After the success and good acceptance of the previous course, we have organized the
fourth edition of the "International Course on Mechanical Circulatory Support" with
great enthusiasm and while we have introduced novelties we have aimed to keep the
same spirit of previous editions.

The basic objective of the course is to disseminate and exchange the latest and most
advanced knowledge on the indications, management and results of mechanical
circulatory support systems, with special emphasis on long-term devices, whose use
is particularly less developed in our country.

To attain these objectives we will count with the participation of some of the most
prestigious national and international experts.

The course is not only for cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, but also for anaesthesiologists,
intensivists, registered nurses and other professionals involved or interested in
the management of patients who require this type of support.

As usual we will have the support of related Working Groups of the Spanish Societies
of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery, the Spanish Society of Cardiology and Catalan
Society for Cardiac Surgery.
The course offers continuing medical education and accreditation.

We hope you can participate in the course and visit Barcelona.

Drs. C. Fontanillas
A. Miralles
Department of Cardiac Surgery

Drs. N. Manito
J. González Costello
Department of Cardiology