Dear Friend and Colleague,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure
to welcome you to Washington, DC and to the 8th World Congress on
Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management.
The Congress has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive
overview of the latest research developments in heart failure, primarily
in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, cardiomyopathies,
valvular and congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease,
hypertension and arrhythmias. Special emphasis has been given to
surgical intervention in heart failure.
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 400 abstracts
submitted for presentation at the meeting. These studies originating
from laboratories in 45 countries, assures 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 Kenes International 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 this
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 Washington DC, in July 2002.
Asher Kimchi, MD