Euromacs and the European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
During the year 2012, representatives of the EACTS and different cardio-thoracic registries have exchanged thoughts about how to optimize the availability of these registries for EACTS members.
In most cases the initiation of registries comes from a group of professionals who are member of the EACTS.
As the EACTS sees a need for its members to open up the possibilities to make use of these registries, and to make their data available for a larger group than the initiators, the EACTS has spoken with Euromacs about harmonization of its statute with the constitution of the EACTS. The Euromacs board and the members have agreed to adapt its statute such that its statute is in compliance with the democratic principles as laid down in the EACTS constitution. Consequently, the statute was changed in January 2013. Shortly thereafter, the EACTS and Euromacs signed an agreement by which Euromacs has become a Committee of the EACTS.
About the EACTS (www.eacts.org)
The EACTS is devoted to the practice of cardio-thoracic surgery. The main objects of the Association are to advance education in the field of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and to promote for the public benefit research in thoracic physiology, pathology and therapy and to correlate and disseminate the useful results thereof. Within the EACTS there are a large number of committees working on various issues in order to improve cardio-thoracic surgery.
EACTS was founded as a European organisation. However, its membership is now spread all over the world in all continents representing some 70 countries. Since its foundation in 1986 more than 2000 members have been admitted, and the interest in applying for membership has grown considerably during the last few years.