The 10th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit Multidisciplinary Approach | December 2-5, 2015, Eurosites George V, Paris
Dear colleagues and friends,
10 years already!
A decade ago, Pr Korfer, Pr Pavie, Dr El-Banayosi and Pr Leprince decided to hold an annual meeting dedicated to mechanical circulatory support. Held alternately in Paris, France and Bad Oyenhausen in Germany, the congress founders' goal was to promote multidisciplinary discussion and debate in this important field.
In the last 10 years, we have witnessed an incredible revolution with continuous flow pumps, worldwide increase use of total artificial heart with patients discharged to home on TAH, significant development
of ECMO programs, registries including intermacs and euromacs, dramatic increase in destination therapy implantations and more recently more recently, the important lessons from the Implantation of the Carmat artificial heart.
Over time, the role of the VAD coordinator has become indispensable not only for VAD programs but also to guarantee quality of care and follow-up. In addition, heart failure cardiologists are now central to managing multidisciplinary discussions about the treatment of heart failure patients. Further, there has been a concerning decrease in the numbers of cardiac transplants in many countries due to the poor availability of organs.
During the last ten years, EUMS has promoted a platform of integrated care, allowing discussion, experience sharing and updates on a wide diversity of topics for cardiac surgeons, heart failure and interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists, rehabilitation MDs, psychiatrists, family practice MDs, as well as VAD coordinators, nurses and perfusionists. This year's program includes sessions on resuscitation of refractory cardiac arrest, social life on VAD and also hands-on and wet labs for younger trainees.
We are delighted to welcome a new congress partner to the EUMS community. By joining forces with the group from Berlin we can focus all of this field's most pressing medical updates into one major annual meeting. As a result, EUMS will now alternate between three cities and we are pleased to announce the 2016 event in Berlin.
For now, we are very honoured to host EUMS in Paris in December 2015. Our 10th anniversary conference will feature the highest scientific content, combined with an enjoyable social program in beautiful Paris pre-Christmas.
See you in Paris on December 2nd-5th 2015 and don't forget your running shoes.
Jan Gummert, M. D. (Bad Oeynhausen) | Pascal Leprince, M. D. (Paris) | Volkmar Falk, M. D. (Berlin)