European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology 

The 10th Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery 
is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 24 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)."

Presidential Invitation

Distinguished Colleagues, Dear Friends,

It is a great pleasure as well as an honor for me to invite you to the 10th International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (UCCVS) which will be held on March 13 - 16, 2014 at Kaya Palazzo Congress Center in Antalya/Turkey.

As usual, UCCVS Congress will run in 3 main halls with an ultra interactive scientific program with live transmissions of interventional cardiology procedures and cardiovascular operations from national and international cathlabs and ORs.

I am proud to announce that EACTS Day organised by Prof. John Pepper, Prof. Marko Turina with great support of Prof. Paul Sergeant, Prof. Pieter Kappetein and Prof. Jose Pomar will be held for the first time during the 10th UCCVS Congress.

Valve Summit organised by Prof. Jose Pomar with Hands On Aortic Repair Courses directed by Emmanuel Lansac, Gebrine El Khoury and Joachim Schaffer as well as Adult Congenital Heart Summit directed by Prof. Harald Kaemmerer will be very innovative and inspiring. International Forum of Arrhythmia (IFA), Interventional Cardiology Mediterranean (IC-Med), Academy of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (AVES) will be glittering parts of the scientific program.

Mediterranean Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (MeSPE) that is organized by Prof. Enrico Adornato will glitter as a new update in UCCVS Congress.

A full day ECMO Course will update all cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and perfusionists regarding the pediatric and grown up ECMO applications.

All abstracts that are accepted to our congress will be published in the supplement of "The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery and American Journal of Cardiology" with respect to the participants preference. Participants also will get remarkable 24 CME and EBAC points by attending the scientific program.

The scientific platform, distinguish faculty, extraordinary scientific program , attractive social activities and the legendary historical and natural beauty of the congress venue are some great reasons to attend to the 10th Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.

We look forward to welcoming you in Antalya.

Best Regards,

Prof. Oztekin OTO, MD, FESC, FACC
President of Congress