1st International Symposium

Prof. Neufeld had planned the First Symposium of ISCP to take place in Tel Aviv already in some details, but due to insecurity and visa problems of some potential participants in his country, he contacted urgently Prof. Rutishauser, chief of the Cardiology Center of the University Hospital of Geneva, with the question whether the congress could be transferred to Geneva. Prof. Rutishauser enthusiastically agreed and blocked possible dates in the recently adapted Palexpo Center near the airport of Geneva. Mr. Gideon Rivlin and his wife, very much involved in the planning in Tel Aviv, helped with great initiative the Geneva organization. A full adaptation and extension of the program were undertaken so that the First International   Symposium on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy could take place in April 1985, with Prof. Neufeld as President. It was a great success with more than 3000 participants. Therefore a repetition every second year and a rotation in different areas of the world were decided by our small Executive Board enlarged by Prof. Chuichi Kawai, Japan. It was, however, not granted to Henry Neufeld to live the subsequent evolution of ISCP because he died unexpectedly at the end of 1986.