a message from our president
First of all allow me to remind all of us that Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery is an honorable and elite career. We have remarkable predecessors and a tradition of innovation and superb patient care. Based on those who have preceded us and the culture of excellence in the specialty, we the Asian Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgeons of today have sustained that tradition and further the culture of accomplishment and excellence that has always defined the specialty.
The Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA) always “Embraces change and promotes innovation”, then constantly grows in number of members and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the Asia is on the speed of development of quantity as well as quality and it has also considered as an important component of the entire health care industry.
As always the Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia has been a great venue for open, honest and compelling exchanges of experience and knowledge in a comfortable and collegial setting. This congress follows the successful tradition of more than four decades. And today it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 25th Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia, held in Cebu beautiful city, with the theme “Working Together Beyond Borders’.
I hope this Conference of ATCSA will give each of us the opportunity to update and exchange the latest knowledge in the science and technology of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery and connected specialties. The fertile program for the 25th congress of ATCSA reflects the evolution of our specialty not only in Asia but in the world during recent years. Reports and scientific discussions will include state-of-the-art presentations on a variety of hot topics. Interactions and discussions with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate creative exchanges of ideas and will be personally rewarding.
On behalf of Board council of ATCSA, I would like to express our acknowledgement to Organizing Committee of ATCSA 2015 and all the supporters and all participants of this Congress for coming to share your experiences in the scientific Conference, where old friendships can be renewed and new ones can be formed.
Prof. Bui Duc Phu, MD, PhD