Invitation Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am pleased to invite you to attend the 9th edition of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting (MCM), April 13 - 15, 2019 in Catania (Italy).

Over 1500 participants took part in the last edition with strong international attendance, which confirmed the high interest aroused by this biannual event.

An outstanding Faculty, selected from the leading experts on these fields, will provide the highest quality training, through innovative interactive programs and happenings; joint sessions will be organized with the contribution of: American College of Cardiology, Chapters of the American College of Cardiology, Scientific Societies of Cardiology and General Medicine.

Thanks to multidisciplinary Courses, Symposia, Debates on Controversial Topics, Clinical Tutorials, Luncheon Panels, Focus on, Meet-the-Expert Sessions, Interactive Case Reviews, Interactive Sessions, Intercultural Exchanges, Abstract and Poster Sessions, the meeting will investigate the current state and the prospective developments for the treatment of: Atrial Fibrillation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Global ardiovascular Prevention, Arterial Hypertension, Pharmacological Therapy, Syncope, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Monitoring Technologies and Genetics.

A major innovation is represented by the CARDIOCONTEST sessions, where the use of Virtual Clinical simulators will allow attendees to practise and improve their clinical skills, in order to deal with a wide range of cardiac problems.

Cardiologists, internists, ER physicians, general practitioners, nurses and healthcare technicians with a keen interest in the whole management process of heart diseases will be able to find a knowledge-intensive program, as MCM has been providing for years a valuable opportunity for an update on Clinical and Interventional Cardiology.

Catania, as one of the most famous historical and cultural locations in the whole Mediterranean area, is the ideal setting for this meeting. It is a particularly lively and fascinating town, rich in marvellous examples of typically Sicilian baroque style, as well as one of the main economic and educational centres in the island, and a key hub of the technological industry. This beautiful city, full of colours, fragrances and flavours, is suspended between the deep blue of the Ionian Sea and the majestic shape of Etna volcano, which dominates the town from afar.

Looking forward to meeting you in Catania, sincerely,

Michele M. Gulizia, MD, FACC, FESC

Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting President