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Annual Meeting FAQs


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 is now open and will stay open until the day of the event.



If 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 Members are entitled to discounted registration fees. Please see the registration fee table for further information.


What are the opening and closing times of the Conference?

Sunday 19th March - 08:00- 17:00
Monday 20th March - 08:00 -17:00
Tuesday 21st March - 08:00 - 17:00


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. 


I am a Speaker. What do I do with my presentation? 

Please submit your presentation by email or via Dropbox/WeTransfer link to Scott Clarke. You should have already  received an email with instructions, templates and submission details. Please contact Emma Piotrowski, if you have not received these details. On site support will be available at the Speaker preview room.

Please see the Speaker template below:

Speaker Presentation Template  


 What do I do if I have an accepted Poster?

You will be required to bring your pre-printed poster to SCTS Annual Meeting 2023. Please request directions to your poster board from the registration desk.

You should have already received an email with instructions, templates and submission details. Please contact Emma Piotrowski, if you have not received these details. 

Please see the Poster template below:

Poster Presentation Template  


I am a prize winner, when is my award presented?

If you are a 2022 prize winner listed below, you would have already received communication from Emma Piotrowski to invite you to the 2023 Annual Dinner on Monday 20th March, where your award will be presented.



Are there any social activities?

Sunday 19th March 17:00 - 19:00 Welcome reception in exhibition hall
Sunday 19th March 20:00 - 21:30 SCTS Pub quiz - Malt House, 75 King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2NX
Monday 20th March 19:30-01:00 SCTS Annual Dinner-  Location: Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ


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 Maika Jimenez


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 Jimenez, who will raise an invoice.


Is SCTS on social media?

Yes, SCTS are on Twitter @SCTSUK, Facebook, LinkedIn 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. 


SCTS Meetings Team

Cha Rajakaruna          SCTS Meeting Secretary
Sunil Bhudia               SCTS Deputy Secretary
Carol Tan                     SCTS Associate Deputy Secretary
Daisy Sandeman        SCTS NAHP Lead
Nisha Bhudia              SCTS Associate NAHP Lead
Emma Piotrowski        SCTS Administrator & Conference Organiser
Maika Jimenez            Sponsorship & Exhibition Co-ordinator (Tilly's cover from December 2022)