Update: The 34th Annual Meeting will be virtual only – learn more…
Join us in Barcelona for the 34th EACTS Annual Meeting
2020 is a year like no other. The cardiothoracic community has played an important part in tackling COVID-19 and many of you have made personal sacrifices in order to support patients on the frontline. This year – more than ever – the EACTS Annual Meeting is an opportunity for the cardiothoracic community to come together in friendship, solidarity and collaboration.
Registration is now open for the 34th EACTS Annual Meeting which takes place in the coastal city of Barcelona between 8-10 October.
The EACTS Annual Meeting provides the very latest developments from industry and research, coupled with opportunities for hands-on training and skills development. It offers a year’s worth of world-class education in three days!
Work is already underway to develop an exciting programme and further details will be issued by the EACTS Programme Committee shortly. With so many of our members on the front line of this pandemic, there will be important stories to tell, valuable data to analyse and information to share. The meeting is an opportunity to explore the lessons learnt from COVID-19.
The EACTS Annual Meeting adapted for our times
The impact of COVID-19 has changed our world considerably. Our primary concern throughout the meeting will be the health and safety of all delegates and exhibitors. We will be adapting the way we run the event so that important measures such as social distancing can be practised. Although some countries are slowly emerging from lockdown, the situation is changing regularly and we will remain watchful. We are monitoring international best practice and will of course observe official Spanish guidance. We will provide more detailed guidance for delegates nearer the time.
Book with confidence
We are working very hard to ensure the EACTS Annual Meeting can be run as planned, but please be assured if the pandemic means that the EACTS Annual Meeting has to be cancelled, we will refund your booking fee.
More content available digitally
We all look forward to the EACTS Annual Meeting but we do recognise that some heart teams may be particularly busy this autumn because so many procedures have been deferred during the height of the pandemic. We are exploring ways to ensure that more elements of the EACTS Annual Meeting will be available digitally this year. So if you are unable to travel to Barcelona, you will be able to tap into some elements online. We will provide more information about this in due course.
Call for Abstract deadline
We are encouraging abstracts for the EACTS Annual Meeting. Given the coronavirus pandemic, we are naturally respectful that many people will have significant commitments to patients and families, and therefore we have given more time for people to prepare submissions.
The extended deadline for Annual Meeting abstracts is 31st May 2020.
Hope for the Future
The EACTS Annual Meeting provides us all with hope for the future: hope that we can meet friends and colleagues again, and share our combined experiences. The EACTS Annual Meeting also serves an educational purpose and it is only through groundbreaking science and education that we will continue to protect our populations and save lives.
We would love to see you in Barcelona.
How to register
We strongly encourage all visitors to register online in order to take advantage of our early registration rates. The early registration discount is available until 1st July 2020. Don’t miss out!