Events in 2017

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EACTS provides high quality training courses that are attended by delegates from all over the world.
As an educational institution, our goal is to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives, and helping to transform through education.

16 Mar-18 Mar

Windsor, UK

Introduction to Aortic Surgery

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Introduction to Aortic Surgery
Covering the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta. Special attention will be devoted to the various options in sparing the aortic valve and on the modern approach to aortic arch surgery.  The programme will include a wetlab demonstrating various surgical techniques on the aortic root.

Location

Windsor, UK

Target Audience

This course is aimed at residents in their last year and surgeons willing to broaden their expertise in major aortic valve and aortic pathologies.

Course Director

R De Paulis, Rome

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22 Mar-24 Mar

Paris, France

Master Class on Aortic Valve Repair:  A step-by-step approach

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Master Class on Aortic Valve Repair: A step-by-step approach
In-depth training of aortic valve repair from valve sparing root replacement to isolated aortic valve repair for tricuspid, bicuspid and unicuspid valve. An overview of the entire procedure will be provided featuring live surgical cases combined with short video sessions illustrating specific lesions. The final day will include a wetlab bringing together the theoretical knowledge with a practical application on anatomical human hearts.

Target Audience

Cardiac surgeons and advance residents, echo cardiographers
(cardiologists and anaesthesiologists). Heart team consisting of surgeons and echographers is encouraged.

Location

Paris, France

Course Director

E Lansac, Paris

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30 Mar-1 Apr

Windsor, UK

Thoracic Surgery: Part I

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Thoracic Surgery: Part I
To gain more insight and up-to-date knowledge on different aspects of thoracic surgery related to lung diseases with emphasis on lung cancer, infectious diseases, lung resection and transplantation.

Location

Windsor, UK

Target Audience

Those with the intention of becoming a thoracic and/or cardiac surgeon and working as a surgeon in training in a thoracic and/or cardiac department

Course Director

M. Dusmet, London

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11 May-12 May

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training

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Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training
For each course in 2017 we have invited a ‘giant’ in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. We are pleased to announce that for the course in May, Professor Randolph Chitwood will be our honoured faculty member.

True simulated physical model of endoscopic port-access set-up whereby the operator can train from the basic technique to full complex repairs

*Please note that we a require a minimum of 4 participants for this course to proceed.

Location

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Course Director

Peyman Sardari Nia, MD, PhD Maastricht Netherlands

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18 May-19 May

Berlin, Germany

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
This specialist course will be held at the Medizin im Grünen facility just outside Berlin, a medical centre of excellence where delegates will receive intensive simulator learning and training in different patient simulations in an extremely modern operative environment.

Location

Berlin, Germany

Target Audience

Thoracic surgeons working as a surgeon in training in a thoracic and/or cardiac department with a specific interest in VATS lobectomy.

Course Director

P Rajesh, Birmingham

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5 Jun-9 Jun

Windsor, UK

Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Part II

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Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Part II
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.

Location

Windsor, UK

Target Audience

Cardiac and cardio-thoracic surgeons; Residents and fellows in cardiac surgical training programmes

Course Director

S. Livesey, Southampton

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15 Jun-17 Jun

Windsor, UK

Thoracic Surgery: Part II

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Thoracic Surgery: Part II
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.

Location

Windsor, UK

Target Audience

Thoracic surgeons working as a surgeon in training in a thoracic and/or cardiac department (intermediate level).

Course Director

E. Roessner, Mannheim

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15 Jun-17 Jun

Berlin, Germany

Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course

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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course
Lectures, video clips and practical demonstrations. All sessions will be highly interactive.

Location

Berlin, Germany

Target Audience

Ventricular assist device co-ordinators.

Course Director

V. Falk, Berlin

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20 Jun-22 Jun

Warsaw, Poland

Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery
3 day interactive lectures, live-in-a-box and live surgical cases

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Target Audience

Cardiac surgeons; Cardiologists; Cardiac anaesthesiologists; Perfusionists; Residents and fellows

Course Director

P Suwalski, Warsaw

23 Oct-27 Oct

Windsor, UK

Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Part III

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Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Part III
Basic principles of cardiac surgery part III. 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: Valves and Arrhythmia and Valves, Transcatheter Valves, Endocarditis. The middle day of the course will offer expert ‘hands-on’ wetlab training covering both modules.

Location

Windsor, UK

Target Audience

Cardiac and cardio-thoracic surgeons; Residents and fellows in cardiac surgical training programmes

Course Director

S. Livesey, Southampton

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