ISMICS: The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
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2017 International Coronary Congress
Marriott Marquis
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ISMICS 2018 Annual Meeting
Research and Education Fund

The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) was formed in 1997 to enhance, promote and support research and education in, and related to, the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. In 2004 the Society expanded its scope and mission to include research and education in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

ISMICS is helping shape the future of less invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery on a global basis. The mission of the Society is to lead and promote innovation and technological advancement in cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery through scientific analysis and education. The Society has over 800 international members which include Active, Candidate, Honorary, Allied Health Professional and Senior members. ISMICS is governed by a Board of Directors which meets three times a year and INNOVATIONS, which is MEDLINE indexed, is its official journal.

ISMICS created the Research and Education Fund, formerly the Leadership Fund, in 2006 to fund the Presidents' Awards at the ISMICS Annual Meetings and Winter Workshops. The Officers of ISMICS have taken the lead in supporting the ISMICS Research and Education Fund and invite you to assist them in their goal of funding its annual awards. Your generous gift will help them to attain that goal.

or download the donation form and fax to 978-524-0461.

The ISMICS Research and Education Fund (formerly the Leadership Fund) was created to support the awards given at ISMICS Annual Meeting. The ISMICS Board of Directors has increased the opportunities to donate and invites you to join the elite list of your colleagues who have already contributed to the Fund.

Niv Ad, MD, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD, Greenville, North Carolina
Kit V. Arom, MD, Bangkok, Thailand
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Todd L. Demmy, MD, Buffalo, New York, USA
Anno Diegeler, MD, PhD, Bad Neustadt, Germany
Robert W. Emery, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Francis D. Ferdinand, MD, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA
James D. Fonger, MD, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
John L. Knight, MD, North Adelaide, Australia
Simon Maltais, MD, PhD, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Xu Meng, MD, Beijing, China
Yugal K. Mishra, MD, PhD, New Delhi, India
John D. Puskas, MD, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD, Hamburg, Germany
Rex De Lisle Stanbridge, MD, London, England
Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD, New York, New York, USA
Vinod Thourani, MD, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Naresh Trehan, MD, Medanta, Haryana, India
Randall K. Wolf, MD, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA