33rd EACTA Annual Congress 2018


Dear All,

We’re delighted to welcome you to this 33rd Congress of EACTA, a joint meeting with ACTACC, hosted in marvellous Manchester! A large and friendly city, Mancunians are passionate for football, food and fine Industrial architecture. This year’s theme is collaborative working and in that spirit we invite you to our Gala dinner where you will dine underneath the wings of an Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde, one of the finest recent examples of collaborative European working in the commercial airline sector.

This year we collaborate with our UK colleagues in ACTACC and North American colleagues from the SCA to bring you an exciting meeting with world-renowned speakers, a comprehensive program and multiple pro-con debates. As cardiac anaesthetists and intensivists we are the cog that links together the cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons and cardiologists to deliver world-class care to our patients. As specialisation continues, so collaboration will become ever more important and we are at the forefront of the exciting new development of the perioperative physician.

Come and join us in Manchester in September 2018!

Donna Greenhalgh, Chair of the EACTALocal Organizing Committee
Nick Fletcher,ACTACC Organizing Committee 

Click here to download the flyer for Manchester 2018

To see the programme of the 33rd Annual Congress of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA 2018) in collaboration with ACTACC, taking place on 19-21 September 2018, in Manchester, UK, click HERE.

Please see the PDF main programme HERE.

Programme Overview
→ by clicking on the session title you will see the different presentations and confirmed speakers

CME credits

European CME credits (ECMEC®)

EACTA Annual Congress 2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum oft the following European CME credits (ECMEC®s):

Total: 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®)

19 September 2018: 06 European CME credits (ECMEC®)
20 September 2018: 07 European CME credits (ECMEC®)
21 September 2018: 07 European CME credits (ECMEC®)

The EACCME® is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

For details on EACCME recognition and further country listing please see www.eaccme.eu.

UK CME credits (Royal College of Anaesthetists)

EACTA Annual Congress 2018 has also been accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 15 CPD points total (5 CPD points per day).

Social Programme

Wednesday, 19 September, 18:00–19:30

Networking reception at the congress venue

Please come join your colleagues for a relaxing get-together including wine & snacks. The networking reception will be held in the exhibition area (Exchange Hall). Attendance is free of charge but enrolment is mandatory.


Thursday, 20 September – 19:30–24:00

Congress dinner at Concorde (Manchester Airport, Runway Visitor Park)

Come and join us for an unforgettable evening under the wings of Concorde! A memorable highlight of the annual meeting is the Congress Dinner. It will provide the ideal opportunity to mingle and meet your colleagues. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Price € 100 including shuttle, a three-course meal with wine and coffee. The journey will take about 30 minutes one way (appr. 10 miles). Participants are requested to be at the shuttle punctually. The bus will leave at 18:15.


The Runway Visitor Park
Sunbank Lane
WA15 8XQ


18:15 Departure from congress venue by bus
19:00 Reception, networking and Concorde boarding (first come first served)
20:00 Dinner
24:00 End

Please book the dinner together with your registration.

Live Streaming

We are glad to give you the opportunity to book live streams for the following sessions:

Session 1            VADS and Transplant (MC01 & 02)
11:00 – 13:00, Wednesday 19 Sept       25 €

Session 2            ICU Neuro & Abdo (PS04)
14:30 – 16:00, Wednesday 19 Sept         20 €

Session 3            Catheterisation Lab Interventions (PS06)
16:30 – 18:00, Wednesday 19 Sept         20 €

Session 4            CPB Perfusion Part I (MC05)
08:30 – 10:10, Thursday 20 Sept              25 €

Session 5            CPB Perfusion Part II (MC07)
11:00 – 12:40, Thursday 20 Sept              25 €

Session 6            Haematology: Hands-on course (MC09)
14:30 - 16:30, Thursday 20 Sept               25 €

Please book your access to streaming in the process of your congress registration or separately here.

After your payment you will get the access information and your invoice via e-mail.

These live streams are supported with unrestricted grants from Edwards Lifesciences.


The content will play on iPhones, iPads, PC, MAC and Android Phones (please note that iPhones require the Google Chrome app). Please note that the times given are GMT (British Summer Time)A certificate of attendance will be available on completion of the evaluation form.

Dates and Deadlines

33rd EACTA Annual Congress


25 July Early Bird Deadline
22 August Normal Fee Deadline
From 22 August Late Fee
Wednesday, September 19-                          Friday, September 21, 2018 Annual Congress, Manchester, UK

Please register for EACTA Annual Congress 2018 in Manchester, UK:
Please register by clicking here.
Please note: All steps of the registration must be completed at once. It is not possible to save a partially completed registration.

A visa letter for your local embassy can be downloaded in the registration system automatically in the registration process.

