The 14th World Congress of Cardiology, held in Sydney 5–9 May 2002 (the first time ever in the antipodes), was a joint meeting with the 50th anniversary meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). The Congress is the principal meeting of the World Heart Federation, a body comprising all of the world's cardiac societies and heart foundations. Delegates came from 115 countries, and there was a total registration of just over 9000. More than 3000 abstracts were received from investigators in 82 countries.
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