ISMCS 2019, 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support

The 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support, ISMCS, formerly International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps, ISRBP, is going to be held October 21-23, 2019, at Royal Carlton Hotel, in Bologna, Italy.

This meeting is endorsed by ESOT.

The mission of ISMCS International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support is to provide a broad international forum for intensive discussion of research, development, clinical use and social acceptance of rotary blood pumps and all related forms of mechanical circulatory support. The ultimate goal is to provide technologies and applications, and clinical procedures for rotary blood pumps and related systems for saving lives, improving the life quality of recipients and for cost-efficient availability of the emerging therapies. A recent ISMCS significant focus on both pulsatile pumps and total artificial heart systems has been additionally addressed.

The primary tool to achieve these aims is the implementation of at least one annual meeting alternating between regions (Europe, Asia-Pacific region and the Americas). During the upcoming ISMCS 2019 conference, focused sessions on Adult / Pediatric temporary (including ECLS) and long-term Mechanical Circulatory Support systems (bioengineering, hemocompatibility, new technologies, human interface, energy transfer, surgical strategies, clinical management, VAD coordinator programs) are going to be arranged featuring many distinguished speakers and discussants coming from all over the world. The meeting will include oral and poster presentations of submitted abstracts, panel discussions and invited lectures.

Additionally, parallel sessions by the International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) with an official proficiency verification course (MPV) will be scheduled and directed by worldwide VAD coordinators. 

The journal Artificial Organs, is the official Journal of both the International Federation of Artificial Organs and ISMCS and is intended as a platform to discuss the state of the art of these devices thus publishing annually all ISMCS conference proceedings.

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