Last week Jordi Heijman co-organized the 45th annual Computing in Cardiology conference, which attracted almost 400 guests from >50 different countries. The conference started on Sunday, September 23rd with a hands-on workshop using 4 different simulation tools employing the computer facilities of Maastricht University. From Monday until Wednesday, the conference took place at the MECC Conference Center with four parallel sessions with oral presentations and two poster sessions of >70 posters each. Besides high-quality science, participants enjoyed an extensive social program, including a lunch cruise and various activities on Monday afternoon, a visit to the Bonnefantenmuseum and dinner at Ipanema on Monday evening, and a visit to Maastricht city hall on Tuesday evening.
After Computing in Cardiology 2018, we also organized the 5th edition of Frontiers in Computational Electrocardiology (FiCE) 2018, this time as a satellite symposium immediately after CinC. The FiCE symposium focused on the translation of computer simulation and image integration to clinical practice and included key-note lectures by Prof. Natalia Trayanova (Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA) and Fu-Siong Ng (Imperial College, London, UK).