9th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit - Multidisciplinary Approach | Dec. 3th - 6th, 2014, Bad Oeynhausen (Germany)
Dear colleagues and friends,
We would like to welcome you cordially to the 9th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit, this year again held at the “Theater im Park” in Bad Oeynhausen. Mechanical circulatory support therapy is nowadays established as a bridge to transplantation. Data from destination therapy trials show good survival in non-transplant patients but also revealed challenges in the long-term management of these patients. The question if long term mechanical support is a true alternative to transplantation will be debated at this meeting, as well as different implantation techniques of the devices made possible by increasing miniaturization of the systems. Sessions such as ‘Intervention meets mechanical support’ will illustrate how future devices may look like and what is technically possible. A dedicated ECMO session and a hands-on workshop will highlight the increasing importance and usage of this therapy in modern cardiovascular medicine.
In addition basic science and research, forum discussions, debates and life in a box sessions will be presented and a dedicated VAD coordinator session will be held for the second time.
As the worldwide number of mechanical circulatory support programs is ever growing and EuMS meetings with their outstanding faculty have always been at the edge of the subject with state of the art lectures and the newest technical innovations, it would be a great pleasure to welcome you again in December 2014 in Bad Oeynhausen.
Jan Gummert, M. D. Pascal Leprince M. D.
Chairman EUMS Chairman EUMS
Director Department of Director Department of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart and Diabetes Center NRW Institut de Cardiologie, Groupe
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany Hospitalier, Pitié-Salpêtrière