Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to announce that the 24th Annual Meeting of Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS) in conjunction with 9th AATS / ASCVTS Postgraduate Course and 4th Asia Single Port VATS Symposium (ASPVS) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from April 6-10, 2016. The aim of this congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 

ASCVTS annual meeting was first hosted in Fukuoka, Japan in 1993 and have grown to hosting over one thousand attendees in recent years. Over the years, the congress has been instrumental in the advancement of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery which has made a great stride toward the provision of an International discussion forum as evidenced by the number of successful meetings held so far. Previous ASCVTS were successfully held in Thailand (2011), Indonesia (2012), Japan (2013), Turkey (2014), Hong Kong (2015). I am particularly pleased that ASCVTS 2016 will be returning to the vibrant city of Taipei after 7 years.

ASCVTS 2016 in Taipei will indeed present the most up-to-dated scientific evidence through our comprehensive scientific program which will cover a wide range of topics to be presented in the invited speakers’ lectures, educational sessions, as well as the abstract-based program. In order for you to participate in this great event, ASCVTS 2016 Committee has designed an official sponsorship program. Sponsors and exhibitors are an integral part of ASCVTS congress. Get ready to experience a land where tradition and innovation merge! I am looking forward to seeing you in Taipei!


Shoei-Shen Wang
Yih-Sharng Chen
Organizing Committee