It is a great pleasure to invite you to the III “Florence International Symposium
on Advances in Cardiomyopathies” in conjunction with the 12th Meeting of the
Myocardial and Pericardial diseases Working Group of the European Society of
Cardiology, to be held in Florence on 22nd-24th October 2015.
Individuals with cardiomyopathies constitute an increasingly large proportion of
patients seen by most cardiologists. This class of diseases cause important
and often unsolved management problems, despite rapid advances in the field.
On the other hand, few other areas of cardiology have seen such an impressive
contribution from basic science and translational research to the understanding
of pathophysiology and clinical management, leading to exciting new
As in the previous editions held in 2008 and 2012 ,the course is designed to
constantly promote close interaction between basic science and clinical practice,
and will be preceded by Minicourses with How-to sessions and Illustrative
case study presentations, in an attempt to address the topic in a truly global
fashion. Novel options such as next generation sequencing gene testing, innovative
pharmacological approaches and the subcutaneous ICD will be discussed.
It is hoped that the broad range of topics will attract the interest of a wide
audience, including physicians, clinical researchers, cardiologists, pathologists,
basic scientists, and young investigators.
A wide and open discussion among all the participants is welcome.
We hope that the Florence Meeting 2015 will be extremely productive, providing
with an opportunity to improve our understanding of this challenging area of
expertise and to stimulate further research into the field.
We look forward to welcoming you in Florence next October.
Arrivederci a Firenze !!
FROM THE SYMPOSIUM DIRECTORS AND THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE MYOCARDIAL AND
PERICARDIAL DISEASE WORKING GROUP OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
Prof. Franco Cecchi
Dr. Iacopo Olivotto
Dr. Alida Caforio