Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Society for International Joint Meeting on Cardiovascular Disease (SIJM), it is our great honor to welcome you to attend the 13th International Joint Meeting on Cardiovascular Disease; Meet the Experts-Japan, Germany, China. on September 26th-28th in Tochigi, Japan.

Following the mission and statement of SIJM, the annual 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 all medical staffs who are specialized in a field of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the meeting will discuss the wide range of topics and innovation on cardiovascular disease.

We would like to invite you as a speaker to share your experience in cardiovascular disease. In case that you are interested in participating as a speaker, please provide your topic of lecture and abstract to the organizing committee. You could upload all the above through our website ( or you could send them to us directly by e-mail ( before June 30th, 2019. The presentations will be 10-15 minutes. We hope all of you would participate, contribute and benefit from this meeting.

We will provide accommodations for all participants. Please confirm your attendance before July 31th, 2019 by completing the registration at our website ( . Our website will also provide you with further information about venue, accommodation and transportation as well as scientific and social program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tochigi prefecture is a popular tourist destination located approximately 100 kilometers north of Tokyo and easily accessible with a 50-minute Shinkansen ride. You can enjoy the “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” (a UNESCO world heritage site), many Onsen (hot springs), Nature, and the delicious local cuisine benefiting from the region’s rich farmland. We look forward to seeing you in Tochigi.

Best regards

Yoshiki Sawa,M.D., PhD
Honorary Chairman, 13th IJM
Professor and Chairman
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Hirotsugu Fukuda, M.D., PhD
Chairman, 13th IJM
Professor and Director
Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Dokkyo Medical University Hospital Heart Center

Yasushi Matsushita, M.D., PhD
Secretary General, 13th IJM
Associate Professor
Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Dokkyo Medical University Hospital Heart Center
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