We are going to hold the “Kyoto Symposium” as a regional meeting of the
World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS).
WSPCHS was founded with the purpose of providing the best and highest level of medical and surgical treatments to children born with congenital heart diseases anywhere in the world regardless of their economic situations. In order to achieve this goal, conducting “Education, Research, Voluntary Social Service” is in its mission. WSPCHS is holding a major Scientific Meeting once every 2 years, as well as regional meetings all over the world between the Scientific Meetings. On the recommendation by Prof. Hiromi Kurosawa, President of WSPCHS, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery has accepted to hold this regional meeting in Japan.
The meeting dates are November 27 and 28, 2015 and the venue is the Westin Miyako Kyoto at the foot of the
Higashiyama Mountains, east of Kyoto. Kyoto at the end of November is the most beautiful season of the year
because the autumn leaves are at their best. The Westin Miyako Kyoto has many famous sights within walking
distance, such as Nanzenji Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine, which are famous for beautiful autumn leaves. We hope you would enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto after the meeting.
The theme of this regional meeting is decided as “Ventriculo-Arterial Connections in Right and Left Heart”.
Even though biventricular outflow tract lesions are an important group of malformations in surgical treatment of
congenital heart diseases, it is an area where a variety of problems remain to date, and development of the latest treatment such as tissue engineering is anticipated. We will cover such diverse malformations as tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, double outlet right ventricle, hypoplastic left heart syndrome and so on.
We believe this is a perfect opportunity to show cutting-edge surgical treatments of Japan to the world along with the latest surgical developments. We are also expecting many attendees from Asian countries.
As a keynote speech, by our special request, Prof. Anderson has agreed to give two lectures on anatomy,
“Morphology of the Left and Right Ventricular Outflow Tracts” and “Morphogenesis of Outflow Tract Malformations”. This will be a golden opportunity for the young surgeons and cardiologists.
We also plan to hold “Jatene Memorial Lecture” and “Konno Memorial Lecture”, etc. Along with the many lectures by the world’s leading surgeons, we are also expecting fine presentations by the young surgeons and cardiologists from Japan.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Kyoto full of beautiful multicolored leaves this autumn!
Masaaki Yamagishi, MD, PhD (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)
Local Host, “Kyoto Symposium”,
Regional Meeting of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS)
Heart Organization, Co., Ltd.
Toyohashi, Aichi 440-0851, Japan