Michele M. Gulizia, MD, FESC
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
welcome to the 7th edition of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting (MCM).

Over 1200 participants took part in the last edition, a strong international attendance which confirmed the highest interest aroused by this biannual meeting.

An outstanding Faculty, selected between the leading experts in these fields, will provide the highest quality teaching with new interactive programs and events.

Through multidisciplinary Courses, Symposia, Debates on Controversial Topics,Clinical Tutorials, Luncheon Panels, Focus on, Meet-the-Expert Sessions, Interactive Cases-Review from Faculty and Delegate, Interactive iPad and Televoter Sessions, Intercultural Exchanges, Abstract and Poster Sessions the meeting will highlight the current state of the art and the prospective developments for the treatment of: Atrial Fibrillation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Global Cardiovascular Prevention, Arterial Hypertension, Pharmacological Therapy, Syncope, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Monitoring Technologies and Genetics.

The main target of the meeting is to give the latest update on Clinical & Interventional Cardiology and it is addressed to cardiologists, internists, first aid clinicians, physicians of general medicine, fellows, allied professionals and technicians with high interest in the whole management of cardiac pathologies.

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, perfumes 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 at Congress, I wish a pleasant stay for all of you in Catania.

Michele M. Gulizia, MD, FESC
President Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting