Friend and Colleague,
On behalf of the
Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to
Vancouver, B.C. and to the 7th 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
750 abstracts submitted for presentation at the meeting. These
studies originating from laboratories in more than 50 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
Organizers of Congresses and Tour Operators Ltd. for their
excellent arrangements in all aspects of the Congress, to our
dedicated staff, colleagues, friends and families for their
untiring help, support and advise 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 Vancouver,
B.C., in July 2000.
Asher Kimchi, MD