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26 April 2017
Abstract Submission – Don’t Delay!
Submit your abstract for the 31st EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna. Deadline for submission is 30 April 2017 @ 23:59 GMT.  Please familiarise yourselves with the abstract format before submission as any abstracts in the wrong template will not be reviewed.
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Abstract Submission – Also Open
We are now also accepting abstracts for the following:
Techno-College Innovation Award

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Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery Register Now!
This 3-day popular course will take place from 20-22 June in Warsaw, Poland. The programme will include 10 live surgical cases, invited lectures and Live-in-a-Box video cases as well as the highly interactive SimCity hands-on session. See the video invitation from Course Director Piotr Suwalski
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Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Part II Limited spaces available
Basic principles of cardiac surgery part II. A new format has been introduced for these highly popular courses which are a must for cardiac surgical trainees. The course will encompass two 2.5 day modules: Aorta and Congenital and Heart and Lung Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support. The middle day of the course will offer expert ‘hands-on’ wetlab training covering both modules.
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Thoracic Surgery: Part II Don’t miss out!
This course is designed to gain more insight and up-to-date knowledge on different aspects of thoracic surgery related to the chest wall, mesothelioma, techniques for metastasectomy and tumors of the medisatinum. Didactic presentations with interactive discussions, case scenario sessions and two wetlabs on chest wall reconstruction and energy and lasers in surgery.
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EACTS Residents Committee
The Residents committee within EACTS is a platform where trainee members have a unique opportunity to plan trainee-focused activities during the Annual Meeting and interact with other domains of EACTS.

We are looking for trainee members who will end formal training in 2019 or beyond, as one term is three years. Please leave self-nomination within EACTS User area for “surgical training and manpower committee” and upload your current CV with publications in PDF in this area. Also, send a one page letter of interest to amanda.cameron@eacts.co.uk.
All applications have to be submitted before May 7th 2017.

For additional information or queries, please contact:
Ilkka Ilonen,ilkka.ilonen@helsinki.fi

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EBCTS Examinations – Level One (MEBCTS)
The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Level One (MEBCTS) examination
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Dates for the Diary
Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course
15-17 June 2017
Endovascular Skills Course
21-22 October 2017
Congenital Heart Disease
14-17 November 2017
Professional Leadership Workshop
27-28 November 2017
12th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS)
29 November – 2 December 2017
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