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The III International Symposium of Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound was held in conjunction with the XIV Annual Conference Cardiology Update on 21-23 November 2007 in Tyumen, Russia

This meeting was sponsored by the Russian Chapter of the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (RCISCU) and organized by Tyumen Cardiology Center.
Symposium co-chairmen were Prof. Navin Nanda (Birmingham, USA) and Prof. Vadim Kuznetsov (Tyumen, Russia).

More than 400 participants from 7 countries (Russia representatives of 50 cities, USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Hong Kong and Latvia) took part in the conference. On the whole 13 countries participated in the meeting taking into consideration abstracts published in the Conference abstract book (additionally: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan). The outstanding specialists: Prof. Navin Nanda (USA), Prof. Jos Roelandt (the Netherlands), Prof. Cheuk-Man Yu (Hong Kong) and others as well as the leading Russian specialists delivered lectures at the meeting.

The Congress was organized with the support of more than 20 industry partners: pharmaceutical companies and companies producing medical equipment and about 10 informative sponsors. The general sponsor was Medtronic;official sponsors: Cordis, Cardiomedics and Boston Scientific.

A very high scientific level, active attendance, good organization and warm atmosphere of the event were mentioned by our guests and participants.

Traditionally, in addition to the scientific program an interesting social program was arranged.

Some feedbacks of the participants:

Professor Navin C. Nanda (Birmingham, USA)
It was a great pleasure to come to Tyumen. The scientific standard of the conference was very high and I enjoyed it very much. Our stay was very comfortable and both my wife and I are most grateful for your most generous hospitality during our stay in Tyumen.

Professor Mikhail Alekhin (Moscow, Russia)
With great pleasure I am writing to you this letter of thanks for an excellently organized conference which I was lucky to attend both as a faculty and a participant.
The conference was distinguished not only by representation but also by perfect organization.
So many special thanks to your scientific and organizing group. During lobby interviews with my colleagues more than once I heard complimentary remarks about both this forum and your Cardiology Center which for those days had become a cosy and hospitable home for all the participants of the conference.
Id like to wish you and your staff further success and a continuation of such interesting and informative meeting.

Professor Jos Roelandt (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
I would like to thank you heartily for all the attention, hospitality and friendship experienced during my stay in Tyumen. The organization was perfect and I felt relaxed and at home from the moment I arrived.

Professor Cheuk-Man Yu (Hong Kong)
I would like to express my greatest gratitude to the invitation and hospitality during my stay. I am deeply grateful and really appreciate all the thoughtful arrangements and consideration during the visit. I am looking forward for further collaboration and visiting Russia again!

Information bulletin N 4 (2 269 kb) (January, 2008), published jointly by Tyumen cardiology Center and RCISCU devoted to this scientific event.

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