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					                                            Newsletter February 2004  vol. 4 no. 6



                       ASSOCIATION FOR EUROPEAN CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOLOGY (AECVP)

                                                         NEWSLETTER

                                              MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


Dear friends,                                                       pathology. I would like to stimulate each of you to
                                                                    participate in this session by submitting an abstract at the
The first newsletter in 2004, with all best wishes for a            time. We have also requested time to organize an AECVP
healthy, prosperous and productive 2004.                            meeting, which should allow us to have a business
                                                                    meeting.
A VERY PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The farewell symposium in Amsterdam on my behalf,                   MEMBERSHIP
January 15-16, 2004, has been an overwhelming and                   At the time of the board meeting, January 14, 2004, there
exciting experience, not only because of the high scientific        were 31 members who had paid their 2003 membership
standards but for me personally because of the most                 fee of 50 Euro. Since many more had expressed the
heartwarming feelings expressed. I am grateful to all of            intention to become a member of the AECVP, the
you who attended and to all those who could not come to             secretary-treasurer will send out soon a reminder for 2003
Amsterdam but sent their very best wishes, It has been an           as well as a request to pay the 2004 membership fee.
unforgettable two days and I thank you all for making this
possible.                                                           At the board meeting it was also decided that for future
                                                                    meetings of the AECVP, like the upcoming conference in
On January 14, 2004, a board meeting was held in the                Padua, a registration fee will be requested. However, the
AMC, Amsterdam. You will find some of the items                     registration fee will be waived for members who have
discussed in the paragraphs to follow.                              fulfilled their membership dues.

COMING EVENTS                                                       AECVP WEBSITE
Padua 2004                                                          For some time now we have been contemplating to start a
You will recall that the general assembly of our association        website for the AECVP. We have grown to a stage that the
in October 2002 accepted the new structure of our                   need for a website has become mandatory to facilitate
meetings, which were to alternate with the bi-annual                rapid communication between members and non-
meetings of the European Society of Pathology. Our                  members. A small working group will start this project very
participation in the ESP meeting in Ljubljana 2003 was the          soon and I look forward to the next newsletter to provide
first in the new format.                                            you with an update to this end.

Our very own and first bi-annual AECVP meeting will be              All very best wishes.
held in Padua, October 21-23, 2004, and will be organized
by our vice-president Gaetano Thiene and his team. The              Anton E. Becker
format of the Padua meeting will be alike those previously          President AECVP
held in Amsterdam. The educational program will be
devoted to heart valve pathology. The half-day special
symposium will be on “stem cells” and, as usual there will
be time allotted for research papers and the traditional
“odd cases” or “what is it cases”. A business meeting will
be scheduled. The final program will be sent out as soon
as possible. In the mean time:

BLOCK YOUR AGENDA AND START PREPARING
YOUR PRESENTATION!

Paris 2005
The bi-annual meeting of the ESP in September 2005 will
be held in Paris. The chairman of the local organizing
committee is Prof. Bedossa. We are very pleased that
Patrick Bruneval has agreed to act as our local contact.

Given the success of our participation in the ESP
congress in Ljubljana we have suggested to Prof. Bedossa
that the AECVP would organize two symposia, as well as
provide a topic and speaker for one of the scheduled
plenary lectures. The topics suggested for the symposia
are “myocardial infarction in the era of interventional
cardiology” and “surgical pathology of vascular disease”.

Please realize that the ESP almost certainly will have a
session with free communications on cardiovascular

				
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