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Join ISMICS for Our Annual Meeting - June 16 to 18, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022 to Saturday, June 18, 2022


Hilton Warsaw City
00-844 Warszawa, Woj. Mazowieckie

Contact Information

Brittany Fiore

The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery invites you to join us for the 2022 ISMICS Annual Scientific Meeting from 16-18 June 2022 either in-person at the Hilton Warsaw City in Warsaw, Poland or virtually!

Program and Highlights

View the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting preliminary program online. This year's program features three days of exciting and innovative programming. The Annual Meeting will again feature a number of outstanding paper presentations and unique networking opportunities, including:

ISMICS Keynote Speaker

Medical Robotics, AI, and the Future of Life
David Hanson, CEO of Hanson Robotics

Hanson, founder of Hong-Kong based Hanson Robotics, conceived of a cartoonish, two-foot robot that can relate to children and facilitate autism therapy. He designed a talking Einstein head that will tutor you in math and beat you at brain games. And he’s the creator of Sophia, the glamorous android with iridescent eyes who can laugh at your jokes and grimace when you suffer. His robots span the disciplines of fine art, consumer products, research, healthcare, and more. They roam the halls of Cambridge University, the Centers for Disease Control, and countless museums. Hanson Robotics is ground zero for the feverish invention of revolutionary humanoid robots. Because of Hanson, true wonders have been born. He’s created more than 50 original robots designed to spark the imagination and push the frontiers of realism.


Master's Sessions featuring lively discussions about the latest cutting edge innovations in cardiothoracic surgery with presentations from world renowned faculty and live surgery feeds.

Concurrent Cardiac and Thoracic Tracks view the abstracts being presented at the meeting on the Cardiac Track and Thoracic Track Online Program by clicking on the presentation title in each tracks Scientific Sessions.

Presidential Address: "The Pursuit of Connecting the Dots"; Bob Kiaii, MD; ISMICS President

Kit V. Arom Lecture: "Creative Destruction and Destructive Creation are Related Principles in Medical Innovation - Personal Glimpses and Journey"; Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD

Subramanian Innovation Award Competition which has become an annual tradition at the ISMICS Meeting - This session will feature the three award finalist's presentations, and an update from the past award winner. At the conclusion of the finalist's presentations you will have the opportunity to vote on who you think should take home the award!

The Cardiac Robotic Investigator & Grundeman Award Presentations

Thursday Evening Reception: Join us to network with your colleagues and attend the annual highly anticipated ePoster Competition

Friday Evening Reception: Join us for a festive celebration at the Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle of our first in-person meeting in years. We invite you to the Kubicki Arcades to enjoy libations, food, entertainment, and the comradery of your colleagues. Please note, this reception is a separate fee and can be added to your registration during the registration process.


Register and Reserve Housing Today!


Both In-Person and Virtual Registration are available! To register please visit the ISMICS Website. Registration is required to participate in the Annual Meeting.

Reserve your hotel accommodations at the Hilton Warsaw City as soon as possible, rooms are filling up fast. Rooms outside of the meeting dates are based on the hotel's availability.

Please continue to visit for Annual Meeting updates. We look forward to you joining us!

Abstract Due

Thursday, June 16, 2022