More than 500 attendees from 13 countries (Russia, USA, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Israel, Armenia, Latvia, Italy, Turkey, Albania and Azerbaijan) and 15 regions of Russia took part in the Congress. The meeting was targeted at cardiologists, general practitioners, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, specialists in ultrasound and functional diagnostics, geneticists, immunologists, biophysicists and other health professionals. The Congress was represented by more than 80 Russian and international faculties including outstanding specialists in cardiology and cardiovascular ultrasound Prof. Fausto Pinto (Portugal), Prof. Navin Nanda (USA), Prof. Rostislav Karpov (Russia), Prof. Jaroslaw Kasprzak (Poland) and many others.
The day before the congress, on May 18 Tyumen Cardiology Center celebrated its 25th anniversary. The occasion was marked with a grand meeting and a gala-dinner where staff members of the Cardiology Center accepted hearty congratulations.
The scientific program of the congress included 2 plenary sessions, 9 symposia, 2 concurrent sessions, poster session and round-table discussion and workshop on atrial fibrillation. During the three-day meeting there were 86 oral presentations and 52 posters. The major topics highlighted included fundamental investigations in cardiology, invasive and conservative treatment of cardiovascular diseases, new capabilities of treating patients with acute coronary syndrome, congestive heart failure and other heart diseases, advances and prospects of cardiovascular disease genetics, capabilities of shock-wave therapy in management of coronary artery disease, established issues and controversies in diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome, clinical significance of real-time transesophageal echocardiography, modern methods of arterial hypertension management.
The participants had the opportunity to enjoy not only scientific presentations but also an interesting cultural exchange program. On May 20 the guests visited the exposition "Siberian farm" in Nizhniaya Tavda where they got to know about the everyday life and the traditions of Siberian peasants in the 19th century. They also visited the Archeological museum on the Andreevskoye Lake, the Museum of Fine Arts, had several topic city tours of Tyumen. As a special surprise for the congress participants there was a ship trip on the Tura River.
The official languages of the congress were Russian and English. Simultaneous translation was provided.
The congress was organized and sponsored by Tyumen Cardiology Center with support of the Russian Chapter of the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.
The period of the congress was intensive and fruitful. Three days flew as one. The meeting came to an end on May 21. While saying good-bye to each other, the colleagues expressed hope to meet in Tyumen Cardiology Center in a year – at the II INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS «CARDIOLOGY AT A CROSSROAD OF SCIENCES» to be held on May 18-20, 2011!
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