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Endorsement for Events

A sign of quality for your congress/symposium/meeting

EACTA would like to foster the quality of congresses, symposia and meetings in general in the field of cardiac, thoracic and vascular anaesthesia and intensive care as well as related topics by granting your meeting the EACTA endorsement.

These guidelines apply to all organisers of courses or scientific meetings who wish to use the label “Scientific endorsement by EACTA”

Any use of such a designation is subject to approval by the Scientific Committee of EACTA and must not be advertised or applied in any way before it is granted.

How to apply?


  • EACTA’s endorsement is a proof of quality and scientific value, thus a means of building trust among your (potential) participants
  • reaching out for new target groups via EACTA’s calendar of events and via the EACTA’s newsletter


  • Fill the EACTA event endorsement application form below at least 12 weeks prior to your event.
  • Investigate the Information and regulation for EACTA endorsement (PDF below).


You will receive a confirmation from the EACTA Executive Office, as soon as your application has been received.
The EACTA Scientific Committee will evaluate your application.
You will receive an email from the EACTA Executive Office as soon as a decision on the endorsement has been taken, including the EACTA logo, the authorization to print the EACTA logo on your programme and the receipt for the processing fee, to be paid upon reception.
The event will be added in the EACTA website both in the calendar of the upcoming events and in the page specifically dedicated to the endorsed events.

Please be aware that the EACTA endorsement does not entitle you to solicit industry sponsorship in the name of the EACTA. You may use the EACTA logo only for printing purposes and to formally declare “this event is endorsed by EACTA”.

Application for EACTA Endorsement

I herewith apply for EACTA Endorsement for the meeting below.

I agree to the condition that the EACTA Endorsement does not entitle me or any other person or institution to solicit industry sponsorship in the name of the EACTA. I may use the EACTA logo, with which I will be provided by the EACTA Executive Office, only for printing purposes and to formally declare “this meeting is endorsed by EACTA”.

Have you applied for CME credits (please tick either one or both options if applicable):


Programme (preliminary or final). Please attach a file in .doc, .docx or .pdf (max. 5 Mb)

I've understood and agree that a processing fee of € 250 has to be paid within 10 days after the confirmation of the endorsement. In case the amount will not be paid, EACTA owns the right to retire the endorsement.

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Endorsement for Scientific Projects

Your application will first be checked by the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator and the Scientific Committee.

Within 6 weeks after the receipt of the application, the EACTA Executive Office will notify the applicant about an intended approval of the endorsement by the Directory Board. When the research project is concluded you should send a synopsis of findings to the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator.

If a publication is planned, you must submit the manuscript and the acknowledgement of EACTA in due course prior to publication to the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator. You will receive formal approval of endorsement via email by the EACTA Executive Office after the submitted manuscript has been evaluated. EACTA reserves the right to withdraw from the endorsement in case of a negative evaluation. The EACTA Executive office will bring the results of the conducted research project to the attention of the community via newsletters, social media etc.

On the EACTA website, information on the endorsed research project and where the results have been published (web-URL) will be available.

Application for endorsement by EACTA of scientific research projects


A fundamental goal of EACTA is to foster scientific research so as to further its members understanding of cardiac, thoracic and vascular anaesthesia and critical care so as to advance patient care. To further this goal, EACTA will endorse research project in these areas that address questions that are important to its members.


Researchers who wish endorsement of a research project are required to complete the application form that follows. The application form needs to be completed in full and submitted to the EACTA Executive Office by attaching it to an email addressed to [email protected]. Application forms that are incomplete or incorrectly completed will not be reviewed by EACTA and returned to the applicants.

Administration of applications

Application forms will first be reviewed by the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator and the Scientific Committee. The Committee may call upon expert advice on the proposed research project from one of EACTA’s Subspecialty Committees.

Generally, applications will be reviewed within six weeks from the date the form’s receipt by the EACTA Exec- utive Office. Applicants will then be notified as to the outcome of their application. Should the application be successful then the Scientific Committee will make a recommendation to Board of Directors that the research project should be endorsed by EACTA. Endorsement will require the confirmation of the Board of Directors. If your application has been successful, you will receive formal letter of endorsement by email from the EACTA Executive Office. EACTA reserves the right to decline endorsement should there be a negative evaluation.

A summary report of the project’s progress must be sent to the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator annually and on completion of the research project. If a publication is planned, you must submit the manu- script and the acknowledgement of EACTA in due course prior to publication to the EACTA Subspecialty Com- mittee Coordinator.

The EACTA Executive office will publicize the findings of the research project via its newsletter, social media etc. Information on research projects that have been endorsed and refences to any published scientific papers resulting arising from the research will be available on the EACTA web site.

