October 2013 Edition

2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Thoracic Co-Chairs

Hiran Chrishantha Fernando, MBBS, FRCS
Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Daniel L. Miller, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Emory University Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Ricardo Sales dos Santos, MD
Head of Minimally Invasive and Robotic
Thoracic Surgery Center
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ralph A. Schmid, MD
Professor Dr. med.
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital Berne
Berne, Switzerland

Simulation Course Director

James I. Fann, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

Cardiac Co-Chairs

Vinod H. Thourani, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dept. of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Thomas Walther, MD
Director, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery
Kerckhoff Heartcenter
Bad Nauheim, Germany

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

2nd Einstein International Symposium for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
ISMICS is delighted to cosponsor the 3rd Einstein International Symposium for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery to be held at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Moise Safra Auditorium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
9-11 October, 2014

500 Cummings Center
Suite 4550
Beverly, MA 01915
Tel: 978.927.8330
Fax: 978.524.8890

President's Message
Francis D Ferdinand, MD
Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to serve as the President of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) for the 2013-2014 year and proud to follow so many innovative leaders in the minimally invasive surgery field. I appreciate the support of the ISMICS membership and look forward to a successful year.

We were proud to host this year’s annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, which was the 16th Anniversary of the Society. The 2013 Annual Meeting had the second highest professional registration in ISMICS history with a total of 572 attendees. The Society now has 803 members representing almost every region of the world and we are continuing to grow. I would like to thank Dr. Alan Menkis for his successful term as president which culminated in an excellent annual meeting.

ISMICS 2014 Annual Meeting

13 ISMICS Annual Scientific Meeting, 12-15 June 2013, Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

28-31 May 2014
Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA, USA

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission site for the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery is now open. To have your work be considered for the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, submit your abstract today.

Deadline to submit abstracts: 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 13, 2013

View Author Instructions

2013 Winter Workshop

9 November 2013
The-K Seoul Hotel
70, Baumoe-ro 12-gil, Seocho-gu
Seoul, Korea
Tel : 82-2-571-8100
In conjunction with the Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Current Issue
Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery was accepted for MEDLINE indexing by the National Library of Medicine. Innovations is the first journal whose main mission is to disseminate information specifically about advances in technology and techniques that lead to less invasive treatment of cardiothoracic and vascular disease.

Visit innovjournal.com to view the current issue.

Research and Education Fund

The ISMICS Board of Directors is pleased to thank the contributors to the Research and Education Fund which is focused on fully funding our award programs. The Board encourages members of ISMICS to join their colleagues in supporting this worthwhile endeavor.

Niv Ad, MD
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
Todd L. Demmy, MD
Anno Diegeler, MD, PhD
Robert W. Emery, MD
Francis D. Ferdinand, MD
James D. Fonger, MD


John L. Knight, MD
Xu Meng, MD
Yugal K. Mishra, MD, PhD
John D. Puskas, MD
Rex DeLisle Stanbridge, MD, FRCS
Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
Randall K. Wolf, MD

ISMICS is pleased to welcome its new members.

Krishna Adluri, MBBS, MS
Cem Alhan, M.D.
Rony Atoui, MD
Ashok Bandyopadhyay
Faroukh Baniasedi, M.D.
Nikolaos Barbetakis
Artur Bartoszcze, M.D., Ph.
John Bell-Thomson, M.D.
Haris Bilal, M.D.
Marc Buijsrogge, MD, PhD
Daniel Burns, M.D.
Leonardo Canale, MD
Fabrizio Ceresa, MD
Ayse Cetinkaya
Suchart Chaiyaroj, M.D.
Ricardo Choma, M.D.
Aman Coonar, MD, FRCS
Pero Curcic, MD
Nimesh Desai, M.D.
Neyyir Eren
Andrea Ferreira, M.D.
Arul Furtado, MCh, DNB
Hardy Gonzales Sanchez M.D.
Denis Gularia
Michael Halkos, MD, MSc
David Heimansohn, MD
Tetsuya Hirano, M.D.
Kazuhiro Hisamoto, M.D.
Lalit Joshi, MS,M.Ch
Suresh Keshavamurthy, M.D.
Dohun, Kim
Pavel Kononets, MD, PhD
Akshay Kumar, McH
Richard Lazzaro, MD
Jay Lee, M.D.
Bruno Marques
J. Paul Mounsey
Daniel Munguia-Canales, M.D.


Marco Antonio Oliveira
Mohamed Seidig Omer, MBBS
Mark Onaitis, M.D.
Thaseegaran Pillay, MBChB
Vadim Pischik, MD, PhD
Andre Plass
Konstadinos Plestis, M.D.
Pablo Pomerantzeff
Nagendra Prakash, M.D.
Eduard Quintana, MD
Ehud Raanani
Prem Rabindranauth, M.D.
Kawryshanker Rajaratnam, MS, MRCS
Durgaprasad Reddy, M.D.
Jose Rodriguez, M.D.
Matthew Romano, MD
Sameh Said, M.D.
Sacha Salzberg
Niravkumar Sangani, M.D.
Mahmood Reza Sarzaeem
Carlo Savini, M.D.
Ralph Schmid, M.D.
Joseph Schmoker, M.D.
Sahin Senay, M.D.
Hani Shennib
Mahesh Singh, M.D.
Hardip Singh
Radoslaw Smoczynski, M.D.
Vivek Srivastava, MBBS, MCh,
Christos Stavropoulos, M.D.
Leonid Sternik
Jang wen Su, MD
Sookwhan Sung, M.D.
David Swanson, Ph.D.
Guillermo Vaccarino, M.D.
Lai Wei, M.D.
Anna Witkowska, M.D.
Berhane Worku

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