Skip to main content

Annual Meeting FAQs

When is the SCTS Annual Meeting 2025 taking place?

Sunday 16th March - Tuesday 18th March 2025


Where is the SCTS Annual Meeting 2025?

Edinburgh International Convention Centre (EICC)

The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Scotland's picturesque capital city, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) stands as a premier global destination for conferences and events.

As a purpose-built facility, the EICC boasts unparalleled amenities and cutting-edge technology, setting the stage for an exceptional event experience. 

25 min drive from Edinburgh Airport  - 10 min drive from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

How to get there.


What is the SCTS Annual Meeting?

The SCTS Annual Meeting is a conference aimed at the cardiothoracic surgical community which takes place over three days in March and each year the meeting rotates around UK and Ireland.

The University Day is usually on a Sunday when national and international leaders deliver a lecture-based programme covering a range of topics to enhance contemporary practice. The NAHPs deliver diverse wet and dry lab sessions along with a research-themed session. The university also runs a medical student section with the aim of inspiring the next generation.

The main meeting starts on Monday with the presidential plenary. Over the next two days, delegates are invited to present their work to peers and the leaders in the field in abstract-driven sessions. These sessions are usually followed by keynote lectures from internationally recognised leaders.

The society receives generous sponsorship from industry partners who are able to showcase their products and services at the conference exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you at ICC Wales, Newport.


How much are tickets for the Annual Meeting?

Monday 17th March 2025

The National Museum of Scotland

Tickets will go on sale 1st December 2024

Tickets include welcome drink, 3 course meal, wine and entertainment.

This is an additional cost to the registration conference fee.


When does registration open and close?

Registration opens on 1st December 2024 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. 


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 from the 2024 conference for information.


What are the opening and closing times of the Conference?

Sunday 16th March - 08:00- 17:00
Monday 17th March - 08:00 -17:00
Tuesday 18th March - 08:00 - 17:00


Can I cancel my registration?

Yes you can cancel your registration. There will be a £10 admin charge if you wish to cancel your registration booking after 31st January 2025. Fees are non-refundable after 1st March 2025.


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

Please submit your presentation to SCTS.  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 Template Coming Soon...


Are there discounted accommodation rates for delegates?

Yes we will use MICE concierge for our official accommodation partner.

Hotel rate will be ready in December 2024


 What do I do if I have an accepted Poster?

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 Coming Soon...


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

If you are a 2024 prize winner listed below, you would have already received communication from Emma Piotrowski to invite you to the 2025 Annual Dinner on Monday 17th March, where your award will be presented.


Are there any social activities?

Sunday 16th March 17:00 - 19:00 Welcome reception in exhibition hall (Included in your registration fee)
Sunday 16th March 20:00 - 21:30 SCTS In-person Pub quiz 
Monday 17th March 19:30-01:00 SCTS Annual Dinner


Is there an App?

Yes please search 'SCTS 2025' 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



My Hospital will be paying for my registration, what is the process?

If your hospital is paying for your registration please register online and select the invoice option.

Registrations will remain pending until the invoice is paid in full.


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.


SCTS Meetings Team

Sunil Bhudia                SCTS Meeting Secretary
Carol Tan                     SCTS Deputy Secretary
Gianluca Lucchese     SCTS Associate Deputy Secretary
Nisha Bhudia               SCTS NAHP Lead
Rosalie Magboo          SCTS Associate NAHP Lead
Emma Piotrowski        SCTS Administrator & Conference Organiser
Tilly Mitchell                Sponsorship & Exhibition Co-ordinator

Maika Jimenez            Sponsorship & Finance