Welcome Message

Maria DorobantuDear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we wish you a warm welcome to The First European Meeting on Coronary Microcirculation & Hypertension, held on February 17th – 18th, 2017 in the perfect beauty of Sinaia, at hotel International.

The event is a joint project between the ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation, the ESC Council on Hypertension and Tte Romanian Society of Hypertension.
It will bring together cardiologists, clinical researchers and many others interested in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Given the various topics of the programme such as Angina with “normal” coronary arteries, From physiology to pathophysiology in coronary microvascular
dysfunction, Evaluation of functional significance of epicardial coronary artery stenosis and STEMI and microvascular dysfunction, Microvascular dysfunction in Hypertension, etc., these two days will offer a unique opportunity for all participants to benefit from scientific exchange during the formal activities. It is a pleasure to have among us renowned professionals and practitioners from all over the world who will present the most updated clinical cases, based on evidence as well as practical experience.

Moreover, we trust that you will enjoy the meeting and networking with high-level experts with a mixture of backgrounds that will help identify new research ideas to further develop better treatment and establish collaborations worldwide.

We also hope you will enjoy the beautiful winter landscapes in Sinaia, as well as the surrounding areas.

Professor Maria Dorobantu
Chairperson, ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation
President, Romanian Society of Hypertension

This scientific meeting is the first held by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation (WG-CPM). On this occasion we have decided to have it in conjunction with the Council of Hypertension of ESC.

The Chair of WG, Prof Maria Dorobantu has done a magnificent job in organizing this first meeting in Romania. During one and a half days, we have 12 Scientific Session of the highest interest in the area spanning from updated and critical revision of existing knowledge and clinical care to the presentation of novel findings and hypothesis-generating original data.

This meeting is also responding to two additional ESC-strategically important objectives, the involvement of qualified women and the involvement of qualified young professionals in the scientific program.

Best wishes,
Professor Lina Badimon
Vice-President for Scientific Affairs, Women and Grants of the European Society of Cardiology