The Inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium 2022

In view of the recent events across Australia, and the growing Covid situation, the inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) will be postponed to the 16 - 19 November 2022, from the previously changed date of March 2022.

It is the view of the 3SCTS Organising Committee that if the Symposium is held in March 2022, it would still be very vulnerable to border closures, lockdowns, and a general lack of confidence from participants to travel to Cairns, despite vaccination targets having been met. It is our view that the 6 months after Australia ‘opens up’ in first half of 2022 will be a very unpredictable time for interstate and Trans-Tasman travel. The over-arching aim of this meeting is to hold it in person to increase collaboration and collegiality amongst the three societies. The Organising Committee are confident the Symposium can be held successfully in November 2022.

The 3SCTS will be a combined  scientific meeting of three societies - the Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists (ANZCP), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion Special Interest Group (CTVP SIG).

The 3SCTS 2021 will, for the first time, provide everyone involved in the management and treatment of cardiac and thoracic patients the opportunity to come together. It will be an excellent forum for the exchange of views, shared experiences and the latest scientific knowledge; enriching collaboration between surgeons, anaesthetists, perfusionists, and industry as well as providing opportunities for networking and the building of relationships internationally. We hope you can join us for this important collaboration.

Registration and abstract submission have now reopened. Please visit the meeting website or contact the RACS events team for more information.

  • Date

    17 November - 19 November

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  • Location

    Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns

Last updated 12:09 2.02.2022