EACTS 2013 ETHICON Cardiovascular Simulation Award

The 2013 EACTS/Ethicon Cardiovascular Simulation Award was awarded to:

Roger Devotini Citta delle salute, Universita di Torino
Abdullrazak Hossien Morriston University Hospital, Swansea

Ethicon Award 20132013 topic: To create for training purposes a low fidelity simulator for aortic root surgery

The contest was to create a Simulator which replicates for training purposes one teachable component of an aortic root surgery (preferably as many different teachable components as possible and most certainly the essential ones: a low fidelity substitute for the aortic root prosthesis (essential), sizing, commissures, coronary re-implantation, valve or root implantation).

The Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Training Excellence

Da Vinci 2013The EACTS awarded the Leonard Da Vinci Award for training excellence during the 27th EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria to Professor Thierry Carrel.

The residents of EACTS congratulate and salute an excellent teacher!

The principals of the award are to:

  1. Recognise and reward excellence in training
  2. Establish a benchmark in the form of a trainer role model
  3. To define the attributes that make a good cardiothoracic surgical teacher

More about the Leonardo Da Vinci Award >>

27th Annual Meeting: Residents' Luncheon

Clash of the Titans
During the 27th Annual Meeting in Vienna, the EACTS Surgical Training and Manpower Committee organised the Residents’ Luncheon for the third consecutive year. The theme of the luncheon was ‘Clash of Titans’. Prominent surgeons with conflicting views on certain surgical approaches were invited for informal discussions with Residents on subjects that are generally not discussed during the scientific sessions.

Read more about the luncheon in the December issue of EACTS News.

Lunch 2013