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3SCTS 2022 – The Inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 to Saturday, March 12, 2022


Cairns Convention Centre

Contact Information

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



In view of the recent events across Australia, and the growing COVID-19 situation, the inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) will be postponed to 9 - 12 March 2022.

It is the view of the 3SCTS Organising Committee that if the Symposium is held in November 2021, it will be very vulnerable to border closures, lockdowns, and a general lack of confidence from participants to travel to Cairns. The over-arching aim of this meeting is to hold it in person to increase collaboration and collegiality amongst the three societies.

The preparation for the forthcoming Inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) “Back to the Future: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future” is in full swing and will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia, from 9 to 12 March 2022.

The 3SCTS will be a combined scientific meeting of three societies - the Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists (ANZCP), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion Special Interest Group (CTVP SIG). In 2022, the Symposium will be held in conjunction with the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) 2022 Workshop.

The 3SCTS 2022 will, for the first time, provide everyone involved in the management and treatment of cardiac and thoracic patients the opportunity to come together. 3SCTS 2022 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.

Registrations are now open for the 3SCTS 2022. To register, follow the links below.

Key Dates:
Early Registration: Closes Sunday 6 February 2022
Standard Registration: Valid from Monday 7 February 2022

We are excited to announce that a Virtual Registration fee has been added to accommodate international colleagues. By registering they will receive access to live sessions and on-demand content of the Symposium.*

*Please note this registration category is only available to delegates who reside outside of Australia and New Zealand.

To register for the full Symposium: 
To register for the workshops:

The provisional program is now available and provides delegates with an overview of the program, registration fees, and abstract information.

To view the program, click here:

Submission of Abstracts for Research Paper and Posters are now open! To view the guidelines and to submit an abstract, visit:

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: Sunday 24 October 2021
Abstract notification to authors: Friday 26 November 2021
Closure of early registration: Sunday 6 February 2022

The 3SCTS 2022 will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland. To view more information about the venue, visit

We also have partnered with Tourism and Events Queensland and have developed a range of pre and post touring options for the Symposium.

To view the options and to explore all that Queensland has to offer, please visit: or alternatively