The title for this year’s meeting in Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS) has been modified to

Meeting on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Research

to emphasize that we welcome all interdisciplinary researchers engaging within this scientific domain.

To execute this there will be a scientific theme with two keynote speakers for each of the conference days. The keynote speakers will represent different disciplines (thoracic surgeons, cardiologist, engineers), and provide an overview of the topic from their perspective. The keynote addresses will be followed by free paper sessions and each conference day will be concluded by a special session.