The Scientific Programme

  • The EACTS Annual Meeting is renowned for its high-quality scientific programme featuring the latest science and breakthrough research and hot topic debates featuring global experts in the field.
  • Navigating new horizons Our packed scientific programme is driven by our domains, committees and task forces who are dedicated to bringing you the very latest in cardiothoracic science. From innovative focus, abstract and plenary sessions, to the outstanding trade exhibition, training workshops, and satellite symposia, there is something for everyone at this year’s EACTS Annual Meeting.

Keynote and honoured guest speakers

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Techno-College has a fantastic reputation for showcasing the latest technologies and techniques in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Learn from our global experts and experience pioneering technologies and new techniques through our live surgery demonstrations and live-in-a-box presentations.

Techno-College is split into two streams – adult cardiac and thoracic -with sessions running concurrently across one day.  Taking place on Wednesday only entry to Techno-College is a stand-alone cost.

Simulation and dry lab experience

Thoracic Robotics Workshops

Join experts in the field as they share their expertise and experience in our Robotic Workshops, giving you the opportunity for a hands-on test drive with the latest navigational systems on the market.

These popular workshops will take place on Wednesday 9 October starting every 30 minutes from 09:00 – 17:00 and are tailored towards the junior surgeon and part of the thoracic stream at Techno-College.

There is an additional €75 cost for the 90 minute workshop, and they can be purchased online (from 2 September) or in-person (subject to availability). Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

EACTS Learning Lab

Get hands-on and learn specialist techniques under the guidance of the world’s most experienced surgeons!

EACTS Learning Lab includes wetlabs, drylabs, simulation and other small practical sessions.

There is an additional €75 cost for each Learning Lab session, and they can be purchased online (from 2 September) or in-person (subject to availability). Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presenting, moderating or sitting on a panel?

Industry Learning Labs

Get your hands on the latest technology brought to you by our industry partners.

Try out new-to-market devices, practice core skills and experience the latest digital technology with our industry-led dry and wet labs.

Satellite symposia

Join our industry partners as they discuss innovations and developments in the cardiothoracic market with leading experts.

Programmes will be announced by Summer 2024. Sign up to our email list here to get notified.

These sponsored programmes do not form part of the official scientific programme of EACTS. By attending these sessions, please be aware that you will be giving permission for your personal details to be shared with the company holding the symposium. 

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