In terms of professional strategy, how many times have you changed hospital in your career?
Congratulations to all authors for their scientific contribution.
Despite the international financial crisis, more than a thousand abstracts have been received from all over the word, and especially from countries not present up to now in our congress, demonstrating the interest of colleagues keen to come & present their data and debate! Each abstract has been reviewed by at least 6 experts. The Selection Committee rejected 43 % abstracts overall. This year, a smaller number of oral abstract sessions is proposed to enhance the quality of the presented material.
I must congratulate and thank everyone for these difficult tasks!