Dear Colleagues,

We are 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 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016. The aim of this congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally reowned forum for research in the theory and practice of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 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.

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.

We are here to extend our sincerest welcome to all colleagues around the world in the field to come to Taipei. Taipei is feathered by a glamorous blend of tradition and modernity. Along with its colourful beauty, it is full of cultural and festive activities. We hope that in addition to the educational scientific programs, you will have a joyful experience in this beautiful, energetic, friendly and exotic city.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Taipei!

Sincerely yours

Shoei-Shen Wang
Yih-Sharng Chen
Organizing Committee