5th Congress of Working Group on Valvular Diseases of the Croatian Cardiac Society with international participation „CROVALV 2020“ will be held on September, 18th - 19th 2020, at the Campus of the University of Rijeka. CroValv is bi-annual Congress, designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anaesthesiologists, neurologists, residents, general practitioners, and for all who are professionally involved in the treatment of valvular diseases. Since the last congress, we made a lot of progress, especially in the field of percutaneous, interventional treatment and also in cardiac surgery, coronary artery diseases and heart failure which indirectly affects the improvement of cardiac valve function. A lot of change has happened in the field of preventive medicine and anticoagulation treatment, as well. The goal of the congress is to present challenges in the approach, diagnosis and selecting the most optimal way of treating patients with valvular diseases and to help implement the latest research findings into clinical practice. Beside invited lectures by reputable speakers from abroad, leading national experts will bring their best. We hope that you will again recognize the value of the Congress and we cordially invite you to come and actively participate in contributing to the quality and success of the congress.
Asst. Prof. Jozica Šikić, MD, Ph.D.
President of the Working Group on Valvular Diseases of the Croatian Cardiac Society