Welcome letter


Dear Friends,

It is my greatest pleasure to announce #3 HSF Meeting. After #1 in Savudrija, #2 in Split, this time we shall gather in Croatian capital, in Zagreb. HSF has gone through many changes in the past 7 years, and there are still many to come: The Journal has become open-access, there might be a change in our communication platform, many surgical and medical paradigms are challenged, and we, as professionals, are in the middle of constant battle to provide better care for our patients. All this, and many more, will be presented, and debated during #3 Meeting in Zagreb.

This time, there is a special session for residents and young specialists only, a chance for them to present themselves, and the best presentation shall be awarded with US$ 500 prize!

Do not hesitate to present your new ideas, and your old ideas with new insight, as well.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Zagreb, Croatia!


Truly yours,


Meeting Organizer & Director

Igor Rudez, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery

University Hospital Dubrava

Zagreb, Croatia

Editor in Chief of The Heart Surgery Forum, Multimedia Cardiothracic Journal