EACTA APPLICATION FORM – Endorsement of research projects

Is the research project sponsored by industry?

Have similar research projects been conducted previously?

If similar research projects have already been conducted, please answer the following sub-questions:

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Proposal for EACTA position/consensus/guideline Paper


  • Proposals should be submitted by a subcommittee of EACTA (via the delegate to the scientific subcommittee)
  • The proposal form must be fully completed
  • The proponent suggests members of a writing group (of which at least 50% should be active EACTA members)
  • For joint guidelines / consensus papers with other organisations, the EACTA should be represented in parity (e.g., two organisations = half of the authors must be EACTA members; three organisations = a third of the authors must be EACTA members).
  • At least one member of the writing group should have extensive knowledge in evidence-based medicine, medical statistics and/or research methodology, including meta-analyses.
  • The “Justification/Scope/Objective” point below should include number of patients affected and type and amount of studies to base the position paper on.
  • The consensus paper / guidelines must follow the currently valid methodology as described by various institutions (e.g., ESA, ECS, Cochrane, etc.)

Type of proposed paper:

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The PROTHOR study is one of several studies that have been initiated and are performed by the PROVENET Investigators; the primary investigator is Mert Senturk from Istanbul, who is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the EACTA. The  study is also endorsed by EACTA and the ESA and is the largest study in the setting of thoracic anesthesia up to now. The sample size for the whole study has been calculated and 2378 patients are required.

PROTHOR aims to investigate whether high PEEP and recruitment maneuvers are superior compared to a strategy with low PEEP without recruitment maneuvers during one lung anesthesia. For further detailed information, please have a look in the flyer as well as all official study documents that can be found on the study homepage.

New participating centers are all welcome. If you are interested, you can contact  or from Dresden for further information.

Research project

Intravenous amino acid therapy for kidney protection in cardiac surgery: a multi-centre randomized blinded placebo controlled clinical trial – Jan 2019 – Feb 2023.

PERSUADE survey: perioperative anaesthesia and intensive care management of ventricular assist device implantation.

  • Challenges in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme since the COVID-19 pandemic; a survey for trainers and trainees on potential solutions
  • COV-Edu CaToVA: a survey about the situation and quality of fellowship programmes and post-graduate courses on cardiothoracic and vascular anaesthesia in Europe during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • XVI curso de ecografìa en anestesia, urgencias y crìticos, Barcelona- Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak. Dates TBC

  • Changes in Thoracic Anaesthesia Practice since the SARS COVID-19 Pandemic – survey
  • Blood and Coagulation Product Disposal in the Modern Era (BLADE) – survey
  • 3rd International Perioperative TEE Symposium – Milan, Italy – Feb. 7-9, 2020
  • C3 Meeting 2020 – Consensus – Controversies – Compromise – C3 in Cardiovascular medicine, Vienna, Austria – 16-18/02/2020
  • 4th Prehabilitation World Congress, Barcelona, May 28-29, 2020
  • Cardiac Anesthesia in Austria – Herzanästhesie Österreich – Vienna, June 12-13, 2020
  • 5th International & 14th National IACTA-TEE workshop 2020, Bangalore, August 27-28, 2020
  • 3D preoperative TEE course, Barcelona, September 18-19, 2020
  • Survey on Nitric Oxide
  • Survey on ATIII substitution practice in pediatric cardiac anesthesia
  • Vapor-C study

  • 2nd International Perioperative TEE Symposium – Milan, Italy – Feb. 8-9, 2019
  • 13th Serbian Congress of Anesthesiologists and Intensivists – Belgrade, Serbia – Nov. 22-25, 2018
  • “Contemporary Standards in Cardiac Anesthesiology. From science to practice”, September 2019, Novosibirsk (Russia)
  • Course of Basic Simulation on Transesophageal Echocardiography, November 2018, Girona
  • 13th IACTA-TEE workshop/CME, August 2019, Bangalore
  • PERSUADE (PERioperative anaeSthesia and intensive care management of ventricUlar Assist DevicE Implantation) survey
  • International CPB Perfusion Practice Survey
  • mRCT “renal protection in cardiac surgery” – research project
  • “Role of fibrinogen and fibrinogen concentrate in cardiac surgery – a consensus statement of the subcommittee transfusion and hemostasis of EACTA – review on fibrinogen use in cardiac surgery
  • Practical Course on Transesophageal Echocardiography, February 2019, Girona
  • ICCVA-ASCA, June 2019, Seoul
  • HAI, September 2019, Berlin
  • 25th National Society of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care Congress, April 2019, Istanbul
  • The role of prothrombin complex concentrate in cardiac surgery, position paper
  • Thoracic Anaesthesia Consensus Agreement (TOSSCA) including a good clinical practice guide for the routine practice of thoracic anaesthesia