• From the Morrow operation of the 60´s to current techniques. 

Heart Transplantation and artificial assistance devices

  • Why do Spain, Croatia and USA have so many organ donors?
  • Changes in the postoperative management of HTX

Innovation is an easy word but, who is really pushing?

  • Motivating the trainees on research is essential
  • Any mission for the undergraduates in the University or College?
  • Scientific societies: what are they doing in practice?
  • The model of departmental organization and its implications
  • Engineers are becoming a frequent partner in Cardiovascular field
  • Is MIS still innovative or already a routine?
  • The 2023 robotics in CTS: Last innovations after more than 25 years?
  • The crucial role of industry in CTS and its complex (?) partnership.

Education in Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • The cost of training a CT Surgeon world wide:
    • In USA and Australia
    • In Europe
    • In Middle East and Asia
    • Peculiarities of China training
    • In Africa: Differences from North and South
  • An approach to best worldwide teaching programs
  • Why do some countries have so few candidates?
  • Migration of professionals: some pay a lot for others benefit?
  • Towards a new paradigm?
  • A common trunk in
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Pulmonology Medicine
  • Simulation in cardiac surgery and CPB


All meeting attendees are encouraged to become a member of the society

This confers the following benefits

  • Access to meetings and discounts
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Education
  • Collaboration
  • Membership certificate

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Registration fees

Until 31/03/2024Until 30/06/2024Until 15/08/2024On site
Member Doctor200€250€300€330€
Non – Member Doctor300€350€400€440€
Postgraduate Student and Resident50€80€130€145€
Other Non-Medical Professional40€70€110€120€
Undergraduate Student30€50€80€90€

Registration fee includes:
Access to the scientific sessions and commercial exhibition and congress materials.

Registration form

WSCTS members by virtue of their membership of the Society can obtain a €100 discount for the Barcelona 2024 meeting.

To obtain the discount code registered members please login here.

You can access the discount code from the WSCTS website members area, please copy this code and then paste into the meeting registration form to apply the discount.

All meeting attendees are encouraged to join the WSCTS.

Any questions please contact wscts@wscts.net


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