DEBRECEN, MARCH 01st-03rd 2018

First circular

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the
CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS 2018, in Debrecen, Hungary, 1 – 3 March 2018.
The 1st CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS (17 – 20 January. 2006, Weissensee, Austria with the support of the Austrian, German and Swiss Societies of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology) was a great success, and hence it prompted the establishment of a tradition for subsequent meetings on a similar basis. Over the years CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS gradually addressed more and more scientists (also from Italy and Hungary), and thus it became a well-respected forum for cardiovascular scientists of Central Europe. Not only the scientific contents of excellent presentations, but perfect organizations filled with friendly atmosphere made these events truly memorable. Scientific programs of prior meetings concentrated on several important aspects of clinical/experimental cardiology/cardiac surgery ranging from “Endothelial Dysfunction” (2006) through “Myocardial Dysfunction” (2007), “Repair, Regeneration and Protection” (2008), “The Old and Multimorbid Patient” (2010), “Remodeling and Reverse Remodeling in Valvular Heart Disease” (2012), “Organ Preservation and Regeneration from Basic Science to Clinic” (2014) to “Novel Techniques - Crazy Ideas” (2016). These mottos clearly reflect the strong translational character of CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS where practicing cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and experimental cardiologists aim at narrowing the gap between “bed” and “bench”, together. The motto for CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS 2018 became somewhat longer than before, i.e.: “Translational Efforts to Understand Life Threatening Situations in Cardiovascular Medicine” not only to emphasize the above incentives, but also to stress our concerns for critically ill patients.
We are happy to inform you that Debrecen has been selected as the venue for the 8th CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS. The meeting will take place between the 1st and 3rd of March, 2018 at the “Kölcsey Convention Center” of Debrecen, Hungary where the “Debrecen Cardiology Meeting” organized by the Hungarian Society of Cardiology for Hungarian cardiologists will be held as a parallel congress at the same time. This arrangement will aid organizational efforts and promote scientific and personal exchanges among a wide range of cardiology specialists. The meeting will start in the afternoon hours of Thursday (1st of March), will continue with a full day program on Friday (2nd of March) and will finish around noon on Saturday (3rd of March) allowing for a similar number of oral and poster presentations (with prizes for younger investigators) like before.
With this letter we would like to express that the organizers would be most honored by your participation at the 8th CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS, and we are wondering whether you will be in the position to separate time and to contribute with a lecture or poster to the success of the coming event. Thus, we are looking forward to your kind response for this invitation with the inclusion of your preferred title of your expected presentation. A set of potential presenters and topics will be provided on the basis of your feed-backs later.
Your kind e-mail response to with a suggestion for your lecture/poster title is expected before the 15th of November, 2017. A tentative deadline for abstract submission and reduced rate registration has been set as 15th January 2018. Further details will be presented and gradually updated at our website:

We look forward to meeting you in Debrecen at CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH DAYS 2018.

Zoltán Papp                                                                           Bruno Podesser
Meeting Organizing Chairman                                              Meeting Organizing co-Chairman