Dear colleagues

On behalf of the scientific committee, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SSICM), the Swiss Society for Cardio and Thoracic Vascular Surgery (SSCS) and the Swiss Society for Emergency and Rescue Medicine (SGNOR / SSMUS). This year’s guests will be the Swiss Society for Nephrology (SSN) and the Working Group Interventional Cardiology and Acute Coronary Syndrome. The congress will take place from the 4th to 6th September 2013 at the Palexpo in Geneva.

The scientific committee did not spare any effort to organize an attractive, interdisciplinary programme, which is constructed around the main topics mechanical support, stratification of risks, renal failure in cardiac surgery, acute coronary syndrome and structural heart disease.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of you to Geneva in September 2013.

For the scientific committee



P. Massarotto
Excecutive President SSICM
      M. Maggiorini
President SSICM
  U. Bürgi
President SGNOR / SSMUS

M. Genoni
President SSCS