Dear Friends and Colleagues

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to attend the 9th Joint Scandinavian Conference in Cardiothoracic Surgery to be held in Helsinki Finland during August 16th - 18th, 2017.

The event begins with a get-together on Wednesday, August 16th. The opening ceremony will take place on the next morning and is the beginning of two intensive days. There will be a joint program comprising of different fields of cardiothoracic surgery (SATS) as well as separate programs for perfusionists (SCANSECT) and nurses (SATNU). In addition to lectures by invited international speakers, the conference offers opportunities to present sciantific studies at oral or poster sessions.

Awards, scholarships, and further information will be published on this website.

Our aim is to make the 9th Joint Scandinavian Conference in Cardiothoracic Surgery unforgettable, enjoyable, and informative. Our special emphasis is to create an excellent scientific program and also to provide opportunities for interaction and important international contacts for your future.

Helsinki is the "Daughter of the Baltic sea". In August it most often shows its sunny face with long, warm evenings. This year the annual Helsinki Festival Weeks take place from August 17th to September 9th. A lot of especially music events are available and the city beat becomes intense, hectic, and international.

During 2017 Finland celebrates its 100 years of independency. Therefore, we feel most privileged to invite you to share a moment of this year with us.

We hope your stay in Helsinki will be unique!

Tatu Juvonen
President of the Conference

Ulla-Stina Salminen
General Secretary