The 16th edition of the Czech – Slovak Congress of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine will be held once again in Brno this year from 6 to 8 September 2012. It is considered a major event in our professional life and should show the best of Czech and Slovak hematology and transfusion medicine. Its top professional program will be enriched by significant number of interventions by international specialists. One of the previous annual editions also took place in Brno – it was the 10th jubilee congress. We believe that those of you who attended this convention in the past and intend to visit this years' run too, will be able to compare what major progress has been made in hematology, as well as in organization of the congress and supporting activities and the development of Brno itself. Let us mention, as an example, the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art Masaryk University campus.
Our big thanks go to sponsors of the event. On behalf of organizers, we can guarantee that we will do our best for the highest quality and success of the congress. On the other hand, the success of a convention always depends on its visitors and contributors with their professional presentations. In this case, we also believe that it will be very successful event.