The aim of this symposium is to encourage the exchange between cardiac surgery and cardiology. The two fields are moving closer together. Due to tremendous technological advancements in recent years, new techniques have evolved in the different areas of cardiac care, enabling entirely new possibilities in patient specific therapy. The programme covers key topics in cardiovascular disease and presents therapeutic options from the surgeon´s and the cardiologist´s view, respectively. The symposium includes several live operations and interventions, transmitted directly from the operating rooms or catheter labs to the symposium venue. Numerous lectures by renowned experts complete the visual impressions.