Annual Meeting




Our lead hotel is the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow City a 10 min drive to the conference venue. For our best rates please click below.

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For group bookings or hotel enquires please contact Freya Whitney on +44(0) 1438908770

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SCTS CT Forum 

The Cardiothoracic Forum is aimed at Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. To learn more please click here.

The SCTS Ionescu University is now the largest Cardiothoracic Educational Programme in the UK. This will take place on Sunday 18th March. All sessions are recorded and can be viewed here.

Travelling to the SEC Conference Centre

Trains from Glasgow Central take 3mins to the conference centre and run every 9mins. A special ScotRail Conference Rover Ticket can be bought for £5 valid for 5 days. Issued at all ScotRail stations within the Conference Zone to conference delegates showing qualifying identification.

We would like to thank the Lord Provost and Glasgow City for hosting the civic reception at our Annual Dinner on Monday 19th March 2018.

Plenary talks from the Annual Meeting, Belfast, March 2017:

Annual Meeting 2017

Prize Winners

·         Ronald Edwards Medal – best scientific oral presentation

Speckle tracking to assess the improvement of myocardial function after off pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Francesca D’Auria 

·          John Parker Medal – best clinical presentation

Quantitative Measurements of Competitive Flow in Left Internal Mammary Artery Bypass Grafts
Pien Spoor

 ·          Bob Bonser Aortic Surgery Prize

Effect of Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement on Haemodynamics of the Thoracic Aorta using Patient-Specific Computational Fluid Dynamics
Pouya Youssefi

 ·         Society Thoracic Medal – best thoracic presentation

The Impact of Day of Surgery on Outcomes from Resection for Lung Cancer within an Enhanced Recovery Programme (ERAS)
David Bleetman       

·         BASO Prize

·         Pathological lymph node involvement is not a predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing VATS lobectomy for lung cancer
Udo Abah

·         Best Cardiac Surgical Movie

Off-pump coronary artery bypass without intra-coronary shunting: surgical revascularisation for all
M Acharya

·         Best Thoracic Surgical Movie
Video-assisted thoracoscopic bronchoplastic lobectomy
Udo Abah

·         Best Congenital Surgical Movie


·         Best Cardiothoracic Forum Presentation

The effect of a physiotherapy prehabilitation programme on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing Cardiac or Thoracic surgery
Natalie Lambie

·         Best Cardiothoracic Forum Poster

Does Photo at Discharge (PaD) Reduce Readmissions for Surgical Site

Infections? Learning from Two Large Cardiothoracic Centres.’

Melissa Rochon

 ·         Best Cardiac Poster

Short and midterm outcome of concomitant surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
F Sertic 

·         Best Thoracic Poster

A pilot study evaluating the role of pre-operative computed tomography in pathological staging of thymic malignancies
B Gordon-McMillan


Patrick G. Magee Student Prize – best student poster presentation

Pat Magee Competition – Oral

1st Place         George Whittaker
Heart transplantation or mechanical circulatory support may be safely deferred for two years in patients with suppressed natriuretic peptide levels

2nd Place        Lisa-Jayne Edwards
Conjunctival Blood Flow in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

3rd Place        Nikhil Sahdev
Tcf21 is increased in AF human cardiac fibroblasts & ‘fibroblast media’ formulation prevents spontaneous differentiation of human cardiac fibroblasts in vitro

Pat Magee Competition – poster

1st Place         Ben Wald
Angiography after CABG surgery; solving the problem of missing surgical records with a sternal wire code

2nd Place        Hiral Jhala
Clinico-pathological predictors of survival in resected primary lung adenocarcinoma

3rd Place        Aamna Malik
All in the genes: a rare cause of a common thoracic condition

4th Place        Shruti Jayakumar
Medical Student Exposure to Cardiothoracic Surgery

5th Place        Eyal Ben-David
Cadavers or Lectures, How Should Cardiac Anatomy Be Taught?

Pat Magee Competition – ‘Most original or innovative idea’

Ben Wald
Angiography after CABG surgery; solving the problem of missing surgical records with a sternal wire code


Swann Morton “Silver Scalpel Award”

Elizabeth Finn