Word of Introduction

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear members of the Czech Society of Cardiology, dear guests,

We would like to welcome you as traditionally to the 26th Annual Congress of the Czech Society of Cardiology with international participation, which takes place on 6-9 May 2018. This year's event will have a very interesting program composed mainly of educational blocks proposed by associations and working groups of our society and scientific presentations of active participants.

As in the past year we are going to continue with interactive sections, debates in favour and against, we will also continue with the proven educational blocks, including the educational sections designed especially for young cardiologists in pre-degree preparation.  We will endeavour to ensure that foreign guests participate, including the President of the European Society of Cardiology. One of the main topics of the Congress will be the role of a cardiologist for patients with a high risk of cardio-embolic stroke and his or her role in its solution.

 Naturally, it is not possible to physically attend all interesting presentations and blocks in the course of the Congress. Therefore, as in the previous years, we have prepared an access to the presentations with authors' permission on the CSC website.  Thus you will be able to see them any time. Also this year we will seek maximum integration of electronic media including an electronic program. For those of you who prefer the paper version, the printed program will still be available in a limited amount. However, we would be happy if the use of electronic media prevailed, with respect to the economical and ecological burden.

We firmly believe that the Congress program will attract your attention and we will meet in Brno. 


Prof. MUDr. Jiří Vítovec, CSc

Prof. MUDr. Jiří Vítovec, CSc
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Prof. MUDr. Miloš Táborský, CSc, FESC, MBA

Prof. MUDr. Miloš Táborský, CSc, FESC, MBA
Chairman of the Czech Society of Cardiology


Prof. MUDr. Aleš Linhart, DrSc, FESC. FCMA
Chairman of the Program Committee


Premises of BVV Trade Fairs Brno, a.s.
Výstaviště 1
647 00 Brno
Halls A and E

Hall A

  • Rooms Rotunda, Morava, poster health-care workers section
  • company expositions
  • dining room for lunch and coffee breaks (gallery above company expositions)
  • VIP club
  • Café - coffee break (gallery above Rotunda)
  • Slide-room (Central Speaker's Service Center) - next to Room Morava

Hall E

  • Rooms Praha, Brno, Plzeň, Hradec Králové, Olomouc, poster doctor section
  • central dining room for lunch (ground-floor of Hall E)
  • café - coffee breaks (ground-floor of Hall E)
  • Slide-room


  • Expoparking – a roofed parking garage opposite Holiday Inn Hotel, price for the complete congress time – 420 Czk. Exchange the parking ticket for a permanent ticket in the congress registration. This will allow you to leave and enter the garage as many times as you need during the entire congress. In the case of a shorter parking it is more convenient to pay the hourly rate (15 Czk/hour) directly in the parking lot.
  • The other areas outside the exhibition grounds are in the property of Brno Council and the city is entitled to a fee of 150 Czk a day. 

Free entrance to the exhibition area (the card can be ordered and paid for in advance - it will be sent by mail - or it can be purchased at the registration)

  • For the entire congress – 650 Czk (allows you to drive your car inside the exhibition grounds during the congress; your car needs to be parked outside the grounds at night)
  • For one day – 350 Czk

Entering abstracts + information about active participation

Abstracts can only be entered using the online registration system - Your account, 
until January 10, 2018

CSC members will enter the abstracts using their member accounts; the others will use the accounts they have created; those entering for the first time will choose "New account -individual". 

In case of any doubt, please contact the CSC secretariat (tel. 543 213 825, e-mail: cks@kardio-cz.cz).


When entering the abstracts, follow the instructions in the form; for a standard abstract, fill in the field of topic and the type of presentation (oral, poster), or that you want to enlist the abstract in the Young Cardiologists Competition.

Applications for The Best of Czech Cardiology can be entered using the short form in the section of entering abstracts. Since 2016 it is necessary to insert a pdf version of the paper registered for the competition.

Young Cardiologists Competition 

is intended for doctors up to 35 years of age. Three winning works will be announced at the CSC Gala Evening and the reward will be sponsored participation (including travel and accommodation expenses) at the ESC Congress in Barcelona 2018. 

The Best of Czech Cardiology

Every year, this section of the CSC Annual Congress presents the best original scientific papers of the CSC members, originated at workplaces in the Czech Republic and published in international journals with impact factor > 2.0 in the previous year. Citations for all registered papers (if they meet the conditions set below) are published in the congress program and several of the best ones (based on the IF value) are presented in a special section within the Congress. The best three papers are awarded by the CSC Committee. Also the papers that are not selected for oral presentation are among the best what the Czech cardiology has produced in the field of research.

Conditions for a paper inclusion in the section:

  • The paper was published in a journal with impact factor >2.0 during the calendar year preceding the given CSC Congress to which it is registered.
  • The paper originated at a workplace in the Czech Republic.
  • The first author is a CSC member.
  • The paper is original, presenting the results of author’s/authors’ own research (not a review, an editorial, an abstract, nor a case study).
    The paper did not originate abroad (e.g. during a stay of a Czech doctor abroad).

The assessment committee will choose the three best papers and their authors will be announced and financially awarded during the CSC Evening Gala (1st place - 50,000 Czk, 2nd place - 30,000 Czk, 3rd place - 10,000 Czk)

Accompanying program

The opening ceremony

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018,  7 p.m., Rotunda in Hall A
  • after the Opening Presentation, Honorary Membership granting and Libensky’s Medal Ceremony, there is a banquet in Hall A1
  • entrance free of charge for all registered participants - only with the name tag, no tickets necessary

Presentation of one of our best architects - Eva JIRICNA

  • Monday 7, 2018, hall Rotunda (after finishing the scientific Program)
  • followed by the Opening of Photos Exhibition in hall A2

Czech Society of Cardiology Gala Evening

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Voronez Hotel
  • ticket price 400 Czk – tickets to be ordered online in the congress menu

Entrance is permitted on the basis of a presented ticket. If you register for a ticket online at CSC web pages, collect it on May 8, 12 o’clock at latest; then they will be sold to others.  The number of tickets ordered can be modified or cancelled until the online registration finishes (April 20) without any extra fees.

You can pay for the tickets together with the registration fee or separately, however, always state you registration number = the variable symbol.

Send your payments for the tickets to the Gala Evening by April 28; later payments will be collected on the spot, without any changes in the amount.

You can order the ticket at your congress web page in the online registration system.

Jiří Toman Cardio Run/Cardio Walk

The traditional race will take place on Tuesday, May 8, starting 6.45 a.m. in the exhibition area. The start will be placed outside hall A1. Further instructions will be posted after the New Year (including the registration).