Welcome Note

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and privilege for me to invite you to the 25th Annual Meeting of the Alpe Adria Association of Cardiology which will take place in Budapest at the Park Inn By Radisson Hotel from 12 to 14 October 2017.

This year the Annual Meeting of the Alpe Adria Association of Cardiology will be jointly organized with the Annual Congress of the Hungarian Association of Cardiovascular Intervention, which ensures larger attendance at both events and a wider scope of program.

Besides, for the first time in the history of the Alpe Adria Association of Cardiology, we enlarged the circle of the invited countries. Thus, not only the Alpe Adria countries, but   also Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Ukraine have been invited. We think that Budapest is an ideal location for the Central-Eastern European experts to gather and we are delighted to be able to provide the platform and the occasion for this. We also plan to organize a roundtable discussion about how to align cardiovascular care in Central-Eastern Europe.

We strived to organize social programs that reflect the glamour of the city of Budapest. On Thursday evening the dinner will take place in the 150 year-old building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on Friday we will also anchor up with the Europe boat.

We look forward to meeting you in Budapest in October.

Sincerely yours,

Professor Béla Merkely
Honorary President of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology,
Vice-President of the European Society of Cardiology