RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland



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Useful Resources:


CTSNet.org is an online source of information about cardiothoracic surgery jointly overseen by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS), with numerous other cardiothoracic surgery organisations from around the world involved as Participating Organisations. CTSNet offers profile pages for cardiothoracic surgeons and individuals associated with the specialty, a jobs board, a broad range of video and text-based educational content, gateways to the major specialty journals, and a calendar of events related to the specialty.



The Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery comprises online training for cardio-thoracic surgeons with step-by-step video demonstrations of surgical procedures, supported by succinct text and clear graphics. It is published as a free service by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.


Society Websites:

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland    www.scts.org

The European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery            www.eacts.org

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons                    http://www.ests.org

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery                www.aats.org

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons                    www.sts.org



SCTS ST Trainee Courses 2017/2018




November 13-15th    ST3A – Introduction to Specialty Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

November 28-30th     ST4A – Core Cardiac Surgery Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

December 4-5th    ST8B – Professional Development Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham



January 22-23rd     ST5A – Intermediate Viva Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

February 7-9th    ST6A and ST6B - Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-Specialty Course – European Surgical Institute, Hamburg

March 5-8th        ST7A – Revision and Viva Course for FRCS (C-Th) – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

April 24-26th        ST8A – Cardiothoracic Surgery Pre-Consultant Course – European Surgical Institute, Hamburg

May 3-4th        ST3B – Operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Course – European Surgical Institute, Hamburg

June 11-12th    ST5B – Non-Operative Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) Course – Advanced Patient Simulation Centre, St George’s Hospital, London

June 18-20th    ST4B – Core Thoracic Surgery Course – Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), Guildford, Surrey

September 29th    ST7B - Clinical examination course for FRCS (C-Th), Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

November 12-14th    ST3A – Introduction to Specialty Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

November 27-29th    ST4A – Core Cardiac Surgery Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

December 4-5th    ST8B – Professional Development Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham



EACTS educational calendar 2017




14th-17th     Congenital Heart Disease; Windsor, UK

16th-17th     Fundamentals of Aortic Valve Repair; Homburg Saar, Germany

23rd-25th     Thoracic Surgery: Part III; Windsor, UK

27th-28th     Professional Leadership Workshop; Windsor, UK

29th – Dec 2nd     12th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit; Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

30th – Dec 1st     Regenerative Medicine: Taking the Science to the Patient; Vienna, Austria



11th-12th     EACTS course in Cardiovascular Innovation; Leipzig, Germany

14th-15th     Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training; Maastricht, Netherlands


Other courses/conferences:


November 2nd-3rd 2017

British & Irish Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Annual Meeting; London, UK



November 2nd-3rd 2017   

4M Symposium on Robotic Thoracic Surgery; Houston, Texas



November 8th-10th 2017   

ESTS Course on Medical Writing; Hamburg, Germany



November 9th – 11th 2017

    Irish Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; Limerick



November 13th-14th 2017   

Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta; Bologna, Italy



November 16th-17th 2017

27th Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA); Melbourne, Australia



November 24th 2017

    Cardiac Surgery Study Day & Wetlab; University Hospital Galway


December 1st-2nd 2017

Mastering the Mitral Valve; New York, USA



December 8th-9th 2017

AATS International Cardiovascular Symposium; Sao Paulo, Brazil



January 11th-12th 2018

1st International Conference - Sublobar Resections for Lung Cancer; Paris, France



January 27th-31st 2018

STS 54th Annual Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, Florida



January 31st – February 2nd 2018

Lung Transplantation Hands - On Course; Madrid, Spain



February 15th-17th 2018

The Houston Aortic Symposium; Houston, Texas



March 18th-20th 2018

    SCTS Annual Meeting; Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow



April 26th- 27th 2018

    AATS Aortic Symposium; New York, USA



May 27th-30th 2018

    ESTS Annual Meeting; Ljubljana, Slovenia



April 28th– May 1st 2018

    AATS 98th Annual Meeting; San Diego, California



May 10th-13th 2018

London Core Review Cardiothoracic Surgery Course; London, UK



October 4th – 6th 2018

    Irish Cardiac Society Annual Meeting; Galway


January 26th-30th 2019

    STS 55th Annual Meeting; San Diego, California