Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) – From Idea to Reality


Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that the meeting “Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) – From Idea to Reality” will be held on December 2-4, 2012 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. This Leading Meeting for Interventional Cardiologists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and the Industry is a continuation of the series of international conferences in interventional cardiology held in Israel since 1995, which have helped shape Israel as a leading force in innovative technology in this field.

As in previous meetings, the upcoming meeting will focus on innovative technology and therapies and will cover all stages of the innovation process from the bench to the patient bedside. The program will highlight numerous hot topics and will include presentations from international and Israeli experts focusing on new therapies and research at various levels of development, alongside thematic live case presentations to present the impact of these technologies on current and future therapy – with a special focus on the future of valvular interventions and the many innovations under investigation for treating cardiac valvular pathology using percutaneous techniques or combined surgical and interventional pathways. Of great popular interest, as previously, will be emerging technology sessions, industry-academia discussions and a review of the regulatory, ethical and financial aspects of new devices.

As in previous years, the 2012 ICI meeting will be held in highly successful venue of the David Intercontinental hotel in Tel Aviv, the largest city and biggest commercial center in Israel. Being a busy metropolis, this city inspires visitors with a unique energetic atmosphere of excitement and fun. Tel Aviv’s seafront skyscrapers and exclusive hotels are visible from a distance, presenting a lively combination of entertainment venues, shopping malls, exotic markets, nonstop active nightlife, beautiful golden beaches and all kinds of wonderful restaurants. Tel Aviv is also the country’s greatest cultural center, a home for a variety of museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls.

If you are a clinical cardiologist, an innovative scientist, a biomedical engineer, a financial investor seeking opportunities or a member of a cutting edge team in a major company in this field, and you want to be part of the future of interventional cardiology, do not miss this event!

Leaders and innovators of medical companies – this is a great opportunity for you to promote your latest innovation to the leading specialists in Israel and the world and learn from their experience about future horizons.

We look forward to the pleasure of greeting you at what promises to be an exciting and fruitful meeting with a high scientific standard.

Do not miss this great opportunity!

Rafi Beyar and Chaim Lotan
Meeting Directors

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

General Information


David Intercontinental Convention Center
12 Kaufman St, Tel Aviv, 61501 Israel
Tel: 972-3-7951111
Fax: 972-3-7951112


The official language of the meeting is English

Registration & Hospitality Desk

The Registration desk will operate throughout the meeting in the Conventions Center of the hotel at the following hours:

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 18:00-19:30 hrs
Monday, December 3rd, 2012 07:30-19:00 hrs
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 08:00-18:00 hrs

The Cardiovascular Technology Parade

The Cardiovascular Technology Parade is the central theme of this meeting!

Academy of Innovations

New since the 2009 ICI Meeting is the Academy of Innovations! The Academy of Innovations will take place December 2, 2012 and will be dedicated to education and training about the process of biodesign and innovation.


A commercial and professional exhibition will be take place during the meeting, parallel to the Congress hours.

Get together Reception

A reception will be held on the evening of December 2nd. The reception will be open to all the overseas attendees and to the international and National Faculty members and Committees. Accompanying Persons: All registered accompanying persons are invited to join us the Get together Reception.

Climate and Clothing

The daytime temperature in December in Israel is 19°C (66F). Night time temperatures is 11°C (51F).

Clothing is informal for all occasions.

Currency and Money Exchange

The currency in Israel is the New Israel Shekel (NIS). We recommend using the local currency although most expenses in Israel may be paid with major credit cards. The current (August 2012) exchange rate is 1 US Dollar= 3.97 NIS and 1 Euro= 4.89 NIS.

Most ATMs accept all major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diners, and American Express.

Local Time

Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours


The country code for Israel is +972


Electrical equipment in Israel is 220 volt A.C., single phase, 50 cycles. Some appliances may require a plug adapter that can be purchased locally.


All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.


The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the meeting

Letter of Invitation

The letter of Invitation meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

Name Badge

Kindly wear your name badge during all the conference days and social events!
Please note that a charge of 30 USD will be made on site in case of losing your name badge!

Congress Secretariat

ICI 2012 Secretariat
Telefax: +972-3-5767739