We offer distinct levels of training in surgical skills in the areas of cardiac, congenital, thoracic and vascular interventions tailored to meet surgeons’ experience.

We lead the way by creating an innovative learning experience, from hands-on training using the latest technology to virtual meetings that blend theory with practical information delivered by internationally recognised surgical leaders and teachers.

Our prestigious Francis Fontan Fund fellowship programme gives EACTS members the opportunity to learn new techniques first-hand alongside renowned experts at leading global centres, positively impacting patient care when they return to their home centre.

Expert educators

Benefit from access to world leading surgeons and educators. Our international faculty includes some of the most famous names in cardiothoracic surgery from globally recognised heart and lung centres. Experts in the field play an important role in the development of the scientific programmes for our larger events such as conferences, summits and forums, sharing their knowledge and expertise to ensure we deliver an exceptional educational experience.

Meet the Academy Organising Committees

EACTS Academy: Inspiring excellence through education

Unrivalled opportunities to develop skills and knowledge through hands-on experience and expert tuition from our world-renowned faculty.

New to EACTS, we are pleased to work with universities, associations, societies, hospitals and individuals to endorse high-quality courses that advance surgical education and align with our educational values.

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The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS) encourages common high standards and qualifications in cardiothoracic surgery in Europe and beyond.

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