Advantages of an EACTS membership


Take advantage of exclusive member rates and connect with peers at EACTS events – including the EACTS Annual Meeting, the largest event for the cardiothoracic community globally.

Be part of the EACTS community and discover, collaborate and learn with peers around the world.


Access best-in-class resources – with access to EJCTS and discounted open access fees to publish in ICVTS.

Train with the EACTS Academy at exclusive member rates and learn from experts in cardiothoracic surgery.

Join more than 30 educational webinars every year free of charge.

Apply for a Francis Fontan Fund fellowship and learn new skills and techniques from experts at some of the most prestigious institutions around the world.


Join influential EACTS committees and task forces to help shape the future of cardiothoracic surgery and improve patient outcomes.

Become eligible for nomination to serve on the EACTS Council, the governing and decision-making body of EACTS, and editorial boards for our leading publications.

Support the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS) to encourage common high standards and qualifications in cardiothoracic surgery.

Our EACTS Community

EACTS actively engages a diverse community as part of our commitment to driving positive cultural change and supporting inclusive membership.

Our active Residents’ Committee ensures the representation of residents’ views and interests, fostering education and identifying training needs. Similarly, the Women in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (WiCTS) Committee champions gender equality and the empowerment of women surgeons. Our Allied Health Professionals Committee brings the wider heart team into the EACTS community.

Our Membership Types and Fees

Most EACTS members are naturally surgeons but EACTS membership is open to everyone within the global cardiothoracic community, including medical students, residents, nurses and allied health professionals, industry representatives.

Type of Membership

Active Member


Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries*


Type of Membership

Resident/ Trainee


Allied Health Professional


Pre-Trainee** – does not include access to EJCTS


Type of Membership



Senior Member – does not include access to EJCTS

No Fee

How to Become a Member

Applying online is quick and easy. Don’t have an account? Create one in just a few minutes. Please read the below guidance and have your payment method to hand. If you are applying for Pre-Trainee or Resident/Trainee Membership please ensure that you have the end date of your training. Support from existing members is not required.

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  • Application process Applications are managed via your EACTS online account. Please note that your application is not considered complete until you have made the payment for your membership subscription. Once your payment has been completed your status will change from “In progress” to “Applicant”. Trainee applicants are reminded that to apply for the Trainee membership fee a letter from the head of the department that states that the applicant is in training is necessary. Please upload this letter to your account. Your application is not considered complete until this letter has been uploaded and only after this letter has been acknowledged/reviewed by the association.
  • What happens next? The EACTS Secretariat will collate all applications. All online applications are completed on 1 July, and members to be elected, will be presented at the General Assembly at the EACTS Annual Meeting for approval by all members. An applicant does not become a full member of EACTS until after the Annual Meeting. With the applicant status, you will automatically qualify for member-reduced fees for EACTS Academy courses. Annual Meeting: to qualify for member-reduced fees for the Annual Meeting, your application needs to be complete by 1 July.

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