On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite everyone in the field of cardiothoracic surgery to the 30th annual meeting of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia which will take place in Phuket, Thailand during November 5-8, 2020 . The theme of the conference is “Voyage to the future”. Cardiothoracic surgery had taken a revolutionary turn over the past decades. Minimally invasive and trans-catheter interventions had really dominate the practice especially the aortic and valvular surgery. Cardiothoracic surgeons are forced to make a big change to cope with the changing management patterns. Cardiothoracic surgeons must be parts of the management of care. The meeting will cover the updated topics for cardiac and thoracic surgeons, cardiothoracic nurses, and perfusionists by the renowned experts in the fields. Workshops and symposiums will be provided for the interested participants. This conference is a great opportunity for all delegates and surgeons to interact with world class experts, make new friends, and reacquaintwith the old friends. It is the pleasure to invite you for this excellent conference “ATCSA 2020”. We look forward to meeting you in Phuket, Thailand. Together we will create the bright future in cardiothoracic surgery. Let us “Voyage to the future”.
Weerachai Nawarawong, MD
Chairman, Organizing Committee, ATCSA 2020