GREETINGS

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The 64th Annual conference of the Israel Heart Society in association with the Israel Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery will take place at the Convention Center, David Inter-Continental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel on April 25-26, 2017.

Tel-Aviv is a lively, vibrant city combining modern facilities in a Mediterranean flavor. The meeting venue is located at the promenade of the Tel Aviv beach, and the city is located in the center of the country allowing easy access to most tourist destination elsewhere, including Jerusalem and Nazareth.

The main focus of this meeting is the science of Cardiology, with a combination of original contributions and invited talks divided into several parallel, subspecialty oriented, presentation sessions and plenary sessions.

This year we are proud to host an unprecedented number of distinguished, world-renowned international guest speakers and leaders from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) and AFICARDIO (French-Israeli Association in Cardiology).

According to the public's request, we will reinforce this year with additional educational sessions, and we will continue the tradition we started last year of a unique session of Women in Cardiology and a session for the trainees.

While oral presentations may be presented in English or Hebrew, the plenary joint sessions of the Israel Heart Society with the ESC, ACC, AHA, SCCT and AFRICARDIO will be conducted in English and will include cutting-edge lectures on the latest advances in cardiology. Poster sessions will be presented in English.

A detailed program including both invited and local speakers is available, for details click here.

An interesting exhibition of device and pharmaceutical companies will be presented in the exhibit hall within the convention site.

We therefore welcome you to submit your abstracts by December 18th, 2016 and to join us at this innovative conference combining high quality basic research, clinical science and technology in a unique and friendly scientific atmosphere.

We do hope that you will take the opportunity to participate in this esteemed scientific meeting and look forward to welcoming you on a wonderful visit to Israel in 2017.

Michael Glikson, President     Ronen Rubinshtein, Secretary General & Treasurer

Israel Heart Society

Gil Bolotin, Chairman     Erez Kachel, Secretary     Oved Cohen, Treasurer

Israel Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery