Our four domains, representing the four main areas of practice of our members  – Acquired Cardiac Disease, Congenital Disease, Vascular Disease and Thoracic Disease – drive the Association’s mission of improving outcomes for patients with heart and lung conditions. 

The purpose of the domains is to lead, advise and support EACTS activities in all matters concerned with their domain’s surgical specialty. The domains oversee the task forces, which provide expert knowledge and experience within sub-specialty areas of each domain.  

Our domains and task forces work hard to ensure we are addressing the most prevalent and important topics in cardiothoracic surgery across all strands of our activities, including the Annual Meeting scientific programme, EACTS Academy and publications.