Registration fees in Euro:

Early fee
Until 25 July
Normal fee
Until 22 August
Late fee
After 22 August
Annual Congress – Member (EACTA or ACTACC) 595 695 745
Annual Congress - Non-member 695 795 845
Annual Congress - EACTA Officer 395 445 495
Annual Congress –
Trainee/ Perfusionist/ nurse 1
345 395 445
One day - Member (EACTA or ACTACC) 295 295 295
One day – Non-member 345 345 345
One day - Trainee/ Perfusionist/ nurse 1 130 130 130
Congress Dinner on 20 September 100 100 100
Networking Reception incl. incl. incl.

1 Anaesthesiologists in training are required to send a copy of their degree certificate to EACTA

Registration fee for delegates covers: admission to scientific sessions (workshop attendance first come first served), exhibition and poster area, networking reception.



Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy and processing of personal data
Deadline pre-registration is 12/08/2018. Registration and services booked can only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment or valid credit card details. In case of cancellation of participation until 25/07/2018, registration fees will be refunded. A handling fee of € 100.- per person will apply. The registration is nonrefundable after that date. Name changes incur a handling fee of € 10.- per registration. In case of no-show or early departure no refund of registration fees will be made. The organizers will only accept request for refunds if they are in writing.
Should you have any special requests for the processing of your invoice, kindly let us know when submitting your registration form. The re-issuing of an invoice incurs a € 10.- handling fee.
Prices of sub-contractors are based on the current tariffs and VAT rate. All prices and details, beyond our control, are subject to change.

Visa and Official Letter of Invitation
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest that you contact your local British Embassy or Consulate for instructions on visa regulations and application procedures. The participant is responsible for obtaining a visa if necessary. Official letter of invitation can be requested when registering. Please note that the letter of invitation will not be send before the participant have registered and paid the registration fee. It does not imply any commitment on the part of the organizer to waive the registration fee or provide financial support.

Social Program/Evening Events
Each program/event requires a minimum number of participants. If the minimum number is not reached until 14 days prior to the meeting, the program/event in question will be cancelled and a full refund will be given. Should an individual cancel their own participation, no refund will be issued. Participants take part in all programs/events at their own risk.

Legal Conditions
If a third party takes over the contract from a guest, both parties are liable for payment of the invoices as well as for the rebooking fees. MCI Deutschland GmbH’s liability for damages – not including personal injuries– is limited to three times to the total invoice amount, provided that the damage is not caused deliberately or in a negligent manner.
The organizer of this event is MCI Deutschland GmbH. The scientific program is under the responsibility of the scientific committee.
These general terms and conditions and all subsequent information are to be considered as the legal basis for all reservations.
Verbal agreements are not binding, unless confirmed in writing. All vouchers/documents will only be distributed upon receipt of full payment. Please pay any balance on time, as indi­cated on your invoice. There will be no refund or replacement for lost or unused vouchers/ documents. If the badge is lost or forgotten, a replacement badge will be issued at a charge of € 10.-. Should the badge be mislaid a second time, the individual would need to re-register onsite at the published rates.
The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the organizer should the meeting or parts hereof be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economic events or generally by force majeure, or should the last-minute cancellation of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes.

Act of God / Force Majeure
It is mutually agreed that in the event of total or partial cancellation of the congress due to fire, strike, natural disaster (either threatened or actual), government regulations or incidents not caused by the organizer, which would prevent its scheduled opening or continuance, this agreement may be partially postponed or terminated as a whole. In this case, participants are not entitled to reclaim refunds on no account.
Participants are obliged to have a civil liability insurance.
In the case of cancellation, a timely shift or changes in the duration of the event, the registration remains its validity. However, in this case a cancellation is possible with prior written consent of the organizer. Where justified, 25% of the invoice amount will be due as a general measure of compensation for costs occurred, payable by the applicant to the organizer.

Please find the Partnership Opportunities for EACTA Annual Congress 2018 here. You can see the recently updated floor plan here.

This meeting is compliant to Ethical MedTech standards, for more information, please see here.

Please contact us for signing up as partner and choosing a booth - First come, first serve.

For further information please contact:
c/o MCI Deutschland GmbH
Eric Beier
Markgrafenstrasse 56
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 20 45 9376
Fax +49 30 20 45 95 0
E-mail: eacta-sponsoring@mci-group.com 

The deadline for abstract submission has already ended on 2 June 2018

Abstract Categories (Topics)
01 - Anaesthesia Techniques
02 - Intensive Care Medicine
03 - Cardiac Anaesthesia
04 - Cardiopulmonary Bypass
05 - Thoracic Anaesthesia & Surgery
06 - Vascular Anaesthesia & Surgery
07 - Transplantation
08 - Postoperative Care
09 - Organ Function & Protection
10 - Myocardial Protection
11 - Haemostasis
12 - Drugs & Fluids
13 - Evaluation of Methods & Techniques
14 - Monitoring
15 - Echocardiography
16 - Risk Factors & Outcome
17 - Quality Management
18 - Paediatric Anaesthesia
19 – Other

Abstract Evaluation Criteria
Each abstract will be assessed by reviewers, according to the following scoring grid:
- Scientific relevance
- Methodology
- Clear language - poor English will be sent out for revision

All accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract book which is a digital supplement to the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA).

Event Details