Dear colleagues!

We cordially invite you to participate in the 5th International Congress «Current trends of modern cardio-thoracic surgery», supported by the Russian Ministry of Health, the Government of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Research Institute Phthisiopulmonology, the St. Petersburg State University, the Pirogov’s Surgical Society, and the Russian Association of Thoracic Surgeons.
Date: 25-27 June 2015
Venue: Saint Petersburg, Hotel Crowne Plaza Airport (Startovaya str., 6A).
The program of the Congress will include the hot topics in the cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery, transplantation, anesthesiology and modern imaging techniques in cardiothoracic practice.
The main topics will be discussed:
Surgery of the pleura;
Regenerative medicine;
Pulmonary embolism;
Surgery of the chest deformities;
Mechanical circulatory support in cases of terminal chronic heart failure;
Sutureless and classical valves;
Surgery of the aorta;
Heart and lung transplantation;
Intensive care in cardio-thoracic surgery;
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery;
Combined surgery for lung cancer;
Pulmonary tuberculosis;
Surgery of the esophageal cancer;
Surgery of the emphysema and spontaneous pneumothorax.

On the first day of the Congress life operations will be broadcasted into Congress halls offering an opportunity for interactive discussions with some of the best cardiac and thoracic surgeons. The second day will be devoted to schools for congenital heart disease in adults, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and ESTS on complications in thoracic surgery, wet-labs for cardiac and thoracic surgeons. The scientific symposia, round tables and the large poster session will be held during the third day of Congress.
Throughout the Congress the exhibition demonstrating medical instruments, equipment and medicaments will be open.
The Organizing Committee invites you to take part in the 5th International Congress «Current trends of modern cardio-thoracic surgery».
We are looking forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg!

Co-President of the Congress, Chairman, Board of the Association of Thoracic Surgeons Director FGBI “St. Petersburg Research Institute of Phtisiopulmonology” Russian Ministry of Health Major thoracic surgeon of Russian Ministry of Health Chief surgeon of St. Petersburg Professor Peter Yablonsky Co-President of the Congress, Director of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery Chairman, Surgical Center Hannover Medical School, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Axel Haverich