Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure as well as an honour for us to invite you to the TSC 29th National Cardiology Congress which will be held on October 26-29, 2013 at the recently built Maxx Royal Convention Centre in Antalya/Turkey.

This year, besides our colleagues from the members of the European Society of Cardiology, the number of colleagues participating from the other continents will also increase in our congress. Last year there were 3500 attendees in our Congress and we expect this figure to be more than that at the 29th Congress.

We are working to prepare the best congress programme for you. In the "Symposia", "Pro-Con Debates" and "How-to Sessions", we will update and discuss our recent knowledge on diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. 

We are going to increase the number of "Visual Interactive Courses" which attracted great interest last year. Only the registered Congress attendees are invited to register online for these courses and the participants will be awarded separate certificates for these courses. With the Case Focused Sessions, we will provide a case based interactive discussion format for the clinicians who want to develop their practice. 

There will be several elite international lecturers from ESC and ACC in the scientific program besides the Joint Sessions with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).

Oral and poster presentations selected by the peers among almost a thousand abstracts will provide invaluable opportunity to discuss and learn about recent national and international scientific researches. Our Congress will also be accepting abstracts from Family Physicians under the title "Family Medicine" like last year. We are confident that our colleagues from this discipline from various countries will make the best use of this opportunity.
The abstracts, approved for the congress after being evaluated by the members of Abstract Assessment Board in accordance with the scientific peer review rules, will be published in Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology which is fully indexed in Pubmed, IndexCopernicus, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica) and TUBITAK-ULAKBIM Turkish Medical Series. Furthermore, the three abstracts receiving the highest scores will be awarded.

Last but not the least, our congress, with persistently developing international feature will also be credited by EBAC and Turkish Medical Association both.

We will be glad to host you in our meticulously organized 29th National Cardiology Congress and offer you a high grade scientific and social program this year in the incredible turquoise coasts of Antalya with an uninterrupted history of 5 thousand years.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Ömer KOZAN
President Elect
President of the Scientific Committee