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Welcome to the ESTS School

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that European Society of Thoracic Surgeons established the School of Thoracic Surgery in 2007 in Antalya, Turkey.

One of the main aims of ESTS is to provide high quality educational opportunities for thoracic surgeons. The ESTS School has two main goals: continuous education in thoracic surgery and close professional interaction between young and senior surgeons worldwide.

The calendar of the School is prepared to match the need for trainees who are in the late period of their residency programme and for surgeons who are in the first 2 years of independent practice in thoracic surgery. In addition, we are aiming at recertification-revalidation processes for established consultants.

The format will be highly interactive, with case presentations, short “essentials” lectures, operative video, multiple choice questions and group discussions.  The lectures are given by invited experts, in a highly concentrated design.  The teachers at the school will be very much available to explore areas of controversy and uncertainty.

We are ready to welcome you to the ESTS School.

Nuria Novoa,  Director of Education and Knowledge Track Co-ordinator

ESTS Board of Directors

Educational Courses

This section contains ESTS learning material, and links to other sites that relate to thoracic surgery.  Please see below a list of all content. Some material is restricted to certain groups, for example those attending a particular meeting or event.

Some links in this section are to external resources which we believe may be of interest to our members, but which are not produced or endorsed by ESTS.  The ESTS is not responsible for content hosted on external sites.

Knowledge Track Skills Track
Academic Competence Track ESTS in the Contemporary World Track


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