General Information

The following pages provide general information on the EACTS Annual Meeting, including information on the programme, industry, venue, and general information for Vienna.


Programme >>

Industry Opportunities >>

Opportunities include options for scientific session sponsorship, satellite symposia and room hire, exhibition space, TV studio recordings and advertising/branding.

Opening Hours

Saturday 7 October 0800-1800 Techno-College
Sunday 8 October 0815-1645 Scientific Programme
Monday 9 October & Tuesday 10 October 0815-1730 Scientific Programme
Wednesday 11 October 0900-1230 Advanced Techniques


The venue for the 31st EACTS Annual Meeting is the Austria Center Vienna, (ACV)

Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1,
1220 Vienna, Austria
t. +43 1 260690

Underground line U1 (red); U1 station Kaisermühlen, VIC; Exit Schüttaustrasse


Austropa Interconvention has been appointed by EACTS as the exclusive housing agency to manage hotel accommodation for the 31st EACTS Annual Meeting.
Accommodation can be booked via the Austropa Interconvention booking site.

EACCME Accreditation

The 31st Annual Meeting European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Vienna, Austria, 07/10/2017-11/10/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 31 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

31st EACTS Annual Meeting Gala Dinner

Orangerie Schönbrunn, Tuesday 10 October 2017, 19:30


Join us for this year’s Gala dinner at the Orangerie Schönbrunn, located within the grounds of the magnificient Schönbrunn Palace.

One of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world (the other being at Versailles), the building is one hundred and eighty-nine metres long and ten metres wide and dates back to 1754.   Joseph II was especially fond of arranging banquets in the plant-filled Orangery,
emulating those he had experienced on his journey to Russia in the winter garden of the imperial palace in St Petersburg.

Tickets €90 per person

Book online or visit the registration desks in Vienna (There are limited places available so it is advised to book in advance)

ACV Vienna General Information