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Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
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Dr. Hagendorff, who served on the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) board from 2008 until 2012, and again from 2014, explains why it’s an honour to welcome EuroEcho–Imaging to Leipzig, as Local host.
“In Germany, we have several centres with expertise in echocardiography, which has been my specialist field since 1990. I am from the region of Cologne, but have been at the University Hospital in Leipzig since 1999. Leipzig is a brilliant city for living and having a family, and it was therefore easy for me to stay here and do my work.
One of the reasons why, I think, the EACVI considered coming to Leipzig was my engagement in education, including my work in 2008 on the basic echocardiography course for the EACVI website. It is, of course, a great success to have the first European Society of Cardiology association congress here. Personally, it’s a great honour to host EuroEcho–Imaging. It’s like scoring the winning goal in the World Cup!
Leipzig is an attractive city, and a city of music. It’s the birthplace of Richard Wagner, and the city of Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and the conductor Kurt Masur. He was involved in the peaceful revolution in Leipzig in 1989, which eventually led to the reunification of Germany.
Of course, we have the world famous Thomanerchor and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. The Auerbachs Keller features in Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who studied law here and ate at the Keller. We also have an excellent Christmas market, which is famous throughout Germany and will be running during EuroEcho-Imaging.
Leipzig is a very attractive place, but I hope that the people will come for the congress and not only for the town!”
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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