European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

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European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
Type Professional association
Headquarters Windsor, Berkshire
Location
Official language
English
Website www.eacts.org

The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) is a membership organisation devoted to the practice of cardiothoracic surgery. The mission statement of the association is to advance education in the field of cardiac, thoracic and vascular interventions; and promote research into cardiovascular and thoracic physiology, pathology and therapy, with the aim to correlate and disseminate the results for the public benefit. Within the EACTS there is a large number of committees working on various issues in order to improve cardio-thoracic surgery.[1]

Organizational history[edit]

EACTS was founded as a European organisation. However, its membership is now spread all over the world in all continents representing some 70 countries. Since its foundation in 1986 more than 3500 members have been admitted, and the interest in applying for membership has grown considerably during the last few years.[2]

Annual meeting[edit]

The EACTS Annual Meeting is the largest cardio-thoracic meeting in the world[citation needed] focusing on scientific developments and research in the following specialities: Acquired Cardiac Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Vascular Disease and Thoracic Disease.

Journals[edit]

The EACTS publishes two journals focused on high-quality research and cardio thoracic surgery education and one website featuring video based cardio-thoracic tutorials these are: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS), Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS), and Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (MMCTS)[citation needed]

Quality Improvement Programme[edit]

The Quality Improvement Programme was launched in 2012 to facilitate continuing improvement of clinical outcomes in adult cardiothoracic surgery through improving education, and various research initiatives.

The organisation has collaborated with the European Society of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, Oxford University, and other organizations to produce clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements related to the treatment of cardiovascular disease.[3][4][5]

Secretaries General[edit]

Secretary General Tenure
Marko Turina 1986 - 1993
Torkel Aberg 1994 - 2002
Bruce Keogh 2003 - 2008
Pieter Kappetein 2009 - 2017
Domenico Pagano 2017 - present

Presidents[edit]

President Year
Francis Fontan 1986 - 1987
Keyvan Moghissi 1987 - 1988
Fritz Sebening 1988 - 1989
Hans Huysmans 1989 - 1990
Maurizio Cotrufo 1990 - 1991
Ramiro Rivera 1991 - 1992
Jaroslav Stark 1992 - 1993
Armand Piwnica 1993 - 1994
Hans Borst 1994 - 1995
Toni Lerut 1995 - 1996
Ernst Wolner 1996 - 1997
Eugene Baudet 1997 - 1998
David Wheatley 1998 - 1999
Joachim Hasse 1999 - 2000
Marcos Murtra 2000 - 2001
Marko Turina 2001 - 2002
Walter Klepetko 2002 - 2003
James Monro 2003 - 2004
Torkel Aberg 2004 - 2005
Tom Treasure 2005 - 2006
Siegfried Hagl 2006 - 2007
Paul Sergeant 2007 - 2008
Erino A. Rendina 2008 - 2009
Pascal Vouhe 2009 - 2010
Ottavio Alfieri 2010 - 2011
Ludwig K. von Segesser 2011 - 2012
Jose Luis Pomar 2012 - 2013
Paul Van Schil 2013 - 2014
Martin Grabenwöger 2014 - 2015
Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr 2015 - 2016
Miguel Sousa Uva 2016 - 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association européenne pour la chirurgie cardio-thoracique". Union of International Associations. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "European Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons". European Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "International Academy of Cardiology". Cardiology Online. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "EACTS journals join Oxford University Press". Oxford University. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wijns, W; Kolh, P; Danchin, N; Di Mario, C; Falk, V; Folliguet, T; Garg, S; Huber, K; James, S; Knuuti, J; Lopez-Sendon, J; Marco, J; Menicanti, L; Ostojic, M; Piepoli, MF; Pirlet, C; Pomar, JL; Reifart, N; Ribichini, FL; Schalij, MJ; Sergeant, P; Serruys, PW; Silber, S; Sousa Uva, M; Taggart, D. "Guidelines on myocardial revascularization". Eur Heart J. 31: 2501–55. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq277. PMID 20802248. 

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