Welcome to Maastricht in 2018!
On behalf of the local organizing committee, we warmly invite you to attend the 2018 Computing in Cardiology Conference to be held September 23-26, 2018 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Situated in the southernmost part of the Netherlands, Maastricht is located in the heart of Europe and the Euregion Meuse –Rhine. The city is only a short distance from both the Belgian and the German border, and cities such as Liege, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Brussels are very near. Maastricht is easily accessible by plane, train, and car.
Maastricht is the oldest city in the Netherlands, but its university is the youngest and most international one, with 16 000 students from more than 100 different countries. Being the gastronomic capital of the Netherlands, the city also offers everything from Michelin-starred establishments to traditional, small local restaurants and pubs offering hospitality and quality food for every budget.
The organizing committee, representing the Departments of Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology, and Knowledge Engineering is currently preparing an active scientific and social program in and around Maastricht for Computing in Cardiology 2018. The focus of the Sunday Symposium will be twofold: advanced arrhythmia management and hands-on experience using a number of advanced computer models and software tools in cardiology. After a short introduction, 250 computers are waiting for the participants to discover the possibilities of various models to simulate, for example, cardiac contraction or electrical activation across various scales from ion-channel to whole heart. Activist and passivist programs will be offered during the social event on Monday afternoon, ranging from very lazy to breath-taking.
The Sunday symposium will take place at Maastricht University and the conference at the MECC Conference Centre, both within walking distance from your hotel or easily reachable using the public transportation, free of charge for CinC participants. The organizing committee is looking forward to meeting you in Maastricht in 2018!
Willem Dassen and Jordi Heijman, Co-chairs, CinC 2018