||Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
May/June 2014 - Volume 9 - Issue 3
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Message From the President
Francis D. Ferdinand, MD
On behalf of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), it is my privilege and honor to invite you to the 17th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA USA, May 28 to 31, 2014. This will be an exciting opportunity to experience the newest and most innovative developments in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery. ISMICS, since its inception, has been committed to presenting the latest innovations in our field. This meeting will be a forum for the exchange of the newest technology, techniques, and ideas that are changing our specialty.
Message From the Editor
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
Innovations is proud to publish the abstract issue for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). This issue contains the program and the abstracts that will be presented at the 17th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA USA, from May 28 to 31, 2014.
Our journal has continued to grow and mature along with our Society. We have been accepted for MEDLINE Indexing by the National Library of Medicine. During the last year, we had a record number of manuscripts submitted and pages published. These achievements reflect the hard work of many of our members who have contributed content for publication and offered their time generously to review articles. It cannot be emphasized enough how important the enthusiastic participation of ISMICS members and meeting participants is to the success of Innovations. Last year, we had a record number of submissions from the meeting, and we hope to improve on that this year.