photo Society for International Joint Meeting (SIJM)
on Cardiovascular disease:
Meet the Experts - Japan, Germany and China

Mission & Statement


This meeting is committed to the promotion of health and well-being through patient care of the highest quality for every individual human being, with a deep regard for ethics, and with an international outlook.

The intended purpose is mutual interchange of the medical staff of all types of job, physicians, nurses, clinical engineers, laboratory technicians,

pharmacist and physical therapists who are specialized in a field of cardiac disease (adult and congenital). We contribute to the development of surgical and interventional technical improvement with progress of the circulatory organ medical care and promotion of the education for medical staffs. We also inculcate in the next generation of young cardiovascular surgeons a deep practical understanding of cardiovascular interdisciplinary techniques, as well as qualities of leadership.

Professor Dr. Kazutomo Minami
Founding Member, SIJM

Founding Members


Kazutomo Minami, MD, PhD
Professor, Advisor, Tokyo Heart Center, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Director, Minami Kazutomo Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

Dieter Horstkotte, MD, PhD
Professor and Director, Department of Cardiology, Heart and Diabetes
Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Xiaocheng Liu, MD. PhD
Professor and Director, TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital,
Tianjin, China

2018 Düsseldorf,Germany

2017 Taipei,Taiwan/China

2016 Maebashi,Japan

2015 Bad Oeynhausen,Germany

2014 Xiamen,China