30th EACTS Annual Meeting

30th EACTS Annual Meeting


The Association was founded in 1986 and now represents over 3,000 surgeons, perfusionists and allied health professionals across the world.

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The 30th EACTS Annual Meeting 2016 - European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery is a conference dedicated to advances and research in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, including:

  • Image guided interventions, robotics and new developments in coronary surgery
  • Innovative concepts for heart failure treatment
  • Minimally invasive and advanced procedures for thoracic surgery
  • New approaches for valve repair or replacement
  • Medical and Surgical Intervention and Mangement of Cardiac Arrythmias in Congenital Heart Disease


The 30th Celebratory Evening will be held at at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) www.museunacional.cat/en on Tuesday 4 October, 19.30-24.00.
Booking available via the EACTS user area.


Opportunities include options for scientific session sponsorship, satellite symposia and room hire, exhibition space, TV studio recordings and advertising / branding.

Saturday 1 October

08:00 - 10:10

Aortic valve-Adult Cardiac

08:30 - 16:30

Beyond conventional video assisted thoracic surgery-Thoracic Disease

10:30 - 12:20

Atrioventricular valve 1-Adult Cardiac

13:15 - 14:45

Miscellaneous-Adult Cardiac

15:10 - 18:00

Atrioventricular valve 2-Adult Cardiac

Sunday 2 October

08:15 - 09:45

Latest trials in cardiovascular medicine-Adult Cardiac

Perfusion - Session 1-Adult Cardiac

Failing Fontan-Congenital Disease

State of the art in airway and esophageal endoluminal therapy-Thoracic Disease

08:15 - 09:45

Basic science: Thoracic-General Interest

EACTS/STS - Acute type A dissection-Vascular Disease

08:15 - 10:15

Young Investigator Awards - Adult Cardiac

08:15 - 11:30

Pitfalls to disaster-Adult Cardiac

09:00 - 09:45

Allied Professionals - Pain

10:00 - 10:40

Allied Professionals - Innovation

10:00 - 11:30

Expanding indications for transcatheter heart valves

Perfusion - Session 2

Meet the experts - nightmare/complicated cases

Surgery for advanced infectious disease

EACTS/STS - Type B aortic dissection

10:45 - 12:00

Allied Professionals - Nursing

11:45 - 13:15

Ethics in cardiothoracic surgery

12:00 - 13:15

Allied Professionals - Hands-on valves

13:30 - 14:45

Allied Professionals - Abstracts

13:30 - 15:00

Defining good outcomes after aortic root

Surgical videos

Recent trials in aortic stenosis

Perfusion - Session 3

When strategy fails - Case based

Oncology tumor board

Basic Science - Cardiac

15:15 - 16:15

Allied Professionals - Closing the day

Minimally invasive mitral surgery

Arch and descending aortic pathology

Neuroendocrine lung tumours: where do we stand?

Congenital Rapid Response - Miscellaneous

Aortic valve replacement trends

Monday 3 October

08:15 - 09:45

Univentricular heart - Fontan

Extra corporeal circulation/Left ventricular assist device/Transplantation 1

Oncology I

Work in progress

Personalized revascularization strategies

Aortic valve repair - When and how

The aorta and the bicuspid valve

Evidence based decision making in aortic valve surgery

Update on thymic surgery

Joint Session EACTS SBCCV PASCaTS – Cardiac surgery in underserved regions

Minimising sternal wound complication

Rapid Fire - Vascular

08:15 - 11:45

Wire skills transcatheter aortic valve implantation

10:15 - 11:44

Extra corporeal circulation/Left ventricular assist device/Transplantation 2

10:15 - 11:45

Coronary artery bypass graft and percutaneous coronary intervention


Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Basic science and lung transplatantion

Nightmares in cardiothoracic surgery

Repairing a bicuspid valve

The future of early stage non-small cell lung cancer

Latin America - Africa - Asia: How can we work together?

Robotics revisited

Cardiac General

Mitral valve

11:50 - 12:30

Presidential Address

14:15 - 15:45

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Congenital miscellaneous 1

Blood management


VATS lobectomy

Mitral valve repair beyond P2

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy revisited

How to - video session 1

MCC / Transplantation

16:00 - 17:30

Improving outcomes in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

Congenital miscellaneous 2

Translational vascular biology

Regeneration - Preservation

Transcatheter mitral valve intervention - Our business.

Thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aneurysms treatment: Surgery after thoracic endovascular aortic repair and thoracic endovascular aortic repair after surgery

Diaphramatic disease

Meet the experts

Adult Cardiac - Rapid Fire

Thoracic - Rapid Response

Tuesday 4 October

08:15 - 09:45

Tricuspid valve - repair and replacement


08:15 - 09:45

Atrial fibrillation and management of the left atrial appendage

Connective tissue disorders and aortic disease: New Frontiers in Diagnosis and Management

Experimental models for basic research in thoracic surgery

Translational regenerative medicine for cardio-thoracic surgeons

Bicuspid aortic valve and its challenges

Management of coarctation in newborn and infants

Coronary artery bypass graft: Decreasing complications & improving graft potency

Fighting infection in cardiac surgery

10:15 - 11:43

Interdisciplinary maximally invasive thoracic surgery

10:15 - 11:44

Stand-alone and concomitant MAZE is an evidence based procedure

10:15 - 11:45

Coronary artery bypass graft: From start to finish

Functional mitral insufficiency


Transcatheter aortic valve implantation 2

Late tricuspid regurgitation after previous mitral valve surgery

Arch surgery: Towards a low mortality and low complications rate

Improving outcome of left ventricle assist device therapy

Simulation based training

Management of aortic arch obstruction beyond infancy

Risk modelling and scoring systems in cardiac surgery

11:50 - 12:30

Honoured Guest lecture

14:15 - 15:45

Coronary artery bypass graft: Minimally invasive and hybrid revascularisation

Aortic valve replacement - outcomes


Chest wall and mediastinum

Catheter based mitral valve techniques

People skills for surgeons

How to do a trial

Electrophysiology and the surgeon

Monitoring Quality in Your Unit (State of the Art)

Pro and Cons debates

The old, the new, the evident

Thoracic - Rapid Response

16:00 - 17:30

Complications in mitral valve surgery

Tissue repair and myocardial homestasis

Aortic valve replacement - rapid deployment valves

Tetralogy of Fallot / pulmonary atresia

Oncology 2

Endovascular competence for the cardiac surgeon. Keeping in track.

Best papers of EACTS publications in the last twelve months

Future surgical approach for routine anatomical lung resections

Complex case discussions in adult cardiac surgery

Beyond lines and clips

Wednesday 5 October

09:00 - 10:30

Video & Case Study 1

Wetlab -Thoracic

Multiple arterial grafting: how I do it

09:00 - 12:00

How to do it, with live in box?

09:00 - 12:30

Wetlab - Aortic Valve Repair

09:03 - 12:03

Wetlab - Mitral Valve Repair

11:00 - 12:30

Video & Case Study 2

Wetlab - Thoracic


Metro: L4 - Next toPlaça Catalunya there isUrquinaonastation or the metro yellow line (L4)thatleads directlyto the CCIBbyMaresme-Forum station.
Bus Route: Lines7, H16

Tram Route: Forum station

All thesemeans of transportleave you just few minutes away from the CCIB by foot.


Barcelo Congresos has been appointed by EACTS as the exclusive housing agency to manage hotel accommodation for the 30th EACTS Annual Meeting.

Accommodation can be booked via the Barcelo Congresos.

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