We’re delighted to welcome you to the 34th EACTA Annual Congress 2019, to be hosted in the historic city of Ghent!
Until the 13th century Ghent was the second-largest city in Europe next to Paris and still remains one of the best-preserved medieval cities in all of Europe. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, an altarpiece by the Flemish brothers van Eyck, is only one of the treasures of the city. Despite being historic, Ghent remains small enough to feel cosy but big enough to be a vibrant. National Geographic Traveler Magazine has therefore listed Ghent as the most authentic and historic city in the world and full of life.
This year we are collaborating with our North American colleagues from the SCA in order to bring you an exciting meeting with world-renowned speakers, a comprehensive program, multiple pro-con debates and several exciting workshops.
A wise man once said “The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame”. As cardiothoracic anaesthetists and intensivists we need to think further ‘out of the box’ as we are now at the forefront of becoming the new perioperative physician. Therefore it is important to share experiences and knowledge with colleagues, to interact with key opinion leaders and to discover new scientific developments in the field of cardiovascular and thoracic anaesthesiology during our annual congress.
Come and join us in Ghent in September 2019!
President of the 34th EACTA Annual Congress 2019
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Getting to the congress venue
International Convention Center ICC Ghent is approx. 9 mins walking from SNCB Ghent Sint Pieters train station. You can reach Ghent Sint Pieters in about 30 mins from Brussels Central station.
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Local Organizing Committee
Head: Stefaan Bouchez, Ghent University Hospital
Patrick Wouters, Chair of Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Ghent University
Chair of the Annual Congress
Gianluca Paternoster, Division of Cardiac Resuscitation, Cardiovasular Anesthesia and Intensive Care, San Carlo Hospital, Potenza (Italy)
Responsible for the congress management within the EACTA Executive Office
AIM Italy Srl
Via Flaminia 1068
00189 Rome – Italy
Phone: +39 0633053.319
Fax: +39 0633053.630
The 34th EACTA Annual Congress 2019, Ghent, Belgium, 04/09/2019-06/09/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 19 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit 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®s 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.