It is our great honor and privilege to announce that Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2020 Congress will be organized by Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) in Kyoto, the old capital city of Japan from March 12 to 14, 2020 in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of JCS, which will be held from March 13 to 15, 2020.
On behalf of the member of JCS and as the congress chairperson, I would like to welcome all participants from Asian Pacific Countries and Communities, especially the member of APSC, to the meeting in Kyoto, and I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the executive council members of APSC for giving us a great chance to host the congress in Kyoto in 2020.
Main theme of APSC 2020 is “Evolution and Collaboration”. As all know very well, marked development has been observed in daily clinical practice and further advancement would be expected in the field of cardiovascular medicine in Asian Pacific area. It seems to be very important to summarize these advancement at the moment for making medical evidences in Asia. Collaboration among Asian countries and communities may allow us to achieve these actions as part of evolution. For further development of APSC, much more collaboration would be required with Asian Pacific countries and communities in the field of medical information and exchange program among us, especially among next generation within APSC.
According to the main theme of APSC 2020, the organizing committee and the scientific committee are planning to have several symposia and panel discussions about recent topics in cooperating with the presidents of several sister societies of APSC in the fields of cardiology including adult congenital heart disease, arrythmia, basic science, coronary intervention, echocardiography, heart failure, hypertension, etc.