Summer 2014 Edition

5th Shanghai International Symposium of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery & New Techniques
5th Shanghai International Symposium of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery & New Techniques
18-21 September 2014
Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University

13th Congress for Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
13th Congress
for Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery

October 30 - November 2, 2014
Antalya, Turkey

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

President's Message
Volkmar Falk, MD
Volkmar Falk, MD

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to serve as the President of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) for the 2014-2015 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 Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which was the 17th Anniversary of the Society. The 2014 Annual Meeting had the highest attendance on record for North America, with a total of 588 attendees. The Society now has 871 members representing almost every region of the world and we are continuing to grow. I would like to thank Dr. Francis Ferdinand for his successful term as president which culminated in an excellent Annual Meeting.

ISMICS 2015 Annual Meeting

Save the Date 14 ISMICS Annual Scientific Meeting, 12-15 June 2013, Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
3-6 June 2015
InterContinental Hotel Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts submission site for the 2015 ISMICS Annual Scientific Meeting is now open.

Submit your abstracts today!

The deadline for submission is 15 December 2014.

2014 Winter Workshop

This year's Winter Workshop:
3rd Einstein International Symposium for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

October 30 - November 1, 2014
Moise Safra Auditorium
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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2015 ECHI-ISMICS Cardiovascular Summit

2015 ECHI-ISMICS Cardiovascular Summit

Save The Date: March 5-6, 2015

Current Issue
Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery is MEDLINE indexed 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.

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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
Vinod Thourani, MD
Randall K. Wolf, MD

ISMICS is pleased to welcome its new members.

Amal Al Otaibi, M.D.
Marcello Carlo Ambrogi, M.D.
Peter T. Anastassiou, M.D.
Douglas C. Appleby, Jr., M.D.
Mani Arsalan, M.D.
Omkar Prasad Baidya, MBBS, PhD
Abdulbadee Bogis, M.D.
Junfeng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.
Flavio D. Camurca, M.D.
Robert F. Carlucci, P.A.
Jorge Manuel Catrip Torres, M.D.
Prasanta K. Chanda, MBBS, MS
Byung-Chul Chang, M.D.
Hao Chen, M.D.
Yunge Cheng, M.D.
Jae-sung Choi, M.D.
Stephen Clark, M.D.
Cliff P. Connery, M.D.
Aiqiang Dong, M.D.
Nianguo Dong, M.D.
Tamer S. El Banna, M.D.
Peter I. Ellman, M.D.
Christopher M. Feindel, M.D., MSc.
DeGuang Feng, M.D.
Lisardo Garcia-Covarrubias, M.D.
Tianxiang Gu, M.D.
Huiming Guo, M.D.
Yingqiang Guo, M.D.
Zhigang Guo, M.D.
Bryan S. Helsel, M.D.
Jonathan M. Hemli, M.D.
Keli Huang, M.D.
Lynn C. Huffman, M.D.
Yoohwa Hwang, M.D.
Ho Young Hwang, M.D.
Juan S. Jaramillo, M.D.
Nan Jiang, M.D.
Haiming Jiang, M.D.
Mei Ju, M.D.
Djamel Kaili, M.D.
Joerg Kempfert, M.D.
Ali Zamir Khan, M.D.
Sue Hyun Kim, M.D.
Hye-seon Kim, M.D.
Hyun Koo Kim, M.D.
Ye Kong, M.D., Ph.D.
Vadim Kotowicz, M.D.
Alexander I. Kraev, M.D.
Haewon Lee, M.D.
Bradley G. Leshnower, M.D.
Yaxiong Li, M.D.
De Min Li, M.D.
Ke Lin, M.D.
Shu S. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Kexiang Liu, M.D.


Liming Liu, M.D.
Hongyu Liu, M.D.
Jian Liu, M.D.
Luqi Liu, M.D.
Jichun Liu, M.D.
Zhiyong Liu, M.D.
Jianshi Liu, M.D.
Jackson B. Lopes, M.D., Ph.D.
WanJun Luo, M.D.
Yong Luo, M.D.
Zengshan Ma, M.D.
Serguei I. Melnitchouk, M.D.
Jian Meng, M.D.
Robert E. Merritt, M.D.
Takehito Mishima, M.D.
Umesh Nareppa, M.D.
Tom C. Nguyen, M.D.
Hitoshi Ogino, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexandr Y. Omelchenko, M.D., Ph.D.
Nouradin Pirmoazen, M.D.
XiMing Qian, M.D.
Atiq Rehman, M.D.
Bilal Shafi, M.D.
Salil G. Shah. M.D.
Kasra Shaikhrezai, M.D., MRCS
Zhonggui Shan, M.D.
Yongfeng Shao, M.D.
Loki Skylizard, M.D.
Deane E. Smith, M.D.
Henry M. Spotnitz, M.D.
Vinay M. Tak, M.D.
Liang Tao, M.D.
Dongjin Wang, M.D.
Dong-Jin Wang, M.D.
Chun Wang, M.D.
Huishan Wang, M.D.
Lianqun Wang, M.D.
Min New Wei, M.D.
Zhenyu Wei, M.D.
Yanhu Wu, M.D.
Yingbin Xiao, M.D.
Heyun Xu, M.D.
ZhiYun Xu, M.D.
Song Xue, M.D.
Petr Yablonsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Kang Yang, M.D.
BenTong Yu, M.D.
Wangfu Zang, M.D.
Jin Bao Zhang, M.D.
Xiquan Zhang, M.D.
Shen Zhang, M.D.
Feng-Wei Zhang, M.D.
Qianjin Zhong, M.D.
Haiyu Zhou, M.D.
Chengwei Zou, M.D.


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