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Attend the 27th Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Australia
November 16-19, 2017

The Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend the 27th Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA 2017). The ANZSCTS is very proud to host the Congress, which is to be held from November 16-19, 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

The ATCSA always has been a wonderful opportunity for colleagues from Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other in an open and inclusive forum. The distinguished international faculty will be actively involved in all aspects of the program from lectures to group discussions, workshops, and hands-on wet labs. The scientific program will be diverse and cater to all interests, with a focus on areas of importance to the region. Evolving areas in cardiac and thoracic surgery will be covered and there will be a Techno Practicum focusing on the interface between surgeons and cardiologists.

A highlight of the Congress will be five workshops covering complex mitral valve management, aortic valve/root reconstruction, thoracic, aortic arch, and coronary surgery. The Nurses Education Day and Trainees education programs will target areas specific to these attendees. There will be a number of excellent wet labs and dry labs, including a VATS workshop.

Melbourne is a wonderful cosmopolitan city with an array of attractions too numerous to mention.

The ANZSCTS looks forward to seeing our old friends and to making new ones.

Abstract submissions are now open for ATCSA 2017. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please click here. The abstract submission deadline is Monday July 31, 2017.

A provisional program will be available soon. Click onto the meeting website for more information. 

International Speakers

Shanda Blackmon, USA
Michael Borger, USA
Duke Cameron, USA
Mohamed Ezani Taib, Malaysia
Theo Kofidis, Singapore
Sean Grondin, Canada
Teresa Kieser, Canada
Emmanuel Lansac, France
Kuan Ming Chiu, Taiwan
Thomas Walther, Germany