About the meeting

The meeting is a bi-annual three-day educational event organized by the Czech Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Traditionally held in Brno, the second largest Czech city, it usually hosts around 450 cardiac and vascular surgeons, nurses, and other health professionals and around 30 exhibiting companies – producers and distributors of surgical material, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. 

The scientific program is divided into three main tracks: cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and a session for nurses and other health professionals. It also includes poster sessions and hands-on workshops. Part of the program is held in English (please see the list of invited talks below).

Invited talks

Honorary lecture (cardiac surgery)
Modern concept and evolution of aortic root surgery
Ruggero de Paulis (Rome, Italy)

Honorary lecture (vascular surgery)
Open vascular surgery is here to stay! What are the cases and how to deal with fewer, more challenging operations than ever?
Martin Malina (London, UK)

Special lecture
Cardiac surgery in the time of war: Performing the duty regardless of the risks
Borys Todurov (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Cardiac surgery:

LVAD referrals: Too little, too late
Hrvoje Gašparović (Zagreb, Croatia)

Surgical ablation, the greatest missed opportunity. Do we still have reasons for not treating our patients in 2024?
Thorsten Hanke (Hamburg, Germany)

Decellularized homografts
Alfred Kocher (Vienna, Austria)

Surgery for PLE after Fontan
Viktor Hraška (Milwaukee, USA)

Totally endoscopic cardiac surgery: A new perspective of minimal invasiveness
Tomáš Holubec (Frankfurt, Germany)

Date & venue

November 3–5, 2024

Orea Congress Hotel Brno
Křížkovského 458/47
603 73 Brno
Czech Republic

Important dates & links

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 9, 2024
  • Application deadline for the Best Presentation by a Young Surgeon Award: September 9, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2024
  • "Early bird" registration deadline: October 7, 2024
  • 11th Meeting of the Czech Society for Cardiovascular Surgery: November 3–5, 2024
  • Online registration & abstract submission
  • Abstract template
  • Hotel reservation