This year the vascular programme will cover all the aspects of the aortic field with particular emphasis to the new attracting (transcatheters) procedures. Highlights include:

A video session giving tips and tricks about management of endovascular and open surgery complications that every surgeon could deal with during their career.

New concepts about the treatment of acute and chronic type B dissection presented in the EACTS-STS Joint sessions.

Fresh insights about the treatment and management of patients with connective tissue diseases will be presented and the session will host the most experienced surgeons on Marfan Syndrome.

World famous European and American surgeons discussing the importance and limits of the current guidelines.


The EACTS trade exhibition is an important and most time efficient way to keep up to date with new to market technology, state of the art products, innovations and developments in the cardio-thoracic market.  The exhibiting companies are looking forward to meet the people that matter to their business in one place, demonstrate new products and attract interest from new prospects and existing customers.

Please see who has already signed up at: HTTP://WWW.JMCKSOLUTIONS.COM/AUTOMAP402/EACTS/2018/STRAIGHT.ASP


Professor Hendrik Treede and the New Technology Task Force have been busy shaping Techno-College into our new format.

The new three-day format provides the opportunity of including Techno-College across all three days, and to offer participants a single fee.

Techno-College will present a three hour session each day, and will once again feature live case transmissions, live-in-a-box recordings and outward looking invited presentations.

Thursday’s session will be on how new technology can be integrated in your common practice. On Friday we will examine the Heart Team and interventional therapies and on Saturday we will focus on emerging technologies including heart failure, aortic disease and even cardioplegia strategies.

The format of our successful Techno-College Innovation Award has also changed with the Award finalists presenting their innovations in ‘The Lion’s Den’ to both the audience and a dedicated group of jurors including surgeons, cardiologists, company CEOs and venture capitalists. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION NOW! – deadline 17 September 2018.