A message from the Chairman of Cardiostim
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
Time has been running fast since last Cardiostim. And the preparation of the 18th edition of the congress is already well on tracks!
In its early years, in 1978, Cardiostim was proposed to educate, exchange knowledge between doctors and engineers and mix together American and French specialists. Thirty four years later, these basic principles are still there, but today, this congress gathers Europeans and non-Europeans from all over the world, making it a true international congress.
The 2010 edition has been a great success with 5700 attendees and more than 200 scientific sessions. You liked it, thanks to all our talented colleagues who proposed so many high standard programs, and to its unique style and studious atmosphere.
In 2012, there will be many more debates, discussions, and case presentations. We desire to make this edition much more interactive, and we wish attendees to express themselves, participate in the discussions, and exchange their experience with the experts. Great advances in technology will be presented. So don’t miss the opportunity to “touch the future”, and foresee what your practice will become.
Go to our website and have a look on our program and presentations of clinical cases over time.
Take advantage of the databank, a new and unseen service for the scientists. Be part of it by posting data or benefit from a free scientific database EPDatabank.
Finally, do not forget the firm January 11, 2012 deadline for abstracts submission.
On a longer term, you may be aware that Cardiostim and Europace, via their respective organizers, Reed and EHRA/ESC, have agreed on a strategic alliance for the 6 years ahead to ensure the development of an annual common European congress on the international scene of cardiac electrophysiology, devised under the direction of a common scientific committee. Organized alternatively by Reed and EHRA/ESC, the future annual conference will be unique and different from what is usually proposed, mingling the best of Cardiostim and Europace.
Whereas this agreement will come into full force in 2014, some of the rules, that will apply in the future for the annual conference, will already be implemented from 2012 on: all programs will be commonly discussed in order to get more homogeneity overall, the abstract selection will involve the EHRA program committee, all EHRA activities will be held during Cardiostim 2012, etc…
We look forward to seeing you in Nice from June 13 to 16, 2012.