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3SCTS 2021 - Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Saturday, November 13, 2021


Cairns Convention Centre

Contact Information

RACS Conferences & Events Management
Phone: +61 3 9276 7482


On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to our inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) “Back to the Future: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future”, which will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia, from November  10 - 13, 2021.
This will be a combined scientific meeting of three societies – the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Special Interest Group (ANZCA CTVP SIG), and the Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists (ANZCP). In 2021, our Symposium will be held in conjunction with the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 (ISMICS) Workshop.

Our patients present with increasingly complex problems that require fully integrated team care involving many disciplines, including surgeons, anaesthetists, and perfusionists. The need  for  scientific  understanding to support our practice continues to grow and innovative procedural solutions are part of our daily work.
This Symposium will aim to bring these specialty disciplines together to improve care of our patients in 2021 and beyond.

A distinguished international and local faculty will be actively involved in all aspects of the program including:

• Lectures
• Multi-disciplinary panel discussions
• Workshops
• Simulations
• Hands-on wetlabs

The scientific program will be diverse and cater for all interests across the entire spectrum of contemporary Cardiothoracic practice. Combining with the ISMICS Workshop enhances this wonderful opportunity with colleagues from all over the world coming together to share their experience with new minimally invasive techniques and learn from each other in an open and inclusive forum.

The 3SCTS 2021 will, for the first time, provide everyone involved in the management and treatment of cardiac and thoracic patients to come together, providing an unprecedented level of access to all of our Australasian colleagues and industry in the one place. 3SCTS 2021 will be an excellent forum for the
exchange of views, shared experiences and the latest scientific knowledge; enriching collaboration between surgeons, anaesthetists, perfusionists, and industry as well as providing opportunities for networking and the building of relationships internationally.
The Symposium is being held in Cairns - the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. It is an ideal base to explore the natural beauty, islands and beaches of Tropical North Queensland.
We look forward to your participation and involvement for a successful Symposium. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.