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Annual Meeting F&Qs

When is the SCTS Annual Meeting 2023 taking place?

Sunday 19th March - Tuesday 21st March 2023

Where is the SCTS Annual Meeting 2023?
ICC Birmingham 

Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

What is the SCTS Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting is an annual Conference which takes place over 3 days. The conference is aimed at the Cardiothoracic Surgery Community. There is an industry exhibition, key note talks from international speakers, hands on wetlab, abstract presentations and much more.

When does registration open and close?
Registration opens on 1st December 2022 and will stay open until the day of the event 

My abstract has been accepted will it be published?

We are delighted to announce the new partnership with the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. SCTS Annual meeting abstracts will be published in the journal as a supplement. The Abstracts of 2022 are already in the pipeline to be published.

Can I get discounted registration rates as a Member of SCTS?
Yes, SCTS Member are entitled to discounted registration fees.  When registering please enter the email address associated with your membership email address and the discounted fees will show.

What are the opening and closing times of the Conference?

Sunday 19th March - 09:00- 18:00

Monday 20th March - 08:00 -18:00

Tuesday 21st March 09:00 - 18:00

How much does a registration cost?

What does the registration fee include?

Registration fees give access to the SCTS Annual Meeting 2023.

Registration fees include access to the full conference. (Scientific sessions, lectures, abstract presentations, plenary and lunchbox sessions) Also access to the exhibition hall, access to welcoming reception and catering included. The registration fee does not include any extra social activities. 

Up to 18 CPD points

Can I cancel my registration?
Yes you can cancel your registration. There will be a £5 admin charge if you wish to cancel your registration booking after 31st January 2023. Fees are non-refundable after 1st March 2023.

Is there parking at the venue?

The closest parking spaces are at the ICC sister venue Utilita Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA).  Mobile payments can be made upon arrival at the Arena car park via, quoting location code 5020.

Visitors arriving by car will need to be aware of Birmingham's Clean Air Zone. The ICC and associated visitor car parks are located within this area. Daily charges apply to vehicles entering the zone which do not comply with the zone's criteria. For further information, and to check if your car is Clean Air Zone compliant, please click here

What are the prizes?
To view prizes please click here. 

I am a Speaker. What do I do with my presentation? 
You will need to submit your presentation prior to your talk at the Speaker Preview Room when you arrive at the venue.

Speaker Presentation Template  

Are there any social activities?

Sunday 19th March 17:00 - 19:00 Welcome reception in exhibition hall

Monday 20th March 19:30-01:00 SCTS Annual Dinner-  Location: Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ

Tickets: £75.00. Tickets will go on sale on 1st December and can be purchased when registering for the conference.

Ticket includes welcome drink, 3 course meal, wine and entertainment.

There will be no transport provided for this event.

Dresscode: Great Gatsby 1920s style.

Is there an App?
Yes please search 'SCTS 2023' in the app store.

Do I get a certificate of attendance?
Yes, you will be emailed a link after the conference. You will need to take part in a short survey to receive your electronic certificate. The conference can earn delegates up to 18CPD points.

I have a question about my registration who do I contact?
For registration queries please contact

My Hospital will be paying for my registration, what is the process?
If your hospital is paying for your registration please register online up to the payment page and contact
Maika who will raise an invoice.

Is SCTS on social media?
Yes, SCTS are on Twitter @SCTSUK, Facebook and Instagram @S_C_T_S. We encourage you to follow us on social media and post about the event.
View the SCTS Social Media


We are still planning for a physcial 'in-person' conference. We will keep you informed if this changes.
For the latest information on travelling to Birmingham and attending ICC for SCTS 2023, please click here. 

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2025 TBC

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SCTS Organisers Team

Cha Rajakaruna          SCTS Meeting Secretary

Sunil Bhudia               SCTS Deputy Secretary

Daisy Sandeman        SCTS Nurse AHP Lead

Emma Piotrowski         SCTS Administrator

Maika Jimenez            Tilly's cover from December 2022