Every year, the EACTS Academy welcomes more than 1,000 members of the cardiothoracic community on to courses and educational meetings, enhancing skills and knowledge to further improve patient outcomes.

The EACTS Academy in Numbers 2023




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Learn about our skills programme

Our commitment to improving the skills of surgeons drives us to offer exceptional training programmes, catering to four distinct levels of expertise and career levels:

  • EACTS Next Generation: Pre-training doctors and medical students
  • Skills Level 1: Residents in training
  • Skills Level 2: Surgeons at the threshold of independent practice
  • Skills Level 3: Established practitioners seeking further refinement.

    We are also proud to offer leadership training, along with specific courses and larger events designed for cardiothoracic teams, including emergency and ICU specialists (ECLS), perfusionists, heart failure nurses and VAD coordinators, cardiologists, and cardiac anaesthesiologists.

    What attendees say about Academy events

    Courses offered by EACTS Academy… are incredibly useful for enhancing our clinical practice and critical for our ongoing professional development. As a result of this training and through the support of the mentor-mentee relationship we were able to facilitate the safe and effective startup for a MICS programme in a busy university heart centre.

    Christian Helm

    It has been one of the best meetings that I have ever attended. I congratulate all of you for the great meeting.

    Aortic Forum Attendee

    The high level of interactivity as well as the friendly-collegial attitude of the distinguished faculty.

    Robotics Revascularisation Training Course Attendee