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Events in 2022

EACTS provides high quality training courses that are attended by delegates from all over the world. As an educational institution, our goal is to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives, and helping to transform through education.

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27 Oct-29 Oct

Windsor, UK

Introduction to Aortic Surgery

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Introduction to Aortic Surgery

Covering the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Director

K Tsagakis, Essen

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3 Nov-11 May

Virtual Meeting

WiCTS Webinar Series: The changing face of leadership

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WiCTS Webinar Series: The changing face of leadership

The Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery (WiCTS) launch their first webinar series in eight parts, that will blend theory with practical information from experts and guest speakers, creating a community of like-minded peers to discuss and enhance understanding of women’s challenges and roles in the current landscape.

Target Audience

Open to all who support the advancement of inclusion and diversity in cardiothoracic surgery (regardless of gender). For all Skills Levels.

Course Director

J Kluin, Amsterdam

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17 Nov-19 Nov

Berlin, Germany

6th EACTS Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit

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6th EACTS Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit

Interactive lectures, live-in-a-box cases, keynote presentations

Location

Berlin, Germany

Target 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). Pediatric cardiologists and congenital heart disease surgeons

Chairmen

V Falk, Berlin; F Gustafsson, Copenhagen; I Netuka, Prague and J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen

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28 Nov-29 Nov

Brussels, Belgium

Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation

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Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation

The curriculum is designed to provide all aspects of the Brussels School approach and techniques on aortic valve reconstructive surgery.

Target Audience

Skills level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

Location

Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, Brussels

Course Directors

G El Khoury, Brussels; L de Kerchove, Brussels

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1 Dec-3 Dec

Cartagena, Colombia

STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

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STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

The 4th annual STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference will feature a world-class, international faculty who will address and explore the latest developments and best practices in coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, thoracic aortic disease, atrial fibrillation, and the surgical management of heart failure.

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8 Dec

Virtual Meeting

Endovascular Aortic Repair  Webinar

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Endovascular Aortic Repair Webinar

The fourth online webinar held by the EACTS Vascular Disease Domain, focusing on endovascular aortic repair.

Target Audience

Skills Level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

Course Directors

M Czerny, Freiburg
Endovascular Aortic Repair Task Force Chair

K Tsagakis, Essen
Vascular Disease Domain Chair

 

8 Dec

Virtual Meeting

Thoracic Interactive Webinar

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Thoracic Interactive Webinar

The Thoracic Interactive Webinar will include sessions by leading experts followed by presentations on interesting and unusual cases.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Director

R Milton, Leeds
Thoracic Disease Domain Chair

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19 Jan

Virtual Meeting

EACTS Case Corner: Coronary Artery Disease

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EACTS Case Corner: Coronary Artery Disease

In this session a complex coronary case is presented.  All symptoms, patient characteristics and test results are described in detail.  Together with the audience, the right treatment decision is discussed.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Directors

A Zientara, London
C Gollmann-Tepeköylü, Innsbruck

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26 Jan

Virtual Meeting

EACTS Case Corner: Congenital Heart Disease

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EACTS Case Corner: Congenital Heart Disease

In this session a complex congenital case is presented.  All symptoms, patient characteristics and test results are described in detail.  Together with the audience, the right treatment decision is discussed.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Directors

A Zientara, London
C Gollmann-Tepeköylü, Innsbruck

31 Jan-2 Feb

Windsor, UK

Fundamentals in Coronary Artery Disease

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Fundamentals in Coronary Artery Disease

This first course in the Fundamentals series will focus on coronary artery disease.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Director

A Ranasinghe, Birmingham

9 Feb

Virtual Meeting

Aortic Dissection Webinar

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Aortic Dissection Webinar

The first of this year’s webinars held by the EACTS Vascular Disease Domain, focusing on aortic dissection.

Target Audience

Skills Level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

Course Directors

D Pacini, Bologna
Aortic Dissection Task Force Chair

K Tsagakis, Essen
Vascular Disease Domain Chair

 

24 Feb-25 Feb

Windsor, UK

Endovascular Skills Programme

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Endovascular Skills Programme

A 3-Course programme for cardiac surgeons wishing to embark into the era of endovascular technology for a more complete form of treatment of major aortic pathologies. All courses will combine invited lectures with practical training.

Dates/locations

  • 24-25 February, Windsor, UK
  • 19-20 May, Windsor, UK
  • 22-23 September, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Course Director

K Tsagakis, Essen

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1 Mar-3 Mar

Windsor, UK

Fundamentals in Congenital Heart Disease

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Fundamentals in Congenital Heart Disease

This course will encompass surgical anatomy, physiology and principles of surgical and non-surgical treatment of congenital heart diseases for residents preparing for their EBCTS exams.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Director

J Hörer, Munich

8 Mar-9 Mar

Windsor, UK

Mitral Valve Repair

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Mitral Valve Repair

The course will cover the fundamental concepts of mitral valve repair for surgeons wanting to introduce this programme in their own practice.

Target Audience

Skills Level 2 – Residents in the final years of training and surgeons at the beginning of independent practice.

Course Director

M De Bonis, Milan

16 Mar-18 Mar

Windsor, UK

Introduction to Aortic Surgery

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Introduction to Aortic Surgery

Covering the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Director

K Tsagakis, Essen

22 Mar-24 Mar

Paris, France

Annuloplasty for Aortic Valve Repair: A practical approach

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Annuloplasty for Aortic Valve Repair: A practical approach

A technical course offering a practical approach for aortic valve repair with external aortic ring annuloplasty, providing a step-by-step process, also featuring live surgical cases and a wetlab.

Target Audience 

Skills level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

Location

Paris, France

Course Director

E Lansac, Paris

30 Mar

Virtual Meeting

EACTS Case Corner: Mitral Valve Repair

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EACTS Case Corner: Mitral Valve Repair

In this session a complex mitral case is presented. All symptoms, patient characteristics and test results are described in detail. Together with the audience, the right treatment decision is discussed.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Directors

A Zientara, London
C Gollmann-Tepeköylü, Innsbruck

20 Apr

Virtual Meeting

EACTS Case Corner: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

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EACTS Case Corner: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

In this session a complex TAVI case is presented. All symptoms, patient characteristics and test results are described in detail. Together with the audience, the right treatment decision is discussed.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Directors

A Zientara, London
C Gollmann-Tepeköylü, Innsbruck

25 Apr-27 Apr

Windsor, UK

Fundamentals in Valvular Heart Disease

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Fundamentals in Valvular Heart Disease

This is the second course in the Fundamentals series and will focus on valvular heart disease.

Target Audience

Skills Level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Course Director

A Ranasinghe, Birmingham

11 May

Virtual Meeting

Connective Tissue Disease Webinar

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Connective Tissue Disease Webinar

The second online webinar held by the EACTS Vascular Disease Domain, focusing on decision-making in root and ascending aortic disease.

Target Audience

Skills Level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

Course Directors

F Schoenhoff, Bern
Connective Tissue Disease Task Force Chair

K Tsagakis, Essen
Vascular Disease Domain Chair

 

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