Important dates

  • Meeting: 30th - 31st August, 2018
  • Abstract submission: Open
  • Registration: Open
  • Deadline for abstracts submission: Midsummer Day June 24th, 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance or refusal: Short after
  • Early bird deadline: June 24th, 2018


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Anita Tracey (SATNU)

Anita Tracey
From June 2016: project nurse at the Department of Quality and Coherence
January 1988 - June 2016: nurse, project nurse and research nurse at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
September 2014 - august 2017: project "Oral hygiene before open heart surgery"
June 2012: Master in Clinical Nursing
June 1984: RN

Dirk Van Raemdonck (ALL)

Dirk Van Raemdonck is the surgical director of the Leuven Lung Transplant Group with a volume of about 70 lung transplants per year. He is also responsible for the care programs of pulmonary metastasectomy and mediastinal tumor surgery. In addition, he holds the position of Director of the Leuven Transplant Center since 2006 and is the Program Director of the Medical School at the Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven since 2012.

Dirk Van Raemdonck is the co-chair of the PGD working group and the chair of the DCD Registry Steering Committee within the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He was a co-investigator in the Inspire trial and is the European principal investigator of the Expand trial sponsored by Transmedics, Andover, MA. Dirk Van Raemdonck is a former president of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and currently serves as the president of the UEMS Section of Thoracic Surgery. Full CV available at:

Eddy Overdevest (SCANSECT)

Eddy Overdevest started his training as a perfusionist in 1991 at the Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam. Since 2004 he has worked at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven where he joined the private group European Perfusion Associates in 2005. In May 2016 EPA merged with Heartbeat. Heartbeat is now responsible for all extracorporeal perfusions procedures in 6 hospitals in the Netherlands. One of his interests is automated data recording during bypass in general, with a special focus on goal directed perfusion.

Helle Ploug Hansen (SATNU)

Helle Ploug Hansen is professor in Humanistic Rehabilitation Research, Department of Public Health, Research Unit of General Practice, University of Southern Denmark. She holds a PhD degree and an extended master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. She is also trained as an intensive care nurse. She has conducted several ethnographic fieldwork studies in Denmark especially addressing psycho-social and rehabilitative aspects related to women and men with a cancer disease, but also nursing care in an oncology ward. She is the author of several books for nurses and other health care professionals and a substantial number of peer-reviewed articles. She has been active within the field of patient perspectives and involvement in Health Technology Assessment since 2001 and she is one of the editors to the book: Patient Involvement in Health Technology Assessment from 2017.

Jean-Marc Baste (SATS)

Prof Jean-Marc Baste, MD,PhD Thoracic Surgeon Member of the Steering Comitee of ESTS Robotic WG Secretary of the French Robotic Group
Special Focus: VATS, RATS, Image guided surgery, LVRS, Lung Transplantation, Simulation, Team Training, NoTechs, CRM

Peter Fast Nielsen (SCANSECT)

Perfusionist at AUH, Skejby - since 1997 Education manager and senior lecturer at The Scandinavian School of Cardiovascular Technology

Staffan Svenmarker (SCANSECT)

Staffan Svenmarker
Clinical perfusionist at Umeå University Hospital, Sweden (1988 - 2018)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer Umeå University, Sweden (2015-2018)
Currently, affiliated as researcher at Umeå University, Sweden



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Department Of Cardiothoracic Surgery RT 2.15.2
University of Copenhagen


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