35th EACTA Annual Congress 2020

Dear All,

We are thrilled and honoured to welcome you to the 35th Congress of EACTA, hosted in the city of Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps.

Grenoble is nestled in a unique natural setting: three majestic mountain ranges Vercors, Chartreuse, and Belledonne surround the city, each with its own landscape, traditions, and history. “At the end of each street, a mountain …”, wrote Stendhal, the famous 19th century novelist about his hometown.

Grenoble has been successfully reinventing itself for more than two centuries, often leading the way for cultural, social and industrial trends. In 1788, the people of Grenoble rebelled against the closure of the local Parliament decided by King Louis XVI. This led to the Day of the Roof Tiles, an event which is considered the prelude to the French Revolution. Nowadays, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole boasts of several internationally renowned higher-education institutions, second only to Paris in the number of doctoral students. Grenoble is one of Europe’s leading cities for research, technology and is at the forefront of ecology (do you mean green issues). It is not surprising that in 2014 Grenoble was recognised as the world’s fifth most innovative city by Forbes magazine. We invite you to our Gala dinner; after a short trip by cable car in a fortified site, you will enjoyed a fine French cuisine while having a breathtaking view of Grenoble and the mountains.

This year’s theme is “United in diversity” which is the European Union motto. The EACTA meeting brings together colleagues from over 50 different countries, giving clinicians, the opportunity to deal with the challenges of diversity. This year we collaborate with our colleagues of the French Association of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Heart-Thorax-Vessels (ARCOTHOVA). Whether in practice, in organization or from different professional perspectives, diversity, ”the art of thinking independently together” is the beating heart of innovation and unity. In the end, we are all working together to improve the quality of medical decisions based on EBM. To attain this goal, we will have the contributions of colleagues from all over the world and a very stimulating program.

Come and join us in Grenoble December 2020!

Michel Durand
Chair of the EACTA Local Organising Committee

Local Organizing Committee

Pierre Albaldejo – Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, CHU Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Myriam Casez-Brasseur – Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, CHU Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Lucie Gaide-Chevronnay – Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, CHU Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Damien Bédague – Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, CHU Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France


Contact us! eactaac2020@aimgroup.eu

Abstract submission is now open!
Click here to submit your abstract before June 19, 2020
For any enquiry concerning abstracts, please contact eactaac2020.abs@aimgroup.eu 


01 – Anaesthesia Techniques
02 – Intensive Care Medicine
03 – Cardiac Anaesthesia
04 – Cardiopulmonary Bypass
05 – Thoracic Anaesthesia & Surgery
06 – Vascular Anaesthesia & Surgery
07 – Heart and Lung 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 – Cardiac trauma
20 – COVID-19 Management – NEW!
21 – Other

Useful information

  • The complete abstract must not exceed 300 characters for the TITLE and 500 words/3000 characters for the BODY
  • Type the text, including tables and figures, in single-line spacing and using Times New Roman 11. Do not use smaller type
  • TITLE: capitalize the entire title. Spell out words. Do not use abbreviations and check that your title is complete in case you copy and paste it into the field
  • AUTHORS/AFFILIATIONS: you may enter up to 20 authors in the authors list and 20 affiliations. The presenting must be part of the authors list included in the submitted abstract. The names of authors will be published as listed on the submission form. Please make sure you have enter the full list of authors. The authors’ order and details (names, cities, country codes) will be published as entered in the form.
  • TEXT: begin the text on a new line. The text should be arranged using the following headings: objective, design and method, results and conclusions
  • Do not include authors, institutions, city and abbreviations in the title or in the text since the grading and selection process is blinded
  • Abstract will be accepted according to scientific merit.

Final selection of abstract will be made by the Scientific Committee by late June – July, 2020. All abstract corresponding authors will be then notified about the outcome (accepted or not accepted) of the review process. Please ensure that the email provided during the abstract submission is accurate as all correspondences will be sent via email.

Please be informed that the scientific programme of the congress, including the list of all abstracts and related presenting authors, will be submitted to AIFA (Italian Ministry of Health) for a Pre-request of authorization.
Starting from July 10, 2020 the submitted abstracts cannot be withdrawn and no change to the titles or to the authors will be allowed.

Please note that the accepted abstracts will be published in the form given by the author and will not be edited/revised/corrected.

Click here to register to the event

Early Bird Fee
01/02/2020 –
Normal Fee
17/05/2020 –
Late Fee
28/09/20 –
EACTA members 595 € 695 € 745 €
Non-members 695 € 795 € 845 €
EACTA officers 395 € 445 € 495 €
Trainee/Perfusionist/Nurse 345 € 395 € 445 €
One day fee – members 295 € 295 € 295 €
One day fee – non-member 345 € 345 € 345 €
One day – Trainee/Perfusionist/Nurse 130 € 140 € 150 €

*Online registration will be open until November 22, 2020. After this date it will be possible to register only onsite
Coffee breaks and lunches during congress dates are included in the fee

For any enquire concerning registration, please contact eactaac2020.reg@aimgroup.eu

Hotel rooms in different categories are available for EACTA 2020 Annual Meeting participants.

The hotel situation may be tight during the Congress, therefore please proceed reserving the rooms as early as possible.
Rooms at preferential rates are available in some Accordhotels in Grenoble using the following link:

For other solutions, please have a look on booking.com

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We look forward to welcome you in Grenoble!

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