We facilitate education and support residents in career planning through the following channels:

Fontan Fellowships

The Francis Fontan Fund for Education aims to make independent and high quality education accessible to EACTS members. The Francis Fontan Fund for Education is an EACTS organisation created to support educational opportunities, foster professional development and promote lifelong learning in cardiac and thoracic surgery for its members. The support for these educational activities will be granted in a transparent and fair manner and it will be subjected to strong governance procedures.

For further information, please visit the Francis Fontan Fund page 

Career Development Session

Join our career development session and learn from experts in the field how to promote your career with clinical and research fellowships abroad and profit from surgical mentoring!

EACTS Academy

The EACTS Academy provides training courses of the highest quality which 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. Find courses, build your training plan, and book according to your educational needs. Gain expert knowledge. Whether an experienced surgeon or still in training, if you want to deepen your specialist knowledge, our courses make it easy to identify and book the training you need.

For further information on the courses available please visit the EACTS Academy Calendar

Training management system (TMS)

Keep your surgical career on track through the EACTS online Training Management System, a tool designed for residents, trainers and heads of training to monitor progress and evaluation throughout a resident’s training programme. The Training Management System is a user-friendly platform that enables close coordination between residents and trainers, helping trainees to record their clinical and personal development, and trainers to access the resident’s development and provide evaluations. The heads of training will also have access to the platform to have an overview of performance of each resident year on year.

For further information please visit the Training Management System page 


The EACTS Residents Committee has launched a Europe-wide survey to collect data on current CTS training. Please take 3 minutes to complete the survey and support us to improve training in CTS Surery across Europe. Click on the button below to complete the survey.