Istanbul is the only city in the world which is situated on two continents, extending on both Europe and Asia. Istanbul, uniquely surrounded by thousands years of historical and cultural heritage, is not only the geographical meeting point of the continents, but is the true melting pot of cultures and civilizations, both eastern and the western. Located at the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul offers easy air connections to hundreds of cities around the world and is one of the world's most exciting conference destinations. Its outstanding infrastructure, including modern, luxurious accommodations with conference and exhibition venues makes the city one of the best choices.
The Scientific program will provide you with the most advance knowledge and the cutting edge in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. I would also like to invite you to submit your scientific papers and posters for presentation in scientific sessions. With your help and highly valuable contribution, I am sure that the general quality of the discussions will increase tremendously.
I have no doubt that this meeting will be valuable opportunity for all of you in a scientifically enriched environment in perfect harmony with all historical beauties of magnificent Istanbul and Turkish hospitality.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee I am committed to preparing what I hope will be a memorable meeting for you and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to Istanbul.
It is an honor and a pleasure for me to invite you to the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS) and the 7th AATS / ASCVTS Postgraduate Course which will be held on April 3 - 6, 2014.
Prof. Sertaç Çiçek
Congress President, ASCVTS 2014