Residents Committee

To learn more about the EACTS Residents Committee and to join the Residents Club we welcome you to meet us at the 31st EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, where we will have representatives at the EACTS booth.

Residents Programme during 31st EACTS Annual Meeting

The EACTS Residents Committee recommend the following sessions which we hope you will find useful.  Sessions are open to all attendees.  To best plan your time at the annual conference and add these dates to your diary, we suggest you download the free EACTS annual meeting app, which can be found at the Google play and Apple app stores.

Sunday 8 October       Room -2.31                  

08:30-10:00       Research in medicine: getting acquainted with a scientific meeting as a starting researcher

10:15-11:45       Research in medicine: your manuscript as the next scientific breakthrough

14:00-15:30       Research in medicine: the ultimate currency for every academic career?

Monday 9 October      Room 0.11/0.12                             

08:15-09:45       Research in medicine: increasing the impact of your study

10:15-11:45       Statistics in medicine: ‘learning the basics’ for clinicians

14:15-15:45       Statistics in medicine: more advanced statistics for the clinician

Tuesday 10 October     Room 0.11/0.12                       

08:15-09:45       Everything on randomized trial design and data interpretation

10:15-11:45       Statistics in medicine: meta-analysis from start to finish

14:15-15:45       Statistics in medicine: from ‘simple’ multivariable models to complex

EACTS will again host the EACTS Cardio-Thoracic Masters Jeopardy competition during the 31st Annual Meeting in Vienna, 7-11 October 2017 providing a unique opportunity for two EACTS residents to attend the STS 54th Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 27-31 January 2018.

The winning European team will compete against the winning North American team for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Jeopardy Competition title during the STS Annual Meeting in January.

EACTS will sponsor the winning European team to go the STS 54th Annual Meeting (Florida) in January 2018 to compete in the final against the winning US team. EACTS will pay each team member’s registration fee for the meeting, economy travel and hotel accommodation.

The Competition
The top six teams will compete during the Annual Meeting in Vienna, on Sunday 5th October 2017. Two rounds of Jeopardy will be conducted in a live competition with the top two teams competing in the final round of Jeopardy. The team with the best overall score will be the EACTS 2017 Resident Jeopardy Winners. The winners will go forward to play against the winners of the US Resident Jeopardy Winners during the STS 54th Annual Meeting.

Sunday 8 October
10:15-11:45       Jeopardy Round 1Hall F1

Monday 9 Oct
14:15-15:45       Jeopardy Final Hall F1

08.15 – 09.45 : Work in Progress Hall G2
During this session, young investigators who are in the middle of their research tract are given the opportunity to present their preliminary results and to discuss the future of their research with the audience.

10.15 – 11.45: Rarities in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Hall G2
This session will focus on procedures which we do not encounter in our day-to-day practice, but remain essential for the future surgeon. The following subjects will be presented by experts in their field:

– Isolated acquired tricuspid valve surgery
– Coronary endarterectomy
– Left ventricular reconstruction
– Conventional thoraco-abdominal aortic replacement
– Surgery for emphysema
– Pulmonary artery endarterectomy

14.15 – 15.45: Nightmares in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Hall G2
This session will demonstrate the other side of the surgeon’s profession. Experts will present nightmare cases which remain with them forever and on which they would like to draw the audience’s attention.

08.15 – 09.45: Outside the box of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
In this session, we will discuss subjects which do not seem related to cardio-thoracic surgery on first sight, but which gives the future surgeon some food for thought!

12:45-14:00: Residents’ Luncheon (Crystal Lounge)
Our EACTS sponsored Residents’ Luncheon is a great opportunity to get to know each other better. It is free to attend, but you must register to let us know how many of you will be attending.

14.15 – 15.45: How to do it; Live in a Box
World-known experts in their specific field will demonstrate their favourite surgeries and give the audience tips, tricks and pitfalls!

Tuesday 10 October
12:45-14:00                   Crystal Lounge             

Our EACTS sponsored Residents’ Luncheon is a great opportunity to get to know each other better. It is free to attend, but you must register onsite at the socials desk to let us know how many of you will be attending.

Come and join us at the Resident’s Lounge within in the EACTS booth. For the first time during the annual meeting, we have set up an exclusive area for residents where you can get together, relax, enjoy and interact with residents from over the whole world.  There will be members of the Residents’ Committee present to inform you about our activities and you have the opportunity to join the Residents’ Club.