The association was founded in 1986 and has more than 3000 surgeons, perfusionists and health professionals around the globe. The aim of the association is to improve the knowledge in the field of cardiac and thoracic diseases. It promotes and disseminates findings into cardiac, Cardiology and physiology. In 2012, it launched its EACTS Academy which provides high quality educational programs to trainee as well as experienced surgeons. EACTS Annual Meeting is considered as one of the largest Cardiac meeting in the world which focuses on developments made in the field of cardio- thoracic diseases and treatment. The society also has its Journals namely European Journal of Cardio- Thoracic Surgery, Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, which publishes the research work done by the professionals of the society. Not only professional’s research, it promotes budding researchers through its Quality Improvement Programme, which was first launched in 2012.