The ESTS is a professional association of thoracic surgeons in Europe, founded in 1993.
Our mission is to improve quality in all aspects of our specialty: from clinical and surgical management of patients to education, training and credentialing of thoracic surgeons in Europe and worldwide.
Our scientific meeting and linked publications encourage high quality research. Our members enjoy reduced rates on events, access to journal subscriptions and online resources.
If you are training or practising thoracic surgery, we hope you will apply to join one of the world's largest associations of chest surgeons.
Our 2014 annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark was the largest yet attracting over 1265 delegates including 118 nurses.
The ESTS Quality of Life and Patient Safety Committee, following the guidance of the WHO program "Safety Surgery Saves Lives" has elaborated a safety check list specific for thoracic procedures.