On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the “Athens Crossroad” Congress, which will be held on 8-10 November 2018 in Athens, at the Zappeion Megaron Hall of Athens, a historical place since it is the first building in the world to be constructed in order to serve Olympic needs. It will be a multidisciplinary event, within the organization of the 12th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons, in conjunction with the 2018 ISMICS Workshop, the 14th Annual meeting of the Euro-Asian Bridge Society and the 2nd World Congress of the Greek Cardiovascular & Thoracic Diaspora.
The organization of this event makes us happy for a series of events. Η διοργάνωση του εν λόγω συνεδρίου, μας χαροποιεί για μία σειρά γεγονότων. The positive response of distinguished speakers from all over the world creates, from the outset, the certainty of a high-level scientific program. Over 60 top surgeons from around the world, via lectures, workshops and interdisciplinary sessions will cove the whole spectrum of the modern Cardiovascular & Thoracic field. Greek colleagues will be able to present their work through their presentations , creating at the same time a scientific bridge which connects the pioneer surgeons of the world, and those of the Greek Diaspora, return with a sense of offer to their place of origin, strengthening their ties with their homeland.
All together, we welcome the pioneers of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons and our neighbours from the Euro-Asian Bridge Society, making this meeting a global event. At the same time doctors related to our practice, nurses and students of Medicine join our efforts, while the Hellenic Society of Extra-Corporeal circulation will be organizing their own meeting.
Athens will be an international scientific crossroad for 3 days to exchange experience, knowledge and synergies for our profession to evolve, through friendship and cooperation
Additionally with the help of the local authorities we set the basis for cultural events that will take place during the congress. Athens, the birthplace and foundation of the western civilization is ideal for a historical study. A modern, yet charming, metropolis that combines the old with the new.
Our ambition is to organize an event of the highest level, bridging the global Cardiothoracic community with the Greek and our specialty with other colleagues indirectly related.
We look forward to your participation and involvement for a successful congress. The Greek hospitality has always been among our core values.
Sotirios N Prapas
Message from the Vice-Chancellor
February 23, 2023
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
It is a great honor and pleasure for me to address you once more as the Co-founder and Vice-Chancellor of the Euro Asian Bridge Society. This society is a unique platform which brings cardiovascular surgeons around the world together. Founded as a local society at the beginning I am very much pleased to see colleagues from all parts of the world showing interest in our activities.
The father of the association is Dr. Prapas my good friend and I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time when he proposed to me to be the co-founder of the association. I am very glad that I accepted his offer.
Our society has prospered during the years with more than 15 international meetings in various countries. Our previous meeting in Romania was a true success and I would like to thank Prof Tinica for what he has achieved.
I wish all of you a happy and healthy year and look forward to seeing you in our next meeting.
Prof Dr Belhhan Akpinar
of the Euro Asian Bridge Society
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Message from the Scientific Chairman of the 14th Annual Meeting of EAB
May 28, 2023
We are pleased and honored to welcome you to the 14th Annual Congress of Euro-Asian Bridge Society. We are also delighted to be presented with the opportunity to host this Congress in the Capital of Greece, Athens.
Athens has always been one of Greece’s most major cities. For that reason, it will provide you with an insight into the Greek civilization. In case you can spare some of your time, please feel free to visit some of the museums and art galleries with a view to diving into the Greek culture and civilization. As most of you already know, Greece has made a huge impact in the science of medicine and it is the homeland of some of the founders of medicine.
As established by our predecessors, the Congresses that are organized by the Euro-Asian Bridge Society are meetings during which a plethora of scientists from all around the world are gathered in order to achieve a common goal: Stay in touch with the latest advances in the field of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery. These meetings include the presentation of breakthroughs in the field of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, commentaries on real-life-cases and they generally introduce Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons to all of the innovative techniques that are being used in Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery.
Given the huge success of the 13th Annual Congress of Euro-Asian Bridge Society, we can only hope to reach the same level of sophistication and maintain the highest scientific standard possible, as each and every single of the previous organizers have done over the years.
We would like to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the Organizing Committee and everyone that has helped with the hard task of making this Congress happen. Your help was of utmost importance.
Furthermore, we would like to kindly remind you and to endorse you to submit your abstracts, announcements, and suggestions by clicking on the following link: www.athenscrossroad.com
In the hopes of creating an unforgettable event, we are blessed to welcome you in the heart of Greece for the beginning of yet another scientific journey. Thank you for being a part of it.
14th Annual Meeting
Euro-Asian Bridge Society