Dear Colleagues

Welcome letter from WSCTS


Welcome letter from SA Heart


The 26th annual conference of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from September 9to 12, 2016.

You are invited to attend this truly international meeting bringing together professionals from all continents to share knowledge and expertise, reflect on history, assimilate new information and delve into the future of our profession. The Back to the Future theme of the meeting will allow for this fusion to materialize. The meeting will share its podium with colleagues in Cardiology, Perfusion and Allied professions to make this a fully encompassing academic experience.The program will strive to be both informative and instructive, academic and practical and cutting edge in nature.

Cape Town with its beautiful nature, rich history and vast tourist attractions will make the venue ideal for the industry to participate and network as well as academic acquaintances to be established, shaped or renewed. We look forward to welcoming you to the 26th WSCTS meeting.


  The 17th annual SA Heart Congress will be hosted jointly with the 26th annual Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from 8 to 11 September 2016.
The integration of our annual congress with a major international congress provides us with the opportunity to offer you participation in a truly unique event. This congress will unite the “Heart team” and bring together perspectives and expertise from all corners of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We will host an academic program that will cater for cardiologists, pediatricians, surgeons, anesthetists, physicians, general practitioners, perfusionists and allied professionals alike and provide a balance between cutting edge and practical cardiology.
Cape Town is second to none as a congress venue and tourist attraction and we invite you to experience true Cape Town hospitality.
See you in Cape Town 2016!