The Association was founded in 1986 and now represents over 3,000 surgeons, perfusionists and allied health professionals across the world.

Our mission is:

  • To advance education in the field of cardiac, thoracic and vascular interventions;
  • To promote and disseminate research into cardiovascular  and thoracic physiology, pathology and therapy

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Abstract Submission

MAKE SURE YOU ARE UP-TO-DATE WITH THE NEW ABSTRACT FORMAT!! -  a new format of abstract submission has been introduced for 2015 - please read the instructions carefully

Abstract submission now open via your EACTS User Account


Book now for:
*Only 6 places remaining on Introduction to Aortic Surgery (19-21 March)
*Thoracic surgery: Part I (13-17 April)
*Modern Perspectives on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery (7-8 May 2015)
*Perioperative Skills in Cardiac Surgery (22-23 June)
*Minimally Invasive Surgery, Aortic Valve Replacement and Rapid Deployment Valves (24-25 June 2015)
*Aortic and Mitral Valve Reconstructive Surgery (10-11 July)

and more!

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The following awards are now open for application:
Young Investigator Awards - Cardiac, Thoracic, Congenital
C Walton Lillehei Young Investigator's Award - Cardiac
Hans G Borst Award for Thoracic Aortic Surgery - Vascular
EACTS/STS Award - Vascular
EACTS/Sorin Cardiac Surgery & Perfusion Innovation Award - Cardiac & Perfusion     
The Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Training Excellence
Techno-College Innovation Award

Please check for regulations, instructions and deadlines for each award

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