Annual Meetings

25th Annual Meeting

25<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting

International speakers

17th - 19th of April 2019

General Information

Preconference days, Masterclass Ismailia Courses

15 and 16 April 2019 in Suez Canal University Hospital, basic and advanced lectures covering all Important topics in adult cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery


Congress Dates

17-19 April 2019 

Congress Venue 

Hilton Heliopolis Hotel Cairo


The official language of the congress is English.

Registration and Information Services

The registration and information desks will be located at the reception of congress venue and will be operating between 08.00 and 18.00 hours. Participants will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks


Main hotel of the congress is Hilton Heliopolis Hotel, alternative hotels have been reserved for the participants. For further information and terms-conditions please contact the organizing company

Certificate of Attendance 

Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants, and will be signed by ESCTS , SCTS and SCU


Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the congress activities.

Speaker's Ready Room 

The Speaker Ready Room will be located at the Congress Venue and will be operating during the congress, with its high technology equipments.

Internet Cafe-Information Center

Internet Cafe and Information Center will be available to all participants during the congress between 08:00-18:00.


Premium transfer service from and to Cairo airport will be provided for the participants upon request

Banks and Currency Exchange

The currency is the Egyptian Pounds,  Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 15.00 hrs from Sunday to Thursday . There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city that operate between 10.00 to 20.00 hrs.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Egypt by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks.


The average high is 25°C and the average low is 15°C. Evenings could be chilly and delegates are therefore recommended to bring light coats.


The current in Egypt is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.


The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and postcongress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.


Pay phones are available at the conference center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops. 
The international dialing code for Egypt is +2, and the code for Cairo land lines is 02 and for Ismailia 064 
National calls: city code + telephone number
International calls: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number

For mobile calls dial 002 + mobile number

Time Zone 

Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Egypt.


Abstracts for the 25th Annual Conference can only be submitted electronically. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts following the instructions of the electronic submission form. An acknowledgement of receipt of your submission will be sent to your e-mail address after the completed submission. Please consider that only completed submissions will enter the review process and all incomplete drafts will be deleted from the system.     

Editorial guidelines for abstract submission:

  • The abstract language is English.
  • The text should not exceed 400 words.
  • The abstract must consist of four paragraphs labeled BACKGROUND, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS
  • The text and the title must be free from abbreviations, except those commonly used (e.g. LVEF, CABG, VSD, ASD etc. It should concisely address the problem and the purpose of the study (BACKGROUND); how the study was performed (METHODS); the main findings with numerical data and statistical significance (RESULTS); and the principal conclusions drawn from the study (CONCLUSIONS)
  • Each Word in the title of the abstract must be Capitalized; Please enter the FIRST NAME in full, followed by the LAST NAME, for each author without abbreviations (e.g. John Smith, and NOT J. Smith).
  • please submit your abstract in PDF format

Registeration will be avilable through the conference web site when ready

Instructions for accommodations

through web site when ready

Live Transimission of Surgery from Nasser Institute

- Maze Operation,  Mr. Sam Nashif

- Mitral Valve Repair, Mr. Francis Wells

- Minimally Invasive Mitral valve Surgery,  Mr. Toufan Baharami

- Subxyphoid Thoracic Surgery, Mr Jiuseppe Aresu

- Aortic Repair Surgery, Prof Gebrine El Khoury

A: Adult cardiac surgery topics:

- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery

- Valve repair

- Ischemic Heart Disease surgery

- Thoracic Aortic Surgery

- surgery for Arrhythmia

- Surgery for heart failure and heart tranplantation

B: Thoracc Surgery:

- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

- Lung Resction Surgery

- Chest wall reconstruction

- Thoracic tumors

C: Congenital Heart Disease

- Transposition of the great arteries

- Arch surgery in children

- Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction surgery

- Basic VATS principles

- Advanced VATS techniques

- Minimally Invasive Mitral Surgery

- Mitral Repair

- Aortic Repair

- Ross Procedure

- Maze Procedure

- Subxiphoid Uniportal approach