HOCM

  • 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

Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

This programme is preliminary and is subject to changes

Thursday, September 5th

Auditorium Meeting room 1
08:30 – 9:00 Welcome & greetings
9:00 – 10:30 Education in cardiothoracic surgery
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Oral and posters
12:00 – 12:45 Guest Lecture
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch symposium
14:30- 16:00 Innnovation
16:00 – 17:30 Heart transplantation and assist devices
17:30 – 18:30 Artificial intelligence

Friday, September 6th

Auditorium Meeting room 1
8:00 – 9:15 Evolution of open-heart surgery to percutaneous procedures: expecting the unexpected? HOCM (8:00 – 16:00h)
9:15 – 10:30 Growing patients with congenital heart disease
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Presidential address
12:00 – 12:45 Oral and posters
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch symposium
14:30- 16:00 Aorta/Vascular
16:00 – 17:00 Pulmonary hypertension
20:30 WSCTS dinner

Saturday, September 7th

Auditorium Meeting room 1
8:00 – 8:30 CSIA HOCM (8:00 – 16:00h)
8:30 – 10:00 Guidelines of Myocardial Revascularization
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 Cardiovascular tissue banking
11:15 – 12:15 Valve therapy – the truth
12:15 – 12:45 Joint session: The homage
12:45 Closing remarks