About the Cardiac Biopsy Conference心筋生検研究会について
Greetings from the board chairperson
Cardiac Biopsy Conference the board chairperson Genzo Takemura, MD, PhDThe Cardiac Biopsy Conference (CABIC) is a unique organization of cardiologists, pathologists, radiologists and basic scientists to study cardiovascular pathology in Japan. The aim of CABIC is promoting researches on etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disorders, through, especially, studying myocardial samples obtained by the endomyocardial biopsy (EMB).
Investment of the biotome by Dr. Soji Konno and Prof. Dr. Shigeru Sakakibara (the Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women’s Medical University) in 1962 have provided with a breakthrough in understanding pathophysiology of human myocardial disease. The 1st annual meeting of CABIC was held in 1979 by Prof. Dr. Morie Sekiguchi (the Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women’s Medical University), Prof. Dr. Keishiro Kawamura (Osaka Medical College), and Prof. Dr. Ryozo Okada (Juntendo University) to discuss the diagnostic implication of EMB. Since then, CABIC has been hosting annual scientific meetings and also holding joint-symposiums with several academic societies including the Japanese Circulation Society, the Japanese Society of Pathology, the Japanese College of Cardiology, the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, and the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society. We hope that CABIC continues to offer a common scientific platform for exchanging view of everyone who is interested in diagnosis, treatment and pathobiology of the cardiovascular disease.