrade for the third time, after very successful meetings organized in 2006 and 2009 by Professor Petar Seferović.
The aim of the Conference is to communicate progress in basic science, diagnosis, and management of myocardial and pericardial diseases to a broad audience including not only cardiologists and internal medicine specialists, but also basic scientists, pathologists, geneticists, rheumatologists, arrhythmologists, heart failure specialists, interventional cardiologists, nephrologists, and endocrinologists. In order to expand the interaction and cooperation of the WG with other related areas, WGs and Associations in the ESC and world-wide, the Scientific Program will include sessions on the management of heart failure in cardiomyopathies and constrictive pericarditis, invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures, cardiotoxicity, myocardial and pericardial involvement in malignancies, arrhythmology, electrophysiology and pacing, sports, and surgical management of cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease. Systemic autoimmune diseases and metabolic disorders involving the heart and the pericardium will be elaborated in the special track. Advances in the treatment including new perspectives with biological drugs, immunomodulation and enzyme replacing therapies will be thoroughly reviewed as well.
"Myocardial & Pericardial Experts of Tomorrow" (MY-PET) track will include educational courses dedicated to cardiovascular pathology with focus on inflammation, fibrosis and PCR for cardiotropic viruses but also cardiovascular genetics, and integrated imaging in myo/pericardial diseases. Young investigators awards sessions will include selected original research and case presentations by the first authors 40 years old or less. Specialist nurses, patients and caregivers are also cordially invited to this Conference and we have planed dedicated topics and presentations in the program by them and for them. Regional program will include several sessions in the local language to promote the regional cooperation and awareness on cardiomyopathies and pericardial diseases in the area.
Belgrade is one of the oldest and most exciting European capitals, famous for its natural beauties, vibrant night life, cultural events, and warm hospitality. It will delight you with the confluence of its two rivers, beautiful lake, many monuments, parks, archaeological sites and charming local restaurants.
We are looking forward to warmly welcoming you to Belgrade in the first week of October.
Professor Arsen Ristić
|Professor Aleš Linhart||Professor Yehuda Adler|
Chairman of the ESC WG
Vice-Chairman of the ESC WG