It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 13th Annual Meeting of the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology and the 27th National Annual Meeting of the Argentinian School of Interventional Cardiologists, SOLACI CACI ’17.
Once again, Argentina sets out to receive you here in Buenos Aires, at the same venue, and with the same whole-hearted enthusiasm. We started working right after SOLACI 2016, the moment we were honored by our colleagues with the organization of the meeting, and we would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting us with this event, no doubt, the most important of our specialty in the region.
We hope the work our team of professionals, physicians and technicians do week after week, with the personal contribution of the highly experienced event planning staff that has been working with us for years now, and has repeatedly shown professionalism and excellence, meets your expectations.
Our Scientific Committee, conducted by outstanding colleagues in the field of Interventional Cardiology, has committed to communicate the latest medical advances in the world. However, this is not the sole purpose we are looking to serve; in addition to delivering cutting-edge techniques and achievements, we answer to the Latin American context, and bring the necessary perspective to understand and act upon our reality. To this end, the societies that make part of SOLACI play an active part in this meeting. In addition to live cases, study cases and debates, the scientific sessions will be highly participatory, to encourage the exchange of experiences, and give attendees the chance to work with simulations and rehearse different techniques.
We extend our gratitude beyond our scientific and organizing committees, who have generously worked so hard, to all our Latin American and international guests, whose brilliant performances will make this meeting shine once more. A special thank you to the technicians and nurses in our field that can count with their exclusive space to debate their hot topics and share their latest advances. Lastly, I thank the industry for participating, and for providing us with their products, the tools that make possible for us to successfully carry on with our practice.
SOLACI’s scientific events also give us the chance to forge new friendships, strengthen our relationships with colleagues, and visit enchanting places across our country, an added value that makes our meetings even more interesting.