We 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 Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons is very proud to host the Congress which is to be held from 16 – 19 November 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 experience 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 to workshops and hands-on wet labs. The scientific program will be diverse and cater for 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 5 pre-Congress 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 an excellent VATS workshop.
Melbourne is a wonderful cosmopolitan city with an array of attractions too numerous to mention.
We look forward to seeing our old friends and to making new ones.
ATCSA 2017 Organising Committee