The EACTS Academy offers advanced training programmes in surgical skills, developed in collaboration with experienced surgeons.
The EACTS Skills Programme now offers four separate modules for instruction where delegates can obtain different competencies. Each programme addresses the full range of skill levels and allows surgeons to start training at their current level of expertise.
Courses are now classified as Level 1, 2, 3 or ‘Conferences/summits’, depending on the target audience. This ensures that delegates can select the right courses at the right time in their careers. The course levels are:
for residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus
for residents in the final years of training and for surgeons at the beginning of independent practice
for surgeons established in independent practice
Upcoming in 2021:
4 to 6 November, Berlin
5th EACTS Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (Conference/summit)
Content: interactive lectures, live-in-a-box cases, keynote presentations
Audience: cardiologists, heart failure cardiologists, emergency and ICU specialists (ECLS), cardiac surgeons, perfusionists, heart-failure nurses and VAD coordinators, medical industry (cardiac device including ECMO development and production), paediatric cardiologists and congenital heart disease surgeons
15 to 16 November, Bologna
The Aortic Forum (Conference/summit)
Content: four half-day sessions devoted to the major areas of aortic surgery – each session features a live surgical case, invited presentations, four live-in-a-box videos and two abstract presentations related to each subject
Audience: all cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists and anaesthetists
2 to 3 December, Maastricht
Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training (Level 3)
Content: true model of endoscopic port-access set-up, allowing training in the basic technique to full complex repairs.
Audience: surgeons established in independent practice
9 to 10 December, virtual meeting
Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Mitral and Tricuspid Valve (Level 1)
Content: the online version of the updated ‘Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery’ series, being held as a virtual meeting and focusing particularly on the mitral and tricuspid valves.
Audience: residents and fellows in cardiac surgical training programmes