EACTS Secretary General, Rafael Sádaba invites you to discover and explore new technology and reconnect at the world’s largest cardiothoracic event.

The EACTS Annual Meeting is the largest event for the cardiothoracic community, offering an exciting opportunity to explore new scientific insights, learn about the latest innovations in cardio-thoracic surgery and importantly, take part in some stimulating debates alongside global experts.

A Hybrid Annual Meeting 

This year we continue to break new boundaries by offering a hybrid Annual Meeting in Barcelona allowing delegates to attend in-person, subject to COVID-19 restrictions, or online via our new virtual platform. 

 Commencing on Wednesday 13 October with a full day showcasing new technology and techniques in our Techno-College sessions, our world-class science will continue over the next 3 days (14-16 October).  

 There will be a packed programme of education and discussion ranging from plenary sessions covering the latest guidelines and clinical trials to informative debate through professional challenge, focus and abstract sessions and interactive hands-on training.  We look forward to sharing more details soon. 

Please join us at the 35th EACTS Annual Meeting to explore, discover, educate, and shape the future of cardiothoracic surgery.​ 

Planning your trip to Barcelona?

Please refer to the following websites to check applicable entry requirements.


Registration  is open for the main programme 14-16 October and Techno-College on 13 October.


View our full scientific programme or visit our programme at a glance page where we will soon add more information.


General Abstract submission has now closed. Allied Health submissions open – Deadline extended to 31 July 2021  |  Late Breaking Clinical Trials – 1 July – 15 August 2021.  Click here for abstract criteria > 


View our satellite symposia programme and learn more about our industry opportunities.


The EACTS trade exhibition is an excellent way to keep up to date with new to market technology, state of the art products, innovations and developments in the cardiothoracic market. Learn more >


Click here for general information regarding this year’s Annual Meeting including housing, venue and local information, opening hours and frequently asked questions.

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The 35th EACTS Annual Meeting

has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council

for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

for a maximum of 27 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


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