25th Biennial International Congress on Thrombosis
Venezia, 23/26 Maggio 2018
It is my great pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the Council of the European and Mediterranean League against Thrombosis, to the 25th International Congress on Thrombosis to be held in Venice on May 2018.
As you all are aware of, thrombosis (coronary, cerebral and venous) accounted for two of three deaths in 2010 (Lancet 2012; 380:2095-128). Prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events is therefore a main issue in medicine that involves all the components of health care system. Recently, a strong boost in this field came from the introduction of new antithrombotic agents whose use is expanding with the need of more information by real-life studies. Thus, ICT is an important venue to compare clinical experiences and learn new advances in basic and pharmacological sciences.
The Scientific Programme will be primarily devoted to young scientists and physicians with ‘meet the expert’ sessions early in the morning. ‘Pros’ and ‘cons’ debate will also stimulate discussion with the audience. Main lectures relevant to thrombotic hot topics will be also hosted and sponsored symposia will take place as lunch sessions.
Keynote lectures will be delivered by a distinguished international faculty, while a large number of selected free communications will report new data from basic research laboratories and clinical centers around the globe. A program committee, made of experts, has been appointed to prepare a high-quality scientific program that, we are sure, will meet all the expectations and needs of the numerous participants to the meeting.
Finally, it should be emphasized that the Congress will be held in one of the most attractive locations in the world. Venice is a unique city, which has preserved its structural integrity over the centuries; from a natural, artistic, and historical point of view it is a veritable treasure. We are confident that all these fascinating features will make ICT 2018 a wonderful and unforgettable event.
We look forward to welcoming you in Venice.
Vittorio Pengo MD, FESC