Cardiology Update 2015

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce the 21st Cardiology Update Course, taking place in Davos, Switzerland from 8-12 February 2015. This four-day programme will offer a comprehensive update of major topics in cardiology, presented by a distinguished international teaching faculty. Since its foundation in 1975, a Cardiology Update has been held every second year in Davos, and the course has benefited from a growing reputation and increasing number of participants over the years. The course is a joint educational programme of the Zurich Heart House/Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, the University Hospital Zurich, and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

The educational objectives are to review and disseminate recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease, as well as to discuss their impact on clinical practice. Completing this course will enable attendees to treat patients in accordance with current clinical evidence over the broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis and its risk factors, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, valve disease and heart failure. Special lectures and updates will be dedicated to the new ESC Practice Guidelines to support physicians in clinical decision-making.

Cardiology Update is designed for clinicians specialised in cardiology, internal and general medicine. Aside from traditional state-of-the-art lectures, a strong emphasis is placed on interactive education, aiming to provide guidance in everyday practice. The features include case presentations with computer-assisted voting, clinical-decision-seminars and meet-theexpert- sessions. Moderated poster sessions will provide an opportunity for young researchers to present their new scientific findings and interact with experts. The spirit of the course is a stimulating working and learning environment, offering great opportunities for networking among faculty members and participants.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the next Cardiology Update meeting in 2015.

Thomas F. Lüscher, M.D.
Professor and Chairman Cardiology
University Hospital Zurich

Bertram Pitt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor MI, USA

Thierry C. Gillebert, M.D.
Professor of Cardiology
ESC Education Committee
University of Ghent

Ruth Amstein, Ph.D.
Director Zurich Heart House
Foundation for Cardiovascular